Events Calendar



 


EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES, SUNDAYS @ 3PM
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Artistic Director

St. Marks in the Bowery: 131 E. 10th St. & Second Ave.
Suggested Donation: $10
Information: 212 477-1594
dmpmimi@verizon.net

 

 

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2012-2013 Season:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-2012 Season:

 

 

 

 


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Click here to learn more about the Benson AIDS series


NABI GALLERY BENEFIT FOR DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2010 at 7 PM

137 West 25th Street

Music, Food, Drink, Good Company

"Mimi Stern-Wolfe’s resilient organization is dedicated to causes that most
glamorous  companies would ignore”---
The New Yorker (9/10)

 Please Support 2011 DMP LIVE MUSIC EVENTS with your generous donations.

 


 

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2009
- 2010 Season:

 

 

 

 

 



2008
- 2009 Season:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Music Productions

* East Village Concert Series *
present

Marc Biltzstein's
The Cradle Will Rock
A meaningful musical theater work for our time

Sunday, February 8, 2009 @ 3:00 PM
St Mark's in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street @ 2nd Ave.

Music Direction: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Stage Direction: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Stage Direction: Lisa Brailoff
Special Consultant: Jahneen Otis
Cast: Bos Schoenbohn, Greg Senf, Laura Newman, Ezra Barnes, Rayna Hickman,
Mark Peters, Michael Iannucci, Kate Canary, Tony Cangelosi, Michael Schulke,
Felice Bosser, Paul J. Malamphy, Darcy Dunn, Mark Singer, Steve Sieck,
Ben Strothman, Alex Michaels, Tom Savage, Joshua Lee Issacs,
James Solomon Benn, Ben Strothmann, Janheen Otis

Donations: $15: $10: Special Recession Rates
212 477-1594
dmpmimi@verizon.net

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
3 PM @ St. Mark’s In The Bowery
JEWISH, HEBREW AND HOLOCAUST COMPOSER CONCERT
HEIFETZ-STERN VIOLIN & PIANO DUO
works of Achron, Krein, Schulhoff, Bloch, Zimbalist & more...
Suggested Donation: $10
Information: 212 477-1594

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
7 PM @ Birnbaum Center, Bridgewater, New Jersey
JEWISH, HEBREW AND HOLOCAUST COMPOSER CONCERT
HEIFETZ-STERN VIOLIN & PIANO DUO
works of Achron, Krein, Schulhoff, Bloch, Zimbalist & more...

 

 

 

 

 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ 6:30 PM
DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS BENEFIT
NABI GALLERY 137 West 25th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
LIVE MUSIC FOOD AND DRINK

The paintings of N.H. Stubbing will be shown at the Gallery, founded by Val Schaffner, brother of deceased composer, Nicholas Schaffner, one of the composers featured on our Sudden Sunsets AIDS CD. We are fortunate that Richard Barone will also be at the Benefit, to sing some of his music.

Contralto, Jahneen Otis, music director of St. Marks will sing "Joe Worker Gets Gypped" from The Cradle Will Rock, scheduled on February 8, 2009. Anthony Turner will introduce a powerful anti-war Broadway song and DCOP musicians will perform instrumental chamber works using the gallery’s beautiful grand piano. We’ll offer delicious food, high-class drink, varied music and a chance for you to mingle with new and old folk with shared interests in LIVE music. The aim of this October 23rd BENEFIT is to raise funds for our 2008-2009 season of musical events. In addition to our Senior Musical Arts and Youngsters Outreach choral, orchestral and chamber concerts, we plan to add a special EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES  CHILDREN’s CONCERT, a TWIN OPERA BILL; THE CRADLE WILL ROCK and a repeat of our Guest Dance Company to our schedule.

 

2007
- 2008 Season:




SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11: ARMISTICE DAY
PREMIERES & COMMISSIONS: WAR & PIECES


CAROLYN STEINBERG: Secular Requiem: 1. “Chorale,” 2. “Of Daniel Pearl,” 3. “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep,” (M. Frye) 4. “Chorale,”** String Quartet & Vocal Quartet; SIMA WOLF: Ashbah-Ghosts* (Brian Turner) for Violin, Cello, Piano, Narrator; DAVID B. THOMAS: War Song (Whitman) for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano & Piano; DAVID HOLLISTER; “Listen Here, Joe” (Langston Hughes); GEORGE BUTTERWORTH: “The Lads In Their Hundreds” (A. E. Housman); EDDIE VENGAS: Encounters for String Quartet

