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Arts Calendar

Explore the vibrant visual and performing arts community at the University of Mount Saint Vincent! Join us for a series of captivating and free visual and performing art events that showcase the incredible talent flourishing within our community. Immerse yourself in a celebration of artistic expression, theatre, and music. 



Sunday, January 28, 3:00pm

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Publicity photo of musicians of SONYC

SONYC – String Orchestra of New York City – is thrilled to be back at University of Mount Saint Vincent for a program that focuses on two of the giants of the major transitional era between the classical and romantic periods: Mendelssohn and Schubert. Both works were written almost exactly 200 years ago, when Mendelssohn was a young teenager in Berlin and Schubert was nearing the end of his too short life in Vienna. In between these two masterpieces, we present the Finnish composer Rautavaara in a fun piece where he explores fiddling traditions from his native country.

Free and open to the public



A Woman’s Life – Music of Clara Schumann and the Boulanger Sisters

Monday, March 4, 7:00pm

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Photo of Judy Woo at the piano, Sun Young Chang singing, and Keith Kreindler holding his bassoon

In celebration of Woman’s History Month, this concert will be dedicated to the composer, pianist and mother Clara Wieck Schumann.

Sun Young Chang, voice
Judy Woo, piano
Keith Kreindler, bassoon

Schumann  |  Three Songs from poems of Rückert for voice and piano, Op. 12
Schumann  |  Three Romances, Op. 11 for piano
Schumann  |  Two selections from 6 Lieder aus Jucunde for voice and piano, Op. 23
Suzanne Farrin  |  Prisoner Poems (voice and bassoon), from Dolce la morte
Lili Boulanger  |  Reflects
Nadia Boulanger  |  Élégie

Free and open to the public



Music and Conversation:
A Concert Celebrating Women in Service
with BAE and the NYPhil

Sunday, March 10, 2:00pm

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception


Women's History Month with BAE and the NYPhil graphic

Bronx Arts Ensemble, University of Mount Saint Vincent (UMSV), and the New York Philharmonic are teaming up for a chamber music concert and panel discussion on Sunday, March 10th at 2 pm. The concert will highlight Sisters of Charity, a composition by Jessica Meyer making its world premiere, performed by Bronx Arts Ensemble strings and winds. Complementing the concert, Laura Perdrizet, Assistant Professor of Studio Art & Experimental Media at UMSV will guide a panel discussion on women in service, featuring insights from Ms Meyer, Sister Regina Bechtle from the Sisters of Charity of New York, and UMSV honors student Isabella Motz.

Brittany Green  |  shift. unravel. BREAK. (by BAE musicians on violin, cello, and clarinet with guest artist Adrienne Kim on piano)
Jessie Montgomery  |  Strum (NY Phil String Quartet)
Jessica Meyer  |  Father forgive them (NY Phil String Quartet)
Jessica Meyer  |  Sisters of Charity (World Premiere of her new work, written for The Bronx Arts Ensemble on violin, viola, cello, flute, and clarinet)

Na Sun, violin
Sharon Yamada, violin
Jorge Avila, violin
Sofia Basile, viola
Sally Shumway, viola
Matthew Christakos, cello
Eliana Mendoza, cello
Theresa Norris, flute
Mitch Kriegler, clarinet
Adrienne Kim, piano

Jessica Meyer composer headshot

With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and works that are “other-worldly” (The Strad) and “evocative” (New York Times), JESSICA MEYER is an award-winning composer and violist whose passionate musicianship radiates accessibility and emotional clarity. Her first composer/performer portrait album in 2019 debuted at #1 on the Billboard traditional classical chart, where “knife-edge anticipation opens on to unexpected, often ecstatic musical realms, always with a personal touch and imaginatively written for the instruments” (Gramophone Magazine).


Free and open to the public



Art and Sound

Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm

Cahill Theatre

Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet in concert

The Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet and University of Mount Saint Vincent community members will create a multisensory music experience using works from the minimalist canon.

For the third concert of the 23-24 BAE Community Residency at UMSV, the BAE String Quartet will present a thematically and sonically diverse set of minimalist and electroacoustic works by American composers. UMSV student artists will create a mixed media mural inspired by the music, which will serve as a backdrop for the musicians in the intimate setting of the Cahill Theatre.

Caroline Shaw  |  Entr’acte (2011)
Oliver Caplan  |  Canciones de Monteverde (2021)
Angélica Negrón  |  Peppermint Grass/Bubblegum Field (2011)
Brittany Green  |  Lead Me Home (2021)
Philip Glass  |  Selections from Bent Suite for String Quartet (1996)

Free and open to the public



New York Classical Players @ UMSV

Friday, April 19, 3:00 pm

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Concert photo of the NY Classical Players

Since 2011, NYCP has been captivating audiences in The Bronx with its compelling performances. This dynamic program opens with William Grant Still’s Mother and Child, an emotionally rich and elegant portrayal of motherhood from this groundbreaking composer. The program also highlights two living American composers: the premiere of Seth Grosshandler’s Concertino for Cello, featuring the accomplished cellist Madeline Fayette, and Eric Nathan’s Double Concerto for Two Violas with celebrated violists Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang as soloists. The finale is Schubert’s much-loved Death and the Maiden, known for its profound emotional depth and intensity.

Dongmin Kim  conductor
Misha Amory  viola
Hsin-Yun Huang  viola
Madeline Fayette  cello

Seth Grosshandler / Concertino for Cello and Strings (premiere)
William Grant Still / Mother and Child
Eric Nathan / Double Concerto No. 2 for Two Violas* (NYC premiere)


Schubert / Death and the Maiden

*Co-commissioned by New York Classical Players, The Juilliard School, Yellow Barn as part of Yellow Barn’s commissioning project in memory of Roger Tapping, and Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts.

Free and open to the public


Conservatory Spring Semester Concert

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 pm

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Young student performing on piano, University student performing on saxophone, and the MSV Community Choir performing.

Our Spring semester culminates with a fabulous hour-long performance featuring Conservatory musicians from both the Community and College Divisions. Student instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages, the UMSV A Cappella Singers, and the MSV Community Choir all perform in this diverse program of ensemble and solo music.

Free and open to the public