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Musical Storefronts: Lisa Bielawa, piano & voice; Rebecca Fischer, violin & voice; Oriana Hawley, viola & voice & Ilaria Hawley, flute

FEbruary 19 at 4, 5 & 6 pm

Lisa Bielawa Bio

Rebecca Fischer Bio

Oriana Hawley Bio

Ilaria Hawley Bio


All works composed by Lisa Bielawa

"Devotion" from Graffiti dell'amante
text by Michelangelo, tr. Leonard Barkan
Lisa Bielawa, soprano; Rebecca Fischer, violin; Oriana Hawley, viola

Insomnia Etude #2: 4am
Oriana Hawley, viola

One Atom of Faith
text by Mary MacLane
Rebecca Fischer, violin/voice

Summer Music
Oriana Hawley and Lisa Bielawa, voices

Synopsis 13: Thy Sting is Not So Sharp
Rebecca Fischer, violin; Oriana Hawley, viola

Broadcast from Home, Chapter 8: Who Knows?
texts by various Broadcast from Home testimony participants
Lisa Bielawa, voice/piano; Rebecca Fischer, violin/voice
Oriana Hawley, viola/voice; Ilaria Hawley, flute/auxiliary instruments

Broadcast from Home, Chapter 11: Throw a Prayer
texts by Oriana Hawley and various other Broadcast from Home testimony participants
Lisa Bielawa, voice/piano; Rebecca Fischer, violin/voice
Oriana Hawley, viola/voice; Ilaria Hawley, flute/auxiliary instruments


January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Oriana Hawley Bio

Oriana Hawleyviola, attends New York City’s Special Music School High School, where she is the principal viola of the orchestra. Through SMSHS, Oriana performed at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall, and at the Metropolitan Museum honoring the Guarneri Quartet. Oriana studies viola with Melissa Reardon and previously studied violin in Nebraska, where she served as concertmaster for two years of the Omaha Area Youth Philharmonic. Oriana is currently a member of Face the Music, a program dedicated to performing the music of living composers. With this group she has performed at National Sawdust and Roulette in Brooklyn, premiering many new works. She is the violist of the Lucerna Quartet in New York City, with whom she has performed at the National Opera Center. In 2020, Oriana performed the New York premiere of Insomnia Etude #2: 4 a.m. and other selected works by Lisa Bielawa at The Stone. Oriana has played in masterclasses for the JACK Quartet, Amy Schwartz-Moretti, Jonah Sirota and Gilbert Kalish. She is also a vocalist and improviser.

Ilaria Hawley Bio

Born in 2009, Ilaria Loisa Hawley is the recipient of a 2019 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and the inaugural recipient of Claire Chase's Pnea Foundation Young Flutist Award. Ilaria's music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic and Face the Music. She is a composition student of Mathew Fuerst and a flute student of Zara Lawler. In 2020, Ilaria garnered a 2020 First Commission from Composers Now for her work Quando L'acqua riflette (When the Water Reflects), performed by Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music. Quando L'acqua riflette Composers Now commission and world premiere were given at the Composers Now Festival Opening Event. Ilaria attends PS 314 Muscota New School and enjoys drawing, drama, reading, rock climbing and making earrings.