Performance Calendar

Please note, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music does not provide ticketing for the events at its location. To inquire about tickets to an event, please see the individual event for contact information.

Nov 14 @

Ten pages

Ten pages of a yet to be written book open to new ideas and new horizons. CreArtBox celebrates its 10th anniversary of creating and producing live art performances, merging classical and contemporary music. In 2013 we presented 'Pictures... Read More
Nov 29 @

Ekmeles with Strings

Ekmeles vocal ensemble performs works with and without strings. The US premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas's ....... with viola (Carrie Frey) and a new arrangement of Delphia Gaedhlica by Dan Trueman with violin (Giancarlo Latta) and viola anchor... Read More
Dec 5 @

Serials/Sets: Vienna, Berlin, Cambridge

An evening showcasing the connection between German, Austrian and UK composers through the lens of blackbirds, snails, mice, horses, and more. Cash or card donation at the door. Amber Evans, soprano Sam Fairbrother, voice/movement artist Francesca Ferrara, flute... Read More
Dec 8 @

Translucent Harmonies Record Release Concert

Join andPlay to celebrate the release of their most recent album,“Translucent Harmonies” (Another Timbre, September 2023). andPlay will perform works by Catherine Lamb and Kristofer Svensson, joined by musicians David Adamcyk, Tristan Kasten-Krause, Thea Mesirow, and Corie Rose... Read More
Dec 14 @

2024 Artists Competition Preliminary Round

Every few years, the world’s most promising pianists convene in Salt Lake City for the prestigious Bachauer Artists Competition to compete for fame, cash, and prizes. This December, join us at the DiMenna Center, when pianists from 20... Read More
Jan 13 @

Opus 961 Album Launch

Lebanese-French-American Violist Noémie Chemali releases her debut album, Opus 961, under the label Dreyer-Gaido. This album launch event is an immersive concert experience which will feature performances of works for solo viola and chamber music by Lebanese composers... Read More
Jan 24 @

Home Grown Talent Celebration

The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the baton of its founder Max Lifchitz performs a free-admission concert featuring recent works by New York based composers Victor Kioulaphides, Max Lifchitz, Robert Martin and Rufus Reid. Soloists will include flutist Lisa... Read More
Feb 14 @

Shijun Wang and Chih-Long Hu in Recital

Pianists Shijun Wang and Chih-Long Hu, both devoted educators and virtuosic performers, bring an evening of classics from the golden age of the piano, including works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Johann Strauss and Rachmaninoff.
Feb 15 @

Yaron Kohlberg in Recital

Yaron Kohlberg, the President of Piano Cleveland and former winner of its prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition, brings a dynamic program of Romantic showpieces and modern discoveries, including works by Schubert, Grieg, Mussorgsky, Guang Ren, and Lalo Schifrin.
Feb 20 @

Benjamin Hochman in Recital

Winner of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist and conductor Benjamin Hochman gives a unique program weaving together renaissance and contemporary musical essences, including works and arrangements by Josquin des Prez, Carlo Gesualdo, John Dowland, Galina Ustvolskaya,... Read More
Feb 21 @

Chu-Fang Huang in Recital

Chinese-American pianist Chu-Fang Huang is the recipient of the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a finalist in the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and First Prize winner at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. At the latter, she... Read More
Feb 23 @

Shan Sui/Mountain Water

The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz perform four recent works by composers from Argentina and the US. Featured will be music by Silvina Milstein, Eugene O'Brien, Miguel Rosas-Cobian and William Schimmel. Accordionist Denise Koncelik... Read More
Mar 1 @

Ramin Arjomand Solo at The DiMenna Center

Pianist and composer Ramin Amir Arjomand presents an evening-length solo improvisation. Ramin Amir Arjomand's work is born of a complex interplay of cross-cultural creative impulses. His long-form improvisations achieve extremes of sound intensity, pushing the limits of spontaneous... Read More
Mar 16 @

Talea at 15!

This year’s program will look back at the past 15 years of commissions and premieres, while also bringing to life new works by composers we will continue to celebrate for years to come. Hannah Kendall: Tuxedo: Between Carnival... Read More
Mar 26 @

Shadows of the Minor

Explore 'Shadows of the Minor,' presented by MusicY Creative, a dynamic platform dedicated to bringing music to life. Led by violinist Filip Pogády, cellist Adrian Daurov, and pianist Yoojung Kim, immerse yourself in Beethoven's Violin and Piano Sonata... Read More
Mar 28 @

Defense-Defiance-Dedication

Since the start of Russia’s current war against Ukraine, Ukrainian music has taken on new purposes. Each of the works on this program has a function, but their utility goes beyond conventional music for purpose–entertainment, education, …–and serves... Read More
Mar 28 @

The Bottomless Well

Argento presents Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with soprano Ariadne Greif along with a companion piece, Black Pierrot by William Grant Still, sung by tenor Lindell Carter. Bethany Younge performs her composition, Bodyscape, for ensemble, video and audience participation. Miles... Read More
Mar 29 @

Virko Baley at 85

At the center of our celebration of Crossing Borders is our second concert, which is devoted to the music of the Ukrainian-American composer, Virko Baley, on the event of his 85th birthday.
Apr 6 @

Made in America

The world premiere of Sang Song’s Hoarding Behaviors for Soprano and Ensemble, which is inspired by the tragic case of Homer Collyer and Langley Collyer, commonly known as the Collyer Brothers. Also on the program: Octandre by Edgard... Read More
Apr 19 @

Stony Brook Premieres!

