Season Of Hope

Allison Charney, Eriko Sato & David Oei with Ionel Petroi

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Thursday, February 4th


7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST

The husband-wife duo of violinist Eriko Sato and pianist David Oei join series host, soprano Allison Charney in Episode 5 of Season of Hope, discussing and performing works by Dvorak, Brahms, Korngold and living composer Ionel Petroi, while exploring the theme of hope.

Musical Selections:

Eriko Sato and David Oei:

March of the Watch

Garden Scene – both from Much Ado About Nothing for violin and piano/Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Eriko Sato and David Oei with Allison Charney:

Songs My Mother Taught Me/Dvorak


Eriko Sato and David Oei:

Gipsy Sadness for violin and piano/Ionel Petroi

Gipsy Djumbus/Ionel Petroi

Allison Charney with Craig Ketter:

Zuiegnung/R. Strauss

In its pre-pandemic live incarnation – the innovative classical concert series PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney invited audiences to experience celebrated classical musicians in anticipation of their upcoming engagements on the world’s most prestigious stages. When live classical music had all but stopped, thus curtailing any upcoming engagements, acclaimed opera singer and series founder and host, Allison Charney, asked the existential question: If classical musicians are playing music but there’s no one there to hear it, have they really made music?
Her answer:  Not without an audience.

Enter PREFORMANCES™: Season of Hope presented by NYC’s historic Town Hall

In this seven-episode concert and conversation series, we continue the PREFORMANCES™ mission of blurring the traditional barriers which exist between classical musicians and their audiences by providing an intimate and personal glimpse into top-level artists’ practices along with our signature “un-Google-able” insights – all with a focus on the series’ theme of hope. In addition, Allison and her guests will perform multiple virtually-recorded musical selections on each episode.

All episodes are available on YouTube and as a podcast on iTunes and Spotify.