Music On Madison Concerts


Music On Madison Concerts

Fall 2017

Sunday, October 1 at 3 pm

Andrew Henderson, organ
Bach & Franck
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Andrew Henderson, MAPC’s Director of Music & Organist and member of the organ faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, will open this year’s Music on Madison series with a recital featuring César Franck’s Trois Chorals coupled with major organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, combining some of the most sublime music written for the organ. 

Sunday, October 15 at 3 pm

Students from Mannes College
The Romantic Spirit Through the Ages
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 afternoon’s program features keyboard works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Lowell Liebermann; Bruch’s Kol Nidre; songs by John Harbison; and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47.

Sunday, November 12 at 3 pm

Juilliard415, with Monica Huggett, violin
Chamber works by François Couperin
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Rising stars from The Juilliard School’s renowned historical performance program, Juilliard415, will be joined by celebrated Baroque violinist Monica Huggett in performances of colorful chamber works by French 18th-Century composer François Couperin, including La Sultane; L’Apothéose de Corelli; and L’Apothéose de Lulli.

Sunday, November 19 at 3 pm

Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra
Haydn: Harmoniemesse
Schubert: Mass in G
Mendelssohn: Verleih’ uns Frieden

Katherine Wessinger, soprano; Desirée Baxter, alto
Tommy Wazelle, tenor; Blake Burroughs, bass
Andrew Henderson, conductor

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

The Saint Andrew Chorale and Orchestra will open their 53rd Season with Joseph Haydn’s Mass in B-flat major, "Harmoniemesse" – the last of the high masses written for the name day of the Princess Esterházy, and the composer’s last major work. The In Harmony ensemble of MAPC’s New York City Children’s Chorus will join the Chorale for Schubert’s tuneful Mass in G major and Mendelssohn’s Verleih’ uns Frieden – an exquisite work based on a prayer for peace by Martin Luther.

Sunday, December 3 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 graded community children’s chorus program will present Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, plus other favorite choral works of the season, including pieces by Randall Thompson, John Rutter, Ruth Watson Henderson, and the world premiere of a commissioned piece by Paul Halley in celebration of the NYCCC’s 5th Anniversary Season.

Sunday, December 17 at 4 pm 

13th 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 a favorite afternoon of seasonal readings and radiant choral music of the season, including Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day, a choral fantasy on old carols. 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!


Sunday, January 28 at 3 pm

Steinberg Duo
Meeting of Musical Minds: Brahms, Grieg & Tchaikovsky

Louisa Stonehill, violin; Nicholas Burns, piano

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

On New Year’s Day 1888, violinist Adolf Brodsky arranged a "chance" meeting between Brahms, Tchaikovsky & Grieg. To celebrate the unlikely friendships that were formed during that dinner party, the Steinberg Duo will explore works by these great composers: Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor; Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor; and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42.

Sunday, February 11
at 3 pm

Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
Liszt, Busoni & Respighi
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Belgian-born pianist Steven Vanhauwaert has appeared as a soloist in major concert halls in the US, Europe and China. His program features later works by Franz Liszt with an Italian inspiration, including the legendary Fantasia quasi Sonata: Après une Lecture de Dante and Jeux d’Eau à la Villa d’Este; along with Ferruccio Busoni’s Indian Diary and Ottorino Respighi’s Notturno.

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

A Bach Benefit Reception: St. Matthew Passion Preview

Tickets: $150 ($125 tax-deductible)
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, a work for double chorus and double orchestra, is a monumental undertaking to prepare and perform. Join us for an intimate evening of light hors d’oeuvres and wine to hear Bach chamber music and arias from the St. Matthew Passion in a private home on the Upper East Side. The proceeds from the evening will assist us in the significant costs of mounting this performance. Space is limited to 35 patrons! 

Sunday, March 4
at 3 pm

Amuse Singers - Colin Britt, conductor
Weather Reports
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Take a walk through fog, wind, rain and snow, all from the comfort of your pew! Miklos Kocsar’s setting of Carl Sandberg poems sets the atmosphere, along with three commissions and works of Esenvalds, Chilcott, Holst, Britten and more. Amuse is an acclaimed small ensemble founded in 2003 to bring music written for women’s voices to New York audiences.

Sunday, March 18
at 3 pm

Margaret Mills, piano
Works by Brahms & Debussy
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Pianist Margaret Mills, who “lavishes beautiful tone on everything she plays …” (Fanfare Magazine), will celebrate two composer anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death, and the 185th anniversary of Brahms’s birth. Her program includes the Six Pieces, Op. 118 & Four Pieces, Op. 119, by Brahms; and Debussy’s three-movement suite, Pour le Piano.

Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm

Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra 

Marc Molomot, tenor (Evangelist); Kevin Deas, bass (Jesus)
New York City Children’s Chorus – Mary Huff, director
Andrew Henderson, conductor

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

A Palm Sunday performance of Bach’s stirring and monumental St. Matthew Passion. The gospel account of Christ’s passion and death from Matthew’s gospel account is presented through dramatically conceived recitatives and movements for double chorus, with moments of lyrical and poignant reflection in the solo arias and chorales.

Friday, April 13
at 7:30 pm

Students from the Manhattan School of Music
Organ Department Recital
Admission: $10; Children 12 & Under: free!

Our first Music on Madison series collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music will feature graduate students from MSM’s Organ Department, performing a varied program of organ masterworks on MAPC’s Casavant Frères Organ.

Sunday, April 22
at 3 pm

Nadejda Vlaeva, piano
Beethoven, Schubert & Liszt
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Nadejda Vlaeva has received great acclaim as a recitalist and recording artist. She returns to the Music on Madison series with a performance of Beethoven’s Thirty-two Variations in C minor, WoO 80 and Schubert’s Wanderer-Fantasy, D. 760; along with Liszt’s Reminiscences of Don Juan and works by Robert Volkmann and contemporary Bulgarian composer Pantcho Vladigerov.

Sunday, April 29
at 3 pm

Trio Appassionata
Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Casarrubios, Kotcheff & Ravel

Lydia Chernicoff, violin; Andrea Casarrubios, cello; Ronaldo Rolim, piano

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

Trio Appassionata celebrates its 10th anniversary with a program entitled “Memories, Dreams, Reflections,” with a program including two piano trios written specifically for the group by Thomas Kotcheff, the New York premiere of Andrea Casarrubios’ Luz Azul; concluding with the vibrant and colorful Piano Trio in A minor by Maurice Ravel.

Sunday, May 6 at 3 pm

New York City Children’s Chorus
New York, New York

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 140 choristers – will present a concert featuring works that explore a theme of "New York, New York"! Music of Bernstein, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff & Barber. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the NYCCC Tuition Aid Fund.