The Sinfonietta proudly announces the 2016-17 season. Wave Hill, Jazz and more!
October 30th, 2016, 2:00pm – Wave Hill, Armour Hall
The Sinfonietta opens the music series at Wave Hill
An ensemble of strings will perform music from the Sinfonietta’s newly released CD, New World Serenade, featuring music by Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Corigliano and Riverdale’s own Oliver Caplan. The program will close with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings.
Corigliano, Snapshot, c. 1909
Caplan, Lunastella Fuga
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
January 8th, 2017, 2:30pm – Jazz Masters
Riverdale Temple, ballroom
Great jazz musicians join forces with the Sinfonietta
The Sinfonietta presents the return of Riverdale Suite, written by jazz saxophonist Chris Byars and his cohort of the hottest jazz players in town, initially premiered by the Sinfonietta in 2013. Randall Bauer, pianist and composer, has created a new “jazz concerto” for piano soloist and instrumental ensemble that will receive its world premiere at these concerts.
Chris Byars, Riverdale Suite for jazz musicians and ensemble
Randall Bauer, New Work for jazz piano and ensemble
March 2017, date TBD –Free Family Concert
Riverdale Temple, Social Hall
Sponsored by Assemblman Jeffrey Dinowitz
The fine musicians of the Sinfonietta together with conductor Mark Mandarano will present a varied program of educational and entertaining classic music that can be enjoyed by young and old. Recommended for children 4 and up.
Tickets for the October 30th concert will be sold by Wave Hill and will be available for purchase in late summer. Tickets will be $45 each, $35 for Wave Hill members. The Sinfonietta will send out specific information on purchasing tickets for this concert when it becomes available (see NOTE below).
Tickets for the January 8th concert will go on sale shortly via the Sinfonietta website and by mail. Notice will be sent out when tickets become available. Tickets for this concert will be $35, $25 for seniors and students are free of charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Patrons who purchase tickets in advance for the January Sinfonietta concert will receive a special code allowing them to purchase tickets for the October 30th Wave Hill concert at the Wave Hill member price ($35, reduced from $45).
All Sinfonietta subscribers who purchased tickets to the concert that was postponed (April 10th, 2016) will have those tickets honored at the January 8th performance without taking further action. Furthermore, those subscribers will receive the discount code for the October Wave Hill concert via email as soon as it becomes available.
Our first compact disc has been released on Albany Records
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.
The Sinfonietta’s previously scheduled concert for April 10th has been postponed until next season. More information about the rescheduled concert and all of next season will be available very soon.
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).
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’s most recent recording of works by J. S. Bach and Richard Wagner was released by Arabesque Recordings in September 2014; its debut release, featuring music by Debussy, Honegger and Massenet, was released in the fall of 2011 and both are available for download from iTunes and Amazon.
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.