NYCP Presents Free Classical Music Concert at the Mount
Riverdale, N.Y. – The New York Classical Players (NYCP)—a dynamic and versatile chamber orchestra composed of young musicians committed to bringing free, high-level concerts to diverse audiences—return to the Mount for their seventh performance on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 3 p.m.
NYCP will perform a chamber music concert in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, featuring Johannes Brahms’ “Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102” and Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht Op. 4.” The group will be playing with cellist Peter Wiley, who will be a guest soloist.
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 90 concerts throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. In addition to the Mount, they have performed 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.
Led by music director and founder Dongmin Kim, NYCP offers the power and excitement of the orchestral repertoire, as well as the intimacy and flexibility of chamber music. The musicians of NYCP perform internationally as critically acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral musicians. Many are graduates of the most prestigious conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School, and have received further training at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, Music@Menlo, and as fellows in the Carnegie Hall training program Ensemble Connect.
The concert is free and open to the public.
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.