New York Classical Players to Perform Haydn Concert at the Mount
Riverdale, N.Y. – The New York Classical Players (NYCP) will return to the Mount on Friday, February 17 for a 3 p.m. chamber music concert in the Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. This is the NYCP’s fifth appearance at the Mount. Their performance will be part of their “All That Haydn” concert series featuring NYCP’s four cellists performing Joseph Haydn’s monumental cello concertos. This event is made possible through a generous grant from the Sisters of Charity.
NYCP is a dynamic and versatile chamber orchestra composed of young musicians committed to bringing free, high-level concerts to diverse audiences in the greater New York City metropolitan area. A nonprofit, NYCP was formed with the belief that access to excellence in music is an essential human right.
Since its founding season in 2010-2011, NYCP has presented nearly 80 concerts throughout the greater New York City region. In addition to the Mount, they have performed—free of charge—in venues including the East Side’s historic Church of the Heavenly Rest, the LeFrak Concert Hall in Queens, Flushing Town Hall, and New Jersey’s Chodae Community Church. NYCP has also had the privilege of collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned musicians, including Kim Kashkashian, Cho-Liang Lin, Donald Weilerstein, Chee-Yun, Stefan Jackiw, Alex Kerr, Mark Kosower, Yeol Eum Son, and Carol Wincenc, to name a few. In the spring of 2014, NYCP completed its first multi-city U.S. Tour, performing with soprano Sumi Jo to audiences of nearly 10,000.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.