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Immerse yourself in the thrilling music of grand opera with The Athenians as you tour the beautiful historic homes of New York's Five Boroughs!
These performances are free of charge and made possible through the generous sponsorship of Dame Jillian Sackler D.B.E. and Steinway & Sons
POSTPONED to NOVEMBER 17, 2020 at 7PM
007 AT 54 BELOW - THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND (Originally scheduled for April 7, 2020 at 9:30 PM - Please contact 54 Below if you have already purchased tickets. You may transfer your tickets to the new date or request a refund.)
Athena Music Foundation promotes opera and classical music by presenting dynamic performances of the highest artistic quality in New York City and around the globe. Athena Music Foundation's programs include a concert series at venues including the Kościuszko Foundation House and Carnegie Hall, and a global touring troupe, The Athenians, who have appeared in such far-flung locations as Dubai, Macau, and Beijing. Based in New York City, the Athenians have built a reputation for their high-caliber performers, and uniquely thrilling and engaging style of opera gala concerts. Athena Music Foundation is dedicated to music education, specifically our Young Performers Program which includes opportunities for student instrumentalists and singers to work closely with our exceptional teaching artists in lessons and performances. Athena Music Foundation is registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization EIN 83-0589917.
The Athenians are an ensemble of exceptional operatic soloists who have appeared in the world's leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colón, Covent Garden, and Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The Athenians specialize in uniquely engaging and thrilling opera gala concerts, tours, and staged opera productions. This season, The Athenians appear at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Feinstein's/54 Below, and in our first annual Historic Homes Concert Series in NYC.
Recent performances have included concerts for the 2019 World Finance United Exchange Summit in Dubai, the National Arts Club and the Consulate General of France, NYC, Vital Voices-Fortune's Most Powerful Women and the US Department of State Women's Mentoring Partnership, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival, Kamen Brain Tumor Foundation, and WeLink International Film Festival at the United Nations.
Athena Music Foundation Concert Series presents a night featuring The Athenians and Broadway stars in the music of the world's greatest super spy, James Bond at Feinstein's/54 Below. The Athenians also make their Carnegie Hall debut in a jointly sponsored event, Chinese New Year Spectacular VI in February.
In June, Athena Music Foundation presents our first annual Historic Homes Concert Series generously sponsored by Steinway & Sons and a grant from Dame Jillian Sackler. Our first performance this season began with a concert for the Lompoc Music Association featuring pianist Dr. Michael Fennelly and soprano Megan Weston. The program explored the music and history of the European Grand Tour.
The 2018-2019 Athena Music Foundation Concert Series included performances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall featuring world-renowned opera singer and Broadway star Alyson Cambridge with special guest two-time Tony-nominated singer Constantine Maroulis in a special holiday concert accompanied by Dr. Michael Fennelly.
We presented two performances at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City. Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Lorenz performed a new arrangement by Michael Fennelly for string sextet of Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' by George Butterworth, along with the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra in Arnold Schoenberg's intensely romantic Verklärte Nacht. Our season concluded with Soprello, a musical collaboration between soprano Allison Pohl and cellist Alistair MacRae, in a program that explored the connections between vibrating strings and the human voice.
Our 2018-2019 season began at Santa Brabara's historic Lobero Theatre with soprano Megan Weston and pianist Michael Fennelly in The Paris Salon: Age of the Romantic Virtuoso. The duo performed the exhilarating and elegant music of the nineteenth century and offered illuminating insights on opera, the triumph of the international virtuoso, and importance of the salons of Paris.
Athena Music Foundation's Young Performers Program gives talented student singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to work with and perform alongside professional artists in classical music performances. This season, the Port Jervis Children's Choir made their Carnegie Hall debut in Athena Music Foundation's presentation of 'Tis the Season with world renowned soprano Alyson Cambridge, Music Director and pianist, Dr. Michael Fennelly, and special guest, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis from American Idol.
Please consider making a donation of any amount to Athena Music Foundation. We are dedicated to our educational programs and to promoting classical music with passion and the highest artistic quality. Athena Music Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization (EIN 83-0589917). Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donate with your credit card or bank account via PayPal. Thank you!