The Little Orchestra Society Returns Live to the Concert Hall in 2022 with VIVALDI’S VIRTUOSAS and More

The Little Orchestra Society, an experiential presentation of music for children and families, returns to the Kaye Playhouse for the first time since March 2020 with a captivating concert in time to celebrate Women’s History Month!

While the original 75th anniversary season opener was delayed from January due to the Omicron variant, the orchestra and ensemble LOS are busy rehearsing for its next show in time to recognize International Women’s Day. and welcome spring with the works of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. .

The March concert opens con forza as Vivaldi and his protege seek out the best soloists in the world, and Maestro Miller convinces them to turn their auditions into a one-of-a-kind concert featuring a parade of dazzling young performers. ! The concert will feature talented students from the Juilliard School Pre-College and MAP (Music Advancement Program), as well as accomplished guitarist Gabriele Leite.

This season will be dedicated to the memory of longtime LOS chief executive Joanne Bernstein-Cohen, who passed away this summer. Continuing his legacy and LOS’s mission to educate and connect the next generation to the world of orchestral music, his successor, Executive Director Anthony Ball, along with LOS Artistic Advisor David Alan Miller.

“We are entering the next chapter in the history of the Little Orchestra Society,” Mr. Ball said. “With the passing of our dear friend and colleague Joanne Bernstein-Cohen, the Board, staff and I are more determined than ever to continue our tradition of the best in music education and of concerts for young people. Joanne created LOS ‘An Orchestra for all New Yorkers’, and we will honor her legacy of inspiring children in the classroom and welcoming new audiences into the concert hall. These concerts are ideal for children ages 3-10, and LOS will have comprehensive health and safety guidelines to ensure families feel comfortable revisiting the concert venue.”

Conducted by David Alan Miller, with our professional orchestra, the music of beloved composers like Vivaldi, Gershwin and Ellington is combined with commissions from living composers from diverse backgrounds to inspire new audiences with the vitality of live performance. LOS invites thousands of children and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods each season to attend free concert programs.

Drama, video, dance, original scripts, and expertly crafted music education come together to form an engaging entry into how music can stimulate creativity, add meaning and purpose to life, and develop life skills in both the budding musician and the avid listener. For younger viewers and throughout their lifetime, experiencing this music becomes like hearing about an old friend.

The 75th anniversary series continues with two more concerts that include new compositions by emerging artists, incorporate mixed media and animation, and invite audience participation in these highly entertaining and educational concerts.

Buy your tickets now for the following 2022 concerts:

Vivaldi’s Virtuosos!

Vivaldi and his protege are looking for the best soloists in the world, and Maestro Miller convinces them to turn their auditions into a one-of-a-kind concert with a parade of dazzling young performers!

David Alan Miller, conductor

Saturday March 5, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sunday March 6, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Four Seasons, Concerto for Mandolin

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Treblemaker: Opera!

LOS commissioned a brand new opera, and somehow Professor Treblemaker ended up with the mission! It calls on Maestro Miller and a talented ensemble of young singers to perform a mix of opera’s greatest hits!

David Alan Miller, conductor

Saturday April 2, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sunday April 3, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Overture to William Tell, Classics by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and others

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Ellington & Gershwin: Rhapsodies in Jazz!

As he plans the perfect season finale, Professor Treblemaker’s schedule leans heavily on old-world classics; Duke Ellington and George Gershwin arrive to save the day (and blow up the house) at a concert celebrating American composers!

David Alan Miller, conductor

Saturday 14 May, at 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sunday 15 May, at 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Take train A, Rhapsody in Blue, Un Américain to Paris

92nd Street, Kaufmann Concert Hall

Visit www.littleorchestra.org/concerts to ensure your seat selection. You can also purchase affordable subscriptions for the entire three-concert season.

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