The spring season of the Freeport Community Concert Association kicks off on April 14 with a feature performance by the Manhattan Chamber Players, a group of five award-winning graduates from The Juilliard School. The MCP will perform works of Mozart, Brahms and others on violin, viola, cello, oboe and piano — expect an evening of wind trios, quartets and quintets.
MCP is a chamber music collective of New York-based musicians. They have been featured multiple times on NPR’s Performance Today, the Ensemble-in-Residence at both the Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival in New Orleans. In addition to performing throughout New York City, a number of the musicians have toured Israel, France, and China and across the U.S.
The show is the third of the FCCA’s 70th season. Last fall, Freeport welcomed Franc D’Ambrosio, the “longest-running Phantom” during his career on Broadway and concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Kinga Augustyn. The last show of the season is scheduled for May 5 with lyric soprano, Yunah Lee. Lee has performed on stages in New York (the Metropolitan Opera; NY City Opera; Glimmerglass), across the US (Boston; Dallas, Colorado), and around the world (Europe; Asia). She brings to the stage her favorite signature roles from Madama Butterfly, Rusalka, Eugene Onegin and La Boheme, as well as some classic favorite arias.
Concerts are held at Freeport High School at 8 p.m. on Saturday and should not be confused as a school-related event. Tickets to concerts are available on the FCCA’s website, freeportconcertassociation.com, at $20 and $5 for students the night of the show.