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EVENTS

Concerts and projects made possible by The Sorel Organization



The All-Star Orchestra 

Gerard Schwarz, music director & conductor


Augusta Read Thomas Of Paradise and Light (World Premiere)

WNET/Thirteen Broadcast


Supported in part by The Sorel Organization


Watch Broadcast here


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:30 PM

Friday, November 23, 2018, 2:00 PM

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8:00 PM


David Geffen Hall

New York Philharmonic

Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor

Handel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1

            Water Music Suites Nos. 3 and 1

Rameau Selections from Dardanus


Emmanuelle Haïm’s appearance is made possible with generous support from the Sorel Organization.


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Friday, November 2, 2018,

SUNY Fredonia School of Music

Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall

Anna Shelest, piano


Recital featuring works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger, Chia-Yu Hsu, and Anton Rubinstein



Saturday, November 3, 2018, 12:00 Noon

SUNY Fredonia School of Music

Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall

The Third Annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition

Final Round


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Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 18, 3:00 PM

Melodia Women’s Choir

Cynthia Powell, conductor

Cevanne Horrocks-Hopiyian, Red Bird


Commission is made possible by a grant from the Sorel Organization.


November 17 at:

Holy Apostles

296 9th Ave

New York, NY 10001


November 18 at:

West End Collegiate Church

245 W 77th St

New York, NY 10024


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January 2019

“Forte” Documentary premiere

Supported in part by The Sorel Organization

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:30 PM

Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra

Dennis Keene, Artistic Director


Great Choral Music by Women Composers

Featuring a world premiere by Bora Yoon

Performance and commission made possible by The Sorel Organization


The Brick Church

1140 Park Ave.,

New York, NY 10128


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Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

Orchestra of the Swan

Chamber Choir

Bruce O'Neil, conductor

Pedro H. Da Silva, Portuguese guitar


World Premiere:

Lucia Caruso and Pedro H. Da Silva Shakespeare Song Cycle


Holy Trinity Church

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK


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Past Events


Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:30 PM

Berliner Philharmonie Hall

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Robin Ticciati, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin


Lera Auerbach

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 NYx: “Fractured Dreams


Violin Concerto commissioned by The Sorel Organization


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:30 PM

Stratford ArtsHouse

Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis, conductor

Lucia Caruso, piano

Pedro H. da Silva, portuguese guitar

Pedro H. da Silva ‘Snow’ for Portuguese guitar and orchestra

Lucia Caruso / Pedro H. da Silva ‘Folía’ for Portuguese guitar, piano, and orchestra


Rother Street

Stratford upon Avon

Warwickshire CV37 6LU


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Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 PM

Estonia Concert Hall

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Neeme Järvi, conductor

Anna Shelest, piano

Rubinstein Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 45

                    Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 94


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Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Shelest Piano Duo CD Release Recital


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Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.


Americas Society

Tango Fado Duo

CD Release

Pedro H. da Silva, portuguese guitar

Daniel Binelli, bandoneon


680 Park Ave.,

New York, NY 10065


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Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:30 PM

Friday, January 12, 2018, 2:00 PM

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 8:00 PM


David Geffen Hall

New York Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Esa-Pekka Salonen Helix (New York Concert Premiere)

Debussy La Mer


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 , 8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8:00 PM

The Church of the Ascension

Candlelight Christmas Concert

Voices of Ascension

Dennis Keene, Music Director

Jocelyn Hagen choral work commission


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 PM


CUNY Graduate Center

Elebash Recital Hall

Grace Alves, piano

CD Release “Key's to Rio”


365 5th Ave.,

New York, NY 10016


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30 PM


Stratford ArtsHouse

Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis, conductor

Lucia Caruso, piano

Pedro H. da Silva, portuguese guitar

Lucia Caruso ‘Light and Wind’ Piano concerto

Pedro H. da Silva Portuguese Guitar Concerto

Lucia Caruso ‘Clouds’ for Piano and Orchestra


Rother Street

Stratford upon Avon

Warwickshire CV37 6LU


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Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Frederick P. Rose Hall, Rose Theater

The Orchestra Now

Neeme Järvi, conductor

Anna Shelest, piano

Rubinstein Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 70

                    Caprice Russe, Op. 102


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June 10, 2017, 6PM

Close Encounters with Music

GALA: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman -

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage


Commissioned works by women composers of the 20-21st centuries


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St.

