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Join us on Friday, May 10, 7:30pm for the third edition of “Classically Exposed: From Carnegie to the Cell” featuring the Verona Quartet: Dorothy Ro/Violin, Abby Rojansky/Viola, Jonathan Ong/ Violin, Jonathan Dormand, Cello and special guest Seunghee Lee/clarinet. Another evening of classical music as you haven’t heard it before.
Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet is dedicated to showcasing the art form of the string quartet and to elevating their music making to convey the poetic narrative of storytelling.
For tickets and info CLICK HERE. The Cell Theatre is located at 338 West 23rd St. Doors and bar at 7:00pm,
Join Seunghee Lee and me this Friday night, February 22nd, 7:30pm at The Cell when you’ll hear music from four of the seven events, including Empire Wild, which will comprise “Classically Exposed: From Carnegie Hall to the Cell.”
Later in the year, October 18th, Charles R. Hale Productions and Musica Solis will present Empire Wild, which features multi-instrumentalist Brandon Ilaw and cellists Mitch Lyon and Ken Kubota. The three Juilliard graduates teamed up in 2018 up after discovering a shared interest in musical styles far afield from their classical training. Through original songwriting and imaginative covers they bring virtuosic technique to far reaching genres as well as a passion for musical exploration. Empire Wild are classical trained musicians who are changing the way we experience music in the modern digital age.
This is a free event but you must reserve a seat by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Empire Wild: Brandon Ilaw, Mitch Lyon and Ken Kubota
Please join us at the cell theatre on Friday, February 22nd, 7:30pm when clarinetist and international recording artist Seunghee Lee (Sunny) and I will be showcasing a number of fabulous artists in a preview of our upcoming 2019 concert series “Classically Exposed: From Carnegie Hall to The Cell.”( The doors and bar open at 6:45.)
During the evening you will be able to sample the music of four of the upcoming shows and mingle with the performers after the event. This is a free event but you must reserve seats by contacting me at email@example.com
Tickets for each 2019 show are $20. A subscription for all seven shows is $100, which, I’m sure you’ll agree, considering the talent we’ve assembled, is a great bargain. (Ticket and subscription sales will begin shortly.) We will also be looking for people who would like to become executive producers or co-producers of the series or perhaps produce one of the shows. Our goal is simple: To present outstanding music at a great value and pay the artists commensurate with their talents.
Program for February 22nd:
Grammy nominated Nicole Zuraitis and Clare Maloney will perform works from their show, “From Opera to Pop”
Yuri Juarez and Renato Diz will perform works from their show, “From Classical to Jazz”
Empire Wild (2 cellos & percussion) will perform a sampling of cover songs, which they will be featuring in their show. (All of these artists mentioned in this post have appeared in my shows before except Empire Wild. This phenomenal trio of Juilliard graduates teamed up in 2018 after discovering a shared interest in musical styles. They bring their virtuosic technique to far reaching genres.)
Seunghee (Sunny) will perform a few works with Empire Wild, as well as music she will be playing with the Manhattan Chamber Players during her show.
One of my greatest musical moments was listening to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam last year. (Pictured below.) This Thursday, February 14th, I will again be listening to them, but this time in Carnegie Hall. The program will include two of my favorite works, Mozart’s 40th Symphony and Brahms 4th Symphony.