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Concert: Bringing Back Branscombe to the Upper West Side
May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for Bringing Back Branscombe to the Upper West Side, a concert of music composed by long-time resident Gena Branscombe. More than 100 years ago she was a main-stay of New York City’s classical music scene with her songs performed by famous opera and concert singers, orchestral pieces played at the MacDowell Colony, her dramatic oratorio winning national prizes and for 25 years her beloved Branscombe Choral performed at Town Hall and the Broadway Tabernacle Church. Beautiful melodies, rich harmonies imbue her music and capture the hearts of audiences.
From French Horn pieces reminiscent of her trip to Hawaii, to a challenging, virtuosic violin sonata, piano works composed for her daughters, heartfelt songs and choral works, Miss Branscombe’s music returns to the Upper West Side.
Rachel Nierenberg, French Horn • Deborah Nixon, Violin • Stefanie Izzo, Soprano • JoAnna Pope, Mezzo-Soprano
Louis Riva, Tenor • Jose Cuartas, Baritone • Nelson Ojeda Valdes, Piano • Christopher Bradshaw, Piano • Kathleen Shimeta, Narrator
$15 – Students, Seniors, Society Members
$20 – Public
$25 – Door
About the Gena Branscombe Project
The Gena Branscombe Project promotes the performance of Miss Branscombe’s music now in the 21st century. With inspiration from her belief in the importance of education, we award annual scholarships to an up-and-coming conductor, composer and arts administrator. They’re proud to be #BringingBackBranscombe!