Great Barrington, MA 01230


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May 2017

St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles

Cantoris and the Cathedral Choir of Los Angeles

Retrospect of female composers, Marie-Madeleine Duruflé and Amy Beach



April 29, 2017

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

David Curtis, Artistic Director

Lucia Caruso, Piano

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

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April 21, 2017

English Symphony Orchestra

Kenneth Woods- Principal Conductor


Emily Doolittle - Falling Still for Violin and Strings

Harriet Mackenzie, violin


Bridgewater Hall, Manchester UK


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March 17, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Requiem of Solace


Jocelyn Hagen Facets from Amass (World Premiere)

Brahms A German Requiem


University Chorale

Sine Nomine


Alissa Deeter, soprano

Dennis Jesse, baritone

Arlene Shrut, piano

Renate Rohlfing, piano


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March 1, 2017, 7:30 PM

March 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

March 3, 2017, 8:00 PM


New York Philharmonic


Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 4

World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission

Generously supported by the Sorel Organization.


Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Alan Gilbert, conductor


David Geffen Hall


Violin Concerto commissioned by The Sorel Organization


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February 9, 2017, 8PM

Voices of Ascension

A Celebration of Catalan Music


works by

Pablo Casals

Enrique Granados

Manuel Oltra

Manuel Blancafort

Enric Morera


Church of the Ascension

5th Avenue at 10th Street

New York City


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January-February 2017

American Pianists Association


Judith Lang Zaimont Piano Sonata - the commissioned work


Piano Sonata commissioned by The Sorel Organization


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January 2017, 8PM

State University of New York at Fredonia


commissions of new works and recording by


Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Paula Holcomb, Director


280 Central Ave.

Fredonia, NY 14063


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November 17, 2016, 7:30 PM

November 18, 2016, 2:00 PM

November 19, 2016, 8:00 PM


New York Philharmonic


Julia Adolphe Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola and Orchestra)

New York Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission

Additional Composer assistance by the Sorel Organization


Cynthia Phelps, viola

Jaap van Zweden, conductor


David Geffen Hall


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November 3, 2016, 7:30PM

November 4, 2016, 7:30PM

November 5, 2016, 2:30PM

Northern Arizona University Lyric Theater

presents "For the Love of Three Operas"


Judith Cloud "Beethoven's Slippers” (World Premiere)

one act monodrama


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October 29, 2016, 8PM

Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Cunningham, Artistic Director

Dobrinka Tabakova: Concerto for Violoncello and Strings (US Premiere)

Troy Kenneth Stuart, cello

Venue TBA


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October 11, 12, 19, 2016

Stratford ArtsHouse,

Town Hall Birmingham,

Cheltenham Town Hall


Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis, Artistic Director

Lucía Caruso, piano

Mozart Piano Concerto in C, K415


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August 14, 2016

The Sion Festival

Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire

Pierrot - Akiko Nakajima, soprano

Niels Muus, conductor


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July 16, 2016

Eastern Music Festival

Julia Adolphe Concerto for Viola

Cynthia Phelps, viola

Gerard Schwartz, conductor


Viola Concerto commissioned by The Sorel Organization


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June 24, 2016

CD Release

Prokofiev 1st and 2nd Piano Concerti

Anna Shelest, piano

Janacek Philharmonic

Niels Muus, conductor



May 24, 31, 2016

New York Philharmonic Biennial Celebration

Jennifer Koh, violin


National Sawdust


Project supported in part by The Sorel Organization


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Limon Ballet

Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director

Commission, Emily Bear for Jose Limon’s 75th anniversary



Lucia Caruso & Pedro di Silva

Co-commission five songs for Soprano and Orchestra, Piano Concerto, and Portuguese Guitar Concerto

Premiere TBD


Musica Viva

Misa Iwama, Artistic Director

All Soul’s Church

New York, NY

Commission



May 7, 10, 13, 15, 2016

Opera Colorado

The Scarlet Letter by Lori Laitman

Recording of the production funded by Sorel Organization


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April 30, 2016

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

David Curtis, Artistic Director

Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto

Anna Shelest, Piano



April 21, 2016

Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis, Artistic Director

World premiere of commissioned works for the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare

Dobrinka Tabakova, composer in residence and the Sorel Medallion winner of 2014.


Holy Trinity Church

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK



April 14, 2016, 8:00PM

Voices of Ascension

Dennis Keene, Music Director


The 2016 Sorel Medallion Winners’ Concert

Church of the Ascension

5th Avenue and 10th street

New York, NY

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March 12, 2016

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

David Curtis, Artistic Director

Prokofiev 2nd Piano Concerto

Anna Shelest, Piano



March 11, 2016

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Mahler Symphony No.4

Martha Guth, soprano


Mozart Concerto for 2 Pianos

Christina & Michelle Naughton, duo piano



January 30, 2016

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra

David Curtis, Artistic Director

Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto

Anna Shelest, Piano



Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 7:30PM

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7:30PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:30PM

Friday, December 18, 2015, 11:00AM

Saturday, December 19, 7:30PM

Avery Fisher Hall

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, Music Director

Jane Glover, conductor - Claudette Sorel Performance Endowment Fund.

