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NYChoral Performs At Mannes School of Music Centennial Celebration, April 25, Carnegie Hall

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school’s rich history. The concert will feature performances by esteemed alumni, past and present faculty, and students, including Michel Camilo, Simone Dinnerstein, Frederica von Stade, Ricky Ian Gordon, the Orion String Quartet, and the Mannes Orchestra conducted by NYCHORAL Music Director David Hayes and Joseph Colaneri, with the New York Choral Society and the Mannes Prep Chorus.

Burt Bacharach will be a special honoree for the evening.

The program will include Michel Camilo performing the Allegro from his Piano Concerto No. 1, Ricky Ian Gordon and Frederica von Stade performing selections from Gordon's opera A Coffin in Egypt, Simone Dinnerstein performing selections from Mozart's Piano Concerto, K. 467 with the Mannes Orchestra, and the Orion String Quartet performing Allegro moderato from Schulhoff's Concerto for String Quartet and Winds.

Also included will be selections from Verdi's Rigoletto.  NYCHORAL will join Jennifer Zetlan, Theo Lebow, and Maya Lahyani to perform the finale of Mahler's Symphony No. 2.

The Mannes Centennial Celebration takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 PM at the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall. For additional information: newschool.edu/mannes

Mannes School of Music is an iconic music conservatory, internationally recognized for its musical and pedagogical excellence while being deeply committed to developing citizen artists who make the world a better place. Today, Mannes is developing a new reputation as one of the most progressive schools of its kind, thanks to the rapid evolution of its overall curriculum to address the demands of what musicians need to know, understand, and be able to do in the 21st century.  

Founded in 1916 by America’s first great violin recitalist and noted educator, David Mannes, Mannes School of Music’s distinguished alumni include the 20th century song writing legend Burt Bacharach; the great pianists Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, and Bill Evans; acclaimed conductors Semyon Bychkov, Myung Whun Chung, JoAnn Falletta, and Julius Rudel; music theorist and educator Carl Schachter; path-breaking jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell; beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade as well as the newest opera stars of today, Yonghoon Lee, Danielle de Niese, and Nadine Sierra; and Pulitzer Prize winning arts journalist, Tim Page.