May 15, 2014

A Celebration of American Composers

Copland, Gershwin, Hanson

Soloist: Michael Davidman



Thursday Evening, May 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Norman Thomas Auditorium

111 East 33rd Street
NE Corner of Park Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Program includes:

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture

George Gershwin: A Rhapsody in Blue
         Michael Davidman, Piano

George Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings

Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2 in D-flat major, Opus 30, W45, “Romantic”


Conductor and Music Director: Kyunghun Kim

Soloist: Michael Davidman

Born in New York City in 1997, Michael started piano lessons at six years old at the Greenwich House Music School with Michiyo Morikawa until 2006 when he began studying piano performance with his present teacher Efrem Briskin at the Manhattan School of Music,conducting with Jonathan Strasser since 2009, and conducting with David Gilbert in 2013.

Being an avid opera enthusiast, exceptional sight reader and accompanist, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall, Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Festival, InterSchool Orchestras of NY, Burgos International Music Festival in Spain,  and the International Academy of Music in Italy  and Russia. As soloist, he has performed some of the most demanding concertos with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Ithaca College Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Orchestras, Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra, and the NY Chamber Orchestra amongst others.

Michael has won over a dozen awards. Some of his first place accolades include: Grand Prize LISMA Foundation Ninth International Music Competition in the 17-23 year old category at age 15, first prizes in both Solo and Concerto in the 33rd Ithaca College of Music Piano Competition2012 Yonkers PhilharmonicConcerto Competition, 2011 Mary Smart International Concerto Competition at the Summit Music Festival, twice in the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Concerto Competition in two age categories, Grand Prize winner and youngest competitor in the 2009 Wagner College Young Musician’s Competition.

He has been awarded scholarships by The Chopin Foundation of the United States ,  Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, LISMA Foundation, Constance Keene Piano Award, and the Dianne Danese Flagello Scholarship.Michael has appeared on NPR’s “From the Top” radio program, McGraw-Hill Young Artist Showcase (The Robert Sherman Show) WQXR, and was the youngest selected at age 13 to perform with the college students in the Lang Lang master class at the Manhattan School of Music.

He has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital HallBechstein HallAlice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center,Steinway Hall in New York, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, and recitals in Italy, Spain, and the historicComposers Union in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Presently, Michael attends Hunter College High School in New York City. He donates his time volunteering recitals at local retirement communities, attends the opera, and enjoys Broadway shows. 



THE DOCTORS ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is celebrating its 76th Anniversary Season. It was founded in 1938 by physicians interested in performing symphonic music. In recent years it has added community musicians representing the diverse professions in the metropolitan area. The Doctors Orchestra performs four to six concerts annually, often donating its services for benefits. Depending on the music, the orchestra performs concerts with between 50 and 60 members. The orchestra has performed in New York’s major concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
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