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Concert Season


January 20, 2019
"Cantabile" - Chamber Music for Clarinet, Cello, Voice and Piano
Claudia Peñailillo Villegas, clarinet
Kate Dillingham, cello
Ginny Weant, soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

February 24, 2019
Art Song on the Move presents
"Zoology" - Music About Animals
Hai-Ting Chen, mezzo-soprano
Martin Néron, piano

March 24, 2019
Astoria Music Project presents
The American Experience:
American Woman
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Amanda Lee, french horn
David Taubman, piano
Rachel Hauser, violin

April 28, 2019
Canto Zenzero
Kathleen Monson, soprano
Ann Kelly, soprano
Ginny Weant, soprano

May 19, 2019
Piano and Poetry
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

Concert Season

September 22, 2019
Hoffnung Trio:
100 Años de Música Chilena
Claudia Peñalillo, clarinet
Patricio Riquelme, cello
Milén Fuentes, piano


September 15, 2013
Martin Söderberg, piano
Music of Spanish Composers

October 20, 2013
500 Years of Music
for Guitar
Peter Griggs, classical guitar

November 17, 2013
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Luis González, baritone
David Taubman, piano

January 19, 2014
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Luis González, baritone

February 16, 2014
Chamber Music Concert
Akiko Hosoi, violin
Laura Ha, violin
Alyssa Hardie Beckmann, viola
Midori Sadamatsu Witkowski, viola
Julian Schwarz, cello
Andrew Trombley, double bass
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

March 16, 2014
Filip Pogády, violin
Peter Fancovic, piano

May 18, 2014
Children's Program
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

October 19, 2014
Quartet for the End of Time
Chamber Music Recital
Catherine Lawlor, violin
Tony Park, clarinet
Elizabeth Kim, cello
Markus Kaitila, piano

November 16, 2014
The Studio of Nelson Ojeda Valdés
A Concert of Chamber Music

January 18, 2015
Rebecca Jordan, flute
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano

February 15, 2015
A Night at the Opera
Anna Noggle, soprano
Victor Starsky, tenor

March 22, 2015
Through Her Eyes:
A Celebration of Women in Music
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Catherine Frank, piano

April 19, 2015
The Three B's
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

October 18, 2015
Lynette Carveth, soprano
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Spanish Music
for Voice and Piano

November 15, 2015
Chamber Music
Students of
Nelson Ojeda Valdés

December 13, 2015
Olivia Smith, soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano
Mozart, Brahms, Britten

January 17, 2016
Stefanie Izzo, soprano

February 21, 2016
Markus Kaitila, piano

April 24, 2016
Children's Opera Program:
Beauty and the Beast
by Vittorio Giannini
Anna Noggle, soprano
Victor Starsky, Tenor
Jessica Kimple, Mezzo-Soprano
Todd Wachsman, Baritone
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

May 15, 2016
Bones of Contention
Brass Ensemble
*Jeremy Kempton, tenor trombone
*Alex Somer, tenor trombone
Jacob Elkin, tenor trombone
*Nick Healy, bass trombone

*members of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

October 30, 2016
Nicoletta Julia Berry, soprano
Yurika Mihara, pianist

November 13, 2016
A Cappella Group:
The Rough Dozen

December 18, 2016
Peter Griggs, classical guitarist

January 15, 2017
Granados and Ginastera: Nationalism, Tradition and Vogue
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, pianist

February 19, 2017
Olivia Smith, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

March 19, 2017
Lady Music: A Celebration
of Women Composers
Stefanie Izzo & Amelia Lubrano,
Catherine Frank & Jessica Anderson,

April 23, 2017
David Glukh, trumpet
Liya Petrides, soprano/pianist

May 21, 2017
Pictures at an Exhibition
music of
Mussorgsky and Prokofiev
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

October 15, 2017
Granados Anniversary Concert
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano
Marisol Espada, cello
Brian Ford, violin
Caitlin Caruso-Dobbs, soprano

November 19, 2017
The Vocalis Consort:
Music of Francis Poulenc
Christopher Reames, tenor
Igor Correa, actor
Martin Néron, piano

