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ISO Mother’s Day Performance Information (May 12th)

Below you will find all the information regarding the Mother’s Day Performance on Sunday May 12th, 2019 at BMCC TriBeCa Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St New York, NY 10007).

Dress Rehearsals

1:30pm – 1:50pm Symphony
2:00pm – 2:20pm Concert Orchestra

Carnegie Hill & Morningside 3:30pm Arrival & Location

Morningside: Theater 1 – On Stage

Carnegie Hill: Theater 2

3:30pm Doors Open for Family and Friends 

Performance Order
4:00pm Announcement & Introduction from Karen Geer
4:05pm Morningside Performance
4:20pm Carnegie Hill Performance
4:40pm Concert Orchestra Performance
5:05pm Symphony Performance
5:30pm Performance Ends

Concert Dress: As always, white top and black pants. No jeans, sneakers, or white socks.

As a reminder, the cost of ISO tickets for the Mother’s Day Concert go up $10 per seat on May 1st.  Please purchase them now to save money.

Tickets for Mother’s Day Performance

REMINDER: NO REHEARSALS

This is a reminder that Public Schools are on Spring Break and therefore there are no ISO Rehearsals this week.

We will see you next week!

April 30th – Morningside Orchestra Community Concert

May 1st – Carnegie Hill & ISO Symphony Rehearsal

May 2nd – Concert Orchestra Community Concert

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

CONCERT ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY CONCERT

The Concert Orchestra Community Concert is on May 2nd.

This concert is at the same time as our regularly scheduled rehearsal.

Please note the information below:

May 2nd, 2019 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Sirovich Center for Balanced Living

331 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

4:45pm – 5:00pm – Students arrive

5:15pm – 6:00pm – Dress Rehearsal

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Performance

MORNINGSIDE ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY CONCERT

The Morningside Orchestra Community Concert is on April 30th, 2019

This concert is at the same time as our regularly scheduled rehearsal. 

Please note the information below:

April 30th, 2019 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Terence Cardinal Cooke Harlem Nursing Home

1249 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

4:30pm – 4:45pm              Students Arrive to Venue

5:00pm – 5:30pm              Performance

DRESS CODE: Black & White – Same as Symphony Space Performance

CARNEGIE HILL COMMUNITY CONCERT

The Carnegie Hill Community Concert is this Wednesday.

This concert is at the same time as our regularly scheduled rehearsal. 

Please note the information below:

April 17th, 2019 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Terence Cardinal Cooke Harlem Nursing Home

1249 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

4:30pm – 4:45pm              Students Arrive to Venue

5:00pm – 5:30pm              Performance

DRESS CODE: Black & White – Same as Symphony Space Performance

ISO Women’s Composers Concert

InterSchool Orchestras(ISO) Women Composers Concert at Hewitt Theater St. Jean, 150 East 76thStreet, New York, NY 10021 will be on Wednesday February 13that 6:30 PM. The ISO Symphony Orchestra will present a concert dedicated to three outstanding women composers. The program includes Michi for Solo Marimba by world renowned Japanese composer and percussionist Keiko Abe; Flute Concertino, Op. 107, by French romanticist Cecile Chaminade; and first movement of the grand Piano Concerto, Op. 45, by one of the most brilliant American composers and pianists, Amy Beach. ISO musician Isabel Guerrero will solo in the Abe. Soloist Mika Sasaki will also join the ISO Symphony Orchestra and perform in the Beach Piano Concerto.

Composer Keiko Abe Born in 1937 in Tokyo, Keiko Abe is the author of more than 70 compositions for percussion, and her contribution to developing the marimba as a solo instrument is unmatched. Abe’s collaboration with the Yamaha Corporation in the 1960s resulted in expanding the marimba range to five octaves, as well as improving the design and sound quality of this instrument.

Composer Cecile Chaminade  (1857 – 1944) Chaminade is the author of more than 400 works. Her musical talent was recognized by George Bizet at the age of 8.   After her Carnegie Hall recital in 1908, the New York Evening Postran a piece stating: “Chaminade’s concert confirmed the conviction held by many that while women may someday vote, they will never learn to compose anything worthwhile.All of them seem superficial when they write music.” This is an example of the unjust and discriminatory fate of female artists in a male-dominated world.

Composer Amy Beach (1867 – 1944) Beach completed her first compositions at the age of four and in her teens was already an established concert pianist and made her debut with the Boston Symphony. This bright career was delayed for decades by one condition in Beach’s marriage agreement: she was not allowed to play more than two concerts a year and was forced to give up teaching. As a result, Beach focused all her efforts on composing, and this gave birth to one of the most colorful and masterful pieces of American romantic music such as Mass in E flat Major, Gaelic Symphony, Piano Quintet, and Piano Concerto.

Spring Rehearsal Reminder!

There will be no rehearsals the next two weeks! 

Rehearsals will resume as follows:

Morningside: January 8th, 2019

Carnegie Hill: January 9th, 2019

Symphony: January 9th, 2019

Concert Orchestra: January 10th, 2019

Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!