Music On Madison Concerts


Music On Madison Concerts

Fall 2019

Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm

Students from Mannes College with Andrew Henderson, organ
"A Tribute to Felix Mendelssohn'
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

As part of an annual, city-wide festival showcasing students and faculty from Mannes College—The New School for Music, this program features piano, organ, vocal, and chamber works by Felix Mendelssohn, including his Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66, in addition to Jihwan Yoon’s Scherzo for Piano Trio: “Homage to Mendelssohn.”

Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm 

Organ Masterworks by Bach, Mendelssohn & Vierne

Andrew Henderson, organ

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Andrew Henderson, MAPC’s Director of Music & Organist and chair of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, will play a program of 18th, 19th, and 20th Century works for the organ, including Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor (“Wedge”), Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 3, Louis Vierne’s Carillon de Westminster, and works by Cochereau, Hailstork, Langlais, and Mägi.

Sunday, November 10 at 3 pm

Misuzu Tanaka, piano

Bach, Prokofiev & Rachmaninoff

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Japanese pianist Misuzu Tanaka has performed in prestigious concert venues throughout the world, from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her program will include Bach’s 'Italian' Concerto, selections from Rachmaninoff’s Preludes, Op. 23, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D minor, and  works by Beethoven and Janáček.

Sunday November 24 at 3 pm

Poulenc, Bernstein & Randall Thompson

Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra

New York City Children’s Chorus

Andrew Henderson & Mary Huff, conductors

Tickets: $30 ($25 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

The Saint Andrew Chorale and Orchestra will open their 55th season with two mid-twentieth century choral masterworks: Poulenc’s Gloria and the ebullient, full orchestration of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Choristers from the New York City Children’s chorus will perform Randall Thompson’s The Place of the Blest for treble chorus and orchestra, which is featured on their soon-to-be-released recording, Christmas on Madison Avenue.

Sunday, December 15 at 4 pm 

15th Annual Carol Sing

Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church & New York City Children’s Chorus
Andrew Henderson & Mary Huff, conductors  -  Free Admission!

Join us for an afternoon of seasonal readings and radiant choral music, including Vaughan Williams’s Fantasy on Christmas Carols. The audience is invited to join in the singing of hearty Christmas Carols accompanied by guest instrumentalists in the seasonal resplendence of MAPC’s sanctuary. A festive reception will follow!


Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm

Longleash Piano Trio

“Beethoven Reflections”

Co-sponsored with Five Boroughs Music Festival


Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Longleash marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with an innovative program featuring two of the composer’s celebrated trios alongside contemporary responses: Beethoven’s Piano Trios in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3, and D major, Op. 70, No. 1, coupled with John Zorn’s Ghosts (inspired by Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio) and the premiere of a new work by Reiko Füting: free -- whereof -- wherefore.

Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm

A Bernstein Celebration

Simon Mulligan, piano
Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!


British pianist Simon Mulligan has been described by The Times of London as “the most abundantly gifted of pianists.” Equally at home in classical repertoire and popular genres, he will perform his own transcriptions and improvisations of excerpts from Bernstein’s Candide, On the Town, Wonderful Town, and West Side Story.

Friday, February 21 at 7:30 pm

Students from the Manhattan School of Music

Organ Department Recital

Admission: $10; Children 12 & Under: free!  

The talented organ majors from the Manhattan School of Music return to our Music on Madison series in a recital presented by MSM’s Organ Department, performing a varied program of organ masterworks from across the centuries on MAPC’s fine Casavant Frères Organ.

Saint Andrew music Society benefit evening

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Helen Karloski, Mezzo-soprano & Jorge Ávila, violin
Andrew Henderson, piano

Tickets: $150 ($125 tax-deductible) 

Join us for an intimate evening of light hors d’oeuvres and wine, accompanied by vocal and instrumental music by Beethoven and Brahms in a private home on the Upper East Side. The proceeds will offset the significant costs of mounting the March 29 concert featuring large-scale works by these beloved composers. Space is limited to 35 patrons.

March 8 at 3 pm

Parisienne Chamber Music

Steinberg Duo

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

“The interpretations of the Steinberg Duo are simply phenomenal. So lucid, passionate … the works sparkle.” Louisa Stonehill, violin, and pianist Nicholas Burns return to the Music on Madison series to present a program of works composed in Paris: Saint-Saëns’s Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 75; Mozart’s Sonata in D major, K. 306; and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major.  

Sunday, March 22 at 3 pm

From Couperin to Ravel

Audrey Abela, piano

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Praised for her sensitive and individual interpretations, French pianist Audrey Abela will juxtapose two French musical epochs. Keyboard works by Rameau and Couperin will be coupled with two magnificent works that pay tribute to the art of French Baroque keyboard music: Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin.

Sunday, March 29 at 3 pm

Beethoven: Mass in C, Op. 86

Brahms: Schicksalslied, Op. 54

Rheinberger: Organ Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra

Andrew Henderson & Mary Huff, conductors

Tickets: $30 ($25 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

The Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra will conclude their 55th season with two major nineteenth-century Viennese choral works. A performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C will mark the composer’s 250th Birthday, coupled with one of Brahms’s most exquisite choral works, the Schicksalslied (“Song of Destiny”). To round out the program, Dr. Andrew Henderson will be the featured soloist in Josef Rheinberger’s striking Organ Concerto in G minor.  

Sunday, April 19
 at 3 pm

Margaret Mills, piano

Brahms, Debussy & Ives

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Pianist Margaret Mills will play beloved piano works spanning three centuries, including works by Mozart, Brahms’s 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117; excerpts from Debussy’s Préludes; movements from Charles Ives’s “Concord” Sonata; and Miriam Gideon’s Of Shadows Numberless inspired by Keats’s Ode to a Nightingale.

Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm

Celebrating C. P. E. Bach


Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Students from The Juilliard School’s historical performance program perform chamber works by J. S. Bach’s eldest son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, moving from his earliest trios composed under the guidance of his great father, to his smoothly polished Berlin compositions, and finally to his highly charged later works.

Sunday, May 3 at 3 pm

New York City Children’s Chorus

Oh! The Places You’ll Go

Mary Huff, conductor

Andrew Henderson, piano

Admission: $25 ($20 - Seniors 62+/Students); Children 12 & Under: free!

Five ensembles from MAPC’s New York City Children’s Chorus program – totaling over 150 choristers – will present a concert exploring the geography of our world portrayed in music for children’s choirs. Repertoire will include Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel; Italian, German, French, and Russian art songs; as well as familiar songs of North America: O Shenando, Song for the Mira, My Old Kentucky Home, and Swannee River. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the NYCCC Tuition Aid Fund.