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. We will be advertising our evening concerts soon - check back soon. In the mean time, please visit our Midday Music page for our upcoming lunch concerts.
August 14, 2022
A Celebration of Piano Music from New (and Old) Worlds, with Reception.
Emily White | piano Featuring special guest performance by Azalea Kelley, winner of the 30th Annual International Chopin Piano Competition of Texas
Pianists EMILY WHITE andAZALEA KELLEY will grace us with music by Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Yehudi Wyner,and Samuel Barber. *** Commended by the New York Times and London Times, pianist Emily White was the first Juilliard student and first American fully sponsored by the London Symphony Orchestra for postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music. In her second year, after winning the Piano Prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, she was invited to give a private recital for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood. A top prizewinner at the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the Chopin Competition of Greater New York, Emily White has appeared in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, New York’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, and as soloist with the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, Lake Forest Symphony, Brooklyn Symphony, Lambeth Orchestra in London, Sudeten Philharmonic in Poland, and Oltenia Philharmonic in Romania. *** Azalea Kelley has received top prizes in the Texas International Chopin Competition in Corpus Christi, the 36th International Young Artist Piano Competition in Washington, D.C., the Gulf Coast Steinway Society Competition and Birmingham Music Club Guild Scholarship Auditions in Alabama, the AMTL New York Young Performers’ Prize, and the 20th New York Music Competition.
*** General admission $25, student/Seniors $15, tickets are available at the door or for advance purchase by visiting our TicketStripe site here. All tickets include both in-person and on-line attendance via live streaming service. Any purchases made after 3 pm on Friday August 12, will be sent a link to the livestreamed performance by Monday August 15, if not earlier.
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