PERFORMERS: Eileen Clarke, Soprano; Megan Friar, Mezzo-Soprano; Jacqueline Thompson, Soprano; Kurt Alakulppi, Tenor; Ivan Thomas, Bass; Matt Fieldes, Double Bass; Sweet Plantain String Quartet; Downtown Piano Trio
   


DECEMBER 1 & 2 WORLD AIDS DAY:
BENSON AIDS SERIES
One year anniversary of release of Sudden Sunsets CD
DECEMBER 1 at LGBT CENTER, Brunch @ 11 AM, Concert @ Noon (13th St. nr. 7th Ave.)
March @ 1:15 PM
DECEMBER 2 at St. Marks in the Bowery @ 3 PM

ROBERT SAVAGE: Sudden Sunsets-“Day Shift/Night Shift”; CHRIS DEBLASIO: Villagers (Gilbert/Brass); DEOLUS HUSBAND: “Here are My Black Clothes” for Flute, Soprano and Piano; NICHOLAS SCHAFFNER: “Journey’s End”

PERFORMERS: Richard Barone, Singer; Gilles Denizot, Tenor, Kirstin Norderval, Soprano; Andrew Bolotowsky, Flute; David Hopkins, Clarinet; Michael Nicholas, Violin; Daniel Barrett, Cello; Alan Moverman, Piano; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Conductor; Downtown Chamber Players


 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ 8 PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 @ 8 PM, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 @ 3 PM:

ONE NIGHT TOGETHER*: CHAMBER OPERA by ILSA GILBERT AND DANIEL BURWASSER
SET IN HOLOCAUST PERIOD PRESENTED BY DUO THEATER, 62 EAST 4th STREET, & DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA PLAYERS
Gilles Denizot, Baritone; Steven Goldstein, tenor; soprano (TBA)
CONDUCTOR, MIMI STERN-WOLFE; MICHAEL ALASA, DIRECTOR & DESIGNER
Admission: $15


   



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17:
HONORING LANGSTON HUGHES: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

MARGARET BONDS: “Minstel Man,” “I, Too” WILLIAM GRANT STILLS: “The Breath of a Rose”; WILLIAM MAYER: “Dream Variations”* for Tenor and Piano; “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; DOROTHY RUDD-MOORE: “The Weary Blues”; RICKY IAN GORDON, JEAN BERGER: “In Times of Silver Rain”; TIMOTHY BROWN: “Dream Boogie”; CECIL COHEN: “Death Of An Old Seaman”; ROBERT OWENS: “Genius Child”

PERFORMERS: Anthony Turner, Baritone; David Robinson, tenor; Jeannine Otis, Contralto; Erika Banks, Soprano; Allison Semmes, soprano; Roz Woll, mezzo soprano; Kermit Moore, Cello; Ivan Thomas, Bass


 

 




SUNDAY, MARCH 16
THE DISTAFF SIDE: WOMEN AT WORK


Paula Kimper: Perry Brass; "Restless Yearning"* (counter-tenor & string quartet); Mary Carol Warwick: "Viola Sonata"; Ilsa Gilbert: "Imagine"*; Madeleine Dring: "Trio for Oboe, Flute & Piano"; Mira Spektor: "Turn Around" & "The Loving Tree" (Carol Balducci: lyrics); Meira Warschauer: "Aecha"; Laura Wolfe: improvisations and songs

PERFORMERS: Special Guest Dan Strba, viola; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; Jeffrey Hale, oboe; Marshall Coid, counter-tenor; Maeve Hoglund, soprano; Gayla Morgan, soprano; Lori Miller, violin; Eva Gerard, viola; Laura Wolfe, vocalist, guitar; David Eggar, cello

Downtown Chamber Trio: (Rieko Kawabata, violin; Daniel Barrett, cello: Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano)


   

Video clip of a Labyrinth Dance Theater performance of Waltz for a Shattered World (with sound):

SUNDAY, MAY 4 @ 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 @ 8:00 PM
YOM HASHOAH
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM


LABYRINTH DANCE THEATER Sasha Spielvogel, Choreographer, Waltz for a Shattered World** (music, AVISHAI YA’AR*); MICHAEL COHEN: From the Wall*;
LEO SMIT [(1900-1943) perished in Sobibor, Poland]: Sextet** for Piano & Winds;
JOHN WILLIAMS: Violin Theme from Schindler’s List (arr. Itzhak Perlman)

