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Wednesdays: Noonday Concerts at Grace Church

For the months of September through January 2020, Downtown Music will offer each of their concerts as a YouTube Premiere at 12 noon on Wednesdays. The concert will then be available for viewing at any time for a period of 10 days. To view their weekly offering, simply click on the link at the end of the program description. Having arrived at the Downtown Music YouTube Channel, select the program of your choice.

For more information, visit dtmusic.org.

 

February


 3

Krakauer & Tagg -- Connections: One of the world’s pre-eminent clarinetists, David Krakauer has been praised internationally as both a leading innovator in modern klezmer and a major voice in classical music. Kathleen Tagg is a South African pianist, composer and producer who has performed on four continents with a host of leading musicians.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

10

Yilun Xu, 2018 Prize Winner of the New York International Piano Competition, returns to Downtown Music with a program of virtuosic etudes by Frederic Chopin and John Corigliano, plus the Sonata in F-sharp Major of Beethoven. 
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 17

Pianist Beth Sussman -- By George!: Award-winning classical pianist Beth Sussman offers an all-Gershwin program that explores the extraordinary range of George Gershwin’s music.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 24

Nyack-based duo, Kimberly Hawkey and David Budway, bring their cabaret style to a selection of jazz and Broadway standards in this celebration of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, and Oscar Hammerstein.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 

January


 13

Cocomama Trio: Pianist Nicki Denner, percussionist Mayra Casales, and bassist Jennifer Vincent ring in the new year in the acclaimed ensemble’s first engagement with Downtown Music at Grace.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

20

A celebration of American Song: Soprano AddieRose Forstman and pianist Edward Forstman showcase their expertise and feeling for the American art song in a wide-ranging selection of works.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 27

Unspoken Tales, Part II: Composer and pianist Pablo Mayor and flutist/narrator Anna Povich de Mayor offer excerpts from “Unspoken Tales,” a multi-disciplinary work that explores the real-life journeys of immigrants from around the world
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 

December


 2

The Downtown Sinfonietta Chamber Players (featuring members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) are joined by Youlan Ji. An interview with Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, creators of the New York International Piano Competition, follows the program.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

9

Home for the Holidays:  Cabaret artist  Kimberly Hawkey and David Budway, a pianist who appears frequently at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Birdland.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 16

Angelica – A visit with this wonderful chamber choir, directed by Marie Caruso, has become a seasonal tradition for the Downtown Music audience.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 23

No concert. Downtown Music concerts resume on Wednesday, January 13 at 12:15 PM.

 

November


 4 & 11

A Two-Part Offering! The Hub Miller Experience: Hailey McAvoy offers an exclusive look at the musical profile of George Hubbard (Hub) Miller (1934-1982).
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 18

Soprano Abigail Fischer joins DTM for a unique program which explores the spiritual and therapeutic properties of sound.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

 25

No concert - Thanksgiving Eve.

 

October


 7

Members of the Westchester Philharmonic return for one of their celebrated chamber music concerts.

Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 14

A two-part presentation, presented in partnership with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, featuring piano duo Esther and Sun-A Park: Duo Amadeae.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 21

A two-part presentation, presented in partnership with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, featuring piano duo Esther and Sun-A Park: Duo Amadeae.
Premieres at 12:15: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 28

In Conversation with Bob Sherman - Bob Sherman continues his series of very special folk music programs with the first of three installments titled "Woody's Children at Grace."
Premieres at 12 noon: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 

September


 9

Isabella Mendes & Flavio Lira Duo launch the 2020-2021 season. Part of the all-virtual 2020 White Plains JazzFest with ArtsWestchester and partners.
There are several ways to watch and participate in this event: Facebook Live | Zoom | Eventbrite

 16

Jonathan Henken - Highland Pipes. A question and answer session with the audience via Zoom follows a conversation with Tim Lewis, Artistic and Managing Director of Downtown Music.
Premieres at 12 noon: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 23

Guitarist John Lehmann-Haupt is known equally for his arrangements of popular and traditional songs and for his classical interpretations. John will share several recordings he's made over the last few months, discuss what it's been like to be creative during this time, and participate in a conversation with our audience via Zoom following the program.
Premieres at 12 noon: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 30

Music of Colombia - Pianist Pablo Mayor and flutist Anna Povich de Mayor, favorites of the Downtown Music audience, share the first installment of a new project celebrating the unique musical traditions of Colombia.
Premieres at 12 noon: https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace

 

Stay tuned as more Noonday concerts get added!