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February 2009

February 1 — Sunday

4:45 pm. Ernest Lehrer (Astoria, N.Y.), organ. Cathedral of St. Patrick, Fifth Avenue/51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x274. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Jeffrey Brillhart (Bryn Mawr, Penn.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Felix Hell, organist. Concert I: The complete Mendlessohn organ works played in three concerts celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth and the 20th Anniversary Season of the Arnold Schwartz Memorial Fisk Organ
Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 students & seniors); 2 concerts: $45 ($25 students & seniors); 3 concerts: $60 ($30 students & seniors). 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

February 2 — Monday

7:30 pm. Felix Hell, organist. Concert II: The complete Mendlessohn organ works played in three concerts celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth and the 20th Anniversary Season of the Arnold Schwartz Memorial Fisk Organ
Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 students & seniors); 2 concerts: $45 ($25 students & seniors); 3 concerts: $60 ($30 students & seniors). 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Charles Callahan, organist. Pre-concert talk by Dr. Emory Fanning (Middlebury College) at 7:00 p.m. Franck: Choral no. 1 in E Major; Prélude, Fugue, et Variation; Pièce Heroïque; Dupré: Lamento, Cortège et Litanie. Reproductions of select César Franck manuscripts from The Morgan Library will be on view at the church. Brick Presbyterian Church, Park Ave./91st St. Tickets: $20 for Non-Members, $15 for Morgan Library Members. For tickets and info, please visit www.themorgan.org, or 212-685-0008, ext. 560.

February 3 — Tuesday

12:30 pm. Midday Music Concert: Claudia Dumschat, organ. Symphony #5 by Charles-Marie Widor. Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $5 sugg. donation. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. Felix Hell, organist. Concert III: The complete Mendlessohn organ works played in three concerts celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth and the 20th Anniversary Season of the Arnold Schwartz Memorial Fisk Organ
Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 students & seniors); 2 concerts:  $45 ($25 students & seniors); 3 concerts: $60 ($30 students & seniors). 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

February 4 — Wednesday

3:30 pm. Paolo Michele Bordignon (St. Bartholomew Church, NYC), organ. Mr. Bordignon performs on the 1830 Thomas Appelton organ in the Equestrian Court. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave./82nd St. Free with admission to museum (sugg. donation: $20). 212-396-5473. Handicapped accessible facility

February 7 — Saturday

8:00 pm. James Preiss, marimba. Bach solo cello suites 4, 5, 6. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington Ave./54th St. $20 ($15 students/seniors/AGO members). 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

February 8 — Sunday

3:00 pm. The Hudson Trio. Caroline Chin, violin; Miho Zaitsu, cello; Vladimir Valjarevic, piano. This energetic ensemble will perform three closely-linked trios from the French tradition by Saint-Saëns, Fauré (who studied with Saint-Saëns) & Ravel (a pupil of Fauré). Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Sug. donation: $15 ($10 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. Jared Lamenzo (Old St. Patrick's Cathedral), organ. Brahms: Prelude and Fugue in g minorJ.S. Bach: Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 667; Buxtehude: Praeludium in g minor BuxWV 149; Frescobaldi: movements from Fiori Musicali, Messa Delli Apostoli; Schumann: Nicht schnell und sehr markiert, and Allegretto from Skizzen für den Pedalflügel, Opus 58; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Sonata III in A, Op 65. First Presbyterian Church, Fifth Ave./12th St. Freewill offering. (212) 675-6150. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Stephen Tharp (New York City), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

February 10 — Tuesday

8:00 pm. Stephen Fraser (Assoc. Minister of Music), organ; assisted by Daniel Brondel, countertenor. Works by Bach, Couperin, Escaich, Howells, Messiaen, Prokofiev, and Fraser. Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), 316 E. 88th St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-289-4100 x210. Handicapped accessible facility

February 11 — Wednesday

7:00 pm. Pre-concert organ recital by Renée Anne Louprette (Assoc. Dir. of Music), performing works of Reger, Ligeti and Duruflé.
8:00 pm.
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola; Kent Tritle, conductor. György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna; Gavin Bryars: On Photography (U.S. premiere); Krzysztof Penderecki: Song of the Cherubim; plus works of de Monte, Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Lauridsen and Oldham. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. Preferred seating: $45; General seating: $35, $25 (students & seniors). 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).

7:00 pm. Pre-concert lecture by Thomas Crawford (Music Director of the American Classical Orchestra).
8:00 pm. American Classical Orchestra (period instruments); Thomas Crawford, conductor.  ALL-HAYDN.  "Mass in Time of War" with the Men & Boys Choir of Trinity New Haven and the Choir of Trinity Princeton; Organ Concerto in D Major, Gregory D'Agostino, organ; Symphony No . 96 "Miracle."  Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street (east of B'way).  Premium seating: $50; General seating: $35; Students: $10.  $15 discount for AGO members purchasing Premium or General seating tickets.  212-362-2727.  Handicapped accessible facility (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).

