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Music On Madison Concerts

Fall 2018

Sunday, October 14 at 3 pm

Students from Mannes College
Nature in Sound
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


As part of an annual, city-wide festival showcasing students and faculty from Mannes College—The New School for Music, the program features music inspired by nature, with keyboard works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and Messiaen; vocal works by Joseph Haydn and Raphael Fusco; and Franz Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Piano Quintet.

Samara
Sunday, October 21 at 3 pm

Mozart, Brahms & Turina

Samara Piano Quartet

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


The New Hampshire-based piano quartet makes its New York City debut appearance with three beloved chamber works: Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Brahms’ Third Piano Quartet in C minor, and the Piano Quartet in A minor by Spanish composer Joaquín Turina.

Sunday, October 28 at 3 pm

Andrew Henderson, organ

Bach, Bruhns, Duruflé & Mulet

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Andrew Henderson, MAPC’s Director of Music & Organist and chair of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, will play a varied program of 17th, 18th, and 20th century works for the organ, including Bach’s ‘Dorian’ Toccata and Fugue, the Praeludium in E minor by Nicolaus Bruhns, Mulet’s Tu es Petra, and works by Marchand, Sowerby, and Duruflé. 


J415
FRIday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Bach Sonatas & Brandenburg Concertos

Juilliard415, prepared & programmed by Richard Egarr

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Students from The Juilliard School’s historical performance program, prepared by the distinguished British harpsichordist and conductor Richard Egarr, will perform varied and inventive chamber works by Bach. The program includes duo and trio sonatas for flute and violin, as well as Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 5.


Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm

Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra

MAGNIFICAT! Works by Bach, VIVALDI & Schubert

Chloe Holgate & Katherine Wessinger, soprano
Desirée Baxter & Helen Karloski, alto
Marc Molomot & Tommy Wazelle, tenor
Blake Burroughs & Rod Gomez, bass
Andrew Henderson, conductor

Tickets: $30 ($25 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


The Saint Andrew Chorale and Orchestra opens their 54th season with three settings of the Magnificat – the ‘Song of Mary’ that has inspired countless composers across the centuries. Bach’s innovative setting of the Magnificat for chorus, soloists and orchestra will be performed alongside contrasting settings by Vivaldi and Schubert. Purchase a SAMS Choral Subscription and save 25% off ticket prices for both choral events (November 18 & April 7) during the 2018-2019 season! 


Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm

New York City Children’s Chorus

Christmas on Madison Avenue

Mary Huff, conductor; Andrew Henderson, organ & piano

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


The Concert Choir of MAPC’s outstanding children’s chorus program will present excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, along with other favorite choral works of the season, including traditional Christmas melodies of Ireland, Spain, Ukraine, Germany, and Scotland.


Sunday, December 16 at 4 pm 

14th Annual Carol Sing

Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church & New York City Children’s Chorus
Andrew Henderson & Mary Huff, conductors  -  Free Admission!
Join us for an afternoon of seasonal readings and radiant choral music, including excerpts from Vivaldi’s Gloria. The audience is invited to join in the singing of hearty Christmas Carols accompanied by guest instrumentalists in the seasonal resplendence of MAPC’s sanctuary. A festive reception will follow!

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DuoSeraphim
Sunday, February 10 at 3 pm

Duo Seraphim

Barbara Strozzi: In Defiance of Time and Fate

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Soprano Sarah Hawkey and viola da gambist Niccolo Seligmann present a program featuring works by Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi. Their program will shine a light on one of the most fascinating women’s voices in the arts from 17th century Italy, featuring rarely-heard gems from her magnificent oeuvre.

RCCNY
Sunday, February 26
at 3 pm

Tchaikovsky and His Contemporaries

Russian Chamber Chorus of New York

Adrian Daurov, celloNikolai Kachanov, conductor
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


The Russian Chamber Chorus of New York is among the most preeminent Russian vocal ensembles in the United States. The program will feature Tanayev’s cantata John of Damascus, Arensky’s Three Quartets for chorus and cello, an arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise for cello and chorus, and Tchaikovsky’s rarely heard cantata, Nature and Love.

PV
Sunday, March 3
at 3 pm

Bach & Arensky

Peter Vinograde & Friends

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Baroque virtuosity to rhapsodic Russian Late Romanticism: four Bach keyboard Toccatas, and the Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor. Pianist Peter Vinograde returns to the Music on Madison series with violinist Setsuko Nagata and cellist Michael Kannen.


Friday, March 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Saint Andrew Music Society Benefit Evening
Tickets: $150 ($125 tax-deductible)
Join us for an intimate evening of light hors d’oeuvres and wine, accompanied by songs and arias by Vaughan Williams and Britten in a private home on the Upper East Side. The proceeds will offset the significant costs of mounting the April 7 concert featuring large-scale oratorios by these two beloved British composers. Space is limited to 35 patrons!

Neave
Sunday, March 10
at 3 pm

Chamber Works in Honor of Women’s History Month

Neave Piano Trio

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Since forming in 2010, the Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Neave Trio will perform piano trios by four distinguished female composers: Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, and Jennifer Higdon.

Petty
Sunday, March 24
at 3 pm

Vocal Works in Honor of Women’s History Month

Tami Petty, Soprano

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


From Alma Mahler to Margaret Bonds, Pauline Viardot to Poldowski, and Clara Schumann to Clara Edwards, this program of music written by female composers celebrates women’s history month. Soprano Tami Petty and pianist Michael Sheetz present a treasure trove of German Lieder, French mélodie, and English and American songs.


Friday, March 29
at 7:30 pm

Students from the Manhattan School of Music

Organ Department Recital

Admission: $10; Children 12 & Under: free!
 


The talented organ majors from the Manhattan School of Music return to our Music on Madison series in a recital presented by MSM’s Organ Department, performing a program of varied organ masterworks from across the centuries on MAPC’s fine Casavant Frères Organ.

SMP
Sunday, April 7 at 3 pm

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Sancta Civitas

Benjamin Britten – The World of the Spirit

Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra 

Katherine Wessinger, soprano; Helen Karloski, alto
Tommy Wazelle, tenor; Rod Gomez, bass
Fred Anderson & Jenny McDevitt, narrators
New York City Children’s Chorus (Mary Huff, director)
Andrew Henderson, conductor

Tickets: $30 ($25 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


The Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra conclude their 54th season with two major works composed in England during the early 20th century. Vaughan Williams considered his Sancta Civitas (The Holy City) to be his favorite large choral work, written for double chorus, children’s chorus, soloists and a large orchestra, based on texts he selected from the book of Revelation. Originally conceived for performance on BBC radio, Benjamin Britten’s The World of the Spirit for chorus, soloists, narrators, and orchestra is a piece of similarly large proportions, which was not heard in concert performance until 1998.Purchase a SAMS Choral Subscription and save 25% off ticket prices for both choral events (November 19 & March 25) during the 2017-2018 season!


Sunday, April 28
 at 3 pm

Margaret Mills, piano

To Be Inspired: The Old and the New

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Pianist Margaret Mills’ program will combine beloved piano works with three exciting new commissions by American composers. Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque and works by Mozart and Schumann will be interspersed with new works by Libby Larsen, Brian Schober, and Richard Wilson.


Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm

New York City Children’s Chorus

We are the Music Makers!

Mary Huff, conductorAndrew Henderson, piano

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!
 


Five ensembles of MAPC’s New York City Children’s Chorus program – totaling over 150 choristers – will present a concert inspired by outstanding literature! Music based on the words of William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Lewis Carroll, Maya Angelou, and Mark Twain, as well as favorite children’s verse. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the NYCCC Tuition Aid Fund.