Michael Fennelly plays a piano in the middle of Times Square. The story is on NY1.
"I have heard many pianists capture the fervor, the noise, the power of the Jazz Age, but Fennelly, in addition to the pounding chords brought out the warmth and singular beauty of the softer passages. The inner voices seemed to float over the orchestra, landing gently on our ears. Even in the dead acoustics of Geffen Hall (soon to be gutted, praise the Lord) Fennelly’s delicate touch caressed the audience and made his returns to the boisterous sections all the more stunning.
His cadenzas were simply astonishing. I heard interpolated riffs that Bernstein created, as well as some others by jazz legend Dick Hyman, but a few were improvised and composed by Fennelly himself. They hit me like a lightening bolt. He catapulted the audience 2,000 feet in the air, taking them on a rocket-ride around the Chrysler building as he riffed on the Gershwin melody."
Read the full review here
October 25, 2016
Published: October 25, 2016
Michael Fennelly performs with American opera star Renée Fleming and Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess at the Sing For Hope Gala on November 24!
Michael has generously supported Sing For Hope with his talent and time since its inception in 2006.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE Michael Fennelly performs Rhapsody in Blue on Friday, October 21 at 8pm with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center! The performance features Michael's incredible arrangement for symphonic chorus, along with the original full orchestra and solo piano. PAST NEWS
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Nearly one hundred years ago in New York City, shortly before a radio broadcast of his world famous Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin heard a small chorus rehearsing a jingle in the neighboring studio. He quickly jotted down a few voice parts and invited the singers to join in his performance. For the remainder of his short life, Gershwin intended to complete this intriguing choral version. Nevertheless, it has remained incomplete...until now…
October 21, 2016
Published: October 17, 2016
Concerts in Southern CA
Michael plays mostly Russian music in four concerts in Orange County
September 14-18, 2016
Orange County, CA
Published: August 24, 2016
Michael conducts a new opera From My Mother's Mother by Jeeyoung Kim at the Korean Cultural Center, NYC
September 2, 2016
Published: September 2, 2016
Michael performs in A Night Among the Stars Opera Orlando's first annual gala
March 19, 2016
Published: March 19, 2016
Michael performs with soprano Megan Weston in Grand Tour in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
February 11, 2016
Published: March 2, 2016
Michael joins tenor Cody Austin and soprano Megan Weston for two performances with First Night Haddonfield on New Year's Eve.
December 31, 2015
Published: December 31,2015
Michael performs Carmina Burana with the National Chorale conducted by Everett McCorvey at David Geffen Hall formerly Avery Fisher Hall.
November 20, 2015
Published: November 16, 2015
The New Jersey Festival Orchestra's 2015-2016 season opens dramatically with the world premiere of Gershwin's familiar Rhapsody in Blue conducted by David Wroe with brand new chorus complementing the symphonic and solo piano forces. Michael Fennelly is the featured soloist and arranger.
October 10 and 11, 2015
Published: August 24, 2015
2015 Tour of China
Michael is the music director with a cast of international rising opera stars in Libiamo: Bel Canto Opera Gala on tour with conductor Lü Jia and the Asia Pacific Opera Association
August 25-September 4, 2015
Dom Pedro V Theatre, Macau & Tsinghua University Beijing , China
Published: August 24, 2015
Michael is the music director for La Cenerentola in May, 2015 with the New York City Opera Renaissance .
Published: May, 2015
Michael Fennelly performs Rhapsody in Blue on Friday, October 21 at 8pm with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center! The performance features Michael's incredible arrangement for symphonic chorus, along with the original full orchestra and solo piano.