Wednesday, May 05, 2010

NYRO's season finale: Kodaly, Strauss, and Debussy

The New York Repertory Orchestra's final concert of the year, on Saturday, May 22, 2010, features music that is exuberant, moving, dramatic, soulful, and absolutely gorgeous! Music by Zoltán Kodály, Richard Strauss, and Claude Debussy is on the program for a great finish to our best and biggest season ever!

Also, internationally acclaimed soprano Jennifer Grimaldi joins us, making her NYRO debut!

The program begins in fine style, with the virtuoso musicians of NYRO showing their stuff in Zoltán Kodály's extroverted Concerto for Orchestra. Then, star soprano Jennifer Grimaldi joins us as soloist in Richard Strauss' exquisite Four Last Songs.

The program (and season) ends with the riotous sounds of Claude Debussy's groundbreaking score,La Mer.

  • Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Place: Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street)
  • Admission: FREE

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Here's the full program:

  • Kodály: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Strauss: Four Last Songs - Jennifer Grimaldi, soprano
  • Debussy: La Mer (The Sea)

David Leibowitz, Conductor

----More about our Guest Artist----Internationally acclaimed soprano Jennifer Grimaldi has been hailed as "a compelling and commanding singing actress with a silvery timbre that sparkles and shines" (Danbury Times News) and is a promising young talent on the opera, concert, and recital stage.

Ms. Grimaldi recently made her European solo debut with the Charlemagne Orchestra (Belgium) as featured soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah. She has sung leading roles with many opera companies, including the Utah Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Intermezzo Opera Festival, and Raylynmor Opera, among others.

In 2011, Ms. Grimaldi will be a featured soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Mineria Orchestra (Mexico City) under the direction of Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto. Other recent orchestral solo engagements include performances with the Queens Symphonic Orchestra, New Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and the Third Street Music Settlement Orchestra. 

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