Concert Schedule 

These hour-long, family-friendly concerts combine extraordinary music with reflections by Simone Dinnerstein at P.S. 321 and James Matheson at P.S. 142. Musicians donate their performances, and all ticket sales benefit the students of the host schools. Not recommended for children under age six.

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    Iktus Duo
    Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7pm P.S. 142 | 100 Attorney Street | New York, NY Buy Tickets
    Iktus Duo is a flute and percussion duo based in New York City. Co-founded by Chris Graham (percussion) and Hristina Blagoeva (flute), Iktus Duo is committed to performing, commissioning, and promoting new experimental classical music. With an active 2014-15 performance schedule, the Iktus Duo is excited to announce its inaugural season with performances, educational workshops, and world premieres at the University of Texas-Tyler, Louisiana State University, Hardin Simmons University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and at venues throughout New York City. At P.S. 142, the Iktus Duo will perform music by Joseph Pereira, Lou Harrison, Dino Constanides, and J. S. Bach.

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    Rachel Barton Pine, violin
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn, NY Buy Tickets​

    Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical works, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit and Marin Alsop. At P.S. 321, Rachel will perform Bach's Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini's 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from New York composers Mohammed Fairouz (“For Egypt” from Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin “Native Informant” from 2011) and Earl Maneein (Be12(OH)12(BTB)4 "Metal Organic Framework" from 2014).


    In January, Rachel releases her 24th album, the five Mozart Violin concertos and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante recorded with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner on AVIE Records. Her Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation assists young artists. She received the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award for her work in music education. She performs on the “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat,” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742). 

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    Jason Vieaux, guitar
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn, NY Buy Tickets

    Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” ( Gramophone ), is the classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Equally at home playing rock and jazz, Jason was recently introduced on WNYC’s Soundcheck by host John Schaefer, who said, “Jason Vieaux is a classical guitarist … actually, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s say that Jason Vieaux is a guitarist whose instrument happens to be a classical guitar.” In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Jason for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music; he has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2001.


    Jason has released 12 commercial albums, his latest of which is  PLAY , a selection of audience favorites celebrating Jason's 20 years of touring. Soundboard  writes, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material." At P.S. 321, Jason will play music ranging from Bach to Pat Metheny, including guitar favorites by Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz and 19th century Italian classical guitar master Mauro Guiliani.

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    Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn Buy Tickets
    Neighborhood Classics founder and artistic director Simone Dinnerstein will perform a concert at P.S. 321 that features the music from her new 2015 Sony Classical album by Ravel, Gershwin, and Philip Lasser.
    The Independent  praises the "“majestic originality of [Simone's] vision"” and  NPR  reports, “"She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She’'s actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." Simone's new album is scheduled for release in spring 2015, shortly before her P.S. 321 concert.

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    The Lee Trio, violin, cello, piano
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn Buy Tickets
    Hailed as a “primal force on stage” [Piedmont Post] whose “gripping immediacy and freshness” and “rich palette of colors” [The Strad] move audiences and critics around the globe, the Lee Trio will be performing a one-hour program of new works by Liam Wade & Uljas Pulkkis along with pieces by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, & Schumann.  Passionate about performing the music of living composers as well as educating the next generation of musicians, the Lee Trio (and sisters) regularly performs outreach and concerts where arts have limited exposure in addition to performances and master classes around the globe.

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    Lara Downes, piano
    Wednesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn

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    Sybarite5, string quintet
    Monday, April 11, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn

Past Performers:

ACME, American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Maria Bachmann, violin

Zuill Bailey, cello

Maya Beiser, cello

Chiara String Quartet


Cypress String Quartet

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Face the Music

Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Bridget Kibbey, harp

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Paul O’Dette, lute

Joseph C. Phillips & Numinous

Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Mika Stoltzman, marimba

Kathleen Supové, piano

Wendy Sutter, cello

Pablo Ziegler, piano