Season Of Hope

Allison Charney and the Season of Hope Recap

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Thursday, February 18th


7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST

In Episode 7, series host, Allison Charney recaps and celebrates the Season of Hope series!

Musical Selections:

Allison Charney and Benjamin Loeb

Over the Rainbow/Harold Arlen

Allison Charney, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, and Craig Ketter

Morgen/Richard Strauss

The ARK Trio

DIE Forelle/Michael Ching

Prairie Dawn/Kim D. Sherman

Allison Charney, Peter Seidenberg, and Craig Ketter

Kaddish/Marianna Rosett

Allison Charney, Eriko Sato, and David Oei

Wiegenlied/Johannes Brahms

Allison Charney, Layna Chianakas, Yunah Lee, Indira Mahajan, Krysty Swann, Maria Zifchak, Soo Bae, and Donna Weng Friedman

The March of the Women/Ethyl Smyth

Allison Charney and Craig Ketter

Zueignung/Richard 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.