SUNDAY, MAY 4: Marilyn Dubow, violin
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7: Galina Heifetz, violin

Downtown Chamber Players:
Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; David Hopkins, clarinet; Jeffrey Hale, oboe; Atsuko Sato, bassoon;
Barbara Oldham, horn; Joseph Trent, flute; Daniel Barrett, cello; Rachel Golub, violin; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano;
Thomas Verchot, trumpet; Sam Lazzara, percussion;
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining
I believe in love even when I do not feel it
I believe in God even when he is silent

—Scratched on cellar walls of Cologne where Jews hid from Nazis

 

 



SUNDAY, MAY 18 @ 3 PM:
THE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN THE SPRING, TRA-LA!


PROGRAM: MARK GRANT: “Red Berries” (Ilsa Gilbert) (Alzheimers’ “Art Song”); SAM GALE: “Magnolia Rag” (premiere); FRANK RUSSO: “Spring” from Five Seasons for chamber ensemble (world premiere); ELODIE LAUTEN: “The Five-Petal Proportion” for Flute, Violin & Tape (world premiere); NICHOLAS SCARIM: “The Garden at Night” for Wind Quintet & Narrator (world premiere); ROGER QUILTER: (Alfred Tennyson) “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal”; FRITZ KREISLER: “Schön Rosmarin”; CHARLES CHAPLIN: “The Spring Song” (from “A King In New York”); CHRIS DEBLASIO & RICHARD HOYT: “Rushes” (Ilsa Gilbert)

PERFORMERS: Janet E. Hopkins, Soprano; Galina Heifetz, Violin; Maeve Hoglund, Soprano, Narrator; Andrew Bolotowsky, Flute; David Hoplins, Clarient; Frank Perowsky, saxophone; Emanouil Manolov, Violin; Sam Lazzara: Percussion; Elizabeth Rodgers, Piano; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Conductor, Piano Solo; Downtown Chamber & Opera Players

   


SUNDAY, JUNE 22:
SUMMER IS A COMIN’ IN: SHAKESPEARE & SONG


RICHARD SIMPSON:
Shylock**; GERALD FINZI: Let Us Garlands Bring; JOEL MANDELBAUM: Sonnet #118*; RALPH VAUGHN WILLIAMS: “Orpheus with His Lute”; ROGER QUILTER: “It was a Lover and His Lass,” “Come Away, Come Away Death”; CAROLYN STEINBERG: Song**; JAMES THEOBALD, Sonnet**; LEONARD LEHRMAN, Sonnetina #15 “When In Disgrace”**; CAROLYN STEINBERG: Ophelia’s Lament for Soprano and Harp

PERFORMERS: Gayla Morgan, Soprano; Helene Williams, Soprano; Piano; Kurt Alakulppi, Tenor; Mary Hurlbut, Soprano; Robert Mobsby, Baritone; Andrew Bolotowsky, Flute; Leonard Lehrman, Piano; Downtown Chamber & Opera Players


 
* commission
** New York premiere

COMMUNITY OUTREACH CONCERTS


Mimi Stern-Wolfe and Galina Heifetz

October 27 Caring Community Chorus @ Sirovitz Center
(12th Street near First Ave.)

December: Y Community Chorus at 14th Street Y & at Stein Center (dates TBA)

 

Past Events:


SUNDAY JUNE 17 @ 3PM
SOMETIMES SATIE
AN EAST VILLAGE VERSION OF  “MOSTLY MOZART”
DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA PLAYERS

Suggested donation: $10-15; sen/stu $8; dmpmimi@verizon.net
St. Marks in the Bowery 131 East 10th street near Second Ave.

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SUNDAY, MAY 6 AT 3PM
THE FOUR B’s
DOWNTOWN CHAMBER TRIO
rieko kawabata, vl; daniel barrett, cello; mimi stern-wolfe, pno.
BEETHOVEN OP. 1 NO. 3, C minor
BRAHMS OP 8, B major
BOULANGER SISTERS** NADIA & LILIE
PIECES FOR SOLO VIOLIN AND SOLO CELLO

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
MIMI STERN-WOLFE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

SUNDAY APRIL 22 AT 3PM
EAST VILLAGE ST. MARKS IN THE BOWERY
EARTH DAY CONCERT  HOSTED BY
SINGER/SINGWRITER--LAURA WOLFE WITH
MORLEY & TRACIANA GRAVES

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The POET OF BLEECKER STREET IV
ILSA GILBERT