Heidi Stober, Soprano,

Tim Mead, Countertenor

Paul Appleby, Tenor

Roderick Williams, Baritone

Westminster Symphonic Choir

Joe Miller, director


Handel Messiah


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November 2015

New Release

Judith Lang Zaimont Pure. Cool. Water. Symphony No.4

Janacek Philharmonic, Niels Muus conducting

Russian Summer, Piano trio No.1, by Judith Lang Zaimont

Peter Winograd, violin

Peter Wyrick, cello

Joanne Polk, piano


August 14, 2015

"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser."

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July 2015

All Star Orchestra

Gerard Schwarz, Artistic Director

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Lola Astanova, piano


Samuel Jones Violin Concerto - World premiere, commissioned for the All Star Orchestra

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin



June 21, 2015, 4:00PM

Songfest

Colburn Conservatory, Zipper Hall

Los Angeles, California

“A celebration of LA composers”

Commissions by Sorel Organization



June 13, 2015, 7:30PM

Songfest

Colburn Conservatory, Thayer Hall

Los Angeles, California

“The Songs of Libby Larsen”

Premiere works commissioned by Sorel Organization



June 3-12, 2015

2015 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop

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Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30PM

Friday, May 22, 2015, 11AM

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2PM

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8PM

Avery Fisher Hall

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, Music Director

Susanna Mälkki, conductor - Claudette Sorel Performance Endowment Fund.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8PM

The Church of theAscension

Voices of Ascension

Dennis Keene, Artistic Director

25th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Works by Sorel Medallion Winners


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:30 PM

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Musica Sacra

Kent Tritle, Artistic Director

Sorel Composers Concert


1047 Amsterdam Ave. (at 113th st.)

New York, NY 10025



Thursday, December 23, 2014, 7:30PM

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium

Musica Sacra

Kent Tritle, Artistic Director

Handel Messiah

Silvie Jensen, contralto - Sorel’s Emerging Artist


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:30 PM

Stratford ArtsHouse

Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis, Artistic Director

Beethoven Choral Fantasy

Anna Shelest, piano

Cambridge Singers


Stratford-upon-Avon, UK


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Monday - Tuesday, December 1 - 2, 2014

Recording project

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Prokofiev Concertos No. 1 & 2

Anna Shelest, piano

Judith Lang Zaimont Symphony No. 4 (Pure, Cool,Water)


Ostrava, Czech Republic



Thursday - Friday, November 27 - 28, 2014

Ostrava Hall of Fine Arts

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in D Flat, Op. 10

Anna Shelest, piano

Judith Lang Zaimont Symphony No. 4 (Pure, Cool,Water)


Ostrava, Czech Republic


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Wiener Konzerthaus

Grosser Saal

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 16

Anna Shelest, piano

Judith Lang Zaimont Symphony No. 4 (Pure, Cool,Water) - World Premiere


Vienna, Austria


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January 2015

Recording project

Grace Elizabeth Smith, piano

Works by Brazilian composer/conductor, Chiquinha Gonzaga


Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM

Steinway Hall

Anna Shelest, piano

CD Release Recital - Spirit and Romance (Sorel Classics)


109 W 57th St

New York, NY


Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6PM

Bonhams

The International Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers

Violin and Piano recital with Lana Trotovsek


580 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022

(212) 644-9001








Grants


Recording Grant Recipients

2012
Jessie Montgomery, composer and violinist, "Strum"
     a selection of String quartets
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Gao Hong, composer and pipa master, "Lutes Around the World"
     a collection of Pipa concerto
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2013
Emily Doolittle, composer, "Selected Chamber Works"

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Grace Elizabeth Smith, pianist, "Melange"
     In honor of Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian woman composer and the first woman conductor of Brazil

2014
Songfest, Rosemary Hyler Ritter, Director/Founder, "Commissions"
     A collection of works commissioned for the Songfest Festivals



Emerging Artists Program

Martha Guth, Soprano, http://marthaguth.com
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Sorel Commissioning Grant

2012
Eve Beglarian, Choral Work
     premiering April 18, 2013 - Church of the Ascension

2013
Judith Lang-Zaimont, Symphonic Work
     premiere to be determinded

The American Pianist Association
     APA's Christel De Haan Classical Fellow Award
     5 Solo piano works

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Composer in Residence

2013
Abbie Betinis, Santa Fe Desert Chorale
     Summer of 2013, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014-2016
Dobrinka Tabakova, Orchestra of the Swan
     For the celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
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