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September

SEP 16 / MON

Artists in Residence

Windscape

Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute

Randall Ellis, Oboe

Alan R. Kay, Clarinet

Frank Morelli, Bassoon

David Jolley, Horn

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free


SEP 19 / THURS

MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble


MILES DAVIS MILESTONES

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor

7:30 PM

Carla Bossi Comelli Studio

Free


SEP 27 / FRI

MSM Brass Orchestra

Mark Gould, Conductor

Jens Lindemann, Trumpet

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Michael Allen)  Concertino for Brass
BARBER  Mutations from Bach
ALAN GILLILAND  Dreaming of the Masters
DVOŘÁK “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
GUNTHER SCHULLER Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free


SEP 29 / SUN

Artists in Residence

American String Quartet

Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney, Violin
Daniel Avshalomov
, Viola
Wolfram Koessel,
 Cello

HAYDN  Quartet in C Major, op. 76, no. 3 (“Emperor”)
JANÁČEK  Quartet No. 1, (“Kreutzer Sonata”)
BARTÓK  Quartet No. 6

3 PM

Borden Auditorium

$15 adults, $10 seniors/students

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October

OCT 6 / SUN

Composer
Robert Mann

7 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free


OCT 9 / WED

RIOULT Dance NY
Bach Dances

Views of the Fleeting World
Selections from The Art of Fugue

City
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major

Celestial Tides
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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OCT 10 / THURS

Contemporary Performance Program

Tactus

Jeffrey Milarsky, Director

JO KONDO  Three Songs of the Elderberry Tree
RALPH SHAPEY  Evocation No. 2
JOHN ZORN Tempest
NICO MUHLY  Motion
PIERRE BOULEZ  Dérive 1

7:30 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free



OCT 16 / WED



MSM Chamber Sinfonia

George Manahan, Conductor
Tracy Chen, Soprano
Chloé Kiffer, Violin

COPLAND  Appalachian Spring
STRAVINSKY  Violin Concerto
in D Major
MOZART  Exsultate jubilate
RESPIGHI  Ancient Airs

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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OCT 18 / FRI


MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor
Tim Hagans and Jon Faddis, Trumpet

DON SEBESKY  Bird and Béla in B-flat
An imaginary meeting between Charlie “Bird” Parker and Béla Bartók in the form of a concerto for jazz quintet and orchestra
BOB BELDEN  Black Dahlia

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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OCT 20 / SUN


Artists in Residence

American String Quartet

Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney, Violin
Daniel Avshalomov, Viola
Wolfram Koessel, Cello
Frank Morelli, Bassoon
With MSM students

3 PM

Borden Auditorium

$15 adults, $10 seniors/students

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OCT 23 / WED


MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Bobby Sanabria, Director

MUSIC OF AND FOR THE MASTERS

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$7 all seats

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OCT 25 / FRI

MSM Symphony

Philippe Entremont, Conductor


BERLIOZ  Excerpt from Roméo et Juliette, Symphonie dramatique, op. 17
TCHAIKOVSKY  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare
PROKOFIEV  Selections from Romeo and Juliet, op. 64

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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OCT 27 / SUN

Ursula Mamlok Movements

A documentary by Anne Berrini about the esteemed composer and longtime MSM faculty member.

2:30 PM

Ades Performance Space

Free


OCT 30 / WED


MSM Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Harlem's Music

MSM Jazz Orchestra

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor
Featuring Artist in Residence
Dave Liebman, Saxophone

THE BIG BAND MUSIC OF JOE HENDERSON

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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November

NOV 1 / FRI

MSM Symphony

Philippe Entremont, Conductor
Min Hee Kim,
Flute
Khowoon Kim,
Piano

MOZART  Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313
LISZT  Piano Concerto No. 1
in E-flat Major, S. 124
RACHMANINOV  Symphony No. 2
in E Minor, op. 27

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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NOV 4 / MON

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Bobby Sanabria, Director

UPSTARTS! MSM AT DIZZY'S CLUB COCA COLA

MSM Jazz Orchestra

7:30 & 9:30 PM


Jazz at Lincoln Center / Columbus Circle

For tickets call 212-258-9595



NOV 7 / THURS

Contemporary Performance Program

Tactus

Jeffrey Milarsky, Director

JO KONDO  An Elder’s Hocket
DAVID LANG  Spud
ELLIOTT CARTER  Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux II
JACOB DRUCKMAN  String Quartet No. 3

7:30 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free


NOV 8 / FRI

MSM Philharmonia

David Gilbert, Conductor
Clara Warnaar, Marimba

VIRGIL THOMSON  Three Pictures for Orchestra
ANDERS KOPPEL  Marimba Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op. 68

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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NOV 8 / FRI


