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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.

We are excited to welcome audiences back to live as well as live-streamed performances. Please note that some concert dates for the spring have been updated. 

Mannes Sounds Presents

An Invitation to Marcel Proust's Soirée Musicale: A Salon with Music and Readings from In Search of Lost Time

Recorded on  March 30, 2022

2021-2022 Season Calendar

Mannes Sound Festival Concerts

SEP 30

Thursday

7:30 PM ET

Livestream RSVP

In-person for TNS community RSVP

A Celebration of Renewal and Hope

John L. Tishman Auditorium | 63 Fifth Avenue

OCT 17

Sunday

3:00 PM ET

Admission: $25; students / seniors 62+: $20

More info

A Tribute to Saint-Saëns in Observance of the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church | 921 Madison Avenue

NOV 09

Tuesday

7:30 PM ET

Admission $18: Members: $12; Seniors / Students $9

Tickets have to be purchased in advance

Purchase Tickets

Kristallnacht and Its Aftermath: Remembering Terezín
A Tribute to the Artists who Perished in the Holocaust

Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street

Nov 30

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Free concert, register here

Musical Reminiscences: The 80th Anniversary Bohuslav Martinu in New York

Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street 

Dec 2

Thursday

6:30 PM

Admission: $35; students / seniors 62+: $20

More info and Tickets

Beethoven: Five Concerti for Piano and Orchestra

Presented with Camerata NY, Richard Owen, Music Director

Saint Jean Baptiste Church | 184 East 76th Street

Jan 27

Thursday

7:00 PM

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Tribute to the Artists Who Perished in the Holocaust)

The event takes place online

Mar 30

Wednesday

7:00 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert & Free Livestream

An Invitation to Marcel Proust’s Soirée Musicale; A Salon with Music and Readings from In Search of Lost Time

House of the Redeemer | 7 East 95th street

April 14

Thursday

6:30 PM

Free. RSVP

An Evening Honoring German Women Composers

German Consulate General New York | 871 U.N. Plaza

Apr 22

Friday

7:30 PM

Doors at 7:30 pm

Suggested donation: $20 / seniors $10

Mannes Opera presents An Evening with Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen

Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel | 230 East 90th Street

APR 23

Saturday

8:00 PM 

Doors at 7:30 pm

Suggested donation at the door: $20 / seniors $10

Mannes Opera presents An Evening with Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen

Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel | 230 East 90th Street

There are no Covid related restrictions in place at this venue. 

ApR 26

Tuesday

6:30 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert

The Musical Splendor of Spain

The Union Club | 101 East 69th Street

May 05

Thursday

7:00 PM

*Donor Appreciation Concert

Saint-Saëns and His Circle

Curated by Donald Wagner, a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Performing Arts

Steinway Hall | 1133 Avenue of the Americas

May 09

Monday

7:30 PM

Tickets: $30; Students / Seniors: $15

Available starting 4/4/22 from Carnegie Hall

Festival Finale Concert

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall | 154 West 57th Street 

Piano Cantabile

Nov 21

Sunday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

The Concert Etude in the Romantic Era

Curated by Inessa Zaretsky

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

DEC 03

Friday 

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

Piano Masterpieces by Women Composers

Curated by Xia Yin Wang

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

Dec 05

Sunday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

A Year Later

Curated by Blair McMillen

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

Dec 10

Friday 

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

Voices of Hope

Curated by J.Y. Song

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

Dec 12

Sunday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

The Art of Transcription

Curated by Yuri Kim

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

feb 11

Friday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

The Art of Variation

Curated by Jerome Rose

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

Feb 13

Sunday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

The Concert Etude in the 20th and 21st Century

Curated by Ursula Oppens

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

Feb 18

Friday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

New York Enclaves

Curated by Blair McMillen & J.Y. Song

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

Feb 23

Wednesday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand

The Prelude in the 20th and 21st Century

Curated by Vladimir Valjarevic 

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

March 12

Saturday

7:30 PM

Livestream + On Demand + In person at Stiefel Concert Hall

Fuguing

Curated by Eteri Andjaparidze

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

May 07

Saturday

Time TBA

TBD

Mannes Prep Gala: A Celebration of Clara Mannes Scholars

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

Masterclasses & Lectures

Oct 20

Wednesday

6:00 PM

TBD

J.Y. Song, Masterclass

TBD

Nov 15

Monday

1:00 PM

TBD

Xiayin Wang, Masterclass

TBD

March 7

Monday

1:00 PM

TBD

Shai Wosner, Masterclass

TBD

Mar 28

Monday

1:00 PM

In-person

John O’Conor, Masterclass

The Auditorium at 66 W 12th Street

Apr 5

Tuesday

11: 00 AM

In-person

Richard Goode, Masterclass

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 55 W 13th Street

may 11

Wednesday

1:00 PM

In-person

Vladimir Feltsman, Masterclass

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 55 W 13th Street

Audience members on The New School campus must show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination series (and booster if eligible), ID, and remain masked at all times. 

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

Stream On Demand

2021/2022 Season

Mannes Sounds Presents
New York Enclaves
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile: The Concert Etude in the 20th and 21st Century
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile: The Art of Variation
Mannes Sounds Presents
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Tribute to the Artists Who Perished in the Holocaust
Presented with Czech Center New York
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile Series: The Art of Transcription
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile Series: Voices of Hope
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile Series: A Year Later: Fanny Mendelssohn’s piano cycle “Das Jahr”
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile: Piano Masterpieces by Women Composers
Curated by Xia Yin Wang
Mannes Sounds Presents
Musical Reminiscences: The 80th Anniversary Bohuslav Martinu in New York
Mannes Sounds Presents
Piano Cantabile Series: The Concert Etude in the Romantic Era
Mannes Sounds Festival Presents
Kristallnacht and Its Aftermath: Remembering Terezín - A Tribute to the Artists who Perished in the Holocaust
Mannes Sounds Festival Presents
A Tribute to Saint-Saëns in Observance of the 100th Anniversary of His Death
Mannes Sounds Festival Presents
A Celebration of Renewal and Hope

2020/2021 Season

A Musical Journey through American History
Changing Landscapes: Meet the Bergamot Quartet
A Musical Journey through American History
A Celebration of Jazz
A Musical Journey through American History
From Charles Ives Onward
A Celebration of American Women:
Artistic Achievement and Suffrage Victory

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Mannes Sounds Festival revisits the very powerful and meaningful opening event of the 2020 festival.

A Musical Journey through American History ​
The Emergence and Development of American Styles
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
PIANO CANTABILE: “That Rings A Bell…….”
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: Beethoven’s Final Evolution - The Last Three Piano Sonatas
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: "Art Alone Saved Me”
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: "Beethoven's Bagatelles, Rondos, & Fantasia Op. 77"
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: “Beethoven Fantasies”
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: "Reminiscences of Beethoven"
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
European Women Composers through the Centuries
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: "Survey of Beethoven’s Variations"
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Kristallnacht and Its Aftermath

Remembering Terezin: A Tribute to the Artists who Perished in the Holocaust

Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: "Bach Inventions and Sinfonias"
Mannes Sounds Festival presents
Piano Cantabile: “Childhood Memories”
Mannes Sounds Festival and Czech Center New York present
The World of Leoš Janáček
Mannes Sounds Festival and Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church present
A Tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach
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.