Featuring New York Philharmonic cellist Nathan Vickery & Tom Jennings, piano
All proceeds will benefit Operation Exodus
Come hear Sergei Rachmaninov’s exquisite sonata for cello and piano, paired with the brilliantly virtuosic sonata for cello and piano by Alfred Schnittke. The concert will also feature three beautiful sacred songs arranged by Tom Jennings. Stay after for a chance to meet the performers and learn about the impact of The Operation Exodus Mentoring program!
Lauded as a “formidable cello soloist” (New York Times), cellist Nathan Vickery appears regularly in solo and chamber music recitals and music festivals around the country. In a recent performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto, he was celebrated for his “talent and artistry… a fresh and appealing account” of the work (New York Times). Mr. Vickery joined the New York Philharmonic in September 2013 as its youngest member, performing and touring with the orchestra at home in New York and throughout the world. He performs frequently on the New York Philharmonic chamber music series Ensembles at Merkin Hall, and on the Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series of contemporary chamber music. He has appeared as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and as a recitalist and chamber musician at festivals including the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, and the Chamber Music Workshop at the Perlman Music Festival. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with Joshua Bell, Jonathan Biss, Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, and contemporary music ensemble Eighth Blackbird, among others. Mr. Vickery received his Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Peter Wiley. He has served on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy, and teaches privately in New York City, and enjoys presenting masterclasses.
Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “thoughtfully attuned pianist,” Tom Jennings is a versatile pianist and composer who has worked in a wide array of musical genres. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Leslie Uggams, Steve Ross, Branford Marsalis and Paquito D’Rivera. Tom has accompanied numerous opera stars, including Ben Heppner, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Jerome Hines, has appeared extensively as a recitalist and orchestral soloist, and played for Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Tom is the composer of published works for string quartet, jazz band, brass quintet, liturgical and commercial music. Since 1995 Tom has served as Music Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music.
Thank You! All ticket sales and donations will go directly to Operation Exodus.
Nathan Vickery has volunteered for the past three years as a weekly mentor with Operation Exodus in Washington Heights and is dedicated to it’s mission working with underserved youth to give them opportunities for education, enrichment and faith-based mentoring.