899 10th Ave
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The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College presents the first concert of its Fall 2009 Season – part of the classical music series Great Music for a Great City – Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Antonin Dvořak, on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue, NYC. Admission is FREE.

This narrated concert features the Afiara String Quartet as well as Metropolitan Opera soloists Camellia Johnson, soprano, and Terry Cook, bass-baritone, with pianist Caroline Stoessinger.

As Dvořak taught America about its own heritage and spirituals, this concert will present music by composers he influenced as well as his own inspired compositions, including "Quintet for Piano and Strings, Opus 91"; "Gypsy Songs"; and selected works by Burleigh, Ellington and Copland, as well as spirituals. The concert will also feature contralto Yvonne Hatchett.

Great Music for a Great City, a classical music series, was founded in 2002 by artistic director Caroline Stoessinger. The series will continue with "A Baroque Holiday" on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 7:30pm. Enhanced with readings by Eli Wallach, audiences will come hear a magical concert of music by baroque composers – Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell – that evokes memories of the joys and comforts of the holiday season. Admission is FREE.

For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.php.

Added by jlsadlowski on September 1, 2009

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