Poetry and Texts in MUSICAL SETTINGS by:
Chris Berg; Isabelle Ganz; Philip Benson; Frederick Koch;
Eugene McBride; Mary Carol Warwick; Binnette Lipper
with
downtown chamber & opera players

ST. MARKS IN THE BOWERY
10TH STREET & SECOND AVENUE
Suggested Donation: $10; $15 sen/stu: $8
INFORMATION: 212 477 1594



Chamber Music & Songs for Women's History Month

Songs by Mira J. Spektor
Wedding Trio, Julie Mandel
Clara Schumann's Piano Trio
Special Guest: Isreali Mezzo-Soprano Magda Fishman

Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm
Downtown Chamber Trio

Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street (at Pitt St.)
Free admission


 


BENSON
SERIES
for
World AIDS Day TWO CONCERTS !!


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 at 6-7  PM

LGBT  COMMUNITY CENTER
208 W. 13th  Street
Near Seventh Avenue (FREE)

Followed by Candle light March to Union SquareAND
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 at 3 PM:ST. MARKS in The Bowery
131 EAST TENTH STREET (Second Avenue)

COMPOSERS' WORKS:Robert Chesley (1943-1990) Nobody Knows This Little Rose: Autumn
Lee Gannon (1960-1996) Cello Sonata
Kevin Oldham (1960-1993) Not Even If I Try;Across the Sea
Robert Savage (1951-1993) Tune from Mt. Tremper
Chris DeBlasio (1959-1993) Butcher; Whatever You Say He Sings;
Walt Whitman in 1989
Downtown Chamber & Opera Players:
Alteouise de Vaughn, mezzo-soprano (Friday)
September Bigelow, mezzo soprano (Sunday)
Marshall Coid, counter-tenor
Gilles Denizot, heldentenor
Andrew Bolotowsky, flute (Friday)Poetry for Chris DeBlasio, music; Ilsa Gilbert & Perry BrassMimi Stern-Wolfe, piano;  Dave Eggar, celloSPECIAL EVENT: Release of CD
SUDDEN SUNSETS: Benson AIDS Series
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In memory of the many composers and musicians who have died of AIDSRELEASE OF SUDDEN SUNSETS CD:
Highlights of the BENSON AIDS SERIES

 

 


Opening concert
EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES
St. Marks in the Bowery

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12 @ 3PM : A TOAST TO THE STEINS:
Works of
l. Bernstein (I Hate Music; Suburbia Trio from Trouble in Tahiti);
Mark Blitzstein (Rain quartet from Regina); Joe Worker Gets Gypped)
Gertrude Stein texts set by Finkelstein (Suzy Assado);
William Turner (Bolgna Tree);
W. Bolcom/Arnold Weinstein (Black Max; George);
Jule Styne (Every Street's a Boulevard in Ole New York)
Don Stein: Vintage Suite flute & piano
Walter Doyle: To The Steins
Stage Director: Lisa Brailoff

 


DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES
Sunday Afternoon Series @ St. Mark's in the Bowery

(131 SECOND SECOND AVE &10TH STREET)
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS @ 3PM
* $10-$15 ; SENIOR/STUDENT $8

NEW NOTES & MUSICAL MEMORIES
downtown chamber & opera players
mimi stern-wolfe, artistic director

January 29, 2006: EASTERN WIND- WESTERN SONG
Special Guests : Jade String Trio
Works of Davide Zannoni (Trio on Chinese Folk Themes (World Prem); Mozart & Faure Piano Quartets, Chinese String Trio work

February 19, 2006: QUINTESSENCE
Quintets with voice &/or piano by Mary Carol Warwick (Ilsa Gilbert) Light and Heavy Years Creation Du Monde (Darius Milhaud) Joyce Hope Suskind;Yeats poetry QUINTET;SOPRANOS VANESSA SALAZ; JACQUELINE THOMPSON, SOPRANO; PHIIP BASGOIR, CLARINET

March 19,2006: FOUR WOMEN : Downtown Chamber Trio : RIEKO KAWABATA, vl; DANEIL BARRETT; cel; MIMI STERN-WOLFE , pno
Music by: Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann; Rebecca Clarke, Lera Auerbach

May 14, 2006: MUS-ECOLOGY:
Landscape, Moonscape (Lazarus,Gilbert) commissioned; Yellow Cake Revue (Peter Maxwell Davies); Paved Paradise (Joni Mitchell); Die Forelle, Roslein (Schubert)

