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Mannes Sounds Festival

Founded in 1999 by Pavlina Dokovska, chair of the Mannes Piano department, the Mannes Sounds Festival presents more than 20 concerts annually performed by young artists from Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama as well as master classes and lectures by distinguished faculty members and renowned guest artists. It is one of the outstanding components of the Mannes performance program. The events are held at various prestigious concert venues and cultural institutions throughout New York City.

We are excited to welcome audiences back to live as well as live-streamed performances this fall.

A Musical Journey through American History

Changing Landscapes: Meet the Bergamot Quartet

Friday, May 7, 2021, 7:00PM (ET)

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2021-2022 Season Calendar

Mannes Sound Festival Concerts

SEP 30

Thursday

7:30 PM ET

Livestream RSVP

In-person for TNS community RSVP

A Celebration of Renewal and Hope

John L. Tishman Auditorium | 63 Fifth Avenue

OCT 17

Sunday

3:00 PM ET

Admission: $25; students / seniors 62+: $20

More info

A Tribute to Saint-Saëns in Observance of the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church | 921 Madison Avenue

NOV 09

Tuesday

7:30 PM ET

Admission $18: Members: $12; Seniors / Students $9, details will be announced by 10/26

More info

Kristallnacht and Its Aftermath: Remembering Terezín
A Tribute to the Artists who Perished in the Holocaust

Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street

Nov 30

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Free concert, register here

Musical Reminiscences: The 80th Anniversary Bohuslav Martinu in New York

Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street 

Dec 2

Thursday

6:30 PM

Admission: $35; students/seniors 62+: $20

More info and Tickets

Beethovan: Five Concerti for Piano and Orchestra

Presented with Camerata NY, Richard Owen, Music Director

Saint Jean Baptiste Church | 184 East 76th Street

FEB 15

Tuesday

6:30 PM

Free admission; details will be announced by 1/15

An Evening Honoring German Women Composers

German Consulate General New York | 871 U.N. Plaza

Feb 25

Friday

7:30 PM

Suggested donation: $20/seniors $10

Mannes Opera presents An Evening with Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen

Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel | 230 East 90th Street

Feb 26

Saturday

7:30 PM

Suggested donation: $20/seniors $10

Mannes Opera presents An Evening with Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen

Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel | 230 East 90th Street

Mar 11

Friday

6:30 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert

Fuguing

Steinway Hall | 1133 Avenue of the Americas

Mar 30

Wednesday

7:00 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert

An Invitation to Marcel Proust’s Soirée Musicale; A Salon with Music and Readings from In Search of Lost Time

House of the Redeemer | 7 East 95th street

ApR 26

Tuesday

6:30 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert

The Musical Splendor of Spain

The Union Club | 101 East 69th Street

May 05

Thursday

7:00 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert

Saint-Saëns and His Circle

Curated by Donald Wagner, a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Performing Arts

Steinway Hall | 1133 Avenue of the Americas

May 09

Monday

7:30 PM

Tickets: $35; Students/Seniors: $15

Available starting 4/4/22 from Carnegie Hall

Festival Finale Concert

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall | 154 West 57th Street 

Piano Cantabile

Nov 21

Sunday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Concert Etude in the Romantic Era

Curated by Inessa Zaretsky

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

DEC 03

Friday 

7:30 PM

TBD

Piano Masterpieces by Women Composers

Curated by Xia Yin Wang

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Dec 05

Sunday

7:30 PM

TBD

A Year Later

Curated by Blair McMillen

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Dec 10

Friday 

7:30 PM

TBD

Voices of Hope

Curated by J.Y. Song

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Dec 12

Sunday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Art of Transcription

Curated by Yuri Kim

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Feb 04

Friday

7:30 PM

TBD

New York Enclaves

Curated by Blair McMillen & J.Y. Song

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Feb 06

Sunday 

7:30 PM

TBD

The Prelude in the 20th and 21st Century

Curated by Vladimir Valjarevic 

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Feb 11

Friday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Concert Etude in the 20th and 21st Century

Curated by Ursula Oppens

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

feb 13

Sunday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Art of Variation

Curated by Jerome Rose

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

feb 18

Friday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Different Worlds of Schumann and Chopin

Curated by Ann Schein

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

May 07

Saturday

Time TBA

TBD

Mannes Prep Gala: A Celebration of Clara Mannes Scholars

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Masterclasses & Lectures

Oct 20

Wednesday

1:00 PM

TBD

Shai Wosner, Masterclass

TBD

Nov 15

Monday

1:00 PM

TBD

Xiayin Wang, Masterclass

TBD

Jan 27

Thursday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Different Worlds of Chopin and Schumann: PART 1

Ann Schein, Lecture

TBD

Feb 02

Wednesday

7:30 PM

TBD

The Different Worlds of Chopin and Schumann: PART 2

Ann Schein, Lecture

TBD

Feb TBA

Day and Time TBA

TBD

Richard Goode, Masterclass

TBD

Mar 28

Monday

1:00 PM

TBD

John O’Conor, Masterclass

TBD

Apr 18

Monday

1:00 PM

TBD

Vladimir Feltsman, Masterclass

TBD

The College of Performing Arts and the Mannes Sounds Festival are proudly supported by the generosity of people like you. Now, more than ever, your support enables students to achieve their artistic dreams through intensive study at Mannes and makes possible virtual performances like these. To give or to learn about giving opportunities, please contact Stephen Jacobsohn, Senior Director of Development by phone (646) 909-3557 or email at [email protected]. We are deeply grateful for your generosity which inspires and propels our student artists and dedicated faculty.

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2020/2021 Season

A Musical Journey through American History

Changing Landscapes: Meet the Bergamot Quartet

A Musical Journey through American History

A Celebration of Jazz

A Musical Journey through American History

From Charles Ives Onward

A Celebration of American Women:

Artistic Achievement and Suffrage Victory

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Mannes Sounds Festival revisits the very powerful and meaningful opening event of the 2020 festival.

A Musical Journey through American History ​

The Emergence and Development of American Styles

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

PIANO CANTABILE: “That Rings A Bell…….”

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: Beethoven’s Final Evolution - The Last Three Piano Sonatas

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Art Alone Saved Me”

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Beethoven's Bagatelles, Rondos, & Fantasia Op. 77"

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: “Beethoven Fantasies”

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Reminiscences of Beethoven"

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

European Women Composers through the Centuries

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Survey of Beethoven’s Variations"

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Kristallnacht and Its Aftermath

Remembering Terezin: A Tribute to the Artists who Perished in the Holocaust

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Bach Inventions and Sinfonias"

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: “Childhood Memories”

Mannes Sounds Festival and Czech Center New York present

The World of Leoš Janáček

Mannes Sounds Festival and Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church present

A Tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach

Mannes School of Music and the Mannes Sounds Festival are proudly supported by the generosity of people like you. Now, more than ever, your support enables students to achieve their artistic dreams through intensive study at Mannes and makes possible virtual performances like these.
 
To give or to learn about giving opportunities, please contact Stephen Jacobsohn, Senior Director of Development by phone (646) 909-3557 or email at [email protected]. We are deeply grateful for your generosity which inspires and propels our student artists and dedicated faculty.