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.

videos are presented with the express permission of Westminster Conservatory

2020-2021 Program Year

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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