Westminster Conservatory Recitals return September 15

Music for Violin and Piano on September 15
Opens Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Season

At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, September 15 the first Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital of the season will take place in the Niles Chapel, featuring music for violin and piano.  Two members of the Westminster Conservatory teaching faculty, Dezheng Ping, violin, and Larissa Korkina, piano will perform music by Clara Schumann and Gabriel Fauré.  Admission is free; masking is recommended.

On September 15 the program will comprise Three Romances for violin and piano by Clara Wieck Schumann and the Sonata A Major for violin and piano by Gabriel Faure.

The twenty-first season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will continue on October 20 with piano soloist Choah Kim performing Prokofiev and Ravel.

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.


Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

For the current series, please follow this link: Westminster Conservatory at Nassau 2021-2022


Westminster Conservatory at Nassau resumes online.

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videos are presented with the express permission of Westminster Conservatory

2020-2021 Program Year

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    • February 18: Marvin Rosen, piano
    • March 18: Phyllis Lehrer and Suzanne Lehrer, piano duo
    • April 15: Inessa Gleyzerova, piano
    • May 20: Dezheng Ping, violin and Larissa Korkina, piano.[/ezcol_1half_end]

    May 2021


    May 20 | 12:15 p.m.

    Violinist Dezheng Ping and pianist Larissa Korkina will perform the Sonata No 1 in F Major, op. 8 for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg and three works by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Romance No. 2 in F major, op. 50, and two arrangements for violin and piano adapted from orchestral works, the Overture to Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43 and the Coriolan Overture, op. 62.


    April 2021


    April 15 | 12:15 p.m.

    Westminster Conservatory faculty member Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel, piano, will perform two works by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Rondo in C Major, op. 51, no. 1 and the Fantasia in G Minor, op. 77; and two works by Frédéric Chopin, the Mazurkas, op. 24 and the Ballade in G Minor, op. 23.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.