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Emerging Choreographer Series (ECS)

February 26 and 27 2018

La Guardia Performing Arts Center, LIC, NY


The project born in New York in 2013 from the collaboration between the City University of New York - La Guardia Performing Arts Center and the company "Mare Nostrum Elements" directed by Nicola Iervasi, takes place at La Guardia Community College of New York will conclude its fifth edition next February 2018.

Born as a mentoring program dedicated to emerging choreographers, the project has developed into a residency capable of providing concrete support, technical means and management guidance for the production of a new creation by the young selected choreographers who can benefit from all the technical, logistic and artistic support that the program is able to provide. This is an important and rare opportunity for young choreographers.

In 2016, ECS established a collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, which strengthened the international nature of the project and ensured a focus on the relationship with young Italian choreographers. For the current edition Nicoletta Serio was selected in Rome last spring. Caterina Rago, an Italian professional choreographer residing in New York City where she directs the "Caterina Rago Dance Company" will work as mentor for Nicoletta Serio during her residency.

The fifth edition of the Emerging Choreographer Series will culminate in two fully produced performances at the La Guardia Performing Arts Center on February 26th and 27th 2018 featuring the works developed during the program.





Emanuele De Biase Benefit Concert

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Church of the Ascension

5th Ave & W 10th St. New York


Award-winning violinist Emanuele De Biase presents works from his new project, “Bach to the People”.  The concert will feature three sonatas from Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin—a cornerstone “Bach to the People,” which aims to make Bach’s music more widely available.

The Ali Forney Center is the largest organization helping LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States. By managing and developing transitional housing,

After coming to know the AFC last year, Emanuele pledged to support the organization’s exceptional work in the year ahead. To that end, all proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ali Forney Center.



salon sanctuary concert

FIAT LUX: Let There Be Light

A mini-series of two early music concerts celebrating the origins of the Scientific Revolution in Italy.

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents a mini-series of two events which celebrate the origins of the Scientific Revolution in Italy and the impact of science on the world of aesthetics.

From the earth-tilting discoveries of Galileo, son of a composer, to the confrontational realism of Caravaggio, two concerts explore the music of the tumultuous 17th-century, when the fresh embrace of empirical observation sent shockwaves through the world, changed the way we see and hear, and challenged the powers that be.


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Concert I
Perpetual Motion: Galileo and his Revolutions
Music of Caccini, Cavalli, Monteverdi, and Purcell
The Galileo's Daughters Ensemble
Sunday, March 4th 4:00pm
The Bernie Wohl Center Theater
647 Columbus Avenue

Concert II
I Viaggi di Caravaggio: Voyages in Musical Chiaroscuro
Music of Ferrari, Kapsberger, Laurencini, Mazzocchi, Merula, Rigatti, & Sances
Jessica Gould, soprano & Diego Cantalupi, theorbo
Wednesday, March 7th, 8:00pm
The Fabbri Library of the House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street