June 18, 2006: MUSIC & SATIRE (NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND); Music For a Farce (trpt, cl, perc, pno) Paul Bowles; Cinema (Rene Clair film) Piano Solo: Eric Satie; Miniatures (William Mayer);
DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA [PLAYERS (cl, vl. cello, voice, pno, perc, conductor)



THURSDAY DECEMBER 1: WORLD AIDS DAY at
TRINITY CHURCH @ 74 TRINITY PLACE Church at 1PM.
DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

HIGHLIGHTS from the BENSON AIDS SERIES (1990-2002)


Mimi Stern-Wolfe, artistic director, pianist

CHRIS DEBLASIO(1959-1993) Whatever You Say He Sings; Butcher (poem: Ilsa Gilbert)
Janet E. Hopkins, soprano
ROBERT CHESLEY (1943-1990) "Six Songs" Marshall Coid, counter-tenor;
LEE GANNON (1960-1993): Cello & Piano Sonata David Eggar, cello;
KEVIN OLDHAM (1960-1993) Across the Sea; Not Even If I Try Gilles Denizot, Helden Tenor

The Benson AIDS Series, a twelve year series held on World AIDS Day at Middle Collegiate Church by Downtown Music Productions, under the artistic direction of conductor/pianist, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, will present the music of four composers who were struck down by the HIV/AIDS virus in the early nineties. Trinity Church (at 74 Trinity Place) will host this year's presentation of music by four composers whose music deserves wide attention and recognition by concert audiences. The composers to be performed are Robert Chesley (1943-1990); Lee Gannon(1960-1993); Kevin Oldham (1960-1993); and Chris DeBlasio (1959-1993).Songs to poetry of Ilsa Gilbert are performed. For further information:dmpmimi@verizon.net

 


Nov. 13, 2005 at 3 pm:
AARON COPLAND (Brooklyn Birthday Boy,
Nov. 14, 1900-1990)
A DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS

The concert will commemorate the 105th birthday of this great American Master. Admission is at the suggested Donation of $10-$15. Further information:
dmpmimi@verizon.net or 212 477 1594.

Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha)
(fl, cl, bassoon, pno, & strings) Ukelele Serenade: Shem Guibbory, violin; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Concerto for Clarinet & String Orch, Harp & Piano: William Blount, clarinet
Old American Songs: Ivan Thomas, bass-baritone
Martin’s Aria from The Tender Land : Kurt Alakulppi, tenor

 


DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
MIMI STERN-WOLFE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


THREE’s A CROWD!!!

(TRIOS GALORE !!!)

DOWNTOWN CHAMBER TRIO
Reiko Kawabata, violin; William Blount, clarinet
Daniel Barrett, cello; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

Bruce Lazarus: Divertimento (commissioned by Downtown Chamber Trio)

Yuri Bortz: Trio for Now and Thenfor violin, clarinet, piano
Darius Milhaud: Suite
Michael Cohen: Monday Morning Piano Trio (premiere)

Peter Schickele: Serenade for Three

SUNDAY MAY 22 @ 3:00 PM

ST. MARKS in the BOWERY (10th St. & Second Av)

Suggested Donation: $10—15; (Seniors, Students $8)

Information: (212) 477 1594;
dmpmimi@verizon.net

 


HONORING THE AMERICAN ART SONG

mimi stern-wolfe, artistic director, piano

Poetry of Ilsa Gilbert; Edna St. Vincent Millay; W.B. Yeats; C.M. Silver

set by Michael Cohen, (Greenwich Village Voices)
Mark N. Grant (Red Berries); (Book of Illuminations)
Joyce Hope Suskind, (Yeats Love Songs)
Julie Mandel (Portraits)


Sopranos, Janet Hopkins; Nita Baxani; September Bigelow, Tiffany DuMouchelle;
Elizabeth Farnum

Downtown Chamber Players: Oboe:Jeff. Hale; cello: Marisol Espada; Guitar, Matthew Baier, &
pnos.Elizabeth Rodgers& Mimi Stern-Wolfe

Sunday April 24 @ 3PM
St. Marks in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th st.;
212 477 1594; suggested Donation: $10-15
information:
dmpmimi@verizon.net


Sound of New Music Series Presents:
If Music Be The Love Of Food

Sunday January 30th at 3 pm

@ ST MARKS IN THE BOWERY (10th Street & 2nd Avenue)

Featuring a chamber opera:

