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Highlights of 2021-2022

March 10, 2022

Bohemian National Hall

José White/ Arr. Moshe Knoll

"La Bella Cubana: Habanera" 

Pedro Ruiz, choreographer

Elisa Toro Franky, dancer

Leonel Linares, dancer

Laura Jean Goldberg, violin

Moshe S. Knoll, piano

March 10, 2022

Bohemian National Hall



Piano Trio in E Minor, Op.90 ("Dumky")

1. Lento maestoso--Allegro quasi doppio movimento

2. Poco adagio-- Vivace non troppo--Vivace

3. Andante-- Vivace non troppo--Allegretto

4. Andante moderato--Allegretto scherzando--Quasi tempo di marcia

5. Allegro

6. Lento maestoso


Laura Jean Goldberg, violin

Kate Dillingham, cello

Anna Royzman, piano

December 17 and 19, 2021

Tenri Cultural Institute and The Culture Lab

David Karp/ arr. by Benjamin Loeb


Anonymous poem from Terezin

Laura Virella, mezzo soprano

Maiko Sasaki, clarinet

Kate Dillingham, cello

Anna Royzman, piano

NY Artist Collaborators

Pedro Ruiz
Master Choreographer

Pedro Ruiz is a celebrated choreographer and internationally recognized dancer. Ruiz is the recipient of The Bessie Award, the Choo-San Goh Award, The Cuban Artist’s Fund Award and The Joyce Foundation Award. The FBI honored Ruiz for his Public Service during 2012’s Hispanic Heritage Month. Mr. Ruiz has performed at the White House for several presidents. In 2010, Ruiz founded The Windows Project—a groundbreaking cultural exchange program celebrating the art of dance between the U.S. and Cuba. Ruiz has been the subject of two PBS documentaries: Pas de Deux (part of the “In The Life” series), and Coming Home, a PBS documentary nominated for a NY Emmy Award. Ruiz’s highly successful ballet, Club Havana was featured in Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. And Ruiz’s celebrated poetic duet, Lasting Embrace, premiered in the US in July 2016 at the Dancers Responding to AIDS Dance Festival on Fire Island. In 2019 under the auspices of the ¡Cuba Aquí! Festival, the Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagűey from Cuba made its American debut at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on March 13th bringing a joyful, exuberant program of three dances by their Cuban-American artistic director Pedro Ruiz.

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Kate Dillingham
Artistic Director

Kate Dillingham is a cellist, recording artist, and proponent of the music of living composers who enjoys a multifaceted career on varied frontiers of the musical world. She has performed concerti of Dvorak and Haydn in musical capitals from Salzburg to Moscow and has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The MET Museum. Ms. Dillingham has driven innovation in the composition and performance space, commissioning contemporary works and collaborating with many artists in original multimedia events. She has produced and recorded audio/video projects, is a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY’s) and serves as President of the Violoncello Society of New York (VCS). Kate is Artistic Director of ArtsAhimsa: Music for Peace, a global network of artists working together to promote non-violence through affirmative power of the Arts. A skilled teacher and inventor, she founded an online meeting platform for musicians to connect, teach, and live-stream in high quality audio/video. Kate is both architect and facilitator of ideas and is passionate about her craft and engagement in the full spectrum of music from composition to performance. 

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