Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm
The Riverside Church and New Amsterdam Opera present Handel’s Messiah in the traditional Advent/Christmas format. Join in at the Hallelujah chorus! $35-$45
Reflections Series International
Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm
Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center
Come hear internationally renowned violinist Gil Morgenstern and his special guest, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach in a diverse program of music, ranging from Bach and Handel to today’s contemporary composers (Bruce Saylor, Chen Yi). $15-$30.
MSM Cello and Piano Recital
Sunday, December 3, 11:00am
Manhattan School of Music
Ellen Silver’s former cello student, Laura Melnicoff, will be performing in a student recital with pianist, Andrew King. Start your Sunday morning with works by Beethoven, Clementi, and Grieg. FREE.
BAC Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 3, 3:30pm
If you find yourself in Brooklyn, join the Brooklyn Accordion Club as it presents a holiday concert featuring soloists and an accordion orchestra! You can sing along and spot our program director, Blythe Bonnaffons, in the ensemble. $10
Community Concert for a Cause
Friday, December 8, 7:00pm
Silver Music Tiemann Location
Hear Silver Music Faculty perform a rich program of cello, flute, and piano music at our second Community Concert for a Cause. The concert, Musicians Take a Stand for Refugees, will feature works by composers of different nationalities who emigrated to the United States. $10 suggested donation (all proceeds for this event will be donated to the International Rescue Committee)
Sunday, December 10, 11:00am
92nd Street Y, Upper East Side
The day’s schedule of events is full of crafts, music, and games, including a live Chanukah Game Show and the chance to make your own holiday snacks. Stay for the Israeli folk dance performance and the opportunity to join in a charitable effort for those in need. All ages. $18
Christmas with Manhattan Chorale
Tuesday, December 12, 7:30pm
It will be an evening of Christmas anthems performed by Manhattan Chorale, members of the New York City Chamber Orchestra, brass, and organ. The program will include Britten’s Festival Te Deum, Mendelssohn’s There Shall a Star from Jacob, Tavener’s Ex Maria Virgine, as well as audience caroling and seasonal narration. $7 with the Promo Code: SVN07
Friday, December 15, 7:30pm
Alice Tully Hall
Chamber Music Society features the complete Brandenburg Concertos, a well-known and loved collection of six instrumental works by Johann Sebastian Bach. $45-$90
Carnegie Hall Family Concert: My City My Song
Saturday, December 16, 12 pm & 3 pm
Three NYC-based artists perform in a participatory experience that provides children with the opportunity to discover music from different parts of the world that can be found right in their own city. Children ages 4-8 are exposed to folk songs from the country of Georgia, Freedom Songs from the Civil Rights Movement, and dance tunes from Haiti. $10 + Free pre-concert activities taking place one hour prior to the performance.
Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Be wowed by a 10 year old violinist played Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor along with Juilliard’s Pre-College Symphony. Also Beethoven’s 5th! FREE
November 25 through December 31
David H. Koch Theater
Embrace the season with the full production of The Nutcracker featuring Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. A few of our Silver Music students will appear on stage too!
Going to the American Suzuki Institute for four years in a row was one of the highlights of my childhood and my very positive Suzuki experience. Each August we packed our car with instruments
and roller skates, and drove from St. Louis to Steven’s Point, Wisconsin, for a week-long Suzuki institute experience. To me, it felt like at least a month, full of new and old friends, applauding grandparents, wearing my dorm-room key around my neck on a “cello” shoelace, roller skating to classes, and practicing outside under the trees with my friends. The anticipation of what piece I would be “up to”, what color the T-shirts would be, and which teachers I would have made the summer crawl by as my sister and I waited for August
to arrive, practicing our review pieces each night after dinner by picking home-made cards from our special box.
All of my students who have been to a summer institute have been transformed by the experience. Parents benefit at least as much as children, if not more! The simple time to actually focus on your child and the profound process of
their learning an instrument is a gift. The brilliant teaching goes to the core of the student’s issues, leaving him/her a much more balanced and happy player by the end of 5 days of focused work. That 5 days really lasts, let me tell you!
I cannot wait to take both of my boys to the Ithaca Suzuki Institute this year. I encourage all of you to talk with your teacher about whether your child might be ready for an institute this summer, or whether it is something to really think about for next summer. We can explain and recommend the different institutes around the country (during almost every week of the summer) that
would be most suited to your family.
More institute information coming soon, including what a typical day is like at Ithaca Suzuki Institute! More information can also be found on the Suzuki Association website: www. suzukiassociation.org.