2019 Highlights

A concert to usher in
the New Year

December 31, 2019 | 11pm

St. Bartholomew's Church, New York, NY

Great music at St. Bartholomew’s presents a free organ concert with music by Bach, Vierne and Johan Strauss, Sr., followed by a champagne reception.

Paolo Bordignon, Organ



Camerata Pacifica:
Bach’s Musical Offering

December 1, 2019 | 3pm
Museum of Ventura County
Ventura, CA

December 3, 2019 | 7:30pm
Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington
San Marino, CA

December 5, 2019 | 8pm
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
Los Angeles, CA

December 6, 2019 | 7:30pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Santa Barbara, CA

Bach: A Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (complete)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Demarre McGill, Flute
Joseph Lin, Violin
Tricia Park, Violin
Richard O’Neill, Principal Viola
Ani Aznavoorian, Principal Cello
Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

October 31, 2019 | 7:30pm
Englewood, NJ

November 1, 2019 | 8pm
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, NJ

November 2, 2019 | 8pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Red Bank, NJ

November 3, 2019 | 3pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ

Rebel: “Chaos” from Les élémens (NJSO Premiere)
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Markus Stenz, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano


ORGAN recital

October 25, 2019 | 6:30pm

St. Malachy’s Church - The Actors’ Chapel
New York, NY

Recital on The Paul Creston Memorial Pipe Organ, Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 938 (1935)/Peragallo (2012)

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ORGAN recital

October 23, 2019 | 2:30pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY

Recital on the Thomas Appleton Organ (built 1830)



October 20, 2019 | 3pm

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall
Boston, MA

Stravinsky: Octet for Winds
Thomson: Sonata da Chiesa
Carter: Sonata for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord
Sofia Gubaidulina: Etudes, for double bass
Falla: Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet,
violin and cello


harpsichord recital

September 27, 2019 | 7:30pm

Cathedral Church of the Advent
Birmingham, AL

Inaugural recital of the 1976 William Hyman French Double after Blanchet (ex Paul Maynard) in its new home at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

J.S. Bach: Partita in B-flat Major, BWV 825
François Couperin: from Dixhuitième Ordre
Prélude (from l’Art de toucher le clavecin – 1716)
Allemande La Verneüil
Le turbulent
Le tic-toc-choc – pièce croisée
Antonio Soler: Fandango for Harpsichord, R. 146
Louis Couperin: Suite en la mineur
J.S. Bach: Concerto nach italienischen Gusto, BWV 971

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Palestrina’s missa papae marcelli

September 8, 2019

St. Bartholomew’s Church
New York, NY

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
Organ concerti of Antonio Vivaldi, as transcribed by J.S. Bach and J.G. Walther

St. Bartholomew’s Choir


All-Star Orchestra

August 26, 2019

Coming to American Public Television
and Khan Academy

Video recording of
George Frideric Handel: Water Music, Suite in F

The All-Star Orchestra
Gerard Schwartz, Music Director & Conductor

The All-Star Orchestra is an ensemble comprised of top players from major orchestras across the United States, including the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, New York (Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera), Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, New Jersey, Houston, Minnesota, Detroit, Seattle, Nashville, Oregon, Dallas, Florida, Utah, Cincinnati, the National Symphony, and more.



Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Sunday Series

August 18, 2019 | 6pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM

Benjamin Britten: Two Insects, for oboe and Piano
with Randall Wolfgang, oboe


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Bach Plus

August 16, 2019 | 6pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM

Benedetto Marcello: Oboe Concerto in C Minor
C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in A major

Randall Wolfgang, oboe
Joshua Smith, flute



Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Monday Series

August 12, 2019 | 6pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM

Manuel de Falla: Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, and cello (1923-26)

Joshua Smith, flute
Randall Wolfgang, oboe
David Shifrin, clarinet
Daniel Phillips, violin
Joseph Johnson, cello


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Bach Plus

August 10, 2019 | 5pm

St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM

Antonio Soler:
Quintet No. 1 in C Major for harpsichord and string (1776)
Fandango for Harpsichord, R. 146 (ca. 1770)

Jennifer Gilbert, violin
Harvey de Souza, violin
L.P. How, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello


