Season Of Hope

Allison Charney and The ARK Trio

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Thursday, January 21st


7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST

The ARK Trio joins series host, soprano Allison Charney, discussing and performing works by living composers Michael Ching and Kim D. Sherman who also appear to talk about their compositions. Together they also explore the theme of hope – a commodity that feels hard to come by in our current world.

Musical Selections:

Sei mir gegrüsst – Schubert/Michael Ching

DIE Forelle – Schubert/Michael Ching

Rastlose Liebe – from Arrangements and Derangements; Interpretations of Schubert/Michael Ching – preformed by The ARK Trio

Recipe – Kim D. Sherman

Prairie Dawn – Kim D. Sherman

Evening Song – Kim D. Sherman

Transformation Song – Kim D. Sherman

Zuiegnung/R. Strauss – preformed by Allison Charney, soprano; Craig Ketter, piano

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.