ART OF EATING

inspired by the writing of M.F.K. Fisher
with music: Jeffery Lependorff
Libretto: Joseph Goodrich
with Maria Fatorre, Soprano; John Schenkel, baritone
River Quartet and Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor

also featuring:
Eric Satie: Trois Morceaux en forme de Poire
J.S. Bach: Coffee Cantata Aria
Leonard Bertstein: La Bonne Cuisine
Henry Purcell: If Music Be The Food Of Love
Ilsa Gilbert: Two Poems "Food for Thought", "Dinner"

Performers
Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
Andrew Bolotowsky, flute
Mary Hurlbut, Soprano
Karen Sprung, Soprano
and others

Suggested donation $10.00 - $15.00
Ticket information: 212 477-1594


Sunday, December 19, 2004
at 2:00 pm

at The Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged
Galina Heifetz, Violin, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Piano
music by Jewish Composers
including: Bloch, Irving Schulhoff, Achron, Veinberg, Volpe


The Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged
5961 Palisade Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 548 1006


DOWNTOWN MUSIC
PRODUCTIONS, INC
Mimi Stern-Wolfe’s 2004-2005 series
THE SOUND OF NEW MUSIC
With
Downtown Chamber & Opera Players
@ ST MARKS IN THE BOWERY (10th Street & 2nd Avenue)

ARMISTICE DAY REVISITED
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14 @ 3:00 pm

Kurt Weill, (Four Walt Whitman Songs);
K. Hoover (Central American Songs): NY premiere
Timothy Brown (In Flanders Field) NY premiere
Peter Kelsh/Ilsa Gilbert: After Life
Joseph Kosma/Jacques Prevert: Barbara
Gary Geld/Udell: Shenandoah

Vocalists: Gayla Morgan, Coloratura; Emily Johnson, mezzo soprano;
Kurt Alakulppi, tenor; Sean Barker, Baritone;
Instrumentalists: Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; Chris Nappi, percussion; James Wilson, oboe
Marshall Coid, violin; Daniel Barrett, cello; Mimi Stern-Wolfe piano

Suggested donation: $10
Information: dmpmimi@verizon.net; (212 477 1594)


DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
mimi stern-wolfe, artistic director

UPTOWN & UPCOMING
CHAMBER OPERA

THE SATIN CLOAK
A Modern Fable ON A HASIDIC TALE!

MUSIC AND LIBRETTO
MARTIN HALPERN

OCTOBER @ 8:30
Thursday,October 28
Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30

Cast

Darren Chase, tenor, Tameen
September Bigelow, mezzo- soprano, Akara
Samuel Smith, bass-baritone, Aruhm
William Berges, baritone, Narrator & Messenger
Chorus of Townspeople

Downtown Chamber & Opera Players
Conductor: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Stage director: Martin Halpern

LEONARD NIMOY THALIA of SYMPHONY SPACE
TICKETS: $21; $16 for members: $12 for seniors & students;
Information & reservations : (212) 864-5400; (212) 477-1594



Orchestral Concert for Children 5 and up
Babar the Elephant meets Tubby the Tuba
illustration by Anique Taylor


Mother's Day, May 9 at 3 pm
St. Marks Church in the Bowery
10th Street & Second Avenue

Narrators: Ivan Thomas & Iris Hiskey; Tuba: Ron Caswell.

plus SPECIAL Folk Sing-a -long for PEACE.


ALSO upcoming...



(Joanne Edelmann as "The Princess"
Marshall Coid as "The Soldier" in a previous production
)

The Soldier's Tale
(L'Histoire du Soldat)
by Igor Stravinsky

Marshall Coid as "The Soldier"

Valentina Kozlova, choreograher
James B. Nicola, Stage Director
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Conductor of Downtown Chamber Players.


WESTBETH PRESENTS TUESDAY, APRIL 20 @ 7:30 PM

LIBRETTI & POETRY
BY
ILSA GILBERT

OPERA EXCERPTS
CONCERT PERFORMANCE

ONE NIGHT TOGETHER
MUSIC BY DANIEL BURWASSER
(SET IN HOLOCAUST PERIOD)

PHOENIX PARK (A POET’S JOURNEY)
MUSIC BY DAVID G. STRICKLAND
(SET IN DUBLIN, IRELAND)

“RED BERRIES” (ART SONG PREMIERE)
MUSIC BY MARK N. GRANT

PERFORMED BY
DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA PLAYERS
MIMI STERN-WOLFE, PIANIST- ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
NITA BAXANI, SOPRANO
GAYLA MORGAN, SOPRANO
KURT ALAKULPPI, TENOR
ROBERT MOBSBY, BARITONE

