Summer Festival at Nuernberger & Co.

An open air, free festival of sounds.

The Summer Festival is an artists-founded and run project bringing for the first time live classical, jazz, and world music to the streets of Ridgewick (Bushwick/Ridgewood). 
 
Crafted out of the desire of resident artists to create a much deeper connection with their community and a platform to share their craft, the Summer Festival is hosted by the Nuernberger & Co., a piano workshop which offers vintage pianos completely rebuilt to their original condition.
 
The artists line-up will feature an interconnection between musical traditions, artist practices and time periods with a spotlight aimed in particular to under-represented voices.

Fundraising event:

July 11th, 2024. 7:30pm

1659 Cody Ave. Suite C Ridgewood NY

RSVP event with cocktail hour and piano performance by Francesca Khalifa of works by Beethoven, Liszt and Miguel del Aguila.

Virtuoso

All-access

$500
Event Admission
Piano Tuning
Ornithology Cover-free

Attendee

Admission-only

$200
Event Admission
Piano Tuning
Ornithology Cover-free

Supporter

Donor

<$200
Event Admission
Piano Tuning
Ornithology Cover-free

This project is fiscally sponsored by Fractures Atlas and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Performances:

August 10th, 2024. 7:30pm

1659 Cody Ave. Ridgewood NY

A program pairing music by BIPOC composers, including Damien Geter and Shawn Okpebholo.

Adam Richardson, baritone

Francesca Khalifa, piano

August 17th, 2024. 7:30pm

1659 Cody Ave. Ridgewood NY

A program pairing music by BIPOC composers, including Damien Geter and Shawn Okpebholo.

Adam Richardson, baritone

Francesca Khalifa, piano

August 24rd, 2024. 7:30pm

Highland Park Bandshell

Jazz program organized by Gotham Yardbird Sanctury.

Artists to be announced.

August 31st, 2024. 7:30pm

1659 Cody Ave. Ridgewood NY

Music by Armenian composers and masters of the Western canon.

Hidden Treasure Piano Trio

Organized by:

Timothy Nuernberger

Timothy’s experience with pianos began in practice rooms and concert stages. His business of tuning, repairs and restorations steadily grew as a trusted source of high-quality, professional service for New Yorkers including numerous respected artists and institutions. At his workshop in Ridgewood, Queens, Timothy continues to individually complete each aspect of the restoration to deliver rebuilds which satisfy his own uncompromising expectations as a pianist.

Francesca Khalifa

The Italian- Egyptian pianist Francesca Khalifa was the winner of the Ferrara International Piano Festival in 2014, awarded by renowned pianist and musicologist Paul Badura-Skoda. Highlights of recent seasons include concerts as soloist with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Egypt, the Orchestra Filarmonica Pozzoli in Milan, a solo appearance at Steinway Hall New York City, chamber music concerts with OSJ La Verdi Chamber Orchestra in New York City, solo recitals in China (Harbin Concert Hall) and Cuba (Oficina del Historiador).

Rie Yamaguchi-Borden

Founder of the Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary, a not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization that was founded in response to the 2020 global pandemic and it’s impact on NYC’s Jazz community and local businesses.

GYS provides free-to-all Live Jazz performances in various places all over NYC, such as restaurants and bars, art museums and galleries, food courts, churches, organic rooftop gardens. etc.