Mark Mandarano, Artistic Director

History

SINFONIETTA OF RIVERDALE

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

(Since January 2009)

 

January 25, 2009

INAUGURAL CONCERT

Ludwig van Beethoven, Minuets and Contradances

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Adagio and Fugue in C Minor

Benjamin Britten, Sinfonietta Op. 1

Bernhard Sekles, Serenade Op. 14

 

May 3, 2009

STRING ORCHESTRA

Karel Husa, Divertimento for String Orchestra (New York Premiere)

J. S. Bach, Piano Concerto in D Minor

Benjamin Hochman, piano

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Serenade in C Major for Strings

 

July 29, 2009

SUMMER CONCERT AT HORACE MANN

Mozart, Divertimento K. 136

Saint-Saens, Prelude to Le Deluge

Laura Frautschi, violin

J. S. Bach, Sheep May Safely Graze & In Thee Is Joy (arr. Ormandy)

Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings

Tchaikovsky, Serenade in C, Waltz

Aaron Copland, Hoe-Down (from Rodeo)

Percy Grainger (arr.), Irish Tune from Londonderry

Leroy Anderson, Plink! Plank! Plunk!

 

October 18, 2009

 AMERICAN BALLET (Honoring Martha Graham)

Samuel Barber, Medea

Cesar Franck & J. S. Bach, Two Chorales (arr. Mandarano)

Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring

 

December 6, 2009

 MAESTRI

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mania

Wilhelmina Smith, cello

Gustav Mahler, The Song of the Earth (arr. Schoenberg)

Theodora Hanslowe, mezzo-soprano & Andrew Drost, tenor

 

May 2, 2010

PANORAMA

Paul Hindemith, Chamber Music #1

Robert Schumann, Fugues on the Name BACH (arr. Mandarano)

Joseph Haydn, Notturno in C Major

Joseph Haydn, Concerto in F Major

 

September 19, 2010

FAMILY CONCERT AT WAVE HILL

Bernhard Sekles, Serenade Op. 14

Arthur Honegger, Pastorale d’ete

Ludwig van Beethoven, Minuets and Contradances

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade in G Major

Gunther Schuller, Quintet

 

 

October 24, 2010

BAROQUE AND BEYOND

  1. S. Bach, Ricercare à 6 (arr. May)
  2. S. Bach, Chorale Preludes (arr. Ormandy)

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Strings and Continuo in A Major, RV. 159

  1. P. E. Bach, Sinfonia in B Minor, Wq. 182 No. 5
  2. P. E. Bach, Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 23

Andrew Appel, harpsichord

  1. F. Handel, Arias

Ilana Davidson, soprano

 

March 13, 2011

FRESH IMPRESSIONS

Arthur Honegger, Pastorale d’été

Jacques Ibert, Capriccio

Edouard Lalo, Deux Aubades

Edgard Varése, Octandre

Jules Massenet, Valse tres lent

IMPRESSIONIST SUITE: Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel

**world premiere arrangements by Roger Zare, David Bruce, Alan Fletcher and Mark Mandarano

 

May 15, 2011

WAGNER & SCHÖNBERG

Richard Wagner, Siegfried Idyll

Richard Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder

                                    Theodora Hanslowe, mezzo-soprano

Arnold Schönberg, Chamber Symphony No. 1

Johann Strauss, Jr., Emperor Waltz (arr. Schönberg)

 

October 2, 2011

THE QUARTET WRIT LARGE

Giacomo Puccini, Crisantemi

Ludwig van Beethoven, Grosse Fuge

John Corigliano, Snapshot: Circa 1909 (U.S. Premiere)

Franz Schubert, Quartet “Death and the Maiden” (arr. Mahler)

 

March 3, 2012

THE SOLDIER’S TALE

Igor Stravinsky, Concerto in E-Flat, “Dumbarton Oaks”

Igor Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (complete)

Johanna Day, Narrator

Braxton Molinaro, Soildier

Mark Nelson, Devil

Byron Adams, Serenade for Nine Instruments *world premiere*

 

April 29, 2012

SINFONIETTA TREASURES

Ludwig van Beethoven, Twelve Contradances WoO. 14

IMPRESSIONIST SUITE

Claude Debussy, Clair de lune (arr. Alan Fletcher)

Maurice Ravel, Kaddisch (arr. David Bruce)

Claude Debussy, La puerta del vino (arr. Roger Zare)

Maurice Ravel, Pantoum (arr. Mark Mandarano)

Robert Schumann (arr. Mandarano), Two Fugues on the Name BACH

Bernhard Sekles, Serenade for 11 Solo Instruments

 

 

 

October 28, 2012

            MUSIC OF RIVERDALE

Ellen Zwilich, Prologue and Variations

Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings

Oliver Caplan, Lunastella Fuga *world premiere*

Bela Bartok, Divertimento

 

January 13, 2013

            ALL JAZZED UP!

Chris Byars, Riverdale Suite for Jazz Musicians and Sinfonietta *world premiere*  

Kurt Weill, Mahagonny (Songspiel)

 

June 2, 2013

            VIENNESE CLASSICS

Anton von Webern, Langsamer Satz

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 271

Benjamin Hochman, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, Concert for Cello in D Major

Wilhelmina Smith, cello

Robert Fuchs, Serenade in G Minor

 

October 27, 2013 

            MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND HARP

Steven Stucky, Colburn Variations

Claude Debussy, Dances Sacred and Profane

June Han, harp

Gustav Mahler, Adagietto

Dmitri Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a

 

January 12, 2014

            TOSCANINI CONCERT AT WAVE HILL

Gioachino Rossini, Sonata in C Major

Ludwig van Beethoven, Cavatina from Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

Felix Mendelssohn, Octet (2 movements)

Giuseppe Verdi, String Quartet (arr. Toscanini)

 

 

June 2, 2014 

            SERENADES

Byron Adams, Serenade

Walter Piston, Divertimento

Johannes Brahms, Serenade in D Major (arr. Boustead)

 

October 25, 2014

AUTUMN WINDS

Richard Strauss, Serenade for Winds Op. 7

Antonin Dvorak, Serenade for Winds Op. 44

Alec Wilder, Serenade for Winds

Bruce Adolphe, Chiaroscuro

 

January 18, 2015

SHADOWS AND LIGHT

Gyorgy Ligeti, Chamber Concerto

Johann Sebastian Bach, 2 Cantatas

Ich habe genug

Weichet nur, betrübte schatten

Allison Charney Soprano

 

April 12, 2015

SINFONIETTA ORIGINS

Benjamin Britten, Sinfonietta Op. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Adagio and Fugue in C Minor (arr. Mandarano)

Bohuslav Martinu, Nonet

Muzio Clementi, Nonetto

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

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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