THE COMMUNITY ROOM @ 55 BETHUNE STREET
***** RECEPTION ****
FREE
TUESDAY APRIL 20 @ 7:30 PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


mimi stern-wolfe artistic director presents
WAR & PIECES #3

A SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, March 28 at 3pm
at
St. Marks Church in the Bowery
10th Street & Second Avenue


WOMEN AND WAR


SPECIAL FEATURED GUESTS: COLORADO QUARTET & Downtown Chamber & Opera Players

Carolyn Gronlund, mezzo sop; Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-sop; Karen Ruth Sprung, soprano Jeannine Otis, mezzo soprano; Sean Barker, baritone; Daniel Barrett, cello; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

WORKS BY: K. Hoover (Da Pacem); D.Hollister/I. Gilbert (Homeless Children)Blitzstein (Mission Scene from The Cradle Will Rock) Joe Worker Gets Gypped; M. Spektor (Where Are the Children; "I Don’t Remember My Childhood" from Lady in the Castle); J.H.Suskind (Sororite-Sisterhood); Barber/Arnold (Dover Beach); Weill/Brecht: (Soldaten Weib)


Suggested Donation: $10; Information: 212 477 1594: dmpmimi@verizon.net

WAR & PIECES
A SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES
@ St. Marks in the Bowery
10th Street & Second Avenue
“I HAVE A DREAM”
JANUARY 25, 2004 @ 3 PM

The Downtown Chamber & Opera Players
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor, pianist

CONCERT #2
JAN 25, 2004 @ 3PM

SILENCED VOICES Michael Cohen
Daniel Barrett, cello
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
THREE SONGS Hans Eisler (1898-1962)
(poems by Bertolt Brecht)
Ballad of Marie Sanders translation by Eric Bentley)
Easter Sunday
The Song of the Moldau
Sean Barker, baritone
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
STRING QUARTET Jorge Washington
Pena Hen (1928-73)
Allegro * Adagio* Vivo
Carpentier Quartet

MOURNING SCENE (from Samuel) Ned Rorem
Kurt Alakulppi, tenor
Carpentier String Quartet
TIME FOR TAPS (poem) Ilsa Gilbert
llsa Gilbert, reader
LETTERS HOME (from VIETNAM )(1968) Willam Mayer
Vocal Solos, spoken solos, chorus,
Strings, brass, flute (piccolo)
Keyboard, percussion,
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor
SONGS OF SOLOMON (a choral ensemble) Chantel R. Wright, (conductor)

WITHOUT JUSTICE Nicholas Scarim
TUTTI

ARMISTICE DAY REMEMBERED
November 9, 2003 @ 3 pm

PEACE
Joyce Hope Suskind (G.M. Hopkins)
THE ARMY SONG from Threepenny Opera
Kurt Weill (B. Brecht)
THEY ARE THERE!
Charles Ives
LISTEN HERE JOE from Peace Cry
David Hollister (L. Hughes)
THE WAR PRAYER
Nicholas Scarim (M. Twain)
on BENJAMIN BRITTEN'S War Requiem
Ilsa Gilbert (poet)
SONGS OF LOVE & WAR
Richard Peaslee
JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YOU
Irish Folk Song

Downtown chamber & Opera Players
Nita Baxani, soprano; Sahoko Sato, mezzo-soprano; Joel Briel, tenor;
Michael Schilke, baritone; Ivan Thomas, bass; Ilsa Gilbert, reciter;
Lou Rodgers, stage director; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute;
David Hopkins, clarinet; Lori Berkowitz, viola; Daniel Barrett, cello;
Judy Hirschman, percussion;
Mimi Stern Wolfe, piano & keyboards

ATTENTION! BENEFIT Brunch- Buffet: $30
@ Pangea Restaurant (Second Av 10th-11th) 12:30---2:30
Information: 212 477 1594; dmpmimi@msn.com

DONNELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (53rd street between 5th-6th Avenue)
BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY BASH!
FREE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 @ 2:30 pm
Downtown Music Productions
&
DOWNTOWN CHAMBER TRIO
Matthew Lehmann, violin
David Gotay, cello
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
PRESENT
Sonata for Cello and Piano #2 in G, op.5 no. 2
Sonata for Violin and Piano #8, op.30 no. 3
Archduke Trio for Violin, Cello, Piano in Bb, op. 97



