For over 20 years, the non-profit organization Ridotto has organized stellar concerts, with a touch of theater, in the Huntington area. In 2016, LIVS' founder Charles Rufino signed on to Ridotto's board of directors to help support this cultural institution. The Long Island Violin Shop is a proud sponsor of Ridotto and we encourage you to take advantage of their extensive, and truly unique, concert calendar.
Ridotto is always presenting something different. Each concert offers the audience an exciting opportunity to step back in time and surrender to the history of music and the cultural arts. Whether performers are playing period-specific instruments, combining classical music with dance, or even engaging in puppet theater, each music focused event benefits from the addition of poetry, theater, libretto, dance, costuming, educational components and more...
Upcoming Ridotto Performances:
Concerts are held at the Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Avenue, 11743.
Free parking, the hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
Tickets: $30; $25 Seniors; $20 Members; $10 Students.
Reservations & Information - www.ridotto.org or (631) 385-0373
*Programs Subject To Change
Sunday, October 8th, 4:00pm - In Recital: Russian Pianist Sofya Gulyak
An all Russian program featuring Liadov, Tchaikovsky and more... "Sophia Gulyak is a fearless pianist, never afraid to scale the most demanding heights of repertoire" (American Record Guide). Ms. Gulyak is professor of piano at the Royal College of Music in London.
Sunday, November 20th, 4:00pm - Kurt Weill: Nur die Nacht Berlin 1921
Social unrest and political turmoil fueled new ideas in art: Bauhaus, Expressionism, the Cabaret, film and music by Kurt Weill and others. In Tidotto: Tammy Hensrud, soprano; Evelyn Ulex, piano; film and Tango. Margaretha Maimone narrates. Others TBA.
Sunday, December 18th, 4:00pm - In Recital: Israeli Pianist Tomer Gewirtzman
Winner of the 2015 International Young Concert Artist auditions, Gewirtzman impressed audiences and critic alike with his "Formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity" (Washington Post). He won critical acclaim in Isreal, Russia, Europe and throughout the US. His program includes works by Scriabin, Liszt and Debussy.
Sunday, January 29th, 4:00pm - In Recital: Star Pianist Joyce Yang
Silver Medalist in the 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, and winner of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, Joyce Yang's career has skyrocketed worldwide. "Vivid and Beautiful Playing" (Zucher Zeitung). Her program includes Schumann's Etudes Symphoniques and 12 Preludes by Karl Vine.
Sunday, February 19th, 4:00pm - Franz Schubert: Variations on a Theme
Franz Schubert's generosity towards his friends ruslted in a great many materpieces. Renowned Pianist Vassily Primakov and friends return to Ridotto with the Trout Quntet Op. 114, Waltzes and Dances for Piano Solo, and other Chamber works.
Sunday, March 19th, 4:00pm - Reconstruction of an Era
Central in Ridoto is an authentic work on paper (1914, Paris) by French painter Sonia Delaunay. Her work was inspiration for a generation of artists. Works by Nadia Boulanger, Stravinsky, Satie and Debussy are performed by Ayako Oshima, clarinet; Nurit Pacht, violin; Evelyn Luest, piano. Puppetry by Artie Poore completes the program.
Sunday, April 30th, 4:00pm - Dutch Origins: A Celebration of 25 Years of Ridotto on Long Island
Dutch pianist Moniqu Copper, co-founder of the first Ridotto in Amsterdam, performs "Water" a multi-media work with music by Dutch composers. 'Water' has received worldwide acclaim. Others TBA. A celebratory reception follows the concert.
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The Long Island Violin Shop has a long history of bringing quality programming to our local community. From Charles Rufino's Instrument Repair Workshops for Music Educators to David Wong's Electric Strings Workshops, the LIVS is committed to creating a sense of community for Long Island Orchestral String players.