What we're about

ACMA is a collaborative, vibrant community of people with a passion for music and the arts. Our primary mission is to inspire people through music and to continue building this community. We accomplish this through regularly scheduled recitals, social gatherings, and our Carnegie Hall concerts. We believe that all dedicated musicians, not just world-class professionals, should have the opportunity to perform in public.

For those who love music but do not sing or play an instrument, ACMA provides a forum to interact directly with other musicians and music lovers, via a steady series of opportunities to see and listen to live performances.

For the beginning or intermediate amateur musician who might be on the cusp of performing in public, we provide a supportive, non-critical environment in which to take the daunting but amazing first step onto the performance stage.

For the advanced amateur or professional-level musician, we connect a network of fellow musicians to an appreciative audience, encourage more and more challenging repertoire, and provide many wonderful performance opportunities.

Technical ability, although important, is not our main objective. Rather, we focus on the celebration and presentation of great works of music with enthusiasm and appreciation. We always encourage everyone to continue on their musical journey, wherever it may take them.

Please also visit our website at www.nycclassical.com for more information.

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Passion Through Performance: ACMA Concert at Carnegie Hall

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Dear ACMA Fans,

On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 8:00 p.m., ACMA will take the stage for our annual "Passion Through Performance" Concert at Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall). Once more, we will proudly display our talent on one of the world's most famous performance venues. Please join us and help us support Carnegie Hall as they finally restart concerts after the longest closure (by far) in their 130 year history!

***Proof of vaccination against COVID is required to enter Carnegie Hall. Masks are required to be worn in the hall. For more information:

For our performance:


The Passion Through Performance Program:

1. John Blasdale, Piano: Elegy in E Minor, Op. 6a (J. Blasdale)

2. Nargiz Aliyarova, Piano: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2 (F. Chopin)

3. Yifei Wu, Piano: Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op.142, No.3, D935 (F. Schubert)

4. Ave. J Trio (Sarah Mankes, Violin; Emily Carter, Cello; Jane Dechongkit, Piano): “Seguidillas gitanas” from Tres piezas originales al estilo español, Op.1 (E.F. Arbos)

5. Jack Slavin, Piano: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op 47 (F. Chopin)

6. Amanda Zory, Soprano; Chris Wilson, Piano: 3 poems of Fiona Macleod: I. The Lament of Ian the Proud, II. They Dark Eyes to Mine,
III. The Rose of the Night (C. Griffes)

7. Yuantao Li, Piano: Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major (S. Rachmaninov)

8. Alison Beskin, Flute; Gary Mayer, Clarinet: Allegretto poco mosso, from Sonata for Violin and Piano, arranged by the performers (C. Franck)

9. Margin Alexander, Piano: The Blue Nocturne (M. Alexander)

10. Carl Gutowski, Flute; Toshiko Jones, Piano: a deafening silence, an elegy (D. Kaye); Hypnosis (I. Clarke)

11. Louis Dalaveris, Piano: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30 (A. Scriabin)

12. Lorraine Grunstein, Soprano; Amy Jisun Ahn, Piano: "E strano ... Sempre libera", from La Traviata (G. Verdi)


All seats are $30.00. To purchase tickets, please go to:

Please support ACMA and join us for an unforgettable evening of artistry and excellence!

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