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The Virtuoso Society 2019-20 Calendar of Special Events at Manhattan School of Music

Become a member of the Virtuoso Society, and play a vital part in our dynamic and beloved institution this Centennial year, and help a young artist reach the stars.

Virtuoso Society members have many opportunities to meet our immensely talented students and enjoy receptions before and after these special events, some of which mark 100 years of excellence at MSM.

September

Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 PM

MSM Philharmonia Concert & Reception

Celebrate the opening of the 2019-20 season with two VIP tickets to a program of Mozart, Sibelius, and Brahms presented by MSM’s Philharmonia under the baton of acclaimed conductor Perry So.  Afterward, join us for a reception in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence.

MSM Philharmonia Concert - February 22, 2019

October

Friday, October 18th at 7:30 PM

Leonard Slatkin’s 75th Birthday Concert & Dinner

Featuring Alec Baldwin

Join MSM as we celebrate the 75th birthday of world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin. Virtuoso Society members receive two complimentary tickets to the concert in Neidorff-Karpati Hall featuring Alec Baldwin. A pre-concert reception and post-concert dinner are fundraisers for the School. For tickets and information, please contact Marc Day at
mday@msnyc.edu or at 917-493-4487.

Leonard Slatkin conducting the Centennial Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall - April 17th, 2019

November

Friday, November 8th at 7:30 PM

MSM Musical Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Enjoy two of the best seats in the house for this iconic and captivating show presented by MSM’s gifted Musical Theatre students. Following the performance, join us for a reception with the cast and creative team in Rahm Hall.

December

Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 PM

MSM Opera Theater presents Mercadante’s I due Figaro 

Join us for MSM Opera Theater’s opening night performance of I due Figaro. Virtuoso Society members receive two VIP tickets to the performance and are invited to enjoy a glass of holiday cheer with President James Gandre and the cast and creative team afterward in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence.

January 2019

Friday, January 24th at 7:30 PM

MSM Studio Orchestra Celebrates MSM Icon Terence Blanchard 

Enjoy two VIP seats to a performance of the music of award-winning jazz musician and composer, MSM Trustee Terence Blanchard by the MSM Studio Orchestra in Neidorff-Karpati Hall, part of a new “MSM Icons” series. A reception with Mr. Blanchard will follow.

Award Winning Musician and Composer Terence Blanchard

February

(Date and location to be announced)

Concert & Reception in a Private Home

Attend a performance by some of the School’s immensely talented students graciously hosted by an MSM patron.

March

Friday, March 27th at 7:30 PM

MSM Musical Theatre presents Rupert Holmes’s 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Receive two VIP tickets to the opening night performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and help decide the ending of this interactive musical. Following the performance, join us for an intimate reception with composer and MSM alumnus Rupert Holmes (BM ’67) in the President’s Residence.

April

Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM

MSM Opera Theater presents Flotow’s Martha

Enjoy two VIP tickets to MSM Opera Theater’s production of Flotow’s Martha based on a story by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. The performance will be followed by a reception with the cast and creative team in Rahm Hall.

May

Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 PM

MSM Annual Gala Dinner & Concert at The Rainbow Room

This year’s gala celebrates the School’s first Musical Theatre graduating class and features performances by our gifted students and special guest artists. To purchase tickets and further information, please contact Marc Day at mday@msnyc.edu or at 917-493-4487.

2017 MSM Annual Gala Dinner & Concert at the Rainbow Room

June

Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM

Annual Virtuoso Society Reception 

Join fellow members and President Gandre in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence for a celebratory reception. Enjoy refreshments and stunning views of upper Manhattan from the Residence’s outdoor terrace.

View from the Peter Jay Sharp President's Residence

Questions about the Virtuoso Society?

Please contact:

Susan Madden
Vice President for Advancement
917-493-4115
smadden@msmnyc.edu

Reservations for some events are limited.