"Bach and Verdi!" Fundraising Concert Supporting Summer and Fall Youth Programs

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018, 7:30 PM


218 W. 11th St., Corner of Waverly Pl,

NY, NY 10014



J.S. Bach   

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor

“Chaconne”, from Partita for violin #2


Guiseppe Verdi Opera Arias

Ludwig von Beethoven Art Song Cycle


Limited Seating! Contributions include ticket the performance – and help make our upcoming youth summer and fall program possible!


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8.6.2018- 8.17.2018 Music/Science Summer Program

Monday-Friday 10AM-3PM: The 2018 Foundation's 2-week music-science summer program will focus on "the principle of discovery", and the unity between Classical music and science, in an intensive two-week course of study and experiment. This summer program will take place at St. John's Church in the Village. Discover the music of science through astronavigation via geometric and astronomic constructions, including that of an astrolabe, and discover the science of music through two intensive weeks of vocal training in bel canto method. Any students ages 12-18 may apply.


12.18.2018: Antonin Dvorak -- "America Is An Idea, Not Just A Place" -- Carnegie Hall Concert

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30PM, the Foundation will present a concert event at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perlman Stage, entitled “Antonin Dvorak: America is An Idea, Not Just A Place”, in celebration of the 125th “Dvorak at Carnegie Hall” anniversary, which included the premier of Dvorak’s 9th Symphony “From the New World”. The event celebrates the groundbreaking collaboration from 1892-95, between Czech composer Anton Dvorak, African-American classical composer, arranger, and singer Harry Burleigh, and Jennette Thurber—the founder of the National Conservatory of Music who brought together women and men of all ethnic backgrounds to create “a great and noble school of music”. Between 1892-95, barriers of ethnicity, gender and wealth were overthrown exactly at the time that they were being otherwise re-erected in America. In doing so, the National Conservatory of Music brought about a revolution in musical composition and culture that can be the template for promoting understanding among all people living in our city today. We intend that 1,000-1,500 of the audience members be students, parents and teachers from NYC schools.


9.5.2018 -- 6.20.2019: "American Composers Project" and Classical Artist Visits to Schools. Invitation to Students to Join Choral Work and Performances.

“The American Initiative” — As a part of our celebration of the 125th “Dvorak at Carnegie Hall” anniversary, and the continuation of theSylvia Olden Lee initiative, we invite interested schools to join us in an “American Composers’ Project” of rediscovering the tradition of African-American composition and performance and other great Classical works. Composer Dr. Roland Carter will be joined by colleagues and performers that have advanced the work of the Burleigh/Dvorak creative collaboration for more than a century. The season will begin with “Classical Artists Visit to School”—where concert artists will visit schools to demonstrate classical vocal and instrumental performances, and answer Q&A with students over 1-2 period of class. Schools with students interested in choral singing can join us in the “Composer’s Project”, which will include a series of workshops and conclude with open rehearsals with noted American composers, teachers and singers.







Your generous contribution will help with the ongoing work of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture, including: the July 25th fundraising concert, the 2018 Music/Science Summer School  Program, August 2018 presentation in Osimo Italy on the Verdi Tuning, and September through December visits by classical artists to NYC public schools.  The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture is registered as 501(C)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible .  An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to you for tax purposes.  Donors will be listed in the program for the July 25th concert, unless you prefer to be anonymous.




Brenden Zak, VIOLIN 

Brenden is currently pursuing a bachelor?s degree in performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Li Lin. He was a finalist in the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition and has soloed with The Ocean City Pops, Ambler Symphony, The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, The Sinfonietta Nova, The Temple University Orchestra and The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. Brenden was the 2014 - 15 Junior Peace and Music Ambassador for the Harmony for Peace Foundation and is currently working closely with them to help promote and further their goal of a world brought together through music. His string quartet at Juilliard is a member of the Juilliard Honors String Quartet Program. Brenden also attended the Heifetz International Music Institute where he worked with Ilya Kaler, Nicholas Kitchen, and Elmar Oliviera. Finally, Brenden has attended the esteemed Perlman Music Program where he has had the opportunity of working closely with Itzhak Perlman.


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19-year-old violinist Yaegy Park was born on Dec. 8th, 1997 in Houston, Texas. She won her first violin competition at the age of 3. She quickly began playing local concerts in her home town Houston, Texas. In 2007, at the age of 9, she performed with pianist Christopher O?Riley on National Public Radio?s show From the Top. Her notable achievements include prizes in the Louis Spohr International Young Violin Competition (bronze), International Russian Rotary Competition (gold), Blount-Slawson Competition (silver), and most recently the Stulberg String International Competition (gold), among many more. In 2015, she was named a Young Arts Winner and a semifinalist of the Presidential Scholars. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Ms. Park has worked with the Foundation since 2012 and works avidly to bring classical music to more people.



Baritone Frank Mathis was a soloist in the Roland Hayes Life of Christ song cycle performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Mr. Mathis grew up singing in chorus at Bethany Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA.  He has studied for 13 years, singing at the Verdi Pitch of A=432hz, as a chorister and soloist with the Schiller Institute., and he studied with Italian Soprano and Pavarotti collaborator Antonella Banaudi, among others. He has directed choruses and voice training in Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Leipzig, Germany; and now the New York City area. Mr. Mathis has been a leading part of a program to expose public school children in NYC, Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn to classical music and choral singing, and will direct the Foundation's 2018 summer music program.



Jonathan de Peri studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music before transferring to Columbia University. In 2013, he formed the Gotham Arts Salon, which creates artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public. In 2017, Mr. de Peri accompanied baritone Frank Mathis at the Lincoln Center in a presentation of Petersburg -- a rarely performed song cycle by Georgy Sviridov, one of Russia's most important composers in the last half of the 20th century.


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