Beethoven's Eroica and Kelly Hall-Tompkins/Westchester Philharmonic
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Beethoven's Eroica and Kelly Hall-Tompkins/Westchester Philharmonic

Our annual family program with the Westchester Philharmonic features violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins in Beethoven's Romance in G and the Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. The orchestra will also perform the Overture to Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Beethoven Symphony No. 3, "Eroica." I will be conducting and hosting. This is a great program for children and adults alike, with wonderfully colorful masterpieces, sure to engage and delight the mind and ear! We also do a condensed version of this program the following Tuesday morning for school groups, which is always a highlight of my year.

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Of Thee I Sing with MasterVoices
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Of Thee I Sing with MasterVoices

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see and hear this Pulitzer Prize-winning Gershwin masterpiece, a political comedy as relevant now as it was 1931.

OF THEE I SING
By George S. Kaufman, Morrie Riskind, George and Ira Gershwin
Presented by MasterVoices at Carnegie Hall, November 2 at 7 pm

Starring Bryce Pinkham, Denee Benton, Elizabeth Stanley, Kevin Chamberlin, Chuck Cooper, Fred Applegate, Brad Oscar, David Pittu and Mo Rocca

Concert Adaptation by Tommy Krasker
Narration written by Joe Keenan
Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo
Directed and Conducted by Ted Sperling

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A Broadway Romance at the Grant Park Music Festival
Jul
21
to Jul 23

A Broadway Romance at the Grant Park Music Festival

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join me to perform this wonderful program, tracing the arc of a relationship from meeting through dating, wedding, children, separation and reconciliation, using songs from over twenty Broadway shows, new and old. With the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, in their beautiful pavilion in Downtown Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan. Two performances, July 20 and 21, with open rehearsals earlier in the week.

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Audience Choice at the 92nd Street Y
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Audience Choice at the 92nd Street Y

You voted, and we listened. Hear 30 of your favorite songs, chosen by ballot earlier this season at the Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y. Sung by a stellar cast: Victoria Clark, Lindsay Mendez, Capathia Jenkins, Betsy Wolfe, Billy Porter, Nicholas Ward, Clarke Thorell and Ramin Karimloo. Hosted by Ted Chapin and Ted Sperling, with Jeff Klitz, piano; Warren Odze, drums; Kevin Kuhn, guitar; and Peter Donovan, bass.

Titles include "Over the Rainbow", "The Impossible Dream", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "These Foolish Things" and many more. One night only!

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Babes in Toyland
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Babes in Toyland

A rare opportunity to hear Victor Herbert's glorious score in its full orchestration, presented by MasterVoices.

Starring Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Fitzgerald, Lauren Worsham and Bill Irwin, with more stars to be announced soon.

Babes in Toyland

By Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough

April 27 at 7 PM

Carnegie Hall

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Paul Taylor Dance Company
Mar
7
to Mar 27

Paul Taylor Dance Company

I’m making my conducting debut with this wonderful dance company... Paul Taylor is rightly considered a national treasure. Different programs each night, with the wonderful Orchestra of St. Luke's in the pit. 

Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center

David Koch Theater

March 7-26, times and programs vary.

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Julia Bullock and Firebird
Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

Julia Bullock and Firebird

The dynamic and thoughtful soprano Julia Bullock makes her debut with the Westchester Philharmonic, conducted by principal conductor, Ted Sperling, in a varied program that includes songs by Gershwin, Josephine Baker, Leonard Bernstein and Mozart. The orchestra is featured in Stravinsky's Suite from "The Firebird". 

Sunday, February 12th at 3 PM

The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase

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Bach's St. John Passion
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Bach's St. John Passion

MasterVoices presents a new English translation of Bach's searing masterpiece, with our audience invited to join us in singing the Chorales.

  • Latonia Moore, soprano
  • Tamara Mumford, alto
  • Ben Bliss, tenor
  • Daniel Okulitch, bass
  • Michael Slattery, tenor (Evangelist)
  • Jesse Blumberg, baritone (Jesus)
  • Adam Lau, bass (Pilate)
  • MasterVoices
  • NY Baroque Inc
  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Carnegie Hall, February 9th at 7 PM

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Ricky Gordon's "27", starring Stephanie Blythe and MasterVoices
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ricky Gordon's "27", starring Stephanie Blythe and MasterVoices

MasterVoices presents the NYC premiere of "27" by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek at NY City Center for two performances, October 20 and 21. Recreating her starring role from the St. Louis Opera production, Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe plays Gertrude Stein. Heidi Stober plays Alice B. Toklas. James Robinson directs and Ted Sperling conducts MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's.

