Bloomingdale School of Music Presents
SOUNDS OF THE CITY
Featuring BSM Faculty Members
Pianist Sara Sherman and Trumpeter Rebecca Steinberg along with
Guest Artist Violinist Ann Marie Bermont
Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:00pm
New York, New York — Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to kick off its fall Free Concert Series on Friday, October 6th at 7:00 pm with a trio presentation of SOUNDS OF THE CITY, a celebration of New York City composers. This free concert will be held at the David Greer Recital Hall at the school’s home site located at 323 West 108th Street (off of Broadway) in Manhattan. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.
With its shrieking sirens, honking horns, and prattling pedestrians, New York City can be an assaulting auditory experience. However, New York has also produced other kinds of sounds. Under the direction of BSM faculty member Rebecca Steinberg on trumpet the trio includes colleague pianist Sara Sherman and guest artist violinist Ann Marie Bermont in a program of works for piano and trumpet by some of the city’s most gifted musical residents such as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Edward MacDowell, and Eric Ewazen.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rebecca Steinberg, Trumpet (BSM Faculty Member)
Rebecca Steinberg is a vibrant presence on the music scene in New York City and beyond. An accomplished trumpet player, Rebecca has taken the stage at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Symphony Space, and many other venues large and small. Rebecca has appeared on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert; performed in the orchestra of Adele’s Radio City Music Hall Special on NBC; and served as the trumpet chair of the Off-Broadway production “Di Goldene Kale,” a 2016 Drama Desk nominee and New York Times Critics’ Pick. She has also played as an orchestral musician with the Mimesis Ensemble, DCINY Orchestra, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, and Manhattan Symphonie. Rebecca’s musical interests range far beyond classical. She is a founding member of Calliope Brass, an ensemble committed to the art of storytelling. Her work with the Manhattan Klezmer Band is featured in a Discovery Times Square’s exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls. She has also played with the swing band “Gin Fizz” and has taken on the role of trumpet-wielding Wonder Woman in the surf band “The Super Friends.”
Sara Leila Sherman, Piano (BSM Faculty Member)
Sara Leila Sherman is quickly establishing a presence on the classical music scene in her home city of New York and beyond. An accomplished pianist whose playing The Epoch Timestermed “deeply satisfying, fresh, and insightful,” Sara performs regularly both as a solo artist and in chamber ensembles. In New York, she has taken the stage at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Artist Salon, Center for Fiction, The Living Room, and many other venues large and small. Further from home, she has played as a guest soloist for the German Ambassador in Washington, D.C., and she has performed internationally in Italy’s Castello di San Lorenzo Picenardi, Capella di Santa Chiari, and San Secondo Parmense; Courchevel, France; and Alushta, Ukraine. She has received honors in many festivals and competitions, including the Shining Stars Debut Series (first prize), Young Artists’ Competition, Sylvia Denbo Memorial Scholarship Competition, and the Leschetizky Young Gifted Artists Concert in New York City.
Ann Marie Bermont, Violin (Guest Artist)
Violinist Ann Marie Bermont is Co-Artistic Director for Halcyon Chamber Series, a Brooklyn based chamber music performance ensemble. She is second prize winner of the 2011 Alexander & Buono International String Competition, and 2010 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition semi-finalist, with cellist Luke Krafka. She has toured internationally with the Bachakademie Stuttgart, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, New Jersey Philharmonic, Phantom of the Opera, and Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. At home she has appeared at The Kennedy Center, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and numerous times at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Off-Broadway productions. Ann received her performance degree from The Boston Conservatory. Post-graduation she continued her studies in New York with Neil Weintrob and Mela Tenenbaum.
ABOUT BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Founded in 1964, Bloomingdale School of Music is a thriving musical environment where students of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels learn and perform music, develop life skills, and participate in a diverse community committed to access and excellence. Over the years, BSM has served more than 100,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music making, including early childhood classes, a distinguished student composition program, annual commissioning of a professional composer, participation in a composer in residence program, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit www.bsmny.org, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.