February 12 — Thursday

8:00 pm. Juilliard Organ Department in Concert. Students of Paul Jacobs (Chairman, Organ Dept.). Keenan Boswell (Bach: Toccata in F, BWV 540); Nicolo Cochran (Duruflé: Prélude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7); Joseph Arndt (Nicco Athens: Short Sonata for Organ); James Wetzel (Saint-Saëns: Fantasie No. 1 in E-flat); Christopher Powell (Messiaen: Le banquet céleste); Eugene Lavery (Dan Locklair: Rubrics); Ryan Jackson (Franck: Pièce héroïque); Noah Wynne-Morton (Vierne: Intermezzo Premier Suite, Op. 5, and Etoile du soir Troisieme Suite, Op. 54); Isabelle Demers (Reger: Sonata No. 2, Op. 60). Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street (Broadway/Columbus). Free. 212-787-2755, ext. 6.

February 14 — Saturday

5:00 pm. Guildford Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys. Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Choristers; David Davies, Sub Organist. Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street (Broadway/Columbus). Suggested donation: $10. 212-787-2755, ext. 6.

February 15 — Sunday

4:00 pm. Music Before 1800: A Magnificent Noise. Bruce Dickey, director and cornetto; Charles Toet, director and baroque trombone; with Simen van Mechelen, Wim Becu, Hanneke van Proosdij. Intradas, canzonas, sonatas and paduanas by Viadana, Scheidt, Brade, and others. Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121st St. $40, $30, $20 ($35, $25, $15 students & seniors 62+). 212-666-9266. Handicapped accessible facility

4:45 pm. Stephen R. Fraser (Assistant Organist), organ. Cathedral of St. Patrick, Fifth Avenue/51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x274. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Birger Marmvik (Oskarshamn, Sweden), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

7:30 pm. NYC AGO Chapter Program: Peter Richard Conte (Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Philadelphia), organ. Works by Bernstein/Conte, Guilmant, Kreisler/Conte, J.S. Bach/Widor, Elmore and Brahms/Conte. Church of the Holy Family, 315 East 47th Street. Free to NYC AGO members; $20 general. Handicapped accessible facility

February 18 — Wednesday

7:30 pm. Gail Archer, organ. Mendelssohn in the Romantic Century: a celebration of the bicentennial of the composer's birth. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Broadway/116th St. Free. 212-854-1487. Handicapped accessible facility

February 20 — Friday

8:00 pm. Richard Heschke (Prof. of Music & College Organist), organ. Works by Walther, Pachelbel, Bach, Widor, Dandrieu, Vierne, and Dubois. Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, Concordia College, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY. $15 ($10 students & seniors). 914-337-9300, ext. 2427. Handicapped accessible facility

February 22 — Sunday

3:00 pm. Jorge Ávila, violin; Adrienne Kim, piano. A compelling duo who have performed together for the past 14 years, their program will include works by Bach, Mozart and Kreisler. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Sug. donation: $15 ($10 students & seniors). 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

3:00 pm. Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music. Brian Sacawa, saxophone; Celeste Golden, violin; Lidia Kaminska, bayan; Michael Djupstrom, piano. Works by Greenstein, Schumann, Chambers, Djupstrom and Piazzolla. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave./S. Oxford St. $20 (TDF voucher accepted). 718-625-7515. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. Kent Tritle (Dir. of Music), organist. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; An Wasserflussen Babylon, BWV 653; Cadario: Iam surgit hora tertia (U.S. Premiere); Bach: “Little” Fugue in G minor, BWV 578; Widor: Symphony No. 7 in A minor, Op. 42, No. 3. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility (restrooms not handicapped-accessible).

4:00 pm. Sebastian M. Glück, baroque recorders; Ellen Goff Entriken, soprano; William F. Entriken (Organist & Choirmaster), organist. Händel: Sonatas, Arias, Marches, Water Music. First Presbyterian Church, Fifth Ave./12th St. Freewill offering. (212) 675-6150. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. Songs of Faith. Church of the Immaculate Conception Chancel Choir and Choristers; Preston Dibble, conductor. Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ. Free. 973-744-5650. Handicapped accessible facility

4:00 pm. F. Allen Artz, III (Morristown UMC), organ. St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 119 Main Street (Church), Millburn, NJ. Sugg. donation $10. 973-376-0688.

5:00 pm. St. Cecilia Chorus. David Randolph, conductor; Christopher Creaghan, organist. Mozart: "Coronation" Mass No. 15 in C, K. 317; Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op. 86. Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave./90th St. $25 ($20 in advance); $15 (seniors, students); $5 (children 12 and under). www.stceciliachorus.org/season/tickets.shtml. 646-638-2535. Handicapped accessible facility

5:15 pm. Frederick Teardo (Associate Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

February 24 — Tuesday

6:00 pm. Timothy Smith (University Organist), organist. St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, 117th St./Amsterdam Ave. Free. (212) 854-0480. Handicapped accessible facility