On April 25, the Mannes School of Music in New York City will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring performances by alumni, past and present faculty, and students. Among those featured will be pianist/composer Michel Camilo, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, composer Ricky Ian Gordon, the Orion String Quartet, and the Mannes Orchestra conducted by David Hayes and Joseph Colaneri, with the New York Choral Society and the Mannes Prep Chorus. In addition to music by Mozart, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Erwin Schulhoff, the program will include selections from Verdi’s Rigoletto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, with soprano Jennifer Zetlan, tenor Theo Lebow, and mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani. Songwriter Burt Bacharach, a Mannes alumnus, will be a special honoree for the evening. Founded in 1916 by American violinist and educator David Mannes, Mannes School of Music’s alumni include pianists Richard Goode and Bill Evans; conductors Semyon Bychkov and JoAnn Falletta; jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell; and arts journalist Tim Page. Along with the New School’s Jazz and Drama schools, Mannes is now a part of The College of Performing Arts at The New School.
Posted April 21, 2017