- 2014 Season
- Middle Keys
- Upper Keys
|Guy Lumbardo’s Royal Canadians - “The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven"
Guy Lombardo formed "The Royal Canadians" in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown. Lombardo led the group to international success, billing themselves as creating "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven." The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and 300 million phonograph records.
In 1989, Al Pierson took up the baton of the famed Guy Lombardo Orchestra. Al brings “The Sweetest Music this Side of Heaven” back to the prominence it so richly deserves. Audiences are treated to tunes such as Seems Like Old Times, Boo Hoo, Coquette, Sweethearts on Parade, Johnson Rag, Bye Bye Blues, Enjoy Yourself, Ain’t She Sweet, and many more.
|Trio Solisti- Hailed "the most exciting piano trio in America" by The New Yorker Magazine, Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff. They have earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon. These qualities have drawn high praise from such journals as The New York Times (“consistently brilliant") and The Washington Post (“unrelenting passion and zealous abandon in a transcendent performance.”)|
Marina Lomazov, pianist - Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” and “a mesmerizing risk taker”, Ukranian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Ms. Lomazov has given performances throughout North America, South America, England, France, Germany and Austria. Marina holds degrees from Julliard and the Eastman School of Music where she received the coveted Artist’s Certificate, an honor that the school had not bestowed upon a pianist for nearly two decades.
|Foothills Brass—is a quintet of exceptional and versatile musicians, who originate from all corners of North America. Quality, Entertainment, Variety, and High-Energy have been trademarks of this rare ensemble for 3 decades. You will clap your hands and stomp your feet as you enjoy the music from Broadway, Bourbon Street and beyond. Foothills Brass is Serious Fun!|
|Conrad Tao - A true international super-star, this 16 year old Chinese-American pianist was the only American artist invited to the Russian National Orchestra Festival at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 2009. In 2008, he toured China with the Juilliard Orchestra, and has given solo recitals in Paris, Germany, Italy and Chile. As an accomplished composer, Conrad has won national prizes since the age of 7. For the 2009-2010 season, he was composer-in-residence with Chicago’s Music in the Loft concert series.|
|String Orchestra of New York City - SONYC has established itself as one of the leading young ensembles in New York City, with regular performances at New York's Merkin Concert Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. A conductorless chamber ensemble, SONYC members rehearse in a collaborative effort that allows each musician to have an impact on the artistic process. The flexibility and intimacy of a string quartet are thus fused with the power and scope of an orchestra. Whether performing cherished classics or new music from around the world, SONYC strives to educate, inspire, opening up the world for the audience to become emotionally and experientially involved.|