the health and safety of our audiences, artists, staff, and administrators is our highest priority.

masks must be worn at all times inside the venue.

proof of full vaccination with photo ID is required for entry.


A Benefit for Ukraine

Thursday, July 28th 7:00pm

Marc A. Scorca Recital Hall

The National Opera Center

330 7th Avenue, 7th floor (b/w 28th and 29th street)

Online sales for this event have ended.

A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Click here to see the concert program.

Jessica Gould, soprano; Galina Ivvanikova, mezzo-soprano; Vira Slywotzky, contralto

Lucas Levy, tenor; Steven Andrew Murray, tenor; Richard Hobson, baritone

Gianni Fabbrini, piano & music direction

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts lifts our voice to help Razom for Ukraine provide urgently needed humanitarian relief where it is desperately needed in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Dnipro, and Zaporizhzhia.

Accompanied by maestro Gianni Fabbrini of the Semper Oper Dresden, Opéra National de Paris, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, the Festivals of Glyndebourne and Wexford, Maggio Musciale, etc., an ensemble of singers, both American and Ukrainian, share treasured repertoire from opera, oratorio,   and recital.

Arias, and duets by Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Ravel, and Bernstein along with traditional spirituals and Ukrainian songs reflect on war, peace, government good and bad, the gift of loyalty  and the joy of allyship, the sacrifices of leadership, and the miracle of endurance in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Please join us in raising critically needed support for our allies in Ukraine.

Previous Events 2022

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Tuesday, March 22nd 7:00pm


Thursday, March 24th 7:00pm



The Recital Hall of St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th St.

Hopkinson Smith, Lute


Bright and Early

Italian and French Lute Music from the Dawn of the 16th Century


The American-born virtuoso performs works of Francesco Spinacino (1507) and Zoan Ambrosio Dalza (1508), alternating with music from the first French lute tablatures printed in 1529 and 1530 by Pierre Attaingnant

BABYLON becomes the most decorated early music film in history

Surpassing Tous les Matins du Monde, Babylon garners over 90 awards and counting
from film festivals across the globe.

To view the film and see more information, including cast, credits, program notes, and more, click here.

Our award winning début film project, Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance, and Modern Oblivion, considers the text of Psalm 137 as it has resonated through the music of two ghettoized peoples – Italian Jews of Mantua during the period of the Counter-Reformation, and African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.

Narrated by the titanic voiced Ezra Knight, the groundbreaking Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble performs works by Italian-Jewish composer Salamone Rossi (1570 – 1630) and contemporary American Brandon Waddles (1988 –) . Other musical selections include archival recordings by such luminaries as Ma Rainey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and others, two giants of contemporary West African music, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton and Yacouba Sissoko, and soprano Jessica Gould and lutenist Lucas Harris.

Babylon is presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and made possible by the generous support of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

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