January 21, 2018
The Astoria Music Project presents
The Feminine Classique
Stefanie Izzo, soprano

February 18, 2018
L'Invitation au voyage:
Songs of Debussy, Fauré,
Duparc and Chausson
Sarah Cooper, soprano
Corey-James Crawford, countertenor
Sonya Headlam, soprano
Andrea Salazar, soprano
Martin Néron, pianist

March 18, 2018
Art Songs and Arias
David Friedman, baritone
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

April 15, 2018
A Century of Spanish Dance
Ensemble Suite Iberia
Paul Jared Newman, guitar
Deirdre Towers, dance and castanets
Brian Ford, violin
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, pianist

May 27, 2018
Bright is the Ring of Words:
Music and Poetry of Britain
David Waterland, baritone
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

October 21, 2018
Claude Debussy In Memoriam:
A Centenary Anniversary
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano
Darwin Cosme Sánchez, flute
Kate Dillingham, cello

November 18, 2018
"Contigo Peru"
The Vocalis Consort
Martin Néron, piano
Christopher Sierra, tenor

December 16, 2018
Jazz Trio Concert
Luca Rosenfeld, bass
Jean John, drums
Davis Whitfield, piano

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Pianist Christopher Bradshaw has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the USA, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He teaches piano in New York City, and frequently performs as a soloist and with other instrumentalists, singers and choirs. He has performed at Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall, and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City. Christopher serves as music director at Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, Queens, and is the artistic director of the Redeemer Concert Series.

Cellist Kate Dillingham enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and collaborative artist and is an avid proponent of the music of living composers. Following her debut, which featured world premieres of works by Augusta Read Thomas and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon, the press deemed her "an excellent cellist; dignified, intelligent, and compelling … an adventurous, dedicated champion of contemporary music … an extraordinary performer who displayed musical insight and emotional depth…" She has performed as a soloist with The St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, The Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and The Brno Philharmonic (Czech Republic). She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, Symphony Space, and The DiMenna Center in New York City. Kate was a student of Bernard Greenhouse at Rutgers University and of Maria Tchaikovskaya at the Moscow Conservatory. A long association with Mr. Greenhouse led to collaboration on an edition of the Sonatas for Violoncello and Keyboard, BWV 1027-1029 by J.S. Bach, published by G. Schirmer Inc., which she presented in a combined concert and lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and recorded with renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour for Affetto Records. Kate has recorded six albums of varied repertoire from Haydn to Higdon which are available at iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. As Executive Director of Random Access Music (RAM) and the Queens New Music Festival, (New York, USA) Kate is engaged in promoting and performing the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Clarinettist Claudia Peñalillo Villegas began her studies at the age of nine in Hicksville, New York. After returning to her country, Chile, she continued to involve herself in music. At age seventeen she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance at the Universidad de Chile. During these years she participated in masterclasses with Luis Rossi (Argentina), Ron Samuels (USA), Carola Shaal (Germany), Jorge Montilla (Venezuela) and Ronald Van Spaendonck (Belgium). She found chamber music so fascinating that she has participated in several masterclasses at her university and in Teatro del Lago, in southern Chile. Along with her performance studies she discovered the wonders of music education in children and worked for years in educational facilities. She graduated this year with honors and came to New York City to continue her studies.

Soprano Ginny Weant has been praised for her bright, sweet voice and her expressive acting ability. A diverse performer in the world of opera and musical theater, Ginny appeared as a performer in a variety of roles with Disney Cruise Lines on both the Fantasy and the Wonder in 2017 and 2018. In February she will be performing the title role in On Site Opera's production of The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse, by Dmitri Shostakovich. Ginny currently works with her vocal trio, Canto Zenzero, performing in multiple concerts and tours nationwide. Recent credits include: Oberto, Alcina; The Shepherd Boy, Tannhaüser; Despina, Cosi fan Tutte; Adele, Die Fledermaus; Perketta, Under The Overture; Zerlina, Don Giovanni; and Fiona, Brigadoon. Ginny  holds Masters Degree of Music from Mannes Conservatory at The New School and a Bachelor's Degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College of Owensboro.

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