Faculty Recital

Dave Liebman, Saxophone

Dave Liebman, Saxophone
Phil Markowitz, Piano

7:30 PM

Miller Recital Hall

Free


NOV 13 / WED

MSM Percussion Ensemble

Jeffrey Milarsky, Music Director and Conductor

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS  …and bells remembered…
EDGARD VARÈSE  Ionisation
PAUL LANSKY  Threads
AKIRA NISHIMURA  Padma in Meditation
GEORGE ANTHEIL  Ballet mécanique

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free


NOV 16 / SAT


MSM Precollege Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Strasser, Conductor

7 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free

NOV 16 / SAT


MSM Precollege Philharmonic Orchestra

Jonathan Strasser, Conductor

8 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free

NOV 18 / MON

MSM Jazz Orchestra

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor
Featuring Guest Soloist
Rich Perry, Saxophone

UPSTARTS! AT DIZZY'S CLUB COCA COLA

7:30 & 9:30 PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center / Columbus Circle

For tickets call 212-258-9595


NOV 22 & 24 / FRI & SUN

Opera Scenes
Loves and Other Mistakes

Marcello Cormio, Conductor
Richard Gammon, Director

NOV 22 / FRI
7:30 PM

NOV 24 / SUN
2:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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December

DEC 4 / WED


Concert Jazz Band

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor

Sammy Nestico @ 90

SAMMY MEETS THE COUNT: THE GREAT BASIE/NESTICO ARRANGEMENTS

7:30 PM

Ades Performance Space

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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DEC 11, 13, 15 / WED, FRI, SUN


Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater,

Dona D. Vaughn, Artistic Director

The Mother of Us All by Virgil Thomson

Libretto by Gertrude Stein

Steven Osgood, Conductor

Dona D. Vaughn, Director

Dec 11 & 13 / WED & FRI

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Dec 15 / SUN

2:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$30 adults; $15 seniors/students

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This production is made possible by the Joseph F. McCrindle Endowment for Opera Productions at Manhattan School of Music and, in part, by a grant from the Virgil Thomson Foundation Ltd.


DEC 12 / THURS

Tactus

Jeffrey Milarsky, Director

JO KONDO  Gardenia
JACOB DRUCKMAN  Come Round
GERARD GRISEY  Vortex Temporum I II III

7:30 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free


DEC 21 / SAT

MSM Precollege Concert Orchestra

Fawn Wiener, Conductor

9:30 AM

Borden Auditorium

Free

MSM Precollege Senior Select Chorus

James Noble, Director

10:30 AM

Greenfield Hall

Free

MSM Precollege Youth Chorus

Ingrid Zeldin, Director

11:30 AM

Pforzheimer Hall

Free

MSM Precollege Manhattan Chorale

Pam Levy, Director

2:30 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free

MSM Precollege Repertory Orchestra

Nathan Hetherington, Conductor

7 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free

January

JAN 8–12 / WED–SUN

Robert Mann String Quartet Institute

JAN 8–12 / WED–SUN

Master Classes

Miller Recital Hall

JAN 12 / SUN

Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music,
A film by Academy Award winning director Allan Miller 1 PM

Miller Recital Hall

Final Concert 2:30 PM

Greenfield Hall


About the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute


JAN 15 / WED

Artists in Residence

Windscape

Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute

Randall Ellis, Oboe

Alan R. Kay, Clarinet

Frank Morelli, Bassoon

David Jolley, Horn

VALERIE COLEMAN  Red Clay & Mississippi Delta
MSM Student Commissioned Work TBD
CARTER  Woodwind Quintet
RICHARD FESTINGER  Windsongs
BARBER  Summer Music
GERSHWIN (arr. Earl Wild and David Jolley)  Three Etudes

7:30 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free


JAN 17 / FRI

MSM Brass Winds

Mark Gould, Conductor

SCHWANTNER  And the Mountains Rising Nowhere
JANÁČEK  Capriccio for Piano Left Hand and Chamber Ensemble
NELHYBEL  Sinfonia Resurrectionis

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free


JAN 20–24 / MON–FRI

POSTPONED

Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar

JAN 24 / FRI

Final Concert, MSM Symphony 7:30 PM

Kurt Masur and selected seminar conductors

About the Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar


JAN 26 / SUN


Artists in Residence

American String Quartet

Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney, Violin
Daniel Avshalomov
, Viola
Wolfram Koessel,
 Cello
Guest Artist Alan Stepansky, Cello

BERG  Lyric Suite
SCHUBERT  Quintet in C Major, D. 956

3 PM

Borden Auditorium

$15 adults, $10 seniors/students

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JAN 31 / FRI

Composers' Orchestra

David Gilbert, Conductor

New Works for Orchestra by Manhattan School of Music Student Composers

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free

February

FEB 7 / FRI

Composers' Orchestra

David Gilbert, Conductor

New Works for Orchestra by Manhattan School of Music Student Composers

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free


FEB 12 / WED

MSM Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir with the MSM Symphony

Kent Tritle, Conductor


BACH  Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$20 adults, $12 seniors/students

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FEB 13 / THURS

MSM Concert Jazz Band

Justin DiCioccio, Director

Jazz Student Composers’ Big Band Concert

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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FEB 14–17 / FRI–MON

 

Sixth Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival

Master classes, workshops, and jam sessions culminating in the competition

Free



FEB 23 / SUN


THE FIFTH ANNUAL ELIZABETH BEINECKE CONCERT

MSM Symphony

George Manahan, Conductor
Tamara Mumford, Mezzo-Soprano
Russell Thomas, Tenor

MAHLER  Das Lied von der Erde

2:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$20 adults, $12 seniors/students

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Tamara Mumford and Russell Thomas appear courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.



FEB 28 / FRI


MSM Jazz Orchestra

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor


CLARE FISHER  Extension
Fischer's 1963 magnum opus brings together the composer's many influences into a bold and timeless innovative work.

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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March

MAR 17, 18, 20 / MON, TUES, THURS

Master Classes

David Russell, Guitar

MAR 17 / MON

5 PM

Borden Auditorium

MAR 18 / TUES

4 PM

Mikowsky Recital Hall

MAR 20 / THURS

5 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free and open to the public

The David Russell Guitar Residency is made possible by the Augustine Foundation.


MAR 19 / WED

MASTER CLASS AND WEBCAST

Thomas Hampson, Voice

4 PM

Greenfield Hall

Live webcast online: Distance Learning @ Manhattan School of Music

This master class is supported by the A.L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation


MAR 21 / FRI

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Bobby Sanabria, Director

ARSENIO RODRIGUEZ, EL CIEGO MARAVILLOSO

A tribute to "the Blind Marvel" from Matanzas, Cuba

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

All seats $7

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MAR 24 / MON

 

MSM Concert Jazz Band

UPSTARTS! MSM AT DIZZY'S CLUB COCA COLA

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor
Sammy Nestico @ 90
Sammy Meets the Count: The Great Basie / Nestico arrangements

7:30 & 9:30 PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center / Columbus Circle

For tickets call 212-258-9595


MAR 26–29 / WED–SAT


SENIOR OPERA THEATER

La Doriclea
By Francesco Cavalli

Libretto by Giovanni Faustini
Jorge Parodi
, Conductor
Dona D. Vaughn, Director

7:30 PM

Ades Performance Space

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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MAR 28 / FRI


MSM Philharmonia

George Manahan, Conductor
Winner of the Zaslavsky–Koch Piano Competition, TBD

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, op. 21
IVES Putnam’s Camp from Three Places in New England
GERSHWIN An American in Paris

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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April

APR 2 / WED

Tactus

Jeffrey Milarsky, Artistic Director

MAGNUS LINDBERG Corrente
JOHN ADAMS Chamber Symphony
OLIVIER MESSIAEN Sept Haikai

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

Free


APR 4 / FRI

MSM Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir

Kent Tritle, Conductor

STRAVINSKY  Mass
HONEGGER  Le Roi David

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$20 adults, $12 seniors/students

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APR 9 / WED

MSM Percussion Ensemble

Jeffrey Milarsky, Music Director and Conductor

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Qilyaun
CHOU WEN-CHUNG Echoes from the Gorge
JOSEPH PEREIRA New Work (World Premiere)
DAVID LANG the so-called laws of nature

7:30 PM

Greenfield Hall

Free


APR 10 / THURS

The Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition

4 PM

Ades Performance Space

Free


APR 13 / SUN


MSM Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Glenn Dicterow, Violin

SIERRA  Fandangos
BERNSTEIN  Serenade after Plato's Symposium
MUSSORGSKY  Pictures at an Exhibition

2 PM

2 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Seventh Avenue and 57th Street

$15-$30 (available mid-February)


APR 17 / THURS


MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Justin DiCioccio, Conductor

Sammy Nestico @ 90

THE SWINGPHONIC SOUND OF SAMMY NESTICO!

7:30 PM

Ades Performance Space

$12 adults, $7 seniors/students

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APR 30, MAY 2, 4 / WED, FRI, SUN


Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater,

Dona D. Vaughn, Artistic Director

Orlando Paladino by Franz Joseph Haydn

Libretto by Nunziato Porta

Christian Capocaccia, Conductor

Robin Guarino, Director

APR 30 & May 2 / WED & FRI

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

MAY 4 / SUN

2:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$30 adults; $15 seniors/students

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This production is made possible by the Joseph F. McCrindle Endowment for Opera Productions at Manhattan School of Music

May

MAY 13–15 / TUES–THURS

The World of Jeff Blumenkrantz

American Musical Theater Ensemble

Moving Right Along:
A Blumenkrantz Review

Carolyn Marlow, Director

Shane Schag Music Director

7:30 PM

Borden Auditorium

$20 adults; $12 seniors/students

This production is not appropriate for children under 13 years of age.
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This production is supported by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.


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