Online Videos of Court Street Music Recitals
[in chronological order, most recent first]
featuring Helene Williams, Leonard Lehrman, and their students:

June 4, 2017 Kristian Fajardo, piano; Pastor Jack Whritenour, piano; Nathaniel Lehrman, violin; and the Dakule Trio:
Daniel Hyman, violin; Kurt Behnke, cello; Leonard Lehrman, piano
January 13, 2017 Joel Mandelbaum, Nathaniel Lehrman, Thomas Smith, Kristian Fajardo
May 30, 2016 Bill Castleman, Kristian Fajardo, with poets Galina Leybovich & Efim Medvedovskiy, and composer Nataliya Medvedovskaya
June 21, 2015 Thomas Smith, Nathaniel S. Lehrman
June 28, 2014 Vanessa Bright, Thomas Smith, Lauren Levy
June 29, 2013 Cheyenne Ali, Vanessa Bright, Thomas Smith
June 2, 2012 Geri Lecessi, Thomas Smith, Tara Zemel
June 12, 2011 Scott Etan Feiner, Karen Gustave, Katie Mazalkov, Lloyd Tanedo
June 27, 2010 Estela Eaton, Ijeoma Merenini

House Concert/Student Recital at Court Street Music of June 4, 2017
with Kristian Fajardo, Pastor Jack Whritenour, Nathaniel Lehrman, violin; and the Dakule Trio:
Daniel Hyman, violin; Kurt Behnke, cello; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Video by Amy Glass
Click here for concert playlist.
Click here for June 22, 2017 Valley Stream Herald article with photos.

Excerpts:
Welcome & Intro
Lehrman: Reineke Fuchs Overture
Lehrman: kriStiAn FAjArDo played by Kristian Fajardo
Aaron Copland (arr.): Long Time Ago sung by Helene Williams
Aaron Copland (arr.): Simple Gifts sung by Helene Williams
Frère Jacques played by Kristian & Leonard, sung by All in French, English, and Romanian(!)
Intro to Dakule Trio
Lehrman: Brahms' Cl Trio #2 (w/Vn) mvts 1&2 Dakule Trio
J.S. Bach: Double Concerto in C minor mvt 2 Pastor Jack & Leonard
Hugh Robertson: Piano Trio #2 mvt 2 Dakule Trio
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio #2 in E Minor mvts 3&4 Dakule Trio
Pushkin-Lehrman: Winter Morning(in English) sung by Helene
Galina Leybovich-Lehrman: Untitled (in English) sung by Helene
Robert Schumann: Piano Trio #1 in D Minor mvts 3&4
Naturist Anthem (Clothed!)

House Concert/CD Release Party at Court Street Music of January 13, 2017
All vocals by Helene Williams - except as noted -
with Leonard Lehrman at the piano
Video by Helene Williams
For further info on CD, "Harmonize Your Spirit With My Calm," Music by Leonard Lehrman & Joel Mandelbaum, go to http://www.ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr7951/.
Click here for concert playlist.

Excerpts:
CD Intro
Blok-Lehrman: Benediction
Mandelbaum: Prelude
Brahms: O wuesst ich doch
Edna St. Vincent Millay reading "Not in a Silver Casket"
Millay reading "Love Is Not All" +Comment
Millay-Lehrman: Not in a Silver Casket
on setting Millay
Millay-Mandelbaum: Love Is Not All
Two Parodies:
--Mandelbaum: Professor Song - sung by Mandelbaum
--N. S. Lehrman: Analysis Song - sung by N.S. Lehrman
Zhukov: Shutka played by Thomas Smith
Prokofiev: Gavotte from Classical Symphony
Corliss Lamont Story
Lehrman: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Song #1
Lehrman: Chorale for 2 Pianos
Lehrman: kriStiAn FAjArDo
Brahms: Vergebliches Staendchen

Court Street Music Recital of May 30, 2016
All vocals by Helene Williams - except as noted -
with Leonard Lehrman (sometimes as solo, sometimes in duet, sometimes just accompanying) at the piano
Video by Helene Williams
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here for playlist.

