SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES




2/3 – Serenade Duo – Michelle LaPorte, flutist and Gerry Saulter, guitarist
Multi-award winning ensemble Serenade Duo featuring Michelle LaPorte, flutist and Gerry Saulter, guitarist has performed for audiences throughout the United States and Europe in such magnificent venues as the American Church in Paris, the United States and New Zealand Embassies in Paris, International School of Paris, American Cathedral in Paris, St. Lawrence Jewry / Guild Hall in London, St. John’s Church in Stratford London, St. Ann’s Church Dublin, and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan. As five-time Chamber Music Award Recipients from Artists International, Serenade Duo has performed numerous sold out performances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. The duo is a current ensemble member of Chamber Music America and the Delian Society.
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2/10 – Chinese New Year Celebration
Guzheng - Chinese Zither and Guqin - Seven String Zither : Shih-hua Judy Yeh; Xiao and Dizi - Chinese Bamboo Flutes Yu Yuan Xu; Erhu - Chinese Violin Musician: Cheryl Chang; Yangqin - Chinese Hammered Dulcimer Musician: Jenny Yang

This celebration is brought to us by the Asian-American Cultural Circle of Unity to foster recognition and appreciation of the various cultures that live on Long Island and to promote participation in the creative and cultural arts among school children, teenagers and adults, helping to raise awareness of the fact that the arts speak a universal language that binds all of us together and establishes cultural unity.
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2/17 – Ko-Eun Yi – Piano (CAG award recipient)
Born in Seoul, Korea, Ko-Eun Yi began her piano studies at the age of three. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School studying with Jerome Lowenthal and completed her Professional Studies degree with André-Michel Schub at Manhattan School of Music. She is now completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University with Christina Dahl in New York, as well as maintaining a private piano studio.
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2/24 – Alba Consort
Margo Andrea (founder and director, mezzo-soprano, vielle) Rex Benincasa (voice, frame drum, darbuka, riq, castanets, tambourine, psaltery) Carlo Valte (Arabic lute) Alba Consort performs Early Mediterranean Music from the Medieval to Baroque on period instruments. “ALBA” means white, the white light of dawn, and an ALBA is the troubadour genre of a morning song - often a song of a lover as dawn approaches. “Pulsating rhythms were undulating and hypnotic ... bringing the contrasting harmonic idioms of the various regions vividly to life." - Chicago Classical Review.
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3/3 – Gemini Journey
Diane Block, violinist, and Terry Batts, cellist, comprise the duo Gemini Journey. Diane and Terry became friends and "musical twins" while studying at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Their collaboration has continued to this day as they develop and present scintillating arrangements of a wide array of accessible repertoire. Diane and Terry will take you on a journey through diverse musical genres, performing classic Beatles tunes "across Abbey Road," Tangos from the dance halls of Buenos Aires, a colorful Latin music set from "South of the Border," and Broadway show tunes from our very own soil. They are sure to enlighten, entertain and prove to show how the classics come alive.
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3/10 – Canta Libre
Canta Libre was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of music specifically written for flute, harp, and strings. Considered experts in this ephemeral, rare style of chamber music, Canta Libre was recently featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference and has appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC at The Green Space, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Barge Music, Concerts at One at Trinity Church in Manhattan, WLIW TV, National Public Radio of Long Island, and The Brooklyn Public Library. The ensemble’s first CD was designated “the best new U.S. release” by BBC Music Magazine.
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3/17 – Margo Andrea, Mezzo-soprano and Paolo Bartolani, Piano
AMERICAN VOICES - IRISH SONG, for voice and piano, features popular 20th century works by great American composers including Charles Ives,Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Philip Glass along with timeless traditional Irish song to mark St. Patrick's Day.
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3/24 – Paul Verona - Piano
Pianist PAUL VERONA has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. He has performed countless recitals in Italy, Austria, Holland and Germany. His many performances throughout the United States have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, the Donnell Library and at the Town Hall.
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3/31 – Cross Island
Cross Island, cello, piano, violin, clarinetist Join perennial IAC favorites Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano - and guest clarinetist Joshua Redman for an afternoon of duets and trios, spanning centuries blending well-loved favorites and new discoveries. **IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN THE BALLROOM AT BROOKWOOD HALL.
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