GetClassical’s concert series 2019/2020 season, school visits and amazing collaborations
Kicking off our first school visits in some of New York’s Public Schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, GetClassical’s upcoming concert season’s first recital will take place on September 21st. at St.John’s in the village, in a collaboration with St. John’s in the Village and the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture.
Russian master pianist and educator Pavel Nersessian, will do his favorite thing in the world – perform with a stellar soprano, like the charismatic soprano Katrin Bulke. The recital will commence a series of concerts held at St.John’s in support of GetClassical In School, pairing artists and schools in the classroom and in concert. On November 19th, we are happy to present powerhouse pianist Ching-Yun Hu at the German Consulate General in concert and on-stage interview with Jonathan Eifert, PR, opening the platform for the initiative. The former Rubinstein International Piano Competition winner and PYPA Festival director, will talk about her school visit for GetClassical In School, where we are artists in residence with the Rabbi Arthur Park East Day School.
In addition to our own concert series, we have forged some amazing collaborations with other concert series in the city, to invite their artists to encounters in the classroom, and the classroom to their concerts.
The Aspect Chamber Music Series and the Eurasia Festival, a brainchild of the Kyrgyz American Foundation, with the goal to promote international understanding and goodwill by means of cultural exchange, will lead this season’s efforts of collaborating with their concert artists’for GetClassical initiated school visits.
We are honored by the most generous endorsement of GetClassical and its initiative GetClassical In School, by leading professionals, who even came on board as our artistic and pedagogical advisory, including Gerard Schwarz , Pierre Van Der Westhuizen, and Gary Graffman . First and foremost, we are deeply grateful for the vast roster of artists, who have enthusiastically expressed their support for the initiative. The concert season will continue in 2020 with classroom visits and concerts with chamber music by stellar artists like the Ekstasis Duo, pianist Eliran Avni and cellist Natasha Farny in March, followed in April by the Italian pianist, seasoned duo-partner of Martha Argerich, Gabriele Baldocchi, this time around performing with world renowned double bassist and conductor Enrico Fagone. April will also feature pianist Matthew Graybill and a previous collaborator of GetClassical, former Pinchas Zukerman student, violinist Asi Matathias. In May, GetClassical will proudly present pianist, composer, poet and creative multitalent Asiya Korepanova – who lucky for us also volunteered as our website’s poster child for the initiative. She will perform with violinist Natanel Draiblate and cellist Yoni Draiblate, two marvelous collaborators at our Weill Recital Hall “Tehora” project a few years back.
It’s inspiring when so many old and new musical friends come together and exciting collaborations transpire into a mission: bringing the wonder that is the world of classical music, to our next generation.