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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau 2021-2022

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the noontime series of free chamber music recitals performed in the Niles Chapel since 2002, was suspended in March 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. Videos of the October, November, and January recitals are available here. Beginning in February 2022, in person recitals have resumed! Recitals will take place in the sanctuary to facilitate social distancing and all attendees must remain masked when inside the building.  Admission is free.


videos are presented with the express permission of Westminster Conservatory

2021-2022 Program Year

      • October 21: Clipper Erickson, piano
      • November 18: Marvin Rosen, piano
      • January 20: Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel, duo pianists
      • February 17: Kevin Willois, flute and Patricia Tupta Landy, piano
      • March 17: Katherine McClure, flute; Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano
      • April 21: Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel & Galina Prilutskaya, piano
      • May 19: Marjorie Selden, viola and Galina Prilutskaya, piano

May 2022


May 19 | 12:15 p.m.


At 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 the final Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital of the season will take place, featuring music for viola and piano. Two members of the Westminster Conservatory teaching faculty, Marjorie Selden, viola and Galina Prilutskaya, piano will perform music by Milhaud, Glière, Goldberg, Vaughan Williams, and Korshunov. The recital will take place in the main sanctuary. Admission is free but all attendees must remain masked and observe social distancing.

The program on May 19 comprises Six Studies in English Folksong by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Première Sonate pour alto et piano by Darius Milhaud, Chanson by Reinhold Glière, Mellow Minor for solo viola by Sandra Goldberg, and Ukrainian Dance by Vlad Korshunov.

The twenty-first season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will open on Thursday, September 15 with a performance by Dezheng Ping, violin and Larissa Korkina, piano.


April 2022


April 21 | 12:15 p.m.


At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21, Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel and Galina Prilutskaya, members of the Westminster Conservatory factulty, will perform a recital of Music for Piano Duet. Part of the monthly series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the recital will take place in the main sanctuary in order to facilitate social distancing. Admission is free but all attendees must remain masked and observe social distancing.

The program on April 21 comprises selections from 12 Morceaux pour piano à 4 mains, op. 48  by Reinhold Glière, and selections from Kaleidoskop, op. 74 by Moritz Moszkowski.


March 2022


March 17 | 12:15 p.m.


At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 17 three members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, Katherine McClure, flute; Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano will perform a free recital featuring the music of Johannes Brahms and Cesar Franck. Part of the monthly series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the recital will take place in the main sanctuary in order to facilitate social distancing. Admission is free but all attendees must remain masked and observe social distancing.

The program on March 17 comprises the Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck, adapted for flute and piano; and the Sonata in E-flat major, op. 120, no. 2, for clarinet and piano by Johannes Brahms.


February 2022


February 17 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday, February 17, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will return to live performance after a hiatus of two years, during which series events were posted on the church website. The recital will take place in the main sanctuary to facilitate social distancing and all attendees must remain masked when inside the building.  Admission is free.

The February recital, featuring Kevin Willois, flute and Patricia Tupta Landy, piano, both members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, will include Benedetto Marcello’s Sonata in F arranged for flute and piano, the Barcarola e scherzo, op. 4 for flute and piano by Alfredo Casella, selections from the Six Pieces for Solo Piano by Ottorino Respighi, and music by Nino Rota, including famous movie themes and the Cinque Pezzi Facili per Flauto e Pianoforte.


January 2022


January 20 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday, January 20, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a performance by pianists Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel, both members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty.

The program comprises works for solo piano: Moritz Moszkowski’s Arabesque, op. 15, no. 2; Casta Diva, op. D1, no. 1 after Bellini by Frederic Chopin; and two works by Sidney Smith, Fantaisie Brillante, op. 103 on Verdi’s “La Traviata” and La Danza, Tarantella napolitana de Rossini, op. 104.




November 2021


November 18 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday November 18, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a performance by pianist Marvin Rosen, a member of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, performing music of Ludovico Einaudi.

Italian composer, pianist, and recording artist Ludovico Einaudi was born in 1955, and has composed solo piano music, chamber music, and numerous works for stage and cinema, including the music for recent award-winning films Nomadland and The Father. His music is described as meditative, and has been influenced by minimalism and contemporary popular genres.



October 2021


October 21 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday October 21, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will resume online with a performance by pianist Clipper Erickson, who will perform music of Beethoven and Florence Price.



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