Natural Expressions


On Thursday, November 14th, Santa Maria Pecoraro Di Vittorio of the Rice Laboratory at Rockefeller will be performing at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall as a violist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York. The program includes Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and an original work by Salvatore di Vittorio, the conductor of the orchestra. The evening will feature a performance by violinist and Respighi Prize awardee, Irene Abrigo. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets ($40-50 general admission, $30 students) can be purchased online.

Collette Ryder of The Rockefeller University Office of Sponsored Programs Administration will be singing with the New York Choral Society in “Wisdom Sees a Light Draw Near” at St. Bartholomew’s Church at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 15th. The chorus will perform Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 and the East coast premiere of Frank Ticheli’s Until Forever Fades Away. Tickets ($40) can be purchased from the New York Choral Society (contact Ryder for discounts).


This month, Bernie Langs of The Rockefeller University Development Office releases a new music video, “My Beautiful Friend.” Acting as video director, composer, and performer, Langs crafts a piece inspired by legendary artists David Bowie and The Beach Boys. The video can be viewed on Langs’ YouTube page here.


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