Founded in 1999 by Pavlina Dokovska, chair of the Mannes Piano department, the Mannes Sounds Festival presents more than 20 concerts annually performed by young artists from Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama as well as master classes and lectures by distinguished faculty members and renowned guest artists. It is one of the outstanding components of the Mannes performance program. The events are held at various prestigious concert venues and cultural institutions throughout New York City.
2022-2023 Festival Flyer & Schedule | Online Calendar
Health & Safety Information for New School Campus events
7:30 PM ET
A Celebration of the International Day of Peace
John L. Tishman Auditorium | 63 Fifth Avenue
3:00 PM ET
Students and Seniors 62+: $20
Children 12 & under: free
A Tribute to César Franck on the 200th Anniversary of his Birth
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church | 921 Madison Avenue
7:00 PM ET
Donor Appreciation Concert *
Saint-Saëns and His Circle
Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th streets)
Towards the Light of Scriabin
Details will be announced by 10/14
Paul Hindemith and His American Students
German Consulate General New York
The Golden Age of Spain: Decadence and Resplendence
House of the Redeemer
Free concert, RSVP opens on 11/8
Zdeněk Fibich and His World
Bohemian National Hall
* Mannes and the Mannes Sounds Festival are proudly supported by the generosity of people like you. To give or to learn about giving opportunities, please contact Stephen Jacobsohn, Assistant Vice President for Development by phone (646) 909-3557 or email.
Trip the Light Fantastic—An Evening of Dances for Piano
Curated by Inessa Zaretsky
Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street
Chopin: Poet and Virtuoso
Curated by Yuri Kim
The Music of Julius Hemphill; Is It Classical, Is It Jazz?
Curated by Ursula Oppens and Marty Ehrlich
Voices of Nature: Debussy and Beyond
Curated by J.Y. Song
Michal Tal, Masterclass
Donald Isler, Lecture
Bruce Hungerford – Great Pianist, Inspiring Teacher
Theresa Lang Community Center – 2nd Floor, 55 W 13th Str.
Ann Schein, Masterclass
Anne-Marie McDermott, Masterclass
John Novacek, Masterclass
Event guests and visitors must provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible. The following protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone:
To ensure expedited event check-in, event guests should set up a CLEAR Health Pass account with proof of vaccination prior to the event.
The College of Performing Arts and the Mannes Sounds Festival are proudly supported by the generosity of people like you. Now, more than ever, your support enables students to achieve their artistic dreams through intensive study at Mannes and makes possible virtual performances like these. To give or to learn about giving opportunities, please contact Stephen Jacobsohn, Senior Director of Development by phone (646) 909-3557 or email. We are deeply grateful for your generosity which inspires and propels our student artists and dedicated faculty.