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Ricky Gordon's "27", starring Stephanie Blythe and MasterVoices
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ricky Gordon's "27", starring Stephanie Blythe and MasterVoices

MasterVoices presents the NYC premiere of "27" by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek at NY City Center for two performances, October 20 and 21. Recreating her starring role from the St. Louis Opera production, Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe plays Gertrude Stein. Heidi Stober plays Alice B. Toklas. James Robinson directs and Ted Sperling conducts MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's.

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A Broadway Romance with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

A Broadway Romance with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

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I'm very excited to inaugurate a new series at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island with this crowd-pleasing program, featuring two of my favorite performers, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. Follow the ups and downs of a relationship through the songs from shows classic and new, including "Carousel", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Follies", "Dogfight" and "The Last Five Years."

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Fiddler on the Roof
Aug
27
to Dec 31

Fiddler on the Roof

Bart Sher directs this 50th Anniversary production of the beloved classic musical, starring Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht. "The orchestra performs the score, under the music director Ted Sperling, with sumptuous, idiomatic style," writes NY Times critic Christopher Isherwood.

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A Broadway Romance with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

A Broadway Romance with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

This is a fine romance! Join Minnesota’s own two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde, South Pacific, Grease), U of M/Guthrie Theater BFA program grad Santino Fontana (Billy Elliot, Cinderella, Frozen) and Tony and Drama Desk award-winning conductor Ted Sperling (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) in this delightful tribute to love, Broadway-style.

True love, crushes, bitter breakups and eternal amour are all fair game in this warm, witty night that will trace the path of romance through unforgettable classics: “Something’s Coming” (West Side Story), “The Man I Love” (Lady Be Good), “If I Loved You” (Carousel), “How To Handle A Woman” (Camelot) and many, many more. Also tugging at your heartstrings in this sparkling revue will be the incredible Minnesota Orchestra. As Theatermania raved—it’s “true magic!”

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Dido and Aeneas with MasterVoices
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Dido and Aeneas with MasterVoices

Two performances of Purcell's beloved tragic opera, with a brand-new prologue by Michael John LaChiusa. Featuring Tony Award-winners Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark, directed and choreographed by Doug Varone, with Ted Sperling conducting MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's at New York's City Center.

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Everything's Coming up Ethel: The Ethel Merman Songbook
Apr
16
to Apr 18

Everything's Coming up Ethel: The Ethel Merman Songbook

George Gershwin told her never to take voice lessons, and he and his fellow Songbook scribes—from Berlin to Porter—worshipped Merman as a muse. Celebrate the songs, the songwriters and their larger-than-life leading lady. Songs from "Girl Crazy", "Anything Goes", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Gypsy" and many more.

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Fantasia on Tour
Feb
19
to Mar 13

Fantasia on Tour

We're taking FANTASIA 2000 on the road with the Czech National Symphony, up and down the Eastern Seaboard. New York area performances include NJPAC in Newark on 2/19, Foxwoods on 2/20, and the Tilles Center on Long Island on 2/21.

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The Pirates of Penzance
Oct
15
to Oct 16

The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert and Sullivan's rollicking masterpiece, performed by an all-star cast, including Deborah Voigt, Phillip Boykin, Julia Udine, Hunter Parrish, Douglas Hodge, Betsy Wolfe and Montego Glover. Directed and conducted by Ted Sperling, Choreography by Gustavo Zajac, with MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. At New York City Center for two nights, October 15th and 16th, as the first venture in MasterVoice's new series of operas and operettas in concert.

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Sondheim in East Hampton
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Sondheim in East Hampton

“There are few things that remain constant in life, but for me one of them is this: Stephen Sondheim’s work has touched me for more than half a century.” –Frank Rich

He has gone from cult figure to national icon. His melodies, which have been labeled “unhummable,” get under your skin and linger for days. He is perhaps the greatest English language lyricist of any age. Every brilliant lyric and crystalline melody will be audible in Crowder Hall when Ted Sperling, one of Broadway’s most in-demand music directors, is joined at the piano by Betsy Wolfe and Clarke Thorell,  two of Broadway’s freshest singers. Spend an evening with “the greatest living American composer after Copland.”

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