Mark Mandarano, Artistic Director

What pleasure…

…making music today with Benjy and Mina. Stately, tragic, humorous Mozart. Regal, heroic, heavenly Haydn. Poetic Webern. Charming Fuchs. A good way to end the season.

And a good day to announce plans for next season! We will have three concerts next season, but only two of them will be at the Riverdale Temple. The other will be at Wave Hill which is re-opening the newly-renovated Armor Hall in January — where the Sinfonietta will be the featured artists for the grand return of music to Wave Hill House. But, I am getting ahead if things. The programs will be:

October 27, 2013 — MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND HARP. The Sinfonietta presents the delightful Danses Sacrée et Profane by Debussy and the famous Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony featuring harpist June Han. This soothing music is complemented by the intensity of the Chamber Symphony by Shostakovich (originally his 8th String Quartet) and a NY premiere by American composer Steven Stucky, Colburn Variations.

June 1, 2014 — SERENADES. The First Serenade by Johannes Brahms is known today as an orchestral work, but it was originally an intimate work for nine instruments. This concert presents a reconstruction of that original concept. Alongside this great classic are two nonets by American composers: the Divertimento by Walter Piston and an encore performance of Serenade by Byron Adams, commissioned by the Sinfonietta  and given its world premiere in 2012.

Plus a special event at Wave Hill:

January 12, 2014 — TOSCANINI CONCERT. The Sinfonietta celebrates the legacy of the great maestro Arturo Toscanini, who was once a resident of Wave Hill. Join us for a performance of Verdi, Beethoven and much more, as music returns to the newly renovated Armor Hall at Wave Hill. Tickets for this event will be available soon from Wave Hill.

More information on buying tickets and discount subscription packages will be posted very soon. I look forward to seeing you at these performances next season . Thanks for a wonderful five years!

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