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Concert Review (NYC): Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton in the Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs (27 Aug 2018)

A program of American and French piano music performed by the twin Naughton sisters capped a magical night at Green-Wood Cemetery, a short walk from Leonard Bernstein's grave.

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Mostly Mozart Festival Review: International Contemporary Ensemble – ‘Grand Pianola Music’

Conductor Christian Reif

Works by John Adams, George Lewis, and Courtney Bryan explored the interaction between man and machine, in three very different ways. And there wasn't a pianola (player piano) in sight.

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Concert Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Soprano Sherezade Panthaki – Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and More

Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

The 'Four Seasons' benefitted especially from the outdoor setting. A real bird sang during the twittering of the violins in the first movement of 'Spring.' A dog barked. During 'Summer' real crickets formed a chorale as, in the music, a goatherd wept and a storm threatened.

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Piano School of NYC: Making It Possible for Everyone to Fall in Love with Music

piano school of nyc

When pianist Vera Anselmo, who trained at Juilliard and Mannes School of Music, started giving piano and music lessons at local schools in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Harlem in 2001, she did not realize the potential impact her 'Piano School of New York City' would make over the years. But her passion to bring the gift of music to all had always been her driving force.

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