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 […]

Joshua Bell’s Virtuosity Closes 2013-2014 Michael Palm Series Season

Ten years after his first memorable Michael Palm Series appearance, superstar violinist Joshua Bell brought the 2013-2014 season to a resounding close February 3 in an unforgettable New York City house concert. A frosty, snowy night could not keep more than 120 standing-room-only Classical Action patrons from the rare opportunity of seeing Bell make his […]

Thomas Hampson, baritone and Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone with Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano 2011-12 Michael Palm Series

Baritone Thomas Hampson and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni are related not only by profession (as two of today’s most electrifying opera singers) but by family ties (as father and son-in-law).  The thrilling vocal artistry they shared with Classical Action supporters on March 10 was as dazzling as their combined charismatic bond was captivating. Providing the full […]