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Gilded Melodies

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Smithfield Presbyterian Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, NY 12501

19th century opera arias and the fantasies they inspired for saxophone and piano; music from Donizetti, Bellini, Massenet, and Mayeur performed by Ann Marie Adamick, mezzo, Dr. Elizabeth Gerbi, soprano, Dr. Christopher Brellochs, saxophone, and Max Caplan, piano.

Dr. Christopher Brellochs will also share stories of his involvement in season 1 of the HBO series “The Gilded Age,” and his portrayal of composer and conductor John Knowles Paine in episode 4, along with predictions on the music to be used in season 2.

The Gilded Age

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SUNY Schenectady Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, 78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305

WHAT: Presentation on "Music of the Gilded Age" Sponsored by the SUNY Schenectady Community & Cultural Events Committee

Dr. Christopher Brellochs portrayed composer/conductor John Knowles Paine in episode 4 of Julian Fellowes’ HBO series The Gilded Age and assisted the production team with the historic accuracy of the scene. A preeminent scholar on music of the Gilded Age, Brellochs has lectured and performed internationally and in historic mansions including Rosecliff, Lyndhurst, Olana, Montgomery Place, Crawford House, and Boscobel. He created a related documentary series with excerpts available at and maintains “Music of the Gilded Age” Facebook and Instagram pages where he shares his research.

From HBO's series "The Gilded Age" to SUNY Schenectady School of Music's "1896: A Gilded Age Concert," Dr. Christopher Brellochs, Dean of the School of Music, will discuss his involvement in both, insights into society at that time, and the significance of the year 1896 in the music being performed that afternoon. The intimate pre-concert talk will be at 2 p.m. in School of Music room 215 and will include a Q & A before the grand performance at 3 p.m. in the auditorium.



Boosey News October 2013 mentions my music and provides links to my CD! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE

"QUIET CITY" is recommended under new recordings in the October 2011 eNewsletter.


Sheet music for Aaron Copland's "QUIET CITY" (restored chamber version), concert adaptation by Christopher Brellochs, is available.