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Mannes Sounds Festival

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

Fall 2022 Season Calendar

Mannes Sound Festival Concerts

SEP 21

Wednesday

7:30 PM ET

Free RSVP

A Celebration of the International Day of Peace 

John L. Tishman Auditorium | 63 Fifth Avenue

OCT 16

Sunday

3:00 PM ET

General: $25

Students and Seniors 62+: $20

Children 12 & under: free

More Info

A Tribute to César Franck on the 200th Anniversary of his Birth 

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church | 921 Madison Avenue

OCT 24

Monday

7:00 PM ET

Donor Appreciation Concert *

More Info

Saint-Saëns and His Circle 

Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House 

58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th streets)

Nov 04

Friday

7:00 PM

Donor Appreciation Concert * More Info

Towards the Light of Scriabin 

Steinway Hall 

Nov 16

Wednesday

6:30 PM

Free concert.

Details will be announced by 10/14

More info

Paul Hindemith and His American Students 

German Consulate General New York 

Nov 30

Wednesday

6:30 PM

Donor Appreciation Concert * More Info

The Golden Age of Spain: Decadence and Resplendence

House of the Redeemer 

Dec 06

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Free concert, RSVP opens on 11/8 

RSVP

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.

Piano Cantabile

Dec 02

Friday

7:00 PM

Trip the Light Fantastic—An Evening of Dances for Piano 

Curated by Inessa Zaretsky

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

DEC 04

Sunday

7:00 PM

Chopin: Poet and Virtuoso

Curated by Yuri Kim

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Dec 09

Friday

7:00PM

The Music of Julius Hemphill; Is It Classical, Is It Jazz?

Curated by Ursula Oppens and Marty Ehrlich

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Dec 11

Sunday 

7:00 PM

Voices of Nature: Debussy and Beyond 

Curated by J.Y. Song 

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Masterclasses & Lectures

Oct 06

Thursday

1:00 PM

Michal Tal, Masterclass

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

OCT 12

Wednesday

2:00 PM

Donald Isler, Lecture

Bruce Hungerford – Great Pianist, Inspiring Teacher

Theresa Lang Community Center – 2nd Floor, 55 W 13th Str. 

OCT 19

Wednesday

1:00 PM

Ann Schein, Masterclass

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Nov 14

Monday

1:00 PM

Anne-Marie McDermott, Masterclass

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Dec 08

Thursday

1:00 PM

John Novacek, Masterclass

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall | 55 West 13th Street

Season 2022/2023 Events

Mannes Sounds Presents
A Tribute to César Franck on his 200th Birthday
Mannes Sounds 2022/2023 Opening
A Celebration of the International Day of Peace

Health & Safety Information for New School Campus events

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:

  1. Masks must be worn in concert and lecture venues where events are held. Masks are encouraged and optional elsewhere indoors.
  2. The New School has partnered with CLEAR to utilize Health Pass, an online tool that safely and simply verifies proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For detailed instructions on downloading and using CLEAR, visit the “Events and Gatherings” section on our Access to Campus page. Specific questions about using the CLEAR Health Pass to attend an on-campus event can be directed to the event organizer.

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.

Mannes School of Music 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 at sjacobsohn@newschool.edu. We are deeply grateful for your generosity which inspires and propels our student artists and dedicated faculty.