“Celebration of the Arts” Music Competition, Faculty Concert, and Festival

 

“Celebration of the Arts” Music Competition, Faculty Concert, and Festival – 2022

 

The Nelly Berman School of Music is proud to present a spectacular weekend of concerts and multimedia events, including a collaboration with dancers and choreographers of The IBC International Ballet Classique, and the students and teachers of the Main Line Arts Center. Why not watch last year’s virtual version to get excited! As always, these concerts are in memory of Nelly Berman, our late, beloved director and founder of the school.

 

Choose any event, or come to more then one!

Faculty Concert

Saturday, March 19, 4:30 PM
Neumann University

One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014

Presenting the Faculty of the Nelly Berman School of Music, performing glorious music written for piano, violin, cello, trumpet, voice, oboe, clarinet, and ensembles. The concert will feature compositions by NBS piano faculty (by special arrangement) Faina Lushtak, composer and head of the piano department of Tulane University in New Orleans. She will perform her own “Old and New”, commissioned by the New Orleans International Piano Competition, present the world premiere of her sonata for trumpet and piano with trumpeter Alex Serio; and Sir Julian Milkis, world-trotting clarinetist, will be performing her Blues in C.

Reserve Faculty Concert Seats

 

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. After reserving your seats online at the link provided, please make out checks payable to the NBSCMI, our 501(c)3 non-profit, and send them to the Nelly Berman School of Music, 461 W. Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041. For more information, please email office@nbsmusic.com.

Gala Concert

Sunday, March 20, 2:00-4:30 PM
Neumann University

One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014

The Gala Concert will feature performances by the Platinum prize winners of the Nelly Berman School “Celebration of the Arts” competition. There will be several collaborative performances of music by Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Ernesto LeCuona, with Nelly Berman School students accompanying 27 dancers of the IBC International Ballet Classique, choreographed by their international faculty! The IBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of classical ballet and new and creative ideas in the arts. To accomplish this mission, they produce and stage professional level ballet performances, ballet festivals, and lecture demonstrations, which all endeavor to make ballet and dance in general available to a wider and even more diverse audience.  The Delaware County Symphony Orchestra will also participate in the collaborative music and dance, with a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with international award-winning NBS student Alyssa Gabrilovich as piano soloist. A feast for the eyes, ears, and heart, sure to delight!

Reserve Gala Concert Seats

 

Tickets for the Gala Concert must be purchased ONLINE, using the link above, unlike the Faculty and Winners Concerts.
Platinum Competition winners will receive 2 complementary tickets, which will still need to be reserved using the link. Additional tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. 

Competition Winners Concerts

Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20
Neumann University

One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014

Saturday, March 19, 2022

10:30-12:30 Silver and Bronze Medalists concert  (click to reserve your tickets)

1:30-3:30 Gold and Silver Medalists concert (click to reserve your tickets)

Sunday March 20, 2022

10:30-12:30 Gold and Silver Medalists concert (click to reserve your tickets)

As part of our “Celebration of the Arts” Music Festival, the Nelly Berman School of Music holds an annual music competition for our students to inspire them to strive for their highest potential as they work to master their instruments. Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize winners will perform at our Winners’ Concerts at Neumann University, which will also feature artwork. Look below for how to sign up for our Competition!

Reserve Winners Concert Seats

Each competition winner will receive 2 complementary tickets, which need to be reserved using the link above. Additional tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. After reserving your seats online at the link provided, please make out checks payable to the NBSCMI, our 501(c)3 non-profit, and send them to the Nelly Berman School of Music, 461 W. Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041. For more information, please email office@nbsmusic.com.

2022 Student Competition

The primary goal of our competition is providing an opportunity for our music students to work harder, and with more focus, towards a worthwhile goal of perfecting a musical work and touching the hearts of audiences with their playing. Competitions bring out the best in students, if used as a means to better one’s own musical skills and test their own limits.

Students ages 6-18 compete in piano, harpsichord, strings, winds, brass, voice, duets (four-hand & two-piano), and chamber groups/ensembles , if nominated by their teachers. Students may enter in more than one instrumental division. Pieces must be memorized, and no longer than 5 minutes in length. Please click the link below for more information.

Judges for the 2022 COTA include NBS piano faculty Dr. Anna Kislitsyna and James Anemone; violin faculty Nina Zubaidi and Sandra Van deGeijn; cello faculty Justin Goldsmith; voice faculty Nate McEwen; and woodwind faculty Dr. Megan Woodard

Winners concerts will present Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists during a marathon weekend of concerts at Neumann University in Aston, PA.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 – application deadline – CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

Saturday, March 5th, 2022 – live auditions at NBS for String Instruments

Sunday, March 6th, 2022 – live auditions at NBS for Piano and all other instruments

Register for Competition

 

DO NOT MISS THESE EXITING EVENTS!  For more information about the music concerts and tickets, please email the Nelly Berman School of Music, at office@nbsmusic.com

Support Our Scholarship Fund

The Celebration of the Arts Competition, Faculty Concert, and Festival is the biggest fundraiser of the 2021-22 school year to support our NBS Classical Music Institute, our 501(c)3 non profit. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support talented and hard-working students to strive towards high musical achievements and which brings to our community some of the best music-making in Philadelphia and beyond. We are also accepting donated items to raffle off at our Gala Concert. Help us make a difference in the future of classical music!