Music Kitchen Food for the Soul Presents Emanuel Ax in Concert for New
York City Homeless on June 5
Music Kitchen Food for the Soul will present a very special classical
chamber music concert for New York City's homeless on Monday, June 5 -
3pm at the Olivieri Center, 257 W. 30 St. (near 8th Ave.).
Very special performer for this concert will be the internationally
renowned pianist Emanuel Ax, who will be joined by violinist, Music
Kitchen Founder and Director Kelly Hall-Tompkins and cellist Mark Kosower
for selections from Beethoven's Sonata No. 1 in D Major for violin and
piano and Brahms' Trio for violin, cello and piano in B Major.
This performance, which is being presented with the very generous support
of Steinway & Sons Pianos, is not a public concerts but rather an in-house
concert for the shelter clients. As the Olivieri Center requires an
advanced guest list, all guests and press who plan to attend must please
RSVP to Kelly Hall-Tompkins at (917) 532-5547 or [log in to unmask]
Acclaimed for his poetic lyricism and brilliant technique, Steinway
Artist Emanuel Ax is one of today's best known and most highly regarded
pianists. He first captured public attention in 1974 when, aged 25, he
won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel
Aviv. Five years later he took the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in New
York. He is in demand all over the United States, both in recital and
with orchestra, regularly performing in New York, Boston, Chicago,
Cleveland, Philadelphia and Saint Louis. In addition, he makes regular
festival appearances at Aspen, Blossom, Hollywood Bowl, Mainly Mozart,
Ravinia and Tanglewood. Visit his website at http://www.emanuelax.com/.
Kelly Hall-Tompkins is one of New York City's most in-demand violinists,
whose dynamic career spans solo, chamber, and orchestral performance.
She was winner of a 2003 Naumburg International Violin Competition
Honorarium Prize as well as a Concert Artists Guild Career Grant in 1996,
leading to numerous solo recitals in New York and the surrounding area.
Her solo performances also include the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago,
broadcast live by WFMT Radio; in Baltimore for the Peggy and Yale Gordon
Trust; and, through a special grant from the IBM Corporation, at the
Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit her online at
Ms. Hall-Tompkins founded Music Kitchen- Food for the Soul in March
of 2005 in order to bring terrific musicians together to share the
inspirational, therapeutic, evocative and uplifting power of chamber
music with New York City's disenfranchised homeless shelter population.
The Music Kitchen is privately funded and based at Holy Trinity Lutheran
Church Shelter on 65th Street and Central Park West and the Olivieri
Center on 30th Street and 8th Avenue. The performances of the Music
Kitchen are designed to be accessible, interactive and informative so
that the listeners will come away with an emotional connection to the
music and a familiarity with the context from which the composer wrote
the works. For more information about the Music Kitchen-Food for the
Soul Project, please contact Kelly Hall-Tompkins at (917) 532-5547 or
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Jeffrey James Arts Consulting