Caritas Concert: Ávila & Fiacco - Violin and Cello

Mon. Nov 21, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm EST
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Jorge Ávila, violin
Arthur Fiacco, cello
Adrienne Kim, piano

Held in the intimate Wallace Hall, Caritas Concerts are warm, enjoyable evenings of food, wine, friendship and great music. Caritas is the Latin word for “charity,” and as the name suggests, all proceeds from these benefit concerts are given directly to charities that address social justice concerns.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, Music at 7 PM.

Jorge Ávila and Arthur Fiacco are beloved concertmaster and principal cellist of the Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola. For this evening, they offer a program of chamber music with celebrated pianist Adrienne Kim. 

Complete Program

Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 1 No. 1         Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo. Allegro assai
IV. Finale. Presto

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 6         Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
II. Adagio

Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140         Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
III. Finale: Très animé

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120         Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Andantino
III. Allegro vivo

This concert will benefit HOUR CHILDREN, an organization that helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect. 

All performance dates, artists and programs subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Hailed as a strong violinist by The New York Times, Honduran-born Jorge Ávila has won attention as an outstanding violinist through numerous appearances as a soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, and chamber musician. A recipient of various awards and honors, Jorge received his “green card” under the “Extraordinary talent” category, later becoming a US Citizen. He was also awarded first prize at the 2001 Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Competition and the “Omar del Carlo” Fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center. Jorge is the concertmaster of the Ridgefield Symphony and DCINY. He has also appeared as concertmaster with The Stamford, Westfield and Greenwich Symphony orchestras, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Long Island Masterworks, Grace Church Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center, among many other orchestras. His concerto highlights include recent performances of the Mendelssohn, Brahms and Beethoven concertos, as well as Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with David Finckel and Wu Han. He has often performed live on both television and radio, and in 2008 appeared as Concertmaster for His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, at a televised Mass held at Yankee Stadium. Jorge has recorded for Naxos, Nonesuch Records, and other labels. His solo debut CD of Spanish violin and piano Sonatas was released in 2012 on the Centaur Label. In September of 2015, Jorge was chosen to be the concertmaster for Pope Francis’ historic Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Arthur Fiacco has maintained a career playing both modern and period cellos. He has toured Europe with Merideth Monk's opera, Atlas, and with the New York City Opera National Company's production of Carmen, performed with the New Jersey Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and serves as principal cellist for the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series at New York City's St. Ignatius Loyola. Period instrument performances have included Concert Royal, the Four Nations Ensemble, the Grande Bande, and the Connecticut Early Music Festival. He studied with Harvey Shapiro at The Julliard School, Evangeline Benedetti at the Manhattan School of Music, George Ricci at Sarah Lawrence College, and with the Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Stumpf. Arthur Fiacco has recorded for EMI, MGM, Columbia, Sony, and Newport Classics.

Pianist Adrienne Kim has performed in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra. Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's two-year residency program for emerging young artists. She is also a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-Op, a new creative performance collaborative based in New York City. She has performed with the New York Chamber Ensemble, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Lighthouse Chamber Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, Bronx Arts Ensemble, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Society for New Music, the Skaneateles Festival, and was the resident pianist of the Seal Bay Festival for American Chamber Music in Maine.With the West End Chamber Ensemble, she participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency.


  • DOORS OPEN at 6:30 PM for wine and hors d'oeuvres. Music begins at 7 PM.

  • WILL CALL is available when the doors open at 6:30 PM in Wallace Hall.

  • CHILDREN seated on an adult's lap do not need a ticket. Children seated in a chair or pew do need a ticket.

  • We no longer offer tickets for sale or any ticket pickup at the Parish House Reception desk.

  • Audio and/or video recording and flash photography are not permitted during performances.


  • Wallace Hall is not an accessible space. While there is a ramp entrance to the main sanctuary of the church, there is not an accessible entrance to Wallace Hall. Please call ahead (212-288-2520) to discuss any special seating requirements.


  • Street parking can be difficult to find, but there are a number of parking garages nearby. There are garages on 83rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) and 84th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), as well as near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • There are a number of fine and casual eating establishments located nearby on Madison Avenue (one block west of the church), Lexington Avenue (one block east of the church), Third Avenue (two blocks east of the church) and Second Avenue (three blocks east of the church).


  • The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is easily reached via the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines (86th Street station), or buses on Madison, Lexington and Fifth Avenues, and on 86th Street.

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Church of St. Ignatius Loyola 980 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028