Jul
22
Fri
Maestro Xian Zhang conducts ‘Primal Message’ with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra @ Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Conductor: Xian Zhang
Soloist: Steven Banks, saxophone

PROGRAM:
NGWENYAMA Primal Message
GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
IBERT Concertino da Camera
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

Jul
23
Sat
Maestro Xian Zhang conducts ‘Primal Message’ with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra @ Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Conductor: Xian Zhang
Soloist: Steven Banks, saxophone

PROGRAM:
NGWENYAMA Primal Message
GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
IBERT Concertino da Camera
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

Aug
21
Sun
MAINSTAGE CONCERT I: Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Anna Polonsky @ Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Few ensembles in history have had the sustained artistry and success that the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio has had for 45 years. They are particularly beloved in Vermont, in part thanks to Jaime Laredo’s 20 years as music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. The trio is joined on this program by star violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and they will give one of the first performances in the world of Elegy, an LCCMF co-commission with several other presenters around the U.S.

This concert will honor pianist Joseph Kalichstein who passed away in March of 2022. Anna Polonsky will perform in his place. Join us at 2:15pm for a pre-concert conversation with Resident Composer, David Serkin Ludwig and Soovin Kim.

Mozart Piano Quartet no. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493
Nokuthula Ngwenyama Elegy for piano quartet (2022 LCCMF co-commission)
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25, no.1

Jaime Laredo, violin
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
Sharon Robinson, cello
Anna Polonsky, piano

 

Sep
26
Mon
Balinese Gamelan with Composer and Musician Dewa Berata @ Sangar Cudamani
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day
Oct
15
Sat
Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Anna Polansky perform a program dedicated to the memory of pianist Joseph Kalichstein @ Tulsa Performing Arts Center Westby Pavilion
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Anna Polansky perform a program

dedicated to the memory of pianist Joseph Kalichstein, founding member of the

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Saturday, October 15, 2022

7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion

Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia

Florence Price Sonata for Piano in E Minor, II. Andante

Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

Oct
16
Sun
Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Anna Polansky perform piano quartets @ Tulsa Performing Arts Center Westby Pavilion
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pre-concert talk with Ngwenyama: 2:15 pm

Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478

Nokuthula Ngwenyama Elegy – OK premiere co-commissioned by Chamber Music Tulsa

Dvořák Quartet in E-flat, Op. 87

Oct
18
Tue
Polonsky, Laredo, Ngwenyama and Robinson perform piano quartets, including the DC premiere of Kennedy Center Fortas Series co-commission ‘Elegy’ @ The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Anna Polonsky, piano
Jaime Laredo
, violin
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
Sharon Robinson, cello

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

NOKUTHULA NGWENYAMA
Elegy
Kennedy Center Co-Commission (D.C. Premiere)

ANTONĺN DVOŘÁK
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87

 

Violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson (of the former Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio) join pianist Anna Polonsky and acclaimed violist/composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama to premiere Ngwenyama’s new piano quartet Elegy—a Kennedy Center co-commission written in response to the social reckoning of 2020.

Oct
22
Sat
Composers’ Choice featuring Valerie Coleman, the Phoenix Boys’ Choir, Elixir Trio and world premiere of Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s ‘Finding the Dream’ @ ASU Kerr
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm


Featuring composer/performers:
Valerie Coleman, flute
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, vocal/viola

The Phoenix Boys Choir
Herbert Washington, music director/conductor
&
The Elixir Piano Trio:
Samvel Chilingarian, violin
Fang-Fang Xu, cello
Lucy Nargizyan, piano

with appearances by

Edward Long, guitar/vocal
Naysa Roquemore, hanging cymbals

Curated by Nokuthula Ngwenyama
A co-production of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society, ASU/Kerr Cultural Center & Peace Mama Productions