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Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 4pm. Les Jeunes Virtuoses de New York, a brilliant French-American string orchestra in Beethoven's Terzetto, Schubert Allegro, Mozart's Rondo in C with solo violin, and Brahms Sextet No. 2

Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4pm. Vassily Primakov Piano Recital: a spectacular all Chopin program, including the four Ballades and the Sonata No. 2, by the renowned Russian pianist Vassily Primakov. "...dreamy lyricism shaped with a patient and colorful hand.." (the Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4pm. The Romantic Image, an artist's journey, searching for a place, searching for love. With selected songs from Schubert's Winterreise, film by Teresa Mular, piano music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Performed by Christopher Pfund, tenor, Nadejda Vlaeva, piano, Margaretha Maimone, narration.

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4pm. The Gaze of Gods, My Lord's Chamberlain's Consort in a festive program with instrumental and vocal treasures from the Renaissance, with lutes, voices, harp, percussion and viols.

Ridotto Season Schedule 2013-2014

Concerts with a Touch of Theater

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Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4pm. Ukranian Pinaist Inna Faliks In Recital, a most imaginative and brilliant pianist in a poetic program of French and Russian music including Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, music by Rachmaninoff, and readings of contemporary Russian poetry. "the courage to take risks...expressive intensity, technical perfiection." (General Anzeiger, Bonn)

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 4pm. Try me, good King, the last words of the wives of King Henry VIII. A colorful and moving program about the royal courts of Henry VIII and the Kings of France. The music: Handel's Cantata 'Tu fedel? Tu costante?', the Songs "Try me, good King", based on letters by the unfortunate wives of Henry VIII by American composer Libby Larsen, and with fashions from the 16th c. accompanied by lute. With soprano Elizabeth Ronan Silva, Christopher Morrongiello, lute, violins of the Ridotto Chamber Ensemble, and narration.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4pm. A Tribute to pianists Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal: Ridotto pays tribute to two Master musicians and teachers from the fabled Juillard School. These artists are not only celebrated musicians but also mentors to many great concert pianists. Their program includes 4-hand piano music by Barber, Rochberg and Mozart and piano solo music, including the haunting La Valse by Ravel. An on-stage interview follows the concert.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 4pm. Music for Picasso's Theater. Picasso' involvement with theater is the least known aspect of his work. In Paris in the 1920's he collaborated with Satie, DeFalla, and Stravinsky, building sets, props, and costumes. Ridotto unearthed many of the designs and commissioned artists for a revival performance. The music: a revival of the absurdist ballet Parade by Satie (staged by Victoria Edgar), Ravel's L'Eventail de Jeanne, and the Suite Italienne by Stravinsky, with dance.

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