Our 27th Anniversary Season
September 2014 - May 2015



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Welcome to Downtown Music at Grace

May, 2015 Performances 

A full month of concerts featuring members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Wednesday, May 6, 12:10 PM

Allen Yueh, 2008 First Prize Winner of the New York International Piano Competition, returns to Downtown Music with a program of virtuoso works. Free Admission


Wednesday, May 13, 12:10 PM

The Klezmer Tradition – Best known to Downtown Music audiences for his stellar recitals of the classical repertoire, clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky has appeared at some of the world's major klezmer music festivals, and toured Israel and Europe with a klezmer trio and toured Israel and Europe with a Klezmer Trio.  A founding member of the Jewish Arts Ensemble of New York, he is joined at the piano by Anna Vinnitsky who has appeared at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Free Admission

Wednesday, May 20, 12:10 PM

REBEL Plays Mozart: Jörg-Michael Schwarz, violin;  Karen Marie Marmer, viola; John Moran, cello and Dongsok Shin, fortepiano, principals of the celebrated REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, play works of W.A. Mozart for strings and fortepiano. Free Admission

Wednesday, May 27, 12:10 PM

Gilda Lyons, a composer and vocalist who is a fierce advocate of contemporary music, has commissioned and premiered new works by dozens of composers. Of her performance in Daron Hagen's “Shining Brow” (Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta) (Naxos) David Shengold of Opera, UK writes “Gilda Lyons’s clear soprano compels admiration.” She is joined at the piano by Daron Hagen, one of America's most prominent, prolific, and respected composers. Alleight of his major operas are currently in production or revival throughout the U.S., Europe, or Asia. In collaboration with the Phoenix Concerts, the program includes music of Blitzstein, Brel, Hagen, Lyons, Sondheim and Weill. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission