Allison Charney, soprano
Craig Ketter, piano
Eriko Sato, violin
Carter Brey, cello
Elizabeth Mann, flute
Donna Weng Friedman, piano
This concert features the series debut of New York Philharmonic principal cellist Carter Brey, who will play Mendelssohn’s D-Major Cello Sonata with pianist Donna Weng Friedman in preparation for their upcoming concert at Princeton University. Principal flutist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Elizabeth Mann will perform Copland’s Duo for Flute and Piano with our official collaborative pianist, Craig Ketter. PREformances founder and artistic director, soprano Allison Charney prepares operatic arias by Cilea and Verdi for her upcoming solo performances with orchestras throughout the country. And a concertmaster of both the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, violinist Eriko Sato, will make her series debut with Lili Boulanger’s heartbreakingly beautiful Nocturne. Ms. Charney, Ms. Sato and Ms. Weng Friedman will also join forces to present the final movement from Kim Sherman’s THE CLARA CYCLE, which receives its world premiere at Steinway Hall in honor of Women’s History Month on the new series Her/Music; Her/Story.
At PREformances with Allison Charney you will hear celebrated classical musicians in anticipation of their upcoming performances on the world’s most prestigious stages. Join curator and host, acclaimed opera singer Allison Charney, as she guides the audience through a behind-the-scenes glimpse at these top-level artists' practices and performances, all while breaking the traditional barriers that exist between classical music performers and audience members.
A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales supports the cutting-edge cancer research of the Basser Center for BRCA.