Fri., Nov 15, 2019


The Fiddler: Expanding Tradition

To benefit Brooklyn Jesuit Prep

 Cocktail BenefitsRelaxed candlelit evenings in Wallace Hall combine music, wine, food, and friendship with dedication to social justice. The full price of every ticket—plus every donation—goes directly to an organization devoted to improving the situation of the homeless, survivors of human trafficking, refugees, the incarcerated, and the impoverished, to name a few.

Alongside inspiring musical performances, audience members hear stories about these organizations’ challenges and triumphs, and can also connect directly to become more involved.
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Featuring Kelly Hall Tompkins, violin
with Stephen Benson, guitar
Joshua Camp, accordion
Michael Blanco, bass

“In the Broadway revival Fiddler on the Roof title role, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, the versatile violinist, makes the music come alive.” The New York Times

Music, wine, food, and friendship for social justice

A not-to-be-missed evening of all new Fiddler-inspired music! Acclaimed “Fiddler”/violin soloist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, a 2017 New York Times New Yorker of the Year and performer in the upcoming Fiddler documentary Miracle of Miracles, brings you an entire evening of ALL NEW solo arrangements from the beloved musical. Developed by “the Fiddler” herself and in collaboration with the creative team from the Bartlett Sher production, arranger Oran Eldor and conductor/orchestrator Ted Sperling, this program walzes from Klezmer to caprice to jazz ballad, celebrates the soul of the violin, the beloved musical, and the flavor of the recent Broadway production. Audiences in diverse venues around the world have enjoyed this groundbreaking program: from BBC radio live in London to Kiev, Ukriane; at the US Supreme Court, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Princeton University, and Merkin Hall; with orchestras around the country; and on the show “In Your Face New York.”

100% of your ticket goes directly to Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, a Catholic Jesuit middle school serving low-income families of diverse races, ethnicities and faiths in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Our mission is to develop young leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious and committed to doing justice. We achieve this goal through a rigorous academic program during an extended school day, a residential summer leadership camp and a graduate support program offering academic and tuition support through high school. In this way, we break the cycle of poverty through education and further the Jesuit tradition of molding men and women for others.

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General concert and ticket information

Doors open at 7:00pm.

Music and presentation begin at 7:30pm

Late seating is at the discretion of the House Management. Latecomers may be asked to remain in the back of the church until there is a break in the program, so as not to disturb the performance or other audience members.

Will call is available when the doors open at 7:00pm.

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.

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

Wallace Hall is not an accessible space. While there is a new ramp entrance to the Parish House (installed fall 2018), there are still steps to gain access to Wallace Hall. Please call ahead (212-288-2520) to discuss any special seating requirements.

An accessible restroom is located just inside the Parish House on the ground floor. The Parish House is located closer to 83rd Street on Park Avenue. PLEASE NOTE the Parish House accessible restroom is not in the same building as Wallace Hall, where the concert is located.


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. View a map with interactive driving and transit directions.