Michael Fennelly plays a piano in the middle of Times Square. The story is on NY1.


David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

Michael Fennelly performs Rhapsody in Blue on Friday, October 21 at 8pm with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center! The performance features Michael's incredible arrangement for symphonic chorus, along with the original full orchestra and solo piano.

Nearly one hundred years ago in New York City, shortly before a radio broadcast of his world famous Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin heard a small chorus rehearsing a jingle in the neighboring studio. He quickly jotted down a few voice parts and invited the singers to join in his performance. For the remainder of his short life, Gershwin intended to complete this intriguing choral version. Nevertheless, it has remained incomplete...until now…

October 21, 2016
Published: October 17, 2016


Concerts in Southern CA
Michael plays mostly Russian music in four concerts in Orange County
September 14-18, 2016
Orange County, CA
Published: August 24, 2016

Center for Spiritual Living

Michael conducts a new opera From My Mother's Mother by Jeeyoung Kim at the Korean Cultural Center, NYC
September 2, 2016
Published: September 2, 2016 From my Mother's Mother

Michael performs in A Night Among the Stars Opera Orlando's first annual gala
March 19, 2016
Published: March 19, 2016


Opera Orlando

Michael performs with soprano Megan Weston in Grand Tour in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
February 11, 2016
Published: March 2, 2016 Bora Bora

Michael joins tenor Cody Austin and soprano Megan Weston for two performances with First Night Haddonfield on New Year's Eve.
December 31, 2015
Published: December 31,2015


National Chorale

Michael performs Carmina Burana with the National Chorale conducted by Everett McCorvey at David Geffen Hall formerly Avery Fisher Hall.
November 20, 2015
Published: November 16, 2015

National Chorale

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra's 2015-2016 season opens dramatically with the world premiere of Gershwin's familiar Rhapsody in Blue conducted by David Wroe with brand new chorus complementing the symphonic and solo piano forces. Michael Fennelly is the featured soloist and arranger.
October 10 and 11, 2015
Published: August 24, 2015

New Jersey Festival Orchestra


2015 Tour of China
Michael is the music director with a cast of international rising opera stars in Libiamo: Bel Canto Opera Gala on tour with conductor Lü Jia and the Asia Pacific Opera Association
August 25-September 4, 2015
Dom Pedro V Theatre, Macau & Tsinghua University Beijing , China
Published: August 24, 2015

Asia Pacific Opera Association

Michael is the music director for La Cenerentola in May, 2015 with the New York City Opera Renaissance .
Published: May, 2015
New York City Opera Renaissance

Michael is the music director for La traviata on August 29 & 31, and performs in The Paris Salon: Age of the Romantic Virtuoso on August 30 with the Berkshire Theater Festival .
Published: August 24, 2014
Berkshire Theater Festival

Michael conducts The Magic Flute with the Wendy Taucher Dance, Opera, Theater in Martha's Vineyard August 1, 2 & 3.
Published: August 1, 2014

Wendy Tacher Dance, Opera, Theater

Michael discusses the production and Mozart's music with the Vineyard Gazette!
Published: August 1, 2014
Vineyard Gazette

Michael is part of the production team for Gloria - A Pig Tale with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert.
Published: May 19, 2014

New York Philharmonic

Michael conducts Madama Butterfly with Amore Opera May 15 & 21, 2014.
Published: May 15, 2014

Amore Opera

Michael steps in at the last moment to play the Moross Symphony no. 1 with the Buffalo Philharmonic conducted by JoAnn Falletta on April 26 & 27. The Sonata Scherzo movement with its sparkling and difficult solo piano part is a concertino!
Published: April 26, 2014

Buffalo Philharmonic

Michael is the pianist in a concert with the Sanibel Music Festival on March 22, 2014
Published: February 15, 2014

Opera Index

Michael is the pianist for the Opera Index Winter Gala Concert on January 12, 2014 in honor of mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias
Published: February 15, 2014

Opera Index

Michael is the pianist for Porgy and Bess on October 13, 2013 at the Tillis Center for the Performing Arts in Long Island. He also performs his solo piano arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue
Published: September 20, 2013

Michael performs in two productions with Gotham Chamber Opera - La hija de Rappaccini on June 17 and 24, 2013 in New York and July 20 and 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, and Baden-Baden 1927 from October 23 - 29, 2013
Published: July 11, 2013

Michael opens the city of Tenafly's Summer Concert Series on July 11, 2013. Read the story in New Jersey.com
Published: July 11, 2013

Michael performs the two piano version of Carmina Burana with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on May 3, 2013.
Published: April 28, 2013

National Chorale

Michael performs in the Bar Harbor Music Festival Spring Benefit Musicale at the The Kosciuszko Foundation on April 18, 2013.
Published: April 8, 2013

Bar Harbor Music Festival

Michael performs the Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Mozart's two piano concerto K.365 with Saddleback Master Chorale on February 2, 2013.
Published: January 20, 2013

Saddleback Master Chorale

Michael plays for the Marcello Giordanni Foundation Gala at the National Opera America Center in NYC on December 2, 2012.
Published: December 2, 2012

Marcello Giordanni Foundation

Michael conducts Lucia di Lammermoor at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on November 17, 2012.
Published: October 18, 2012