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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau resumes online.

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. A new Westminster Conservatory at Nassau video will be available here starting at 12:15 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month beginning October 15, 2020.

2020-2021 Program Year

  • January 21: Danielle Sinclair, voice and Michael Jacobsen, voice and piano
  • February 18: Marvin Rosen, piano
  • March 18: Phyllis Lehrer and Suzanne Lehrer, piano duo
  • April 15: Inessa Gleyzerova, piano

  • March 2021


    March 18 | 12:15 p.m.

    Phyllis Alpert Lehrer and Suzanne Lehrer, members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty and a mother-daughter piano duo, will perform the Andante and Variations, op. 83a by Felix Mendelssohn; two Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak, op. 46, no. 3l in A-flat and op. 72, no. 2 in E Minor; and the Tango, op. 126c by Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee.


    February 2021


    February 18 | 12:15 p.m.

    Marvin Rosen, a member of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, will perform repertoire for solo piano by living woman composers, including Beth Anderson, Dorothee Eberhardt, Helen Jane Long, Dosia McKay, Rebecca Oswald, Ana Milosavljevic, Karen Tanaka, and Rain Worthington.



    January 2021


    January 21 | 12:15 p.m.


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    Westminster Conservatory faculty members Danielle Sinclair, soprano and pianist Michael Jacobsen will perform songs of Edvard Grieg and piano settings of traditional Norwegian folk songs and dance music.



    December 2020


    December 17 | 12:15 p.m.


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    Westminster Conservatory faculty members Jill Crawford, flute and Marjorie Selden, viola, present a program that includes the Duo No. 1 in G Major by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, the “Rondo” from the Duo No. 1 by François Devienne, and several seasonal selections, including Greensleeves to a Ground by Brett Thompson, arrangements of Simple Gifts and the “Pastoral Symphony” from Handel’s Messiah, and medleys of Christmas and Hanukkah favorites.




    November 2020


    November 19 | 12:15 p.m.


    Westminster Conservatory faculty member Erik Allesee presents a program of favorite short works for solo piano. Mr. Allesee will perform the Prelude in C-sharp Minor, op. 3, no. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; three works by Claude Debussy comprising the Arabesque no. 1, La cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral), and Claire de lune; and five works by Frederic Chopin – the Valse op. 64, no. 1; Fantaisie-Impromptu op. 66; the Etude op. 10, no. 12; Nocturne in E-flat major, op. 9, no. 2; and the Polonaise in A-flat, op. 53.



    October 2020


    October 15 | 12:15 p.m.


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    Pianist Clipper Erickson performs J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” from Cantata no. 147, Piano Sonata no. 4 by David Finko, and movements from Beethoven’s Sonata, opus 90 and Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Sonata in G Minor.

     

     

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