Best CD of 2010 Jazz Times
SKETCHES OF SPAIN
with Lew Soloff, trumpet
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ArkivMusic's Classical Record of the Year!
Gershwin by Grofé: Symphonic Jazz —
Original orchestrations and arrangements
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The Grammy Award-nominated conductor Steven Richman and Harmonie Ensemble New York hold a special place in the international music world. The Ensemble is known for its distinctive and widely varied programming of classical music and jazz, and for exciting performances and recordings favored with extraordinary critical acclaim.
Mr. Richman, the group's founder, conductor and music director, delights in uncovering musical rarities. The Ensemble has played or recorded premieres of little or unknown works by Stravinsky, Gershwin, Grofé, Dvorák, Harry Burleigh (Dvorák's assistant), Handel, Shostakovich, Nino Rota, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Copland, Gil Evans, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Henry Mancini, as well as the standard chamber and orchestral repertoire.
Harmonie Ensemble New York has performed many historic and unique concert events in major halls and venues in New York and throughout the United States. Its ten CDs have received international praise and numerous awards, including a Grammy Award nomination.
Join us and explore the exciting and colorful world of Harmonie Ensemble New York.
Several of HENY's most unique events have taken place at St. Peter's ("The Jazz Church"), NYC. Steven Richman conducted the Duke Ellington arrangements of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, the Miles Davis/Gil Evans masterpiece Sketches of Spain (with renowned jazz trumpeter Lew Soloff), as well as Henry Mancini's original groundbreaking jazz score for the classic TV show "Peter Gunn". READ MORE >>
American Record Guide
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Copland: Rarities and Masterpieces
"A stunning album. The best recorded piano sound that I've ever heard. The stellar playing is smooth and warm, pungent and edgy, and rhythmically hot...this is the best performance of (Music for the Theatre) I've ever heard, recorded or in concert. (In Appalachian Spring) Richman's brilliance as a conductor becomes crystal-clear...it's so alive, it'd quicken the dead. In every way, an extraordinary album filled with discoveries."
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Contact HENY at email@example.com
or 212-222-6684, if you are interested in
engaging Mr. Richman and/or the Ensemble in any of its forms
for your venue or special event.
Harmonie Ensemble New York has received generous support for its activities from the following funders:
The New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council (DYCD), the Alice Tully Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund, the Society for American Music Sight and Sound Fund, Consolidated Edison, the Music Performance Funds, and individual contributions.
Conductor STEVEN RICHMAN
Unfortunately, the Al Gallodoro 100th Birthday Concert has been cancelled. However, we will be rescheduling an event in September. Stay tuned!
Gershwin's Original Orchestrations concert and recording fall, 2013 TBA
featuring Lew Soloff, trumpet
Weds., June 19 at 1 pm
St. Peter's ("The Jazz Church"), 54th and Lexington, New York City
UPCOMING CD RELEASES:
The Two Nutcracker Suites: Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington/
Classical and Jazz/ to be released October, 2013 on Harmonia Mundi worldwide
Henry Mancini's original Music From Peter Gunn
First recording since Mancini's
own in 1958
To be released early 2014 on Harmonia Mundi worldwide
Ginny Mancini, wife of the composer, and Steven Richman
Photo by Joe Josephs
"Delightful and ear-opening..."
"Excellent, fascinating...clever, well played"
Fresh Air, National Public Radio
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Harmonie Ensemble New York
820 West End Ave.
New York, NY 10025