We are excited to announce our Musical JewelBox series to connect you to the great artists that bring your favorite composers to life. Throughout the Fall, you can find performances and conversations with our extraordinary guests, composers, conductors, and musicians live-streamed to our YouTube channel.

Explore Mozart’s Violin Concerti and how his violin writing matured over two decades with Bella Hristova.  David Hayes dives into Shostakovich and Schubert, and why he’s looking forward to pairing them in his Death and the Maiden program. Embrace the essential English sound of The Lark Ascending with Elena Urioste, and how it sits along the other towering British violin works of its time.

Our artists are true musical treasures, and we can’t wait to present them both on the stage and in your home.

Fall 2020

Bella Hristova

Sunday, September 13 | 4:00pm

Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova was described by The Washington Post as “a player of impressive power and control”.

She talks with us about Mozart’s violin concerti and how they reflect his youthful style in comparison to his later works.

David Hayes

Thursday, September 24 | 7pm

David Hayes is music director of NYChoral, former director of The Philadelphia Singers, and professor at Mannes School of Music, where he also serves as music director of the Mannes Orchestra and heads orchestral and conducting studies.

Elena Urioste

Sunday, October 11 | 4:00pm

Recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, Urioste has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for her lush tone, the nuanced lyricism of her playing and her commanding stage presence. 

She shares with us a performance Elgar, Britten, and Phyllis Tate and discusses her upcoming “The Lark Ascending” with the Chamber Orchestra.

Composer’s Forum

Sunday, October 25 | 4:00pm

Join Music Director Dirk Brossé, Composer-in-Residence Nathan Bales for a discussion on writing music as both a young and established composer in our ever-changing world.

Francisco Fullana

Sunday, November 8 | 4:00pm

Violinist Francisco Fullana, winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, has been hailed as a “rising star” (BBC Music Magazine). His Carnegie Hall recital debut was noted for its “joy and playfulness in collaboration … it was perfection” (New York Concert Review).

Writing for Film with Dirk

Sunday, December 6 | 4:00pm

With an Emmy nomination for his work on HBO and BBC’s “Parade’s End”, Brossé is passionate about music for film. Learn more about his process, and why he finds it such a vibrant and important artform.

COP Holiday Party

Sunday, December 13 | 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of well-mannered frivolities as we chat and play musical games with friends and guests to enjoy the holiday season. Bring your eggnog (with or without brandy)!

Our music needs your support — now more than ever.