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History

Serenade Concerts has been in existence since 2001. For the artists and line-up for each season, please scroll down.

2001 Season:

  • Lyra Duo--Ann Trinita Sohm, Soprano, and Ed Brown, Guitar
  • Beth Johanning, Soprano, with Dan Bremer, Piano
  • Sean Roach, Guitar
  • Valerie Quinlan, Violin

2002 Season:

  • Gary Hammond, Piano
  • Leslie Merwin, Piano
  • A Song Recital featuring Julie Nord, Soprano, and Douglas Martin, Piano
  • Georgette Ionesco, Flute

2003 Season:

  • Violin Recital featuring Valerie Quinlan, Violin, and Sandro Russo, Piano
  • Oleskiewicz-Schulenberg Duo
  • Beth Johanning, Soprano, Richard Lewis, Baritone
  • Sachiko Hasegawa, Piano

2004 Season:

Viva Voce
Viva Voce Brass Ensemble
  • Vincent Craig, Piano
  • Anthony Turner, Baritone, and Jean Anderson Collier, Piano
  • Viva Voce Brass Ensemble, featuring Carolyn Clark, Kevin Clark, Joseph Loposky, Richard Titone and Larry Zaidan
  • Brooklyn Friends Meeting featuring the works of J. S. Bach. Performed on period instruments by Christine Gummere, Cello; Philip Anderson, Tenor; Sandra Miller, Viola; and Ed Brewer, harpsichord.

2005 Season:

Maryland State Boychoir

Maryland State Boychoir

  • May 1: Serenade for Strings, featuring Nathan Brandwein, Piano, Madeline Casparie, Cello, Lucy Corwin, Valerie Quinlan, Violin, and Izabella Liss, Violin
  • June 12: Opera for a Sunday Afternoon, featuring Beth Johanning, Soprano, Linda Laible, Mezzo-soprano, and Richard Lewis, Baritone
  • September 18: A Vocal Recital, featuring Kristin Reiersen, Soprano, and Myra Choi Huang, Piano
  • November 13: Maryland State Boychoir
  • December 4: English Brass Music featuring Viva Voce Brass Quintet

2006 Season:

  • Master Piano Trios performed by Nathan Brandwein, Piano, Madeline Casparie, Cello, and Valerie Quinlan, Violin
  • Spirit of the Baroque, featuring Claire Jolivet, Baroque Violin, Virginia Brewer, Baroque Oboe, and Ed Brewer, Harpsichord
  • Opera for Everyone, featuring Janice Meyerson, Mezzo-soprano, Neal Harrelson, Tenor, Richard Lewis, Baritone, and Michael Borowitz, Piano
  • The Virtuoso Pianist, featuring Sandro Russo
  • Organ Spectacular, featuring Stefan Palm

2007 Season:

Astrid Schween and Gary Hammond
Astrid Schween and Gary Hammond
  • Jan Opalach, Bass-Baritone, with Ted Taylor, Piano
  • Romantic Works for Cello and Piano, featuring Astrid Schween, Cello, and Gary Hammond, Piano
  • Tom Hrynkiw, Piano
  • The Courtier and the Queen, an Elizabethan song program presented by Ex Umbris (Out of the Shadows). Artists: Grant Herreid, Tina Chancey, Tom Zajac, Karen Hansen, Nell Snaidas, Christina Patton, Paul Shipper
Ex Umbris
Ex Umbris

2008 Season:

  • June 8: A Program of Spirituals, featuring Anthony Turner, Baritone, Marilyn Damon, Soprano, and Joseph Kubera, Piano
  • October 5: Romantic Piano Trios, featuring Nathan Brandwein, Piano, Madeline Casparie, Cello, and Valerie Quinlan, Violin.
  • November 23: Songs from Around the World, featuring the Maryland State Boychoir

2009 Season:

Amuse

Amuse, a Woman's Chorus

  • March 8: Carol Wincenc Flute Recital, with Stephen Gosling, piano
  • April 26: Operatic Arias, featuring Jan Opalach, Bass-baritone, and Ted Taylor, Piano
  • September 20: Piano Recital featuring Thomas Hrynkiw
  • October 18: Amuse, a Woman’s Chorus directed by Steven Fox

2010 Season:

  • February 28: Sivan Magen, Solo Harp Recital. First-prize winner, Israel International Harp Festival, 2006. Mr. Magen’s 2009 schedule included tours of the USA, Europe, and Israel.
  • May 23: Violin-Piano Duo, featuring Valerie Quinlan, violin, and Vincent Craig, piano.
  • October 3: The Sinfonia Players, featuring violinist Claire Jolivet, flutist Anne Briggs, cellist Christine Gummere, and harpsichordist Jennifer Griesbach. These artists, who are renowned early music performers, performed on period instruments.
  • November 7: Vocal recital featuring Paul Appleby, tenor, and Nathan Brandwein, piano. Mr. Appleby is a National Winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Auditions.

2011 Season:

  • March 20: Emalie Savoy, soprano, accompanied by Nathan Brandwein, piano. Emalie is a winner of New York Metropolitan Opera competition and was praised in the NY Times for her "luminous singing."

