Celebrating 120 years as New York City’s oldest community music school, Third Street Music School Settlement in the East Village will present a weekly series of free friday night concerts by the school’s acclaimed teaching faculty beginning Friday, October 10, 2014 through Friday, March 27, 2015.
The oldest community school of music in the U.S., Third Street was founded in 1894 as part of the settlement house movement. Among the school’s notable alumni are 1920s hit-maker Irving Caesar (Tea for Two), Broadway and film composer Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Frozen), pop star Ingrid Michaelson (Girls Chase Boys), and NPR host Robert Siegel.
Upcoming highlights of the Third Street Music School Settlement Concert Series include:
- Praised by The New York Times for his “stormy lyricism,” Nathaniel LaNasa has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art (October 10th)
- Hailed as an “excellent pianist” with “titanic force” by The New York Times, Third Street Chamber Music Director Adam Marks will perform music by Kevin Puts, Gustav Mahler, and more. (October 17th)
- A pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” (Washington Post), Jessica Xylina Osborne has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Seoul Arts Center, and on radio broadcasts including NPR’s Performance Today and WQXR in New York. (October 24th)
- Pianist Margaret Mills will present a lecture on American music, followed by faculty performances of works by American composers. (November 7th)
Click here for a full list of the performances from October 10th through March 27th, 2015.