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New York Festival Orchestra ~ 2015-2016 Season Inaugural Concert ~

Dear Friends,
You are cordially invited to the 2015-2016 Season Inaugural Concert, “A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION” by  the
Hideaki Hirai, conductor
~ New Artists Showcase Vol. 1: 
Ari Boutris, violinist

Hampson Sisler, guest organist/composer

 performing the works of
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Giazotto, Sisler and Christmas Carols. 
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Chelsea) 
346 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011 

“…among the best of the live performances I have heard of this work [Beethoven's 9th Symphony] and justly deserving of the standing ovation it was accorded. Bravo to all! “   (New York Festival Orchestra Carnegie Hall debut concert, December, 2013) – New York Concert Review
Tickets: $20 

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Tel +1-718-871-5041


Best wishes,

Kalin Ivanov, Executive Director/Principal Cellist
New York Festival Orchestra

Artistic Director 
BV Artists International 


For any inquiry or request, please feel free to contact us at:
Tel +1-718-871-5041 


Dear Sir or Madam, 

You are cordially invited to our concert on December 18 by the New York Festival Orchestra under the baton of our Music Director, an outstanding Japanese conductor, Maestro Hideaki Hirai. It is our great pleasure to invite a 15-year old, brilliant violinist, Ari Boutris for “New Artists Showcase Vol. 1″, a renowned American composer, Hampson Sisler at age 83 as guest organist, as well as the Japan Choral Harmony (“TOMO”). We hope your media will support us with an article, listing of the event, interview or review after the concert.

We thank you in advance for your assistance and look forward to meeting you at the concert. 

New York Festival Orchestra  

~ 2015-2016 Season Inaugural Concert ~


Mozart: Overture, “Apollo and Hyacinth”, K. 38
Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits from “Orpheus”
Beethoven: Romance in F, Op. 50
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Remo Giazotto: Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ (attrib. to Albinoni)
Hampson Sisler: The Divine Mystery  from “ American National Holidays Suite”
Bach: Chorale, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
“Christmas Carols”    ~ Let’s Sing Along!   ~


Fifteen-year-old native New York violinist Ari Boutris is a scholarship student of Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, and an Omega Ensemble Next Generation Artist.
Ari has performed as soloist with Moskovia String Orchestra, Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, Camellia Symphony Orchestra, Czech Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Stamford Youth Philharmonic, Seniors Orchestral Society, and with MSM Pre-College Symphony, and MSM Concert Orchestra. Other performances include: Columbia University and Trinity Wall Street series, NYC, and various venues in New York, New Jersey, and California. He has been featured on WQXR Young Artists Showcase and Israel Radio.
Ari’s most recent performances include concerts at the Krzyzowa Music Festival, Poland, and the Moskovia String Orchestra, Israel, Adelphi Orchestra, New Jersey, and solo recitals in Sacramento and at MSM, a NYC concert for Keshet Eilon’s 25th Anniversary, an Omega Ensemble trio performance with cellist Brook Speltz and pianist Dominic Cheli, and an Omega Ensemble performance with pianist Reiko Uchida.
Ari has won 1st prizes in the Adelphi Orchestra competition, NYC, the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic competition, Connecticut, the Lyra Music Competition, NYC, and twice the MSM Pre-College Concerto competition, NYC. He has participated in Master Classes by Mihaela Martin, Ivry Gitlis, Glenn Dicterow, David Kim, and Ani Kavafian. In addition to his studies with Patinka Kopec, Ari also takes lessons with Pinchas Zukerman and Koichiro Harada.
Ari began his studies with Dorothy Kaplan Roffman at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly.
Over past summers, Ari has attended the Greenwood Music Camp, the Canada National Arts Center Summer Music Institute Young Artists Program, Keshet Eilon International String Master Course, and the Krzyzowa Music Festival.
Ari plays on a fine Amati violin generously provided by The Beares International Violin Society through J&A Beare Ltd, London.
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