THE GENERAL SOCIETY
OF MECHANICS & TRADESMEN
OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
LABOR, LITERATURE AND LANDMARK LECTURE SERIES
Behind the Scenes
with Musician, Composer, and Conductor
Friday, June 22, 2018 at The General Society Library
The Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. Reception to Follow.
Renowned musician, composer and conductor, Gregory Singer
will discuss different aspects of his distinguished musical career in a rare behind-the-scenes look at the realities of the life of a musician. His presentation will include live and multi-media musical examples; and will be followed by what promises to be a lively Q&A. Mr. Singer encourages all and any questions related to the profession of musician.
is a uniquely gifted violinist and conductor who combines distinguished artistry with an enjoyment for dramatic interpretations of the great classics. As the son of the well-known conductor, Jacques Singer, he grew up surrounded by wonderful music and legendary artists, inspiring a passion to continue the rich tradition in which he was raised. Following studies as a violinist at the Juilliard School, he began to receive frequent conducting engagements, and in 2005 founded the Manhattan Symphonie.
Maestro Singer has been acclaimed as an eclectic composer of many musical styles, including Classical, Jazz, and Bluegrass. This year marked his Italian debut as a guest conductor at the Ancona Festival, near Rome. Last year he was a guest conductor in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he premiered his composition “Memorial Processional” dedicated to the fallen of Leningrad during the Second World War. Gregory Singer’s philosophy is summed up simply: “Great music is my passion…” His next concert will be July 1st 2018 in Manhattan.
He is also the owner of Gregory Singer Fine Violins,
a violin store whose collection ranges from 18th Century Italian instruments to contemporary violins.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in The General Society Library
New York City.
Reception to follow. Advance registration is recommended.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
in partnership with the City Council.
233 Years of Education and Service to the People of New York City
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen