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CHRISTOPHER KOELZER

Selected Performances

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MANHATTAN CONCERT PRODUCTIONS

Duruflé- Réquiem

Organist

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

17 June 2024

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LAGUARDIA SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

Pianist and Organist

Riverside Church, New York City, NY

21 May 2024

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MANHATTAN CONCERT PRODUCTIONS

Gabriel Fauré - Réquiem

Organist

David Geffen Hall / Lincoln Center, New York City, NY

8 April 2024

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BLAKE ALLEN PhD RECITAL: HORA LUNGǍ AND THE LANGUAGE OF TONGUES

Lecture Recital by Blake Allen, violist

Christopher Koelzer, pianist

New York University, Education Building, Room 779

Featuring works by György Kurtág, Missy Mazzoli, Béla Bártok, and Jessica Mayer

Live-stream of recital available here

3 April 2024, 8PM

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PROGRESSIVE MUSICIANS LAUREATE GALA

Michael Chang - Vines of Home

Pianist

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

1 April 2024

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN - THE GONDOLIERS

14-16 March 2024

Music by Arthur Sullivan, Libretto by W. S. Gilbert

Musical Director & Choral Preparation - Christopher Koelzer

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts Operetta Workshop

New York City, NY

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL

7-17 December 2023

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Conductor, Christopher Koelzer

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts All-School Musical

New York City, NY

THE DORIS DEAR RETURNS TO
STATEN ISLAND

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"Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" in Staten Island
 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
St. George Theatre, Staten Island

Christopher Koelzer, Piano

14 October 2023

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MANHATTAN CONCERT PRODUCTIONS

Gabriel Fauré - Réquiem

Organist

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

12 June 2023

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MANHATTAN CONCERT PRODUCTIONS

Dan Forrest - Requiem for the Living

Organist

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

16-18 March 2023

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LEHAR - THE MERRY WIDOW

16-18 March 2023

The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe)

Music by Franz Lehar, Libretto by Viktor Léon and Victor Stein

Assistant Musical Director & Choral Preparation - Christopher Koelzer

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts Operetta Workshop

New York City, NY

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WE ARE HERE - SONGS FROM THE HOLOCAUST

26 January 2023, 7PM

“We Are Here” is a concert of songs written in the ghettos and concentration camps of occupied-Europe. Conceived by Ira Antelis and hosted by Rabbi Charles Savenor, the concert will honor the memory of all those who were murdered, and highlight the artists and writers who, in the worst of times, continued to create. With music direction by Lee Musiker plus performances and readings from pop artists, broadway stars, and cantors, this powerful commemorative concert will include a candle-lighting ceremony and memorial prayers. Performers include Harvey Fierstein, Chita Rivera, and Shoshana Bean.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts Senior Chorus

Christopher Koelzer, pianist

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York City

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THE DORIS DEAR 2022 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

16-17 December 2022, 7PM

Doris Dear's 2022 Christmas Special, filmed for Broadway On Demand, chronicles "Christmas Through the Decades", joined by a variety of Broadway talent, including Aaron Lee Battle, Eve Eaton, Meg Flather, Emily Kate Gentile, Crystal Kellogg, Karen Mack, Jana Robbins, and Wendy Russell, directed by Lina Koutrakos, with the Blake Allen Orchestra.

Christopher Koelzer, Piano / Conductor

Triad Theater, New York City, NY

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THE HOLIDAY MUSIC OF ERIC WHITACRE

29 November 2022, 7PM

DCINY and singers from around the world for an evening with one of today’s most celebrated choral composers. Eric Whitacre leads the choir through a program of his most popular holiday works, including “The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus” and the World Premiere of “The Gift of the Magi”.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts Senior Chorus

Christopher Koelzer, Senior Chorus Pianist

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

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HOMETOWN TO THE WORLD

5 November 2022, 8PM

Hometown to the World, New York Premiere

Music by Laura Kaminsky, Libretto by Kimberly Reed

Kaminsky/Hall's chamber opera Hometown to the World tells of the largest workplace ICE raid in US history that took place in Postville, IA in 2008.

Musical Preparation & Choral Director - Christopher Koelzer

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts, with Repertory Company High School for Theater Arts

Premiered at The Town Hall, New York City, NY

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DAVID GEFFEN HALL OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

30 October 2022

David Geffen Hall Open House Weekend Performances

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts Show Choir

Christopher Koelzer, pianist

Lincoln Center, New York City, NY

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CONVERSION EAST COAST PREMIERE

17 November 2022

CONVERSION - the documentary film by filmmaker Zach Meiners. “Conversion“takes us on the cinematic and personal journeys of 4 survivors from the US and Canada, as they move through the mental and physical harms of conversion therapy, and find the hope and strength to fight against it.

Filmscore Pianist Christopher Koelzer

Original Score by Blake Allen

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin William's Center

New York City, NY

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MDLO LEON FLEISHER MEMORIAL CONCERT

Memorial Concert for Pianist Leon Fleisher

Fauré's Réquiem, Organist, MDLO Orchestra

Strathmore Music Hall

Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park

2 August 2022, 7:30PM

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MANHATTAN CONCERT PRODUCTIONS

26 June 2022

Dan Forrest - Requiem for the Living

Organist

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

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Gilbert & Sullivan -THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance

Pianist and Vocal Coach

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts Operetta Workshop

New York City, NY

1-3 April 2022

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MARYLAND LYRIC OPERA

25-27 February 2022

Celesta/Organist, MDLO Orchestra

Strathmore Music Hall

Bethesda, MD

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FALSTAFF

21-27 August 2021

Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Arrigo Boito, adapted from the play The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

Associate Coach & Rehearsal pianist, Berkshire Opera Festival

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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BERKSHIRE OPERA FESTIVAL VIRTUAL CONCERT

28 August 2020, 7:30PM

A virtual concert hosted by BOF Co-founders Brian Garman and Jonathon Loy, featuring: 

  • Bass-baritone André Courville

  • Bass Erik Anstine

  • Soprano Laura Wilde

  • Tenor Joshua Blue

  • Soprano Joanna Latini

  • Bass-baritone John Cheek

  • Soprano Natalia Santaliz

  • Baritone Brian James Myer

with Christopher Koelzer, piano.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING 56TH CONFERENCE (VIRTUAL)

Accompanying NATSAA Competition Winner Matthew Hill, tenor in recital. Including songs by Maude Valerie White, Richard Strauss, Charles Ives, Francis Poulenc, and Benjamin Britten.

25 June 2020, 6PM

MDLO

THAÏS

30 January-1 February, 2020

Music by Jules Massenet / Libretto by Louis Gallet, based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France

Assistant Conductor, Maryland Lyric Opera

Kay Theater, The Clarice at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RECITAL

8 December 2019, 5PM

CAPTURING SOUND: THE METHODS OF ARRANGING AND TRANSCRIBING INSTRUMENTAL SOUNDS FROM ORCHESTRA TO PIANO
In the second of three Doctoral Dissertation Recitals presented by Christopher Koelzer in partial fulfillment of the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano degree, collaborative pianists Christopher Koelzer and Alexei Ulitin perform Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (1873), and Sergei Rachmaninoff's two-piano arrangement of his Symphonic Dances (1942).
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Free admission

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UMD CHAMBER SINGERS AND ALUMNI CHOIR

7 November 2019, 7:30PM

Hosted by the School of Music, this 8th biennial conference features the very best college and university choirs chosen by audition from around the country.

Performing Stravinsky's Les noces

Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park

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MDLO INSTITUTE
IN CONCERT

1 November 2019, 7:30PM

Selections from Beethoven's Fidelio, Gounod's Faust, Verdi's Falstaff, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Bizet's Carmen, and Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier

Assistant Conductor, Maryland Lyric Opera

The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

MDLO

IL TABARRO & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
IN CONCERT

14-15 September 2019

Il tabarro from Puccini's Il trittico - Music by Giacomo Puccini / Libretto by Giuseppe Adami

Cavalleria rusticana - Music by Pietro Mascagni / Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from an 1880 short story of the same name and subsequent play by Giovanni Verga

Assistant Conductor, Maryland Lyric Opera

The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

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MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM

May-August 2019

Apprentice Coach and Pianist

Merola Opera Program 2019

Schwabacher Summer Scenes

World Premiere of Jake Heggie's If I Were You

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RECITAL AT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

11 April 2019, 6:30PM

Washington National Opera Young Artists respond to works in Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island). Including works by Ravel, Musto, Schubert, Montsalvatge, Chabrier, and Traditional Spirituals.
Pianist with fellow DCYAP Artists Eliza Bonet, Joshua Blue, Joshua Conyers, and Arnold Livingston Geis.

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SMITHSONIAN RENWICK GALLERY

10 February 2019, 2PM

Princesses, Puccini and Pappataci - Scenes from the Great Italian Operas
Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Free admission

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RECORDING PROJECT WITH BLAKE ALLEN

Recording works of composer Blake Allen, including violin sonata "L'abîme" with violinist Emily Uematsu, and cello sonata "Music for Kelly" with cellist Susan D. Mandel. 

New York City.

February 2019

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ITALIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE

31 January 2019, 6PM

Il Bel Canto: Scenes and Arias from the Great Italian Operas

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists



Washington Adventist University

IN HER WORDS

VOCAL RECITAL WITH SOPRANO MADISON LEONARD

26 January 2019, 8PM

Spanning the last six centuries through song and spoken word, Madison Leonard shares the words of Maya Angelou, Rupi Kaur and Mary, Queen of Scots alongside pianist Christopher Koelzer. The duo offers an expansive program ranging from Robert Schumann to Lori Laitman, featuring exclusively the poetry of female writers.

The Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center’s James T. Bingham Rehearsal Hall at Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD

Madison Leonard, Soprano 

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE

October 2018 - January 2019

Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. This season's distinguished mentors include composer Jake Heggie, composer and librettist Gene Scheer, and conductor Steven Osgood.

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Music by Molly Joyce / Libretto by James Kennedy

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

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COSMOS CLUB WARNE BALLROOM CONCERT

19 December 2018, 8PM

Three Hundred and Sixty-Third Warne Ballroom Concert

Concert of Selected Art Songs and Opera Arias and Duets with

Raquel González, Soprano

Hunter Enoch, baritone

The Cosmos Club, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME

14-16 December 2018

Music by Jeanine Tesori / Libretto by J.D. McClatchy, based on the book by Jeanette Winterson
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Assistant Conductor, Washington National Opera

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THE GRACE CHURCH CONCERT SERIES

11 November 2018, 5PM

Collection of Art Songs, Arias and Scenes Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistace of World War I
Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA
Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

WNO SILENT NIGHT PREVIEW

8 November 2018, 6PM

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the armistice of World War I, this special program, designed and narrated by musicologist and historian Patrick Warfield, explores the subject matter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night.

Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Free admission

Live streaming

University of Maryland, College Park

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RECITAL

31 October 2018, 8PM

CAPTURING SOUND: THE METHODS OF ARRANGING AND TRANSCRIBING INSTRUMENTAL SOUNDS FROM ORCHESTRA TO PIANO

In the first of three Doctoral Dissertation Recitals presented by Christopher Koelzer in partial fulfillment of the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano degree, collaborative pianists Christopher Koelzer and Nadezda Mijatovic-Sekicki perform Igor Stravinsky's own four-hand piano arrangement Le sacre du printemps (1913), and Maurice Ravel's two-piano arrangement of Claude Debussy's Nuages (1903).

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Free admission

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

LA TRAVIATA

6-20 October 2018

Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, from the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas

Opera House, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Assistant Conductor, Washington National Opera

Wolf Trap Opera

RIGOLETTO

3 August 2018, 8:15PM

Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse

Filene Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA

Musical Preparation, Coaching Fellow, Subtitle Coordinator, Wolf Trap Opera

Wolf Trap Opera

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

23-24 June 2018

Music by Kurt Weill / Libretto by Bertold Brecht
Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington DC 20002
Pianist, Musical Preparation, Coaching Fellow, Wolf Trap Opera
In collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet and Terra Firma Dance Company

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