I am pleased to announce our Inaugural 2018-2019 season.

We would like to invite you to participate in our musical competitions and other music events.

If you would like to volunteer, donate or have your organization/business support us as a community friend, please visit our Contribute Page.

Below you will find information about our community engagement, recitals and Competition news.

We look forward to seeing you!

– Kathy Pierone Creative Director & Founder

Click on an image below to learn more, or click on the PDF link below each image for a printable version of the announcement.

Bringing Musical Heritage to the Community

November 10, 2018

Underwrote the Young Musicians Forum concert of Chinese pianist, Wenting Yu in Niskayuna. The Young Musicians Forum presents four classical chamber recitals annually that are free to the community and currently held in the Niskayuna library Saturdays at 2 pm. Visit them on Facebook.

September 22, 2018

As part of our Launch Celebration: presented a free community recital by pianist Findlay Cockrell; violinist, Irina Muresanu with the Boston Trio, Heng Jin Park and Jonah Ellsworth; Theatre Street Opera featuring soprano, Andrea Gregori, mezzo soprano Ivy Walz and piano accompanist, Pej Reitz; flutist Elizabeth Chinery and baritone, Sidd Dubey; hosted by Corine Salon and Sidd Dubey at Union College’s Memorial Chapel for a program of opera, jazz and musical theatre in conjunction with the Union College Music Department, Schenectady.

Earlier in the day we presented a free community reception event at the College Park ballroom, Union College; music provided by classical guitarist Harry Pellegrin, pianist Findlay Cockrell and flutist Elizabeth Chinery accompanied by pianist, Pej Reitz for an evening of classical guitar, musical theatre favorites, jazz and songs from the American Songbook.

September 21, 2018

As part of our Launch Celebration: presented a free community recital by violinist, Irina Muresanu of her “Four Strings Around the World” at the Taylor Music Center in conjunction with the Union College Music Department, Schenectady; Reception music by classical guitarists Harry Pellegrin and his student, Jesse Angrist. (“Four Strings” supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fidelity Foundation, The Rogers & Hammerstein Foundation & Anonymous.)

Earlier in the day, we presented a free afternoon lecture by violinist, Irina Muresanu at Emerson Hall to Union College Students discussing how this Western Classical musician came to incorporate non-Western music into a program she created “Four Strings Around the World”. The program includes slides and history of the relationship of the violin to non-Western music and why the musical selections were chosen to be performed.

Our launch was covered by Bill Buell in the Daily Gazette.

September 17, 2018

Presented a free recital for the residents, family and friends of the Heritage Home for Women in Schenectady by the Broad Street Trio. Broad Street Trio includes Cellist Jay Shulman, pianist David Smith and flutist, Elizabeth Chinery. Ms. Chinery is principal flutist of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and performed at the Rosewood Fanning Launch reception at College Park ballroom and recital at Union College Memorial Chapel.

Sept 15 & 16, 2018

A sponsor of the Chopin Mazurka section of the Chopin Competition presented by the Capital District Council for Young Musicians in Colonie

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