The 35th Annual Stony Brook Premieres! Concert takes place on April 19th, 7:30pm at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. This annual new music tradition features a multitude of cutting-edge premieres by Adam Roberts, David Feurzeig, and Joseph... Read More
Apr 24 @

La vie en rose – Piano

Nutsa Shanshiashvili a famous Georgian jazz Diva performing a piano concert for her audience, on April 24th at 7 PM
Apr 27 @

Song Cycles

Asian Cultural Council (ACC) fellow Maria Christine Muyco will be presenting her song cycles on Saturday, April 27, at 3:30 PM. The program includes Voices Lost in Industrial Winds with Nicole Eliev (soprano) and Yuk Shing Tang (pianist); and Ohoy with Titus Levi (baritone)... Read More
Apr 27 @

Moments

The complete culmination of works written and arranged by David “Cestari” Chung for his upcoming album “In A Moment”, “Moments” is a story of reflection and maturity. Throughout his epic, sounds of music of all genres collide: Jazz,... Read More
May 4 @

Piano Recital

Laurence Cummings, will present a recital dedicated to his late father, Chris. “My dad taught me to play piano when I was very young. Forging a connection to the instrument happens over a long stretch of time on... Read More
May 4 @

Upon Reflection: An Opera in Ten Images

This chamber opera with lush projections by composer Frances White and librettist/photographer Wendy Steiner features soprano Sherezade Panthaki and the members of Parthenia: Lawrence Lipnik on recorders; Beverly Au, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry on viols. The setting... Read More
May 5 @

Upon Reflection: An Opera in Ten Images

This chamber opera with lush projections by composer Frances White and librettist/photographer Wendy Steiner features soprano Sherezade Panthaki and the members of Parthenia: Lawrence Lipnik on recorders; Beverly Au, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry on viols. The setting... Read More
May 11 @

Celestial Music by Hidayat Husain Khan

Please join us in experiencing the music of Hidayat Husain Khan. A direct descendant and proponent of one of the most treasured lineages of Eastern classical music and the youngest son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, Hidayat... Read More
May 11 @

The NowBeat Concert

This in-person event will feature performances of works by The NowBeat Project's Composer-Mentors, as well as the world premiere of a string quartet by the recipient of The NowBeat Commission, Zachary Jarvis (2023 Cycle Alumnus). All of these... Read More
May 17 @

AI Rhythm Evolution

This program, known as A.I.RE, stands for A. (Artificial) I. (Intelligence) R. (Rhythm) E. (Evolution) and it is a collaborative program between myself, Lisa Pegher as percussion soloist, my portrayed alter ego character Magenta-Z, the composers of the... Read More
May 22 @

Dominika Zamara

New York Composers Circle presents acclaimed European operatic soprano Dominika Zamara in her debut New York City solo recital. She will perform new works by New York Composers Circle members including Galen Brown, Robert S. Cohen, Eric Heilner,... Read More
May 22 @

Tilted Head Ensemble

The Tilted Head Ensemble returns to Benzaquen Hall with music by James Tenney, Barbara Kolb, Itzá García, Karola Obermueller, Pablo Santiago Chin, Carl Bettendorf, and Scott D. Miller. The concert will feature a rare performance of Tenney’s “Harmonium... Read More

Past Events

Tilted Head Ensemble

The Tilted Head Ensemble returns to Benzaquen Hall with music by James Tenney, Barbara Kolb, Itzá García, Karola Obermueller, Pablo Santiago Chin, Carl Bettendorf, and Scott D. Miller. The concert will feature a rare performance of Tenney’s “Harmonium #1” (1976)... READ MORE

Dominika Zamara

New York Composers Circle presents acclaimed European operatic soprano Dominika Zamara in her debut New York City solo recital. She will perform new works by New York Composers Circle members including Galen Brown, Robert S. Cohen, Eric Heilner, Barrett Kalellis,... READ MORE

AI Rhythm Evolution

This program, known as A.I.RE, stands for A. (Artificial) I. (Intelligence) R. (Rhythm) E. (Evolution) and it is a collaborative program between myself, Lisa Pegher as percussion soloist, my portrayed alter ego character Magenta-Z, the composers of the ICEBERG New... READ MORE

The NowBeat Concert

This in-person event will feature performances of works by The NowBeat Project's Composer-Mentors, as well as the world premiere of a string quartet by the recipient of The NowBeat Commission, Zachary Jarvis (2023 Cycle Alumnus). All of these compositions will... READ MORE

Celestial Music by Hidayat Husain Khan

Please join us in experiencing the music of Hidayat Husain Khan. A direct descendant and proponent of one of the most treasured lineages of Eastern classical music and the youngest son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, Hidayat Husain Khan... READ MORE

Upon Reflection: An Opera in Ten Images

This chamber opera with lush projections by composer Frances White and librettist/photographer Wendy Steiner features soprano Sherezade Panthaki and the members of Parthenia: Lawrence Lipnik on recorders; Beverly Au, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry on viols. The setting is a... READ MORE