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New CD Release:

Gershwin Mancini CD set

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Gershwin: By Grofé / Mancini: Music For Peter Gunn
Steven Richman, conductor
Harmonie Ensemble New York

Harmonia Mundi 2 CD set released 2/16

"...a fabulous 2-cd set of music by Gershwin and Mancini. The Steve Richman Harmonie Ensemble New York dishes up some witty and beautifully produced music of these two great composers. The Gershwin/Grofé is totally fun to hear, and the Mancini disc is absolutely wonderful. Absolutely fantastic!"

Tom Schnabel, KCRW Los Angeles

CHOC DE CLASSICA MAGAZINE AWARDS (FRANCE)
(March 2016 issue)



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 thirteen 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.

ELLINGTON DOES THE CLASSICS

SKETCHES OF SPAIN
with Lew Soloff, trumpet

Several of HE/NY'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".
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REVIEW HIGHLIGHT:

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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"It takes a long time to become young." — Picasso

Igor Stravinsky, in reply to a British journalist's question:
"Is it more difficult to compose in old age?"

Stravinsky: "For you, I am in 'old age'. For me, I am not in 'old age', I am continuing to live. Is it my fault I have lived 83 years?"





Contact HE/NY at info@harmonieensembleny.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); Manhattan Borough President's Office, New York City; 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.

NYSCA

Steven Richman

Conductor STEVEN RICHMAN


Season Highlights


UPCOMING EVENTS

Weds., June 8 at 1 pm
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI QUARTET
featuring LEW TABACKIN, tenor sax
Midday Jazz at Midtown
St. Peter's Church, 54th St. and Lexington Ave., NYC

Weds., July 13 at 1:30 pm
HARMONIE STRING QUARTET
Goddard Riverside Center
88th St. and Columbus Ave., NYC

Aug. 26, 2016: NEW GERSHWIN CD RELEASE including Concerto in F (Lincoln Mayorga, pianist), American in Paris, 2 recording premieres: Overture to "Of Thee I Sing" (radio version), and Three Preludes (arr. Bargy) on Harmonia Mundi label worldwide.

RECENT NEWS

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
PREFERRED RECORDING
RTSR Suisse Romande Radio, Switzerland, May, 2015


RECENT EVENTS

ORCHESTRA CONCERT
THREE OPERAS & A WALTZ
FOR ORCHESTRA
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4 pm
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W. 37th St., (10th Ave.)
New York City
Verdi: Aïda Overture
Bizet: Carmen Suite (arr. Toscanini)
Waldteufel: Skaters Waltz
     (arr. Toscanini)
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Tickets: $30 (seniors & students $15) at the door.
Information: 212-222-6684

Henry Mancini's original
MUSIC FROM PETER GUNN

Released August, 2014 on
Harmonia Mundi worldwide.
First recording since Mancini's
in 1958.

Click here for photos from the
Peter Gunn Concert


Ginny Mancini, wife of the composer, and Steven Richman
Photo by Joe Josephs




PRAISE FOR
HARMONIE ENSEMBLE/
NEW YORK


GERSHWIN BY GROFÉ CD:
"THE RHAPSODY, 'I GOT RHYTHM VARIATIONS'...IS THE BEST OF THE BEST. SO FRESH AND ALIVE!"

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

"Delightful and ear-opening..."

David Hurwitz,
Classicstoday.com


"Excellent, fascinating...clever, well played"

Lloyd Schwartz,
Fresh Air, National Public Radio




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Harmonie Ensemble/New York
820 West End Ave.
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New York, NY 10025



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