Amadeus Virtuosi of New York

 

Amadeus Viruosi Chamber EnsembleAMADEUS VIRTUOSI OF NEW YORK (Mary Alderdice Malin, Artistic Director) is an American-based chamber ensemble with seven to twenty-seven musicians which presents elegant Viennese evenings featuring familiar and rare works from the repertory of dance, operetta, opera, classical, and virtuoso music.

Programming includes "Evening in Vienna," "Mozartiana," "Hungarian Gypsy Fest," "Italian Serenade," "Schubertiana," and others. Ever popular with audiences and critics alike, they have performed nationwide to rave reviews.

 

"...the presentation was extraordinary... the ensemble a revelation."
              -SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE
 
"...two hours of prime performances...an obvious booking coup."
              -BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE


AMADEUS VIRTUOSI OF NEW YORK

The impact of a chamber orchestra and/or show at an affordable price.

A small American-based ensemble unique in offering programs with this repertoire.

Balanced and flexible four-star program format:

  • Viennese waltzes and dances
  • Opera and/or operetta
  • Classical selections
  • Virtuoso showpieces

FAMILIAR AND RARE WORKS

Special theme program ideas available:

  • Mozartiana, Kreisleriana, Schubertiade, Hungarian Gypsy Fest, Italian Serenade

Singing and dancing, with audience participation possible.

Perfect for gala events, holidays, and fund raisers.

Major name artists available for selected concerts.

 

A Story
by Mary Alderdice Malin
Artistic Director


One happy event leads to another. During a trip to Vienna a few years ago, some members of our ensemble had the pleasure of attending an enchanting concert in an elegant palace, where a small group of musicians with a singer and two dancers swept us away with waltzes, polkas, and operetta music. The audience response was simply extraordinary. Since such programs are extremely rare here, we decided then and there that we had to take our audiences on a musical journey to Vienna. We created our own version of program by adding classical and virtuoso instrumental music to this already delicious mix.

Very little of this music is in print, thus it takes enormous preparation--research, arranging, copying, editing--which accounts in part for the rarity of such concerts. We brought back some music from Vienna and began research here. Inspired by Alexander Schneider, we went to the Library of Congress and copied a suitcase ful1 of Strauss and Lanner piano scores, from what is one of the world's great Viennese music archives. The resident expert, Charles Sens, made his research available to us and showed us actual sets of parts from Strauss's own orchestra, as well as original notated manuscripts. We copied from original editions of the 1820s and '30s which were in remarkably good shape. We also found a lot of operetta music of very high quality, virtually unknown here. We could hardly wait to share this with the public--and hundreds of hours of work later, we are doing just that!

The small cafe ensemble of 1820-1830 Vienna most often consisted of two violins, viola, and bass; this is our basic building block to which we currently add piano and two singer-dancers. In our larger configuration, we add cello and winds, which hugely expands our repertoire, making possible works of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, and many others.

We have been greatly inspired in our efforts by the late Alexander Schneider, and influenced by the recordings of Willi Boskovsky, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and the Vienna Philharmonic's Annual New Year's concerts. It is in this magnificent tradition that we hope to participate in giving the public happy and elegant journeys to Vienna.


 

AMBROSIA AND FRIENDS | JAMES GREENING-VALENZUELA | EAKEN PIANO TRIO
LINCOLN MAYORGA | BASSOON IN THE WILD | JAMES NALLEY
AMADEUS VIRTUOSI OF NEW YORK || SOLID BRASS
| STRATA | LARRY SNITZLER
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