New World Symphony Picks Parrish for Sole Long Island Concert

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

Co-founded 31 years ago by Lin and Ted Arison, and Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony is a laboratory for the way music is taught, presented, and experienced.

From its home base in Miami, the orchestra has helped launch the careers of over 1,100 alumni worldwide, consisting of 87 young musicians granted three-year fellowships at any one time — a dozen of whom will give their only Long Island performance at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday night, on the heels of two Carnegie Hall concerts.

“We are thrilled and honored to provide the exceptional opportunity on the East End for the community to hear this group of virtuosi,” Parrish Director Terrie Sultan said in a press release. “A chamber group of this size performing in the museum’s Lichtenstein Theater with its lively acoustics will be thrilling to hear.”

The musicians will include cellists Chava Appiah, Alan Ohkubo and James Churchill; violinists Kevin Chen and Ethan Hoppe; Giovanni Bertoni on clarinet; Justin Cummings on bassoon; Scott Leger on horn; Elizabeth Lu on flute; violist Kip Riecken; and pianists Thomas Steigerwald and John Wilson.

Their program will open with Haydn’s “Trio in F major for Flute, Cello and Piano, Hob.XV:17,” followed by “String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10” by  Zoltán Kodály. Rounding out the concert are “Variations on a Theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano” by Bohuslav Martinů; “Silent Woods for Cello and Piano” by Antonín Dvořák; and “Concertino for Piano, Winds and Strings” by Leoš Janáček.

All “Salon Series” concerts begin at 6 p.m., with upcoming performances by trumpeter Brandon Ridenour and pianist Jeremy Jordan on May 10, and guitar-cello duo Boyd Meets Girl on May 17. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit