PAST EVENTS

Holiday Magic - Ensemble Concert 

December 8, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Back at Mattituck-Laurel Library by popular demand, the ensemble featuring Rachel Elezi, soprano; John Lowery, woodwinds and Rex Benincasa, drums & percussion, takes concert-goers around the world on a winter's journey through traditional jazz, folk, Latin & contemporary classics. Come toast the holiday season with us!

Frau und Musik: Musik und Miteinander Concert Series at Vöhrumhaus no. 5 in Peine, Germany

October 20, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Ms. Elezi joins other talented artists from around the world on this concert dedicated to the music of Clara Schumann and other female composers for the chamber music series, "Musik und Miteinander" (Music and Togetherness), at Vöhrumhaus No. 5. This charming concert hall on Kirchvordener Str. has been a gem of culture in Vöhrum for more than 35 years, 

Nacht und Spuk: Concert at Festspiele Mecklenburg - Vorpommern Festival at the Zarrentin Cloisters, Germany

October 19, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Rachel is delighted to return to Germany as part of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele. The concert will feature chilling repertoire for the fall season alongside Leslie Leon, mezzo-soprano, Till Schulze, baritone, and German stage actress, Helga von Wangenheim - with Raminta Lampsatis at the piano. 

That's Amore! Music of Italy to the Americas

October 6, 2019 | 2:30 pm

This concert celebrates the legacy of Italian music and the traditions it brought to the New World, inspiring its diverse musical roots on the continents of the Americas.  Rachel will be joined by Pablo Gimenez, classical guitar. They perform a spectrum of vocal and instrumental works from light opera classics to Italian-inspired selections from Broadway, jazz, Latin and American popular music.  

Cantos de las Americas - Concert

September 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Join us for the South Country Library’s annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage with The New York City trio. Classical guitarist Jordan Dodson will also be featured. The concert covers a wide range of Spanish music: from bolero, folk, flamenco, Broadway, jazz, and popular music. Music of Albéniz, Bernstein, Bor, Chapí, Granados, Grever, Jobim, Lara, Lorca, Piazzolla, Turina, Velasquez, Viardot and more.

Released! Jane Eyre Original Cast Recording

August 9, 2019 - Released! 

Ms. Elezi was honored to have been a part Louis Karchin's opera, Jane Eyre and its world premiere production with Center for Contemporary Opera in October 2016. She was seen as part of the ensemble and the cover for Mrs. Fairfax. Here she can be heard on the world premiere and original cast Naxos recording as part of the ensemble. Order your copy today! 

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Lenny @ 100: Bernstein Concerts

October 28, 2018-June 28, 2019

On Saturday March 24th, 2018, Rachel sang alongside Millennium Chamber Symphony, giving a standing-room-only performance at Lincoln Center, Lenny @ 100. The concert included a wide range of iconic pieces from the repertoire of Leonard Bernstein. Rachel will also continue to celebrate of the composer's works by singing in outreach concerts throughout NY. 

October 28, 2018, 2pm at Huntington Public Library 

November 3, 2018, 3:30pm at Atria West 86 (333 West 86th St.)

November 4, 2018, 2pm at Sachem Public Library

November 7, 2018, 7pm at The Williams (720 West End Ave.)

November 11, 2018, 2pm at Locust Valley Library 

November 16, 2018, 7pm at Third Street Music School Settlement, LiveSOUNDS

December 2, 2018, 2:30pm at Hewlett-Woodmere Library. This concert also features  percussionist Rex Benincasa and John Lowery on woodwinds. 

January 27, 2019, 2pm at Bethpage Public Library.

May 19, 2019, 2pm at Elmont Library Theater. 

June 23, 2019, 2pm - Manhasset Public Library, Manhasset, NY.

June 27, 2019, 6pm - Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY. This concert also features  percussionist Rex Benincasa and John Lowery on woodwinds. 

June 28, 2019, 7pm - Peonic Landing, Greenport, NY. This concert also features  percussionist Rex Benincasa and John Lowery on woodwinds. 

Women Trailblazers: Composers Then and Now

March 2, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Celebrating the women's centennial, players of the Millennium Chamber Symphony and dance company, ENCOUNTERS, will perform an international array of musical styles by female composers of the last three centuries with a special tribute to Jerome Robbins to close out the centennial exhibition series at the Performing Arts Library. The concert took place at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center

Mozart Abend: Bergerdorefer Sommerfestival at Bergedorfer Schloss, Hamburg

July 6, 2018 | 7:00pm

Every year, Bergedorfer Musiktage dedicates an evening to honoring Mozart. Talent from across the world offer some of his most beautiful songs, arias, and duets in the stunning Bergedorf Castle. Rachel is delighted to join by Turkish tenor, Gürkan Gider, and American baritone, Eric W. Petersen, accompanied by Prof. dr. Raminta Lampsatis in this delightful evening. 

Circe's Consort: Music from 17th Century Spain for Voice and Baroque Guitar

June 3, 2018 | 7:30pm

Music from 17th Century Spain for Voice and Baroque Guitar: This Early Music concert presents songs of love, devotion and jealousy sung in Spanish by soprano Rachel Elezi and played on baroque guitar by Annalisa Ewald. The concert will be presented as part of United Christian Parish of Reston's Concert Series.  

Circe's Consort is an ensemble exploring seldom-heard baroque music from Spain, Italy, France and England, inviting new audiences into unfamiliar classical terrain. In Circe's Consort, program notes are spoken while presenting the music in a context which invites new audiences into unfamiliar classical terrain. While the baroque guitar, theorbo, and harp form the core of the group, a wonderful cast of singers, rising stars all,  rotate through several programs.

Concert Tour of Lithuania

April 27 - May 5, 2018

This concert tour Features opera favorites and also shines a light on Lithuanian composers.  The concerts will be performed in some of the most famous castles across the country.

April 27, 2018 at Cahaimo Frenkelio vila Šiauliai

April 28, 2018 at Paliesiaus dvaras

April 30, 2018 at Rokiškio krašto muziejus

May 3, 2018 at Kėdainių daugiakultūris centras

May 4, 2018 at Telšių muziejus Alka

May 5, 2018 at Plungės Žemaičių dailės muziejus

Sugrįžimai' 2018 International Music Festival 

April 26, 2018 | 6:00PM

Celebrating 20 years, the Sugrįžimai' International Music Festival welcomes back leading Lithuanian talent from across the globe,. The festival also invites international performers to pay tribute to Lithuanian society and culture. This year has special significance, as it also celebrates the 100th year of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania.

Lenny @ 100: A Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert

March 24, 2018  | 2:30PM

LENNY @ 100 is a newly conceived Millennium Chamber Symphony production, featuring highlights from West Side Story and Candide, plus chamber works and humorous arts songs. This concert is in conjunction with the exhibition collection curated by the LA Grammy Museum and will take place at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.

A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway Music 

March 2, 2018  | 7:30 PM 

A centennial salute to Leonard Bernstein is a newly staged ensemble program highlighting his Broadway and film music from West Side Story, On the Waterfront, Candid and On the Town to his instrumental works and witty vocal songs. With readings from Bernstein’s Young People’s Concert at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic and his inspiring book, The Joy of Music. This concert will be an outreach program at East Meadow Public Library In Long Island, New York. 

Music Under Construction: 25th Anniversary Concert 

Excerpts from Wendy Griffith's opera, The Crimson Sand

February 18, 2018  | 8:00 PM 

Rachel will be premiering new scenes and arias from composer Wendy Griffith's opera, The Crimson Sand,  a one-act Opera Noir based on the real life murders that haunt an East Coast seaside community.

NAXOS Records: Jane Eyre

September 2 - 10, 2017  

Naxos Record label is recording and releasing the original cast recording of Louis Karchin's opera, Jane Eyre. The entire original cast is reuniting for the recording. 

Prima del Calcio di Rigore, Art Exhibition

June 22, 2017  | 6:30pm 

The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York is hosting the kick off  event for the international tour of the exhibition, Prima del Calcio di Rigore/Before the Penalty Kick by artist Antonio Lai da Teulada. Mr. da Teulada's tour will begin at the Maironis Museum of Literature in Kaunas, Lithuania and to the presentation “Soccer in Lithuania: 2020 strategy and social goals”. Ms. Elezi will take part in a musical installation directed by soprano Darynn Zimmer.  

Timantes in Selva encantada de Amor, The Boston Early Music Festival 

June 15, 2017  | 12:00pm 

The New York Continuo Collective will be performing a variety of different staged Baroque and Renaissance Zarzuelas at the Boston Early Music Festival, under the music direction of Grant Herreid and stage direction of Paul Shipper. Selva encantada de Amor was written in 1705 by Sebastian Durón.

Timantes in Selva encantada de Amor, The New York Continuo Collective

May 9 & 16, 2017  | 7:00pm 

The New York Continuo Collective will be performing a variety of different staged Baroque and Renaissance Zarzuelas at the Boston Early Music Festival, under the music direction of Grant Herreid and stage direction of Paul Shipper. Selva encantada de Amor was written in 1705 by Sebastian Durón.

Jane Eyre, Center for Contemporary Opera 

October 20 - 22, 2016   | 7:30pm & 8:00pm

Center for Contemporary Opera is producing n the world premiere of Louis Karchin's opera, Jane Eyre, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Covering the role of Mrs. Fairfax and playing a school girl. 

© 2018 Rachel Elezi

Headshot photos courtesy of Rebecca Fay Photography