Mark Mandarano, Artistic Director

Saturday, January 20th,2018 at 8:00pm

10th Anniversary Concert

at Christ Church Riverdale

The Sinfonietta of Riverdale performs a full concert of music by Gustav Mahler and Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, Aaron Jay Kernis. With guest artist Ilana Davidson, soprano. The text for the music of Kernis is drawn the Book of Psalms, the 12th century abbess Hildegard von Bingen, the Japanese Zen master Ryokan, and the renowned Sufi poet Rumi. These varied literary sources from cultures that embrace East and West share a common spirituality communicated with deep feeling and orchestral finesse. The text for Mahler’s music is derived from the collection The Youth’s Magic Horn and represents a child’s vision of paradise. Please join us for a celebratory pre-concert reception where you can mingle with the artists “backstage” and help the Sinfonietta commemorate its 10th Anniversary!

Program: 

Aaron Jay Kernis – Simple Songs

Gustav Mahler  – Symphony No. 4

 

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Ilana Davidson, soprano

 

 

Tickets available now. 

 

Where:

Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

 

 

Our first compact disc has been released on Albany Records

 

 

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The Sinfonietta of Riverdale’s new CD is a product of our commitment to music by American composers. The program features music by Ellen Zwilich, Walter Piston, John Corigliano and two pieces commissioned by the Sinfonietta: the Serenade for Nine Instruments by Byron Adams and a work for string orchestra by Oliver Caplan, Lunastella Fuga. The CD is currently available via Albany Records and Amazon and will be for sale at future Sinfonietta concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Music by Richard Wagner and J. S. Bach

Music by Richard Wagner and J. S. Bach

Theodora Hanslowe joins the Sinfonietta of Riverdale in a performance of two songs from Richard Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder (in a world-premiere arrangement by Mark Mandarano). And the strings of the Sinfonietta perform Bach’s Ricercar from the Musical Offering (arr. Helmut May) and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Eugene Ormandy).

Available On iTunes

 


More music performed by The Sinfonietta of Riverdale is available on iTunes and Amazon. Hear the Sinfonietta perform music by 3 selections by French composers, released by Arabesque Recordings in 2011.

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About the Sinfonietta

Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director and Conductor Mark Mandarano, The Sinfonietta of Riverdale is a distinctive ensemble—large enough to perform chamber symphonies and small enough that each of its world-class musicians is a featured soloist. With a repertoire that extends from Bach to the present day, its reputation for fine musicianship and stimulating programming has been deemed “Off-the-hook fabulous” by Time Out New York, and as offering “Some Big Music for Little Riverdale” by The New York Daily News. “High culture has flowed northward into the Bronx,” concluded The New Yorker. The ensemble has performed the music of world-renowned composers, most notably Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Corigliano and Ellen Zwillich, who have attended its concerts; it has commissioned works from leading young composers, including Roger Zare, David Bruce, Alan Fletcher, Byron Adams and Oliver Caplan. The Sinfonietta has had two recordings released on Arabesque. Their first CD on Albany Records, New World Serenade features music by several generations of American composers and has received critical praise in the press (“The Sinfonietta of Riverdale under the direction of Mandarano brings all of [the music] off exceedingly well, with stellar playing…Exquisitely beautiful…highly recommended all around.” Fanfare Magazine).

The Sinfonietta seeks to enhance the artistic environment of Riverdale and the surrounding community by presenting great classical and modern music in our own neighborhood. We also serve as an educational resource by presenting children’s concerts and by collaborating with local schools and youth organizations.

Sinfonietta artistic director Mark Mandarano

Recent Performances 2016 – 2017 SEASON


OCTOBER 30, 2016, 2PM

Sinfonietta at Wave Hill
P. TCHAIKOVSKY, Serenade in C
JOHN CORIGLIANO, Snapshot
OLIVER CAPLAN, Lunastella Fuga
KAREL HUSA, Divertimento

JANUARY 8, 2017 2:30PM

Jazz Masters
CHRIS BYARS, Riverdale Suite
RANDY BAUER, new work for jazz pianist and ensemble

MARCH 2017

Free Family Concert
works by Beethoven, Mozart, Honegger and more

MAY 20, 2017

Immigrant Initiative Concert
works by Mozart, Verdi, Bartok and Dvorak

LATEST NEWS

January 20th concert takes place at 8:00pm at:

Christ Church Riverdale

5030 Henry Hudson Parkway
(at 252nd Street)
Bronx, New York 10471

Tickets available now.

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