Season Eight of PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney Continues 11/7

Season Eight "PREformances with Allison Charney" classical concert series continues November 7th at the Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium in NYC

The second concert of the classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will take place the evening of November 7th at the JCC Manhattan's 220 seat performance space, the Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium, located in New York City's upper west side. The popular series was conceived by founder, host and curator Allison Charney as a unique concert opportunity "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages." Presented in an intimate concert experience, the relationship between artist and audience is reimagined. Guests regularly include classical music's most distinguished artists- each of whom recognize the unique opportunity PREformances offers to artists and audience alike.

PREformances November 7th concert will feature pianist Pamela Goldberg, soprano Indira Mahajan, and cellist Kajsa William-Olsson together with host, soprano Allison Charney and PREformances' collaborative pianist Craig Ketter, in a preview of luminous works to be performed and premiered in 2017. Among the concert works will be selections by Bach, Schubert, Puccini and contemporary composer Moshe Knoll, whose composition "Simplicity" will be performed in an arrangement for cello and voice.

Now in its eighth season at JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas, the inspiration for 'PREformances' draws from host Allison Charney's personal perspective as both an audience member and performer whose experience includes singing Puccini's leading soprano roles with New York City Opera and opera companies throughout the country. "In each concert, 'PREformances' seeks to provide artists and audience the unique experience obtained in an intimate concert venue where traditional boundaries between performer and audience are deconstructed and reimagined" said Allison. "While 'PREformances' concerts are professionally rehearsed and not impromptu, the experimental dimension of the performance, allowing artists the opportunity to explore new material outside of the intended performance context, is fully realized."

Located on 76th Street and Amsterdam, Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium is a key cultural asset of the JCC Manhattan, a vibrant non-profit community center on the Upper West Side and home to the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas, presenter of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY. The cornerstone of progressive programming in Manhattan, the JCC serves over 55,000 people annually through 1,200 programs each season that educate, inspire, and transform participants' minds, bodies, and spirits. Since its inception, the JCC has been committed to serving the community by offering programs and services that reach beyond neighborhood boundaries. Programs at the JCC reach people at all stages of their lives, and serve the entire family and community. Proceeds from 'PREformances with Allison Charney" help support the pivotal work of The Basser Center for BRCA and the breadth of arts programing at the JCC.

PREformances with Allison Charney

With guest artists soprano Indira Mahajan, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Pamela Goldberg

November 7, 2016 at 7:30PM

The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium,
JCC Manhattan, Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas
Tickets available online and at the door

$15 General Admission; $10 Members; $5 Students/Seniors

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