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 […]

Up Our Alley Rolls to an Impressive $185,000 Grand Total

The combined efforts of teams hailing from the financial district to Lincoln Center, from board rooms to backstages across New York City, helped propel the 16th annual edition of Up Our Alley to raise an impressive $185,000. More than 300 bowlers spent six weeks in a friendly competition to raise as much money as they could by […]

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 […]

Up Our Alley Strikes Again with Record-Breaking $191,318

They cleverly called themselves “Spare Me Dahling,” “Too Hot to Handel” and “Guys & Balls.” They wore T-shirts emblazoned with the punny “Strike a pose” or a rainbow-colored image of Franz Schubert (donned by the “Rainbow Schuberts”). And while the two evenings of Up Our Alley may look like just fun and games, the more than 300 […]

Classical Action Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

  Classical Action celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 11, 2013, with a star-studded gala benefit featuring performances by Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and six other extraordinary artists. The evening, which also honored Classical Action’s founding director Charles Hamlen, raised a remarkable $280,900. Fleming served as host of […]

Up Our Alley Raises Record-Breaking Total in 14th Edition

Up Our Alley, Classical Action’s annual bowling bonanza benefit, first got rolling in 1999 at Bowlmor Lanes Union Square in New York City. Every year since, we have asked our friends and colleagues from all corners of the performing arts industry and beyond to form bowling teams. Similar to a walk-a-thon, each team seeks sponsorship […]

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 […]