May Concert Schedule
Wednesday, May 4, 12:10PM
Violinist Sachiko Uchida and pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich electrified our Downtown Music audience last season with their virtuosic readings of the concert repertoire. We eagerly anticipate their return to Downtown Music. Free Admission
This concert is made possible with the generous support of M&T Bank.
Wednesday, May 11, 12:10PM
Jun Hwi Cho, is the 2014 First Prize Winner of The Seventh New York International Piano Competition, a biennial event presented under the auspices of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. In addition to his cash prize, he was awarded a recital at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Reviewing Mr. Cho’s performance, Robert Battey of the Washington Post remarked, “This was a secure, fully professional performance – admirable from any musician, let alone from a teenager.” A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
Wednesday, May 18, 12:10PM
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. All eight of his major operas are currently in production or revival somewhere in the U.S., Europe, or Asia. We welcome their return to Downtown Music. Free Admission
This concert is made possible with the generous support of the Brian Wallach Agency, White Plains, New York. Personal and Commercial Insurance since 1949.
Wednesday, May 25, 12:10PM
“I Love a Piano”: Neglected Gems of the American Parlor. This lecture recital by Peter Muir explores the neglected musical treasures created for the American parlor at its heyday, in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Ragtime, popular songs, ballads, blues, and more, combine to make an unforgettable performance. Featuring the music of Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and others, this recital powerfully brings to life the music of a bygone era.
Wednesday, June 1, 12:10PM
Downtown Sinfonietta - The 14 musicians of our resident chamber orchestra celebrate the tenth anniversary of their founding by playing symphonies of Haydn and Mozart. Vincent Lionti conducts. Free Admission
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124
F. J. Haydn - Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major ("The Philosopher")
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201