HOWL Arts Festival of the EAST VILLAGE
Saturday, August 23 @ Noon and 1PM
Tompkins Square Park: 10th street & Avenue A

TUBBY THE TUBA----Kleinsinger/Tripp
Downtown Chamber Orchestra conductor: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
FREE


Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 3 pm

Piano Solo: Selections from the "Palestine Notebook" by Stefan Wolpe
(100th birthday is celebrated 2002-2003)
Mimi Stern- Wolfe, piano solo
Center for Jewish History
(15 East 16th Street)
Cafe Music
(Trio for vl. cel. pno.) by Paul Schoenfield - Downtown Chamber Trio
(Jill Jaffe, Daniel Barrett, & Mimi Stern-Wolfe)

American Society for Jewish Music & American Jewish Historical Society
A CONCERT OF CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSIC WORKS
by Stefan Wolpe, Ron Yedidia, Kurt Weill, Arnold Schoenberg, Karol Rathaus, Paul Schoenfield

Information: dmpmimi@verizon.net



COMPOSERS OF THE TEREZIN with MOTYL

February 2, 2002 at Library of Locust Valley, Glen Cove, Long Island
Music by composers Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Martin Roman, Egon Leduc and others.



Phoenix Park
(A Poet’s Journey)

Libretto by Ilsa Gilbert
Music by David Strickland

Downtown Chamber & Opera Players
Conductor: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Stage Director: Tom O'Horgan

Performances in NOVEMBER:
7, 8, 9, 10; 14, 15, 16, 17; 21, 22, 23, 24, 2002
@ Theater for the New City



Benefit "PHOENIX PARK"

by
David Strickland and Ilsa Gilbert

BIRDS WE HAVE KNOWN

Soprano, Piano and Cello
with Kim Strickland, mezzo-soprano


@ Church Of The Epiphany
22nd Street & Second Avenue



Downtown Chamber & Opera Players

Monday, October 15, 2001 at 8 p.m.

Contemporary Chamber & Vocal Music:
Works by: Norman Grossman, Prokofiev,
Mary Carol Warwick/Perry Brass,
Paul Schoenfield

The Construction Company
10 East 18th St., 3rd Floor



Monday February 4, 2002 @ 2:30 PM
The Donnell Library
20 West 53 Street * (212) 340-0849 * FREE

Joel Briel, tenor
Alexander Boder, violin
Sam Kephart, viola
David Gotay, cello
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

Program:
Ervin Schulhoff
Tango from 5 Etudes
for piano


Brahms
Piano Quartet In C Minor

Paul Schoenfield
Café Music
for viola cello, piano

Astor Piazzolla
Le Grand Tango
for viola & piano

Perry Brass (poetry)
The Human City
(premiere)
Mary C. Warwick (music)
tenor, viola, piano



BENSON AIDS CONCERT #11:

Sunday, December 2, 2001 @ 3:30 PM
..... to honor the LIVES and MEMORIES of the people lost on September 11
......to present music of composers stricken with the AIDS virus
    to launch our upcoming AIDS LIVE CD, SUDDEN SUNSETS

Program:
Yvar Mikhashoff (1941-1993)
Opera Arrangements for Piano Solo
"Vissi D'Arte" (from Tosca by Puccini)
"Casta Diva" (from Norma by Bellini)


Yvar Mikhashoff (1941-1993)
Dances for Davia (flute& piano)

William Schimmel
"Fromage Dangereux"
(Tango from Incitation to Desire CD)


Bruce Lazarus
Threnodies and Anthems
for ten sax & bagpipe
(dedicated to composer's parents)


Gerald Busby
COMETANGO
(1984)
for Piano Solo


Mary Carol Warwick
Chris at 34
(Chris deBlasio,1959-1993)


Poetry
Ilsa Gilbert
"DH Remembered"
(Deolus Husband, 1953-1989)

Chris De Blasio (1959-1993)
"Villagers"
(po
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etry Perry Brass & Ilsa Gilbert)

Kevin Oldham (1960-1993)
"Not Even If I Try"

Jack Briece (1945-1988)
Four Songs on Poems of John Ciardi
Gilles Denizot, baritone
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

Downtown Chamber Players:
Gilles Denizot, baritone; John Ingram, bagpipes and saxophone;
William Schimmel, accordion; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor, piano

Middle Collegiate Church
Second Avenue & Seventh Street


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