Brad Repp

  • April 17: "Duo Moderno," featuring Brad Repp, violin, and Nathan Brandwein, piano, made its New York Premiere performance. Repp, a European-based violinist, has been praised in the European press as "a very unique and sensitive musician."
Omni Piano Quartet
The Omni Piano Quartet
  • October 2: The Omni Piano Quartet's members are drawn from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Composers String Quartet and Arden Trio. Performing music that spans three centuries, Omni has thrilled audiences at the Canaan Music Festival, the Red Bank Chamber Music Society, CUNY/Staten Island, and many other venues.
  • October 30: Sandro Russo, Piano. Music of Chopin and Liszt. Mr. Russo has given solo recitals for The Rachmaninoff Society in London, Memphis, and New York, as well as the American Liszt Society – New York Chapter. He has also performed at the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. More recently, he has been heard in concert at Carnegie Hall, the Moiseiwitsch Recital Series at the Music Festival of the Hamptons, the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, the Italian Institute of Culture in NYC, Concerts Grand in Santa Rosa (CA) and the Chetham’s International Piano Festival in Manchester, U.K, where he also joined its distinguished summer school’s faculty. This past November, the Italian Academy Foundation presented Mr. Russo in a sold-out Chopin & Schumann anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall, which drew a standing ovation from the audience.

2012 Season

April 29: Les Amies Trio. Its members are Nancy Allen, harp, Cynthia Phelps, viola, and Carol Wincenc, flute. Their program included the music of Bach, Debussy and other composers.

June 3: The Great Valley Chamber Music Society performed music of Schumann, Saint-Saens and other composers. The group features Thomas Hrynkiw, piano; Edward Wargo, flute; Nick Driscoll, clarinet; and Thomas Heinze, oboe.

Thomas Hrynkiw has thrilled Serenade audiences during two prior appearances.

September 23: Baritone Christopher Herbert, accompanied by pianist Timothy Long, performed a song recital on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. His program included Schumann's song cycle, "Dichterliebe," and songs by Poulenc, Britten, Faure, Ives, Villa Lobos, Kurt Weill and others.

2013 Season

April 7: House of Time: Rummaging about in Time for beautiful music from various eras. Avi Stein, Harpsichord; Beiliang Zhu, Baroque Cello; Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Baroque Oboe; Tatiana Daubek, Baroque Violin

October 27: Stefan Palm and the harpsichord music of Bach, Rameau, Couperin, Mozart, Frescobaldi, and Daquin.

Stefan was the first ever to graduate from Juilliard with simultaneous masters degrees in organ and harpsichord.

Born in Aachen, Germany, Mr. Palm has been a prize winner in over a dozen international competitions, including ARD-Munich, Budapest (International Franz Liszt Competition), Berlin, Speyer, Nuremberg, Wiesbaden and Bonn.

Mr. Palm has an extensive performance schedule in Europe, the United States and the Far East. He has been featured at international festivals, where he also taught master classes.


Mozart: Variations on Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman.


Frescobaldi: Toccata and Bergamasca.


J. S. Bach: Partita No. 1.

Ann Sohm and Ed Brown
Ann Sohm & Ed Brown
Valerie Quinlan

Valerie Quinlan

Gary Hammond
Gary Hammond
Julie Nord
Julie Nord
Oleskiewicz-Schulenberg Duo
Oleskiewicz-Schulenberg Duo
Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis
Anthony Turner
Anthony Turner
 
Linda Laible
Linda Laible
 
Trio Serenade
Trio Serenade
 
Sandro Russo
Sandro Russo
 
Jan Opalach
Jan Opalach
Marilyn Damon
Marilyn Damon
Carol Wincenc
Carol Wincenc
Jan Opalach
Jan Opalach
Christine Gummere
Christine Gummere
Nathan Brandwein
Nathan Brandwein
Emalie Savoy
Emalie Savoy
Edward Wargo
Edward Wargo
Christopher Herbert
Christopher Herbert
Timothy Long
Timothy Long
Stefan Palm, Harpsichord
Stefan Palm
 
 
 
Sean Roach
Sean Roach
Beth Johanning

Beth Johanning

Leslie Merwin
Leslie Merwin
Georgette Ionesco
Georgette Ionesco
Sachiko Hasegawa
Sachiko Hasegawa
Vincent Craig
Vincent Craig
 
Philip Anderson
Philip Anderson
Kristin Reiersen
Kristin Reiersen
Edward Brewer
Edward Brewer
Virgina Brewer
Virginia Brewer
Stefan Palm
Stefan Palm
Thomas Hrynkiw
Thomas Hrynkiw
Madeline Caspari
Madeline Caspari
Maryland State Boychoir
Maryland State Boychoir
Sivan Magen
Sivan Magen
Paul Appleby
Paul Appleby
Claire Jolivet
Claire Jolivet
Les Amies
Les Amies Trio
Thomas Heinze
Thomas Heinze
Nick Driscoll
Nick Driscoll
Avi Stein, Harpsichord
Avi Stein
Beiliang Zhu, baroque cello
Beiliang Zhu
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, baroque oboe
Gonzalo X. Ruiz
Tatiana Daubek, Baroque violin

Tatiana Daubek

 
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