Chamber Music Concerts
A series of salon concerts featuring the music of Rufus King's lifetime presented in a historic period room setting.
King Manor's concert series is sponsored by Astoria Bank.
6:00 p.m. - Wine & light refreshments
6:30 p.m. - Concert
Tickets: $25 advance, $30 door
To view the series flyer, or to purchase tickets by check, click here.
Opera For Two: An Intimate Performance of Big Ideas
Friday, April 29, 6-8 p.m.
This program will feature 18th Century violin music with works by Leclair, Reger, Barbella, Telemann and Mozart. The violinists of Black Marble are the co-directors of the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble, REBEL, with whom they record and concertize extensively in the U.S. and abroad. The name ‘Black Marble’ derives from the English translation of their last names: Schwarz (German, for black) and Marmer (Dutch, for marble). The duo has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kendal-on-Hudson Concerts, Downtown Music at Grace, Harvard Business School Concert Series and Midtown Concerts in New York City; in September 2010 Black Marble was featured on WQXR-FM’s ‘violin month’, in an interview and video performance hosted by Jeff Spurgeon. The ensemble aims to explore the rich, virtuosic and rarely performed repertoire written for two violins by Leclair, Telemann, Reger, Spohr and Bartok, amongst others, on instruments and bows appropriate to their respective periods. The husband and wife team perform on equally well-matched Stainer violins dated 1660 and 1668, respectively.
Clementi and Company
Dongsok Shin and Leah Gale Nelson
Friday, June 24, 6-8 p.m.
Join us for an evening of chamber music with King Manor Museum's Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c.1800). Early keyboard specialist Dongsok Shin is joined by violinist Leah Gale Nelson (using a violin and bow of the era), to highlight compositions from the time of Rufus King.
Beethoven, Schubert and More
Friday, October 28, 6-8 p.m.
TRIO 1816 is a new ensemble focused on vocal and instrumental works of the late Classical and early Romantic periods. The trio’s programs for 2016 will explore the great variety of songs and sonatas written 200 years ago, by Beethoven, Schubert and others.
Friday, December 9, 6-8 p.m.
Filigree Baroque, an all-female group stemming from Juilliard, is a powerful arrangement of musicians specializing in early music and education. They create historically-informed performances, celebrating creativity through the intricacy of their music making. This program will feature holiday carols and 18th century music performed by flutist Melanie Williams, violinist Anna Lester, cellist Sarah Stone and harpsicordist Melody Nishinaga.
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