A Choral Feast:
A Celebration of Bach

August 4, 2019

St. Bartholomew’s Church
New York, NY

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach:
Motet for double choir: “Singet dem herrn ein neues Lied”
BWV 225
Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWV 525

St. Bartholomew’s Choir


Chestnut Hill Concerts

August 2, 2019 | 8pm

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Old Saybrook, CT

All Bach program

Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1056R
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047

Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
Josh Cohen, trumpet
Héloïse Degrugillier, flute, recorder
Lisa Rautenberg, viola
Priscilla Herreid, oboe
Daniel S. Lee, solo violin
Isabelle Seula Lee, violin
Ronald Thomas, cello and Artistic Director
Wen Yang, Bass



Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

July 26, 2019 | 7:30pm
July 27, 2019 | 7:30pm

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NY

Bela Bartók (arr. Willner): Romanian Folk Dances
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Andrew Manze, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Knut Erik Sundquist, bass


New York Philharmonic
Very Young People’s Concerts
“Treble and Bass"

June 2, 2019 | 3pm
June 3, 2019 | 10:30am

Merkin Concert Hall
New York, NY

This series was conceived by Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University Teacher's College to combine games, storytelling, and great music in one fun-filled hour that unlocks children’s imaginations.

Rebecca Young, host
Musicians of the Philharmonic
Doug Fitch, director/designer


Handel Dixit Dominus &
Haydn Harmoniemesse
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space

May 22, 2019 | 8pm

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
New York, NY

George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus
Franz Joseph Haydn: Harmoniemesse

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor



New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:
Art of the Double Concerto

May 17, 2019
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

May 18, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

May 19, 2019
State Theater New Jersey, New Brunswick

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon
Steven Mackey: Four Iconoclastic Episodes
J.S. Bach: Concerto for two violins in D Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Xian Zhang, music director
Eric Wyrick, violin
Annelle Gregory, violin
Steven Mackey, electric guitar


St. George’s Choral Society:
Milhaud’s Service Sacrée

April 16, 2019 | 3pm

Church of the Incarnation
New York, NY

Darius Milhaud: Service sacré pour le samedi matin (1948)

St. George’s Choral Society
Matthew Lewis, music director

Elijah Blaisdell, baritone
Naomi Lewin, narrator
Paolo Bordignon, organ


Amor Artis:
Passion & Resurrection

April 13, 2019 | 8pm

Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
New York, NY

Emanuele D’Astorga: Stabat Mater
Erik Esenvalds: Passion and Resurrection

Amor Artis Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Ryan James Brandau, artistic director


Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: ECCO with Paolo Bordignon

April 11, 2019 | 7:30pm

Church of the Holy Trinity
Philadelphia, PA


J.S. Bach: Chaconne [Arr. by M. Wiancko]
Henry Purcell: Chacony for Strings in G Minor [Arr. by Britten]
Lena Gabriela Frank: Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, RV 531
Peruvian Renaissance Suite [Arr. by M. Nelson]



The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center:
Seven Last Words

March 31, 2019 | 5pm

Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY

J.S. Bach: Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (1727)
Franz Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross for String Quartet, Op. 51 (1786)

Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
Orion String Quartet
Timothy Cobb, double bass
Stephen Taylor, oboe



The Florida Orchestra:
Haydn’s Creation

March 24, 2019 | 7:30pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL

March 23, 2019 | 8pm
Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, FL

March 22, 2019 | 8pm
Idlewild Church
Lutz, FL

Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation

The Florida Orchestra
Michael Francis, music director
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay


Pipes At One: Organ Recital

February 22, 2019 | 1pm

St. Paul’s Chapel
New York, NY

Bach: Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529
Duruflé: Scherzo, Op. 2
Mendelssohn: Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 65, No. 4

Noack Organ

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Broadway Chamber Players:
Bach & Zelenka

February 4, 2019 | 7pm

St. Malachy’s Church
New York, NY

J. S. Bach: Sonata for violin and harpsichord No. 2, BWV 1015
Jan Dismas Zelenka : Trio Sonata No. 5, ZWV 181
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047

Keith Bonner, flute
Alexandra Knoll, oboe
Erin Gustafson, oboe
Alden Banta, bassoon
Dan Urness, trumpet
Bryan Hernandez-Luch, violin
Rachel Handman, violin
Maxim Moston, violin
Orlando Wells, viola
Dave Romano, bass
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord

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