Please join us at the American Irish Historical Society for an afternoon recital with some of Irelands most gifted young soloists along with the Niall O’Leary School of Dance NYC on Thursday May 31st at 1PM. This performance will be a preview of their Carnegie Hall Performance on June 1st.
With thanks to American Irish pianist JULIE JORDAN, Artistic Director and Founder of New York Concerti Sinfonietta continues to present gifted Irish soloists in their Carnegie Hall debut.
JULIE JORDAN, Piano: CHOPIN • Nocturne in C-sharp Minor
JAYDEN LAMCELLARI, Cello: PIAZZOLA • La Gran Tango • Duo with ENRIEN LAMCELLARI, Cello: HANDEL • Sonata for Two Cellos
ANABEL SWEENEY, Soprano: Brendan GRAHAM • Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears • GIORDANI: Caro Mio Ben
AVA PAKIAM, Violin: KRIESLER • Danny Boy • Prelude
PAUL FITZGIBBON, Viola: ELGAR • Concerto in E Minor, Op.85, I. SCHUBERT • “Arpeggione” Sonata
NIALL O’LEARY, Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance NYC Top Students
DAN FOSTER, Fiddle: Irish Tunes
The winners are chosen from the ongoing International Shining Stars Debut auditions offered by American Irish pianist Julie Jordan, who is the Founder and Artistic Director of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta. Julie Jordan, a Steinway Artist and Juilliard Piano Faculty in the Evening Division 1985-2015, has awarded over 30 Irish soloists to date in music, dance and drama for their NY debut in Carnegie Hall. Julie Jordan began her Irish Festival in 2015 in honor of her Irish grandparents from Co.Mayo.
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New York Concerti Sinfonietta Presents Irish Festival –
Programs expand in scale and scope
By Michael Sherwin | October 17, 2015
“…Dr. Jordan’s father is of Irish descent. Last May, in a series of three New York concerts, Dr. Jordan displayed the first fruits of her new collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
The Irish Festival
For the current Irish Festival, Dr. Jordan auditioned contestants in Ireland as well as the United States, comprising a variety of nationalities and geographical origins. The Festival distinguished itself by presenting newly discovered competition winners of impressive attainment, various child prodigies whose musicality and insight belied their chronological age, and special guest appearances by world-class celebrity artists.
Music and Drama
Expanding its previous musical programing, the Sinfonietta for the first time added theater to the mix. (Dance is promised in the future.)
On Oct. 7, the initial presentation of the Irish Festival was given at—appropriately enough— the Irish American Historical Society on Fifth Avenue. A capacity audience was on-hand for an absorbing two-part program.
The first half was a drama, “Two Stars: Yeats and Joyce in Words and Music,” by Joseph Hassett, who was in attendance. Actor/singer Nathaniel Janis played James Joyce; W. B. Yeats was portrayed by Peter Rogan, and Colin Lane acted as narrator. Coincidentally, this year is the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth…”
Guest Conductor Conor Palliser leads the New York Concerti Sinfonietta featuring the 2017 International Shining Star First Prize Winners: KEVIN JANSSON, Violin: Mendelssohn Concerto in E, III. AND Piano: Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto, I. • ZOË NAGLE, Cello: Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations • ELLEN JANSSON, Piano: Prokofiev 3rd Piano Concerto I. • DAVID BLAKE, Cello: Shostakovich Cello Concerto • DAVID TOBIN (Violin: Tchaikovsky “Souvenir d’unlieu cher, II. III. • OLIVER NEUBAUER, Violin: Mozart Concerto No.3, III. • Violin Virtuosi: Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins I. • TODD PALMER, Clarinet; YU YU LIU, Cello; STANLEY SISSKIN, Piano: Brahms Clarinet Trio, I. II. III. IV. • EOGHAN DOODY, Guitar: Tárrego: Capricho Arabe • TIFFANY QIU, Piano: Ravel: Ondine