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FALL  2023

September 1, 2

Never Fade Away: Fescilmar Film Festival,  Cajigal Theater  n Barcelona, Venezuela


September 7

Private screening, Never Fade Away: Greene Space, WQXR/NPR


September 23

Never Fade Away: New York Odyssey Film Festival, The Underground Theater at the Abrons Art Center

September 30

Never Fade Away: Ketchikan Dance Film Festival, Ketchikan Coliseum Theatre, Ketchikan, Alaska

October 5 

STEINWAY & SONS  Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Donna Weng Friedman representing New York

October 22

New York Women Composer Benefit, National Opera Center, featured artist, 5-7pm

November 5 

Donna Weng Friedman'80 Masterclass Series, Princeton University - Masterclass with pianist John Perry