Excerpts:
Intro by Leonard Lehrman
Weiner: Yiddish
Slepovich: Chashniki (duet)
Di Grine Kuzine (male solo)
Intro to Kristian Fajardo
The Volga Boatman (piano duet with Kristian Fajardo)
Intro to Goloopchik
Blitzstein: Goloopchik title song (duet) & Mamasha Goose
Slonimsky: Clouds
Intro to 3 Graces
Slonimsky: 3 Graces (piano solo)
Intro to E.G.
Russia-America (duo scene) from E.G.
Lehrer: Lobachevsky (male solo)
Blok-Lehrman: Benediction
Leybovich-Lehrman: Untitled
Krylov-Lehrman: Quartet (male solo)
Derzhavin-Lehrman: Nightingale in a Dream
Pushkin-Lehrman: Winter Morning
Mayakovsky-Lehrman: My University (male solo)
Intro to Medvedovskiy/aya
Medevdovskiy/aya: Within me music would resound
KolodaDuda/WhereHaveAllTheFlowersGone? (duet)
Lehrman: Memorial Day Poem
h Joe Hill sung by Bill Castleman
Prokofiev: Xenia's Lament from Boris Godunov
Mandelbaum: Prelude & Finale (piano solo) from The Dybbuk
Intro to Sima
Manya's Lullaby from Sima (in Russian)
Intro to Mikhoels the Wise
Adolphe: Birobidjan Scene (duet) from Mikhoels the Wise
Intro to Tum Balalaika
Tum Balalaika (duet)


Complete Court Street Music Recital of June 21, 2015
in memory of Emily R. Lehrman (Mar. 1, 1923-Jan. 13, 2015)
Video by Helene Williams & Joel Simpson
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here for playlist.

Excerpts:
Concert Intro by Leonard Lehrman
Johannes Brahms: Wie Melodien - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Robert Palmer: Kaw River - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Carl Nielsen: Wondrous Fragrance of the Evening - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Thomas Smith-Walt Whitman: I Am the Poet of the Body - Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Alexander Dargomyzhsky: Rusalka's Act 2 Aria from Rusalka, tr. L. & Emily Lehrman - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
N. Lehrman: Maid of Athens composed & sung by Nathaniel S. Lehrman, intros by Leonard Lehrman
L. Lehrman: Manya's Lullaby from (Sima) - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
L. Lehrman: Maid of Athens Variations [in memory of Emily R. Lehrman] - Nathaniel S. Lehrman, violin; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Richard & Gloria Rindermans-L. Lehrman: Politicians' Polka - w/Intro - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman at the piano
Fiddler Intro by Leonard Lehrman
Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick: A Fiddler on the Roof [cut] from A Fiddler on the Roof - Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick: Any Day Now [cut] from A Fiddler on the Roof - Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Two Settings of Proverbs 31 [in memory of Emily R. Lehrman]:
--L. Lehrman: A Woman of Valor - sad - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
--L. Lehrman: A Woman of Valor - happier - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Man of La Mancha Intro by Leonard Lehrman
Mitch Leigh-Joe Darion: Dulcinea from Man of La Mancha- Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Mitch Leigh-Joe Darion: The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha - Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Orel Protopopescu-L. Lehrman: A Villanelle for Emily [in memory of Emily R. Lehrman] - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
L.Lehrman-Gunter Loscher: Sehnsucht (Eng.) from Let's Change the Woild! - Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
I Know Where I'm Going Scottish folksong, in memory of Ronnie Gilbert (1926-2015) - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Leonard Bernstein Intro by Leonard Lehrman
Leonard Bernstein: Anniversary - for Aaron Leonard Lehrman, piano
Leonard Bernstein-Yoko Ono-Sean Ono Lennon: Sean Song - Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin: This Is New (from Lady in the Dark)- Thomas Smith, tenor; Leonard Lehrman, piano
Johannes Brahms: Vergebliches Staendchen- Helene Williams, soprano; Leonard Lehrman, piano

Excerpts from Court Street Music Recital of June 28, 2014

One's Self I Sing Thomas Smith sings his setting of poem by Walt Whitman, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Rachel's Air, "Il va venir," from La Juive by Halevy
--sung by Helene Williams, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
3 Emily Dickinson Songs by Herbert Rothgarber, sung by Helene Williams with Leonard Lehrman, piano
--individual Rothgarber-Dickinson Songs: I'm Nobody, If I Could Stop One Heart from Breaking, Out of the Morning
My Ship by Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin, from Lady in the Dark, sung by Thomas Smith, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Leo Kraft: 3 Short Pieces (Busy Day, Spiritual, Thumbs Under)- Leonard Lehrman, piano
Passion Spent by Peter I. Tchaikovsky (on poem by A. Tolstoy)
--sung by Vanessa Bright & Thomas Smith, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Kuma's Aria from Tchaikovsky's Tcharodeyka Act IV
--sung in Russian by Lauren Levy, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Tchaikovsky by Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin, from Lady in the Dark sung by Thomas Smith, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Leonard Lehrman: Nightingale in a Dream (Gavril Derzhavin) sung a cappella in Russian by Vanessa Bright
Spring Waters by Rachmaninoff (on poem by Tyutchev)
--sung in Russian by Lauren Levy, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
Romeo & Juliet Duet by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, completed by Alexander Taneyev
--sung by Vanessa Bright & Thomas Smith, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman



Excerpts from Court Street Music Recital of June 29, 2013
All except the first number accompanied by Leonard Lehrman at the piano

For Cheyenne piano solo by Leonard Lehrman, for Cheyenne Ali, performed by her
Pamina-Papageno Duet from Mozart's Magic Flute (Ruth & Thomas Martin tr.) sung by Helene Williams & Ben Spierman
My Childhood Home I See Again poem by Abraham Lincoln, music by Thomas Smith, sung by composer
I Bought Me A Cat arr. by Aaron Copland, sung by Helene Williams
Old MacDonald American folksong played & sung by Cheyenne Ali & Leonard Lehrman
Old MacDonald's Viennese cabaret song by Gerhard Bronner, tr. & sung by Leonard Lehrman
Ode to the City of Cologne poem by Thomas Coleridge, music by Leonard Lehrman, sung by Thomas Smith
Miller's Aria from Dargomyzhsky's Rusalka sung in English by Benjamin Spierman
I See Your Image by Alexander Alyabyev, sung in Russian by Vanessa Bright
Smiths of Peace: For Susan June Blake poem by Max Wheat, music by Leonard Lehrman, sung by Helene Williams
A Letter to Louise poem by John Reed, music by Leonard Lehrman, sung by Vanessa Bright
John Reed poem by Abel Meeropol, music by Elie Siegmeister, sung by Thomas Smith
The Lark by Mikhail Glinka, sung in Russian by Vanessa Bright
Hymn to the Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka sung in French by Helene Williams
Strange Funeral in Braddock by Michael Gold & Elie Siegmeister, sung by Thomas Smith
First Reunion by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, sung in Russian by Vanessa Bright
Mary Lincoln's Lament by Julie Mandel, written for & sung by Helene Williams
Passion Spent duet by Peter Ilyitich Tchaikovsky, sung in Russian by Vanessa Bright & Thomas Smith

Excerpts from Court Street Music Recital of June 2, 2012:

Songs from Days of the Commune by Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler, translated by Leonard Lehrman
sung by Thomas Smith & Geri Lecessi, with Leonard Lehrman at the piano:
Introduction; Solidarity Song, Easter at Nogent-sur-Seine, United Front Song

"Sunday Psalm" by Mira J. Spektor (text: Phyllis McGinley)
--introduced & arranged for duet by Leonard J. Lehrman; sung by Geri Lecessi & Helene Williams
"I Saw A Swallow In Its Flight" by Mordecai Yardeini (text: Dora Teitelboim, English translation: Aaron Kramer);
--poem read in the original Yiddish by Lee Weintraub; sung in English (world premiere) by Helene Williams
"Precious Flower" by Geri Lecessi, sung by her;
"Wild Flowers" by Leonard Lehrman (poem by Jud Newborn)
introduced by composer & poet;
--
sung by Helene Williams, composer at the piano (world premiere)
"La Mer est plus belle"by Claude Debussy (poem by Paul Verlaine) sung by Helene Williams, with Leonard Lehrman at the piano
"You Get Me" written and sung by Tara Zemel; arr., ed. & accompanied by Leonard Lehrman
"Take Me Home Tonight" by Mira J. Spektor, arr. L. Lehrman, sung by Helene, accompanied by Leonard
"Feux d'Artifices" (Fireworks) by Claude Debussy; Leonard Lehrman, piano solo
"A Blessing & Prayer for Healing" by Leonard Lehrman, introduced by him,
--then sung by Geri Lecessi with the composer at the piano

Court Street Music House Concert/StudentRecital Valley Stream, NY, June 12, 2011
Excerpts from video by Robert Goldberg:

"My Song": Helene Williams sings Leonard Lehrman's setting of Lorraine Mund's poem;
"Katyusha": Katie Mazalkov sings the famous Russian folksong that bears her (nick)name;
"Die junge Nonne": Helene Williams sings Franz Schubert's epic setting;
"Musical Chairs": Helene Williams sings world premiere of Leonard Lehrman's setting of poem by Carol Miller;
Karen Gustave & Lloyd Tanedo perform Leonard Lehrman's "Up Again," his piano duet, op. 175 #3
Leonard Lehrman & Scott Etan Feiner play world premiere of Leonard's
Theme & Variations: SCott EtAn Feiner, op. 200

Court Street Music House Concert/Student Recital Valley Stream, NY, June 27, 2010
Excerpts from video by Robert Goldberg:

Midnight Muse by Estela Eaton (click here for an interview with her) & Leonard Lehrman
--performed by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman
At Least I'm Still Alive by Ijeoma Merenini
--performed by her & Leonard Lehrman
Long Island Is Just Not Long Enough by Marcia McNair & Leonard Lehrman
--performed by Ijeoma Merenini & Leonard Lehrman