Concert Series

Transfiguration is home to The Arnold Schwartz Memorial Concert Series, which was founded by Marie Schwartz in 2004 in memory of her late husband. Since then over fifty concerts, operas, and music dramas have been performed, using some of the finest singers and musicians in New York City. In addition, the church presents outstanding musical groups from September through June, as well as a Summer Concert Series.

Examples of Our Concerts can be seen on YouTube. Our most recent Candlelight Concert can be found here.

Upcoming Events

  • April 23, 2019

    7:30 pm

    New York Composers Circle: Wind Quintet
    Tickets: $20 at the door, Free for students

    The Manhattan premiere of a group from Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College. With fine musicianship, a new CD release, and dedication to new composers, this promises to be an excellent concert. New works by NYCC members will be performed.

  • April 25, 2019

    8:00 pm

    New Amsterdam Consort
    Tickets $25, $15 for students and seniors

    This recently formed ensemble of Juilliard graduates is dedicated primarily to one-on-a-partperformances of Baroque string music on period instruments. This rich and underplayed repertoire, in which the concurrent French, Italian and German styles of the late seventeenth century are ingeniously synthesized, is the group's bread and butter.

  • April 28, 2019

    3:00 pm

    The New York Classical Quartet
    Tickets: $30, $15 for students

    Each opus of Haydn's quartets signals in turn a new approach of some kind. Op. 50, from 1787, while continuing these startling innovations and clear advances, is furthermore a synthesis and focusing of ideas and issues. These are works of a broad classical maturity, exhibiting virtuosity in composition and performance.

  • June 07, 2019

    7:30 pm

    Händel’s Saul
    Tickets:$40, $25 for students and seniors

    Händel composed Saul with librettist Charles Jennens, with whom he also collaborated on the Messiah, and it was first performed in 1739. Tonight this oratorio is semi staged and performed as an opera. Featuring Joe Chappel as Saul, David Yardley as David, The Transfiguration Choirs, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra, Claudia Dumschat, conductor.