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Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble formed in 1999 by Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz.For tickets to the Poor Soldier opera see instructions on the news page.
In residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, the group performs regularly on concert series in Upstate New York presenting programs specializing in the music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
The core instrumentation consists of violin, cello, guitar, vocalist, and flute; with a second violin, viola, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord or piano added, as demanded by the repertory.
Eash season we present five subscription series concerts, in addition to performing at historic sites throughout the region. Musicians Of Ma'alwyck has performed on National Public Radio and recently returned from performing in Atlanta for producer Norman Lear, celebrating his purchase of the last private copy of the Declaration of Independence.
We have been named for two successive seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09) the best chamber music ensemble of the Capital Region by Metroland. In January of 2009 Musicians of Ma'alwyck produced the 1783 opera "The Poor Soldier" of William Shield and John O'Keeffe. This comic musical was George Washington's favorite piece and he commissioned a sequel to it for his inauguration festivities. Our production was sold out and will be aired locally on WMHT.