Serenade Concerts has been in existence since 2001. For the artists and line-up for each season, please scroll down.
- Lyra Duo--Ann Trinita Sohm, Soprano, and Ed Brown, Guitar
- Beth Johanning, Soprano, with Dan Bremer, Piano
- Sean Roach, Guitar
- Valerie Quinlan, Violin
- Gary Hammond, Piano
- Leslie Merwin, Piano
- A Song Recital featuring Julie Nord, Soprano, and Douglas Martin, Piano
- Georgette Ionesco, Flute
Violin Recital featuring Valerie Quinlan, Violin, and Sandro Russo, Piano
- Oleskiewicz-Schulenberg Duo
- Beth Johanning, Soprano, Richard Lewis, Baritone
- Sachiko Hasegawa, Piano
|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.
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
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
|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
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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."
- 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."
|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.
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.
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.
February 2: Julia Bullock, the star-quality soprano, delighted concertgoers with her beautiful voice. Ms. Bullock is brought to us by arrangement with Young Concert Artists Management.
May 4: The Omni Piano Quartet thrilled audiences with beautiful music and outstanding musicianship.
November 23: East End Quartet performed adaptations from Bizet’s Carmen and Bach’s great Chaconne. The program also included works written specifically for saxophone quartet by Nagao, Pierne, Piazzola, and other composers.
The quartet is made up of four exceptional saxophones players, featuring Jonathan Wintringham, soprano sax, Myles Boothroyd, alto sax, Matthew Amedio, tenor sax and Timothy Harris, baritone sax.
The East End Quartet has received numerous awards at competitions and have performed in the USA, Austria, England, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and Japan.
Season commenced on Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m. with bass singer Dashon Burton. Critics applauded:
"The bass, Dashon Burton, sang with nobility and rich tone." --New York Times
"The young bass outshone the trumpet in 'The Trumpet Shall Sound.'" --Wall Street Journal
On Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., Serenade presented Israeli harpist Sivan Magen. Sivan recently made his Carnegie debut, playing to a packed house in Weill Hall. Critics agreed:
Sivan Magen "... conjures astonishing range of color and dynamic." --Daily Telegraph (UK)
Mr. Magen "... creates a compelling emotional narrative that draws the ear irresistibly on." --BBC Music Magazine (UK)
On Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m., the Duo Moderno performed Fantasies on two Puccini operas, "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly." They performed other works by Gershwin, Messiaen, Faure, and Ravel.
Duo Moderno features Brad Repp, violin, and Nathan Brandwein, piano.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m., Matthew Swensen sang at Christ Church. Matthew is a rising star in the world of classical and operatic singing. A young man, he sings with incredible maturity.
He has performed Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Handel’s Messiah, both with orchestra. He won the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Artist Award.