Monday, November 30, 2009

Sinfonietta of Riverdale Presents 2nd Concert of Season This Saturday

This Monday after Thanksgiving is undoubtedly a tough day for folks to be heading back to the ol' grind, so I figured let's start the week off thinking about next weekend...

The Sinfonietta of Riverdale will be presenting it's second concert of the season this Sunday, 12/6, at 2:30pm. Here are some highlights of this weekend's program as explained on the Sinfonietta's website:
Highlights include performances of Gustav Mahler's Song of the Earth and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. Soloists will include Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe and Riverdale's own Wilhelmina Smith, a cellist in demand across the country.

The season includes one coup that will generate much excitement. The world-renowned Finnish conducting sensation Esa-Pekka Salonen, who just concluded his 17-year tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in order to devote more time to composition, will come to Riverdale to hear his music performed by the Sinfonietta.

As the Sinfonietta's artistic director, Mark Mandarano, notes: "Esa-Pekka Salonen, one of the most celebrated musical figures in the world at this moment, will pay a visit to our community in order to hear the Sinfonietta of Riverdale. He will be conducting the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera next fall, and his music is performed everywhere from London to Berlin to Tokyo. But here in Riverdale he will be just another member of the audience! This is the kind of intimacy with greatness that the Sinfonietta brings to our wonderful nook of the big city."

The concert will take place at the Riverdale Temple - 4545 Independence Avenue

(at 246th Street), Bronx, New York 10471.

Tickets are $35 ($25 for seniors and Riverdale Temple members, $15 for students). Although it is recommended that you buy tickets in advance, they will also be available for purchase at the door.


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