April 23, 2020

MSM Bridging the Distance

MSM students uplift and inspire with the #MSMBridgingTheDistance digital outreach

Enjoy these posts from MSM students sharing solo and group performances on our MSM social media accounts, connecting us all through music and images!

Do you have a performance that you’d like to share? Please tag us at @msm.nyc on Instagram, and @msmnyc on Twitter and Facebook, and use the hashtag #MSMBridgingTheDistance

MSM Bridging The Distance Highlights

The Twinkle Project: Mozart “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” Variations, KV 265

Five Sets of Video Performances by Solomon Mikowsky and 47 of his Piano Students

MSM Orchestral Students perform Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica” 1. Allegro con brio (excerpt)

Created and produced by Toby Winarto (BM ’19, MM ’21) in collaboration with the Performance Operations team at MSM.

60 Precollege students perform “Fêtes” from Claude Debussy’s Nocturnes under the direction of Nell Flanders

Jeanine De Bique (BM ’06, MM ’08, PS ’09) performs Cleopatra’s aria “V’adoro pupille” from George Frideric Handel’s Giulio Cesare

Jon Snell (MM ’17, Jazz Piano) performing an original work, “Connectivity”, with fellow MSM alumni

Featuring Sean Burke, bass (MM ’19)
Niall Bakkestad-Legare, tenor sax (MM ’17)
Nolan Byrd, drums (MM ’17)
Roan Ma, violin (MM ’18)
Esther Seitz, cello (MM ’20)

Imani Williams (MM ’21, Jazz Voice) and Lizzy Ossevoort (MM ’20, Jazz Voice) perform Sit On Down

Matthew Jamal (BM ’21, Classical Double Bass) performs an original song


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A friend asked for a lullaby…. I said, say less 🖤

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Tatuka Kutsnashvili (MM ’21, Classical Piano) performs Clair de Lune by Debussy


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Debussy- Clair de lune @steinwayandsons @msm #msmbridgingthedistance

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Francesca Leo (MM ’20, Classical Flute) performs Movement III. Elegia,  from Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Flute


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I wanted to share a clip of the cadenza from Movement III. Elegia from Christopher Rouse’s Concerto for Flute. I am planning to perform this piece on my final master’s recital in early May, even if this performance is given in a living room over a livestream. This part reminds me of a lost soul calling out and searching for light in the darkness. With all of the uncertainty in the world right now, we can rely on music as a unifying force to provide comfort and allow an outlet for our emotions. Practicing this concerto was therapeutic for me today. I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy 💕 This video is part of my submission to the #AMSFluteContest for the student division! #msmbridgingthedistance @msm.nyc @thefluteview @flutespecialists @thestutteringflutist

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Nicholas DiMaria (Jazz Trumpet) performs an original composition, “Wandering through Fullerton”

Will Richards (BM ’23, Classical Percussion) performs Bye Bye Medley by Bob Becker


Maia Schmidt (BM ’21, Classical Violin) performs Midsummer Night’s Dream


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Dreaming of summer when the pandemic will be over! #midsummernightsdream #msmbridgingthedistance

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Dario Noller (BM ’22, Classical Guitar) performs Prelude BWV 997 by Bach

MSM Musical Theatre students perform Imagine by John Lennon

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