Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Did Vivaldi compose much vocal music?





Sunday, April 16 - 4:00 PM  

 Morristown Unitarian Fellowship

21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey


Pianist Lynn Czae, soprano Seunghee Cha, and guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz, Internationally renowned artists of The New York Classical Music Society,

join The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey for a special concert.

Everybody knows Vivaldi for his exciting orchestra music, most famously The Four Seasons, and other concertos. But Vivaldi probably composed more and was more noted for his vocal music in his time.

 Almost as famous as his concertos are his two great sacred choral works: Gloria and Magnificat.

 However, in addition to much more sacred music, he also composed 51 operas as well as many oratorios and cantatas!

 Our April 16 concert will feature two of Vivaldi's arias.

Sento in seno is from the opera Giustino. The character sings of sadness and the rain of tears, but tries to convince the heart not to cry, because crying doesn't stop the pain.

 O qui coeli terraeque serenitas is a sacred motet. It sings of finding calm feelings in Heaven and on earth. The "sighs" of the text can be heard in the sighing motives in the orchestra.

Join us on April 16 as soprano Seunghee Cha performs these VIvaldi arias.

Lynn Czae, Seunghee Cha, and Maestro Butts together performed a special NYCMS concert at The American Church in Paris in June 2022.

Seating for this concert will be limited so you can enjoy the music in the most intimate and personal way - like a private salon. 

All tickets = $30.

 Thanks to NYCMS President and pianist Lynn Czae, the collaboration will serve as a small fundraising event for the orchestra.

Included will be music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Boyce, Handel and others.

For further information and to order your tickets now, click here.




April 23, 2023 - 4:00 PM 

Madison Community Arts Center

10 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey


Maestro Robert W. Butts, David Williams and Michael DeMaio team up again to present a concert of new music.

 Maestro Butts will present his moving Five Rhapsodies for Flute and Piano.

David Williams will present In Plain Sight and Wave.

 Michael DeMaio will present At Long Last and selections from Full Circle.

 Artists appearing in this exciting concert include violinists Emily James and Sara D'Sa, violist Martin Gelfond, cellist Peter Howard, pianists Dave Malyszko

and Nan Childress Orchard, and flutist Patricia Lazzara.

 Those who were there at the composers' first concert in July 2022

will be excited for this special return concert of all new music.

For further information and to order tickets, click here.