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Mannes Sounds Festival 2016 Opening Concert

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Since 1999, Mannes has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival includes more than 20 events performed by the school's gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions. The festivals are an outstanding component of the total Mannes program.

Held in The New School's beautiful Tishman Auditorium, this concert is the opening event for the 2016 Mannes Sounds festival.  The program is a tribute to William Shakespeare (1564-1616) featuring music inspired by the works of Shakespeare performed alongside related excerpts from his plays.  A collaboration between Mannes School of Music and The School of Drama at The New School, the musicians are coached by Festival Artistic Director, Pavlina Dokovska and the actors directed by drama faculty Stephen Brown-Fried.

Excerpts from: Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Sonnet 8, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night
Instrumental Music by: Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn/Rachmaninoff, Matchavariani, Prokofiev
Songs by: Byrd, Dowland, Finzi, Purcell, Quilter, Schubert, Strauss, Wilson

(Please note updated start time: 8pm)


Sponsored by the College of Performing Arts at The New School.

Event Type

Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts


Mannes School of Music, College of Performing Arts, School of Drama


Classical Music


Free; no tickets or reservations required

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