Bloomingdale School of Music Free Annual Holiday Concert
Bloomingdale School of Music presents their free annual holiday concert on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7pm at the David Greer Recital Hall at 323 W. 108th Street, as part of its Faculty Concert Series. Join BSM for a curated concert, celebrating a host of winter holidays and cultures, featuring faculty and students in music of the season. This concert will be dedicated to longtime Resident Teaching Artist Tim McCullough, who recently passed in November. Attendees MUST RSVP as Covid Guidelines have reduced seating capacity in the hall. There will be a small reception following the concert. For more information and to RSVP, visit bsmny.org/events. The concert will also be livestreamed; please RSVP here for access to the stream; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-streaming-holiday-concert-tickets-223042575347.
The program for the evening includes: Song by André Previn Naho Parrini, violin Marc Peloquin, piano
"Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky Naho Parrini, violin Marc Peloquin, piano Prelude and Fugue from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor by Bach Molly Aronson, celloj Vocal selection Christine Browning, soprano Marc Peloquin , piano "The Show Must Go On" from Curtains by Kander & Ebb BSM Broadway Ensemble "Winter" from The Seasons by Piazolla Naho Parrini, violin Molly Aronson, cello Marc Peloquin, piano Folk Songs from South Africa Ongama Mhlontlo, vocal and piano
"White Christmas" Erika Atkins, vocalist Marc Peloquin, piano
Holiday Medley Brandon Vazquez, trumpet Eli Asher, trumpet BSM Trumpet Ensemble
"Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson (arr. Eli Asher) Brandon Vazquez, trumpet Eli Asher, trumpet BSM Trumpet Ensemble
The holiday concert also serves as a fundraising event to support BSM's transition back into their brownstone as they evolve their programming to meet the current community needs. Support provided at the concert will help lay the groundwork necessary for Bloomingdale's next chapter as a champion for the recovery of music education in New York City, providing quality hybrid classes, free community concerts, and other exciting events.
For over 20 years Bloomingdale has presented its faculty, as well as guest artists, in concerts including classical music, jazz, and world music designed specifically for children. This FREE concert series has established itself a vital part of the musical life of the Upper West Side. After a year of virtual concerts, this season will take place in-person in our newly renovated recital hall.
These concerts are part of Bloomingdale School of Music's 50-year commitment to cultivating a sense of unification and equality in their community and providing access to high quality music with its highly accomplished faculty performing. "Our faculty are excited to be back and perform for a live audience again. The last year has been difficult for professional performing artists in the NYC area and we are thrilled to be able to present such talented artists from our own school," says Executive Director, Erika Atkins. "This series offers our neighborhood as well as the school community the opportunity to experience professional performances in the intimate setting of Bloomingdale's David Greer Concert Hall – for no cost."
Founded in 1964, Bloomingdale School of Music is dedicated to the belief that music changes lives and everyone should have access to high-quality music education regardless of economic status, race, religion, ability level, or gender. Bloomingdale is a music-driven community center where all are welcome to join and learn about music from top faculty. We are dedicated to our mission – to make music education accessible to all who want to learn – and remain focused on supporting this mission through our values. www.bsmny.org/
Venue: Bloomingdale School of Music
323 West 108th Street New York, NY 10025
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