Beethoven Festival Concert Series No. 3 – Yonkers Philharmonic


Sunday, November 6, 2016
12:00 am


Maestra Tong Chen and the Yonkers Philharmonic present Beethoven Festival Concert Series No. 3 featuring Morey Ritt, soloist, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 G-major.  Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 Op. 50 B-flat major rounds out the program.
There will be a pre-concert talk from 2:30 pm until 2:45 pm to encourage the audience get the most from this All Beethoven concert.

Morey Ritt has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Argentina, Israel and China, performing a varied repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary works. She has recorded for the CRI, Musical Heritage Society and Society of Composers labels. For Connoisseur she joined violinist Ruth Waterman in recording the Bach Sonatas, subsequently performed at the Bach Festival in Stuttgart and re-recorded for the BBC.

Ms. Ritt studied with Nadia Reisenberg and played in the chamber music classes of William Kroll and Artur Balsam. Honors earned at this time included the Concert Artists Town Hall Award, the Chopin (Kosciuszko) Prize and the first Spalding Prize to have been awarded at Tanglewood. After attending Queens College and graduating from the Mannes College of Music, Ritt studied in Paris with Yvonne Lefébure under the Fulbright program and toured as a recipient of a Rockefeller grant. She was then appointed to the faculties of both Mannes and Queens College; at the latter she earned a Master of Arts degree in Musicology and has since devoted herself to teaching there. Professor Ritt has also taught in Australia, where she served as Exchange Senior Lecturer in Piano at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane while performing in chamber music and solo recitals and appearing as as soloist with the Queensland Symphony.

Early in her teaching career Ms. Ritt edited for Dover Publications a volume of nineteenth century piano duets that has enjoyed long-lived popularity. Morey Ritt is Professor of Music at Queens College.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Saunders Trade High School
183 Palmer Road
Yonkers, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Times: 12:00 am

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter Phone: 914 631-6674
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

This concert was made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government,The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, the East Yonkers Rotary Club, the Westchester Community Foundation, Westchester Guardian,WVOX, and loyal Patrons of the Arts. This project was also made possible by the Yonkers Cultural Initiative grant program of the Westchester Arts Council.
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