Simone Dinnerstein Saves the Day with a Captivating and Intimate House Concert

When legendary pianist André Watts fell ill and couldn’t perform at the final concert of the inaugural Hamlen-Palm Series, celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein stepped in on May 9, 2019, and delivered a dynamic and truly unique program for Classical Action supporters. Dinnerstein first emerged in 2007 with her self-produced recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It […]

The Emerson String Quartet Shares Dynamic Program in Exclusive House Concert

  Four of the world’s most acclaimed musicians shared an intimate performance in a New York City loft on April 9, 2019, when The Emerson String Quartet presented a diverse and captivating program as part of Classical Action’s 2019 Hamlen-Palm Series. The quartet is renowned worldwide, amassing an unparalleled list of achievements over four decades: […]

Denyce Graves Brings World-Class Opera to Intimate House Concert

Breathtaking vocals and a mesmerized audience filled a stunning New York City loft when celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves launched the 2019 Hamlen-Palm Series with an exclusive house concert on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Graves has become most beloved to operatic audiences for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila. The […]

Soprano Leah Crocetto Saves the Day at House Concert

When acclaimed soprano Ailyn Pérez fell ill the day before she was scheduled to perform at Classical Action’s Michael Palm Series, the outlook for the season’s final installment of the much-anticipated house concert was in doubt. Fortunately, Pérez had the perfect solution: celebrated soprano Leah Crocetto. A colleague and friend of Pérez, Crocetto is a […]

Nina Stemme, Emmanuel Ceysson Dazzle at Michael Palm Series

Two of the world’s greatest classical music talents – renowned harpist Emmanuel Ceysson and acclaimed soprano Nina Stemme – came together to share their talents in an intimate TriBeCa loft on October 19 as part of Classical Action’s celebrated Michael Palm Series. Ceysson, who earned the coveted title of principal harpist of the Metropolitan Opera […]

Hersch and Salvant Astound in Michael Palm Series Kick-off

Two generations of musical genius – pianist Fred Hersch and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant – joined forces September 27 to launch the 13th season of Classical Action’s acclaimed Michael Palm Series house concerts. Hersch is lauded as one of the world’s premier solo jazz pianists, recently winning the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award. He has […]

Yuja Wang Brings Unique Style to House Concert

Brilliant pianist Yuja Wang made a triumphant return to the Classical Action house concert stage on April 25. An artist widely recognized as one of the most important of her generation, Wang presented a recital program she was preparing for her North American tour, which included a performance at Carnegie Hall a few weeks later. […]

Strings and Opera Stars Open Michael Palm Series

Four of the world’s most gifted string artists and four of the Metropolitan Opera’s brightest talents filled a NewYork City loft with captivating music in two awe-inspiring concerts this winter to open the 2015-2016 Michael Palm Series for Classical Action, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Takács Quartet, hailed for their supreme artistry, […]

Luca Pisaroni at the 2014-2015 Michael Palm Series

On February 19, Luca Pisaroni returned to the series after having performed in 2012 with his father-in-law, renowned baritone Thomas Hampson. Pisaroni’s recital was hot on the heels of his return to the Metropolitan Opera’s Don Giovanni where he garnered rave reviews. His program, beautifully accompanied by Craig Terry on piano, consisted of songs that showcased his […]

Yuja Wang 2014-2015 Michael Palm Series

Yuja Wang kicked off the 11th season of the series on December 9 with a thrilling performance of classical prowess. The 27-year-old piano sensation’s rendering of Franz Schubert’s penultimate “Sonata in A major, D.959” – with a running time of more than 40 minutes – enthralled the audience and left everyone breathless. Rather than taking […]