"Consistently first-rate"     - The New York Times

Bronx Opera in Concert 2013-14

Cast members, alumni, and instrumentalists from the company present concerts including favorite excerpts from opera and musical theatre throughout the year. These performances take place in locations convenient to New York City and are often given with little or no admission charge. We invite you to join us for them. For reservations and information, please use the contact numbers given below. 



Sunday, September 14th, 2:30 pm

ITALIAN FESTIVAL CONCERT: Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island; Admission Free; for information: (516) 463-6580


OCTOBER, 2014:

Saturday, October 11th, 8 pm

FALL CONCERT: The Castle, Frost Valley, Claryville, New York (Sullivan County); Admission Free; for information: (845) 985-2291

Sunday, October 19th, 3 pm

ORCHESTRA OF THE BRONX CONCERT: Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, The Bronx; Admission Free; no tickets required; for information: (718) 365-4209

Michael Spierman, conductor; Lisa Arkis, flute; Maxim Pakhomov, piano; Teresa Kubiak, cello; Leslie Swanson, soprano; others: Music of Handel, Bach and Purcell


Thursday, December 4th, 7 pm:

HOLIDAY CONCERT: St. Paul's National Historic Site: 897 Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York; Admission Free: for information: (914) 667-4116


Saturday, December 6th, 8 pm

HOLIDAY CONCERT; The Castle, Frost Valley (see October 11th for details)

Sunday, December 14th, 3 pm:

 Hall of Fame Playhouse, Bronx Community College, 181st Street at University Avenue, The Bronx: Admission Free: for information: (718) 289-5318 HANDEL's MESSIAH... Michael Spierman, conductor; soloists and chorus from The Bronx Opera Company; Orchestra of The Bronx and 23 narrators from the Bronx community

Tuesday, December 16th, 12 noon:

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON and CONCERT: The Bronx Rotary Club; Sammy's Shrimp Box Restaurant, City Island, The Bronx; for information: (914) 954-4748

Sunday, December 21st, 2 pm:

HOLIDAY CONCERT: The Woolworth Chapel; The Woodlawn Conservancy; Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx; Admission Free; for information: (718) 920-1469

MARCH, 2015:

Sunday, March 1st, 2 pm

SPRING CONCERT: The Woolworth Chapel: Admission Free (see December 21st for details)

APRIL, 2015:

Sunday, April 12th, 5-8 pm:

GALA CONCERT and BUFFET SUPPER in a beautiful home in the Riverdale section of The Bronx.  Donation: $125  for information: (718) 365-4209

Wednesday, April 15th, 1 pm

SPRING CONCERT; St. Paul's Historic Site, Mount Vernon, New York; Admission Free (for additional details, please see December 4th)


MAY, 2015

Sunday, May 31st, 3 pm

ORCHESTRA OF THE BRONX CONCERT: The Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, The Bronx; Admissiion Free; no tickets required; for information: (718) 365-4209

Michael Spierman, conductor; Claudia Schaer, violin  Schubert, Rosamunde Overture; Schumann, Symphony No.3, "Rhenish"; Sibelius, Violin Concerto

JUNE, 2015:

Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30 pm

SUMMER CONCERT: Van Cortlandt JASA; 3880 Sedgwick Avenue, The Bronx; for information, including a pre-concert dinner: (718) 549-4700








August, 2013

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 @ 7:30 pm – at the Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Road, Skytop, PA (in the Poconos).  Bronx Opera presents Puccini’s IL TABARRO, preceded by a concert of opera favorites and highlights from recent BxO productions.  With BxO alum and MET artist baritone Kyle Pfortmiller and recent BxO artists Hannah Spierman, Cabiria Jacobsen, Allison Pohl, Leslie Swanson, Kirk Dougherty, Andrew Klima, Erik Bagger and Richard Bozic.  With pianist Nicholas Roehrer; Conducted by Michael Spierman, Directed by Benjamin Spierman.  Part of the Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival.  For tickets and information, visit www.buckhillskytopfest.org or call 570-595-8924.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th @ 7:00 – at Gould Hall at the Sands Point Preserve in Port Washington (Long Island).  A repeat performance of IL TABARRO, this time featuring Daniel Klein with BxO singers from the Skytop performance.  Presented by BxO and the North Shore Music Festival.  With orchestra, conducted by Festival Music Director Anthony LaGruth.  Call 646-281-9963 for information. 


September, 2013

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th @ 2:30 pm
Italian Festival concert, Hofstra University, Hempstead, LI: (516) 463-6582

October, 2013

SATURDAY October 12th @ 8:00 pm: FALL CONCERT of excerpts

The Castle, Frost Valley, Claryville, NY (Sullivan County): (845) 985-2291


Michael Spierman, conductor    Tim McCarthy, French Horn 

works by Corelli, Mozart and Carl Nielsen, at The Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, Admission Free, no tickets needed: 718-365-4209 

December, 2013

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th @ 7:00 pm: Holiday Concert at the St. Paul's National Historic Site, 887 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY - (914) 667-4116

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ 8:00 pm: Winter Concert The Castle, Frost Valley, Claryville, NY (Sullivan County)  (845) 985-2291.  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th @ 3:00 pm  Hall of Fame Playhouse, Bronx Community College, 181st Street at University Avenue, The Bronx: The Orchestra of The Bronx with The Bronx Opera Chorus and soloists Michelle Trovato, soprano; Carolyn Sebron, mezzo soprano; Jake Armstrong, tenor and Phil Cokorinos, bass-baritone in Handel's MESSIAH.  23 members representing many aspects of the borough will read the texts prior to our performance of them in Handel's musical settings.  Admission Free, no tickets required 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 12:00 noon: The Bronx Rotary Club,  Holiday Concert and Luncheon, The Lighthouse Restaurant, City Island, The Bronx  (914) 954-4748

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22nd, 2:00 pm:  Holiday concert; The Woolworth Chapel, Woodlawn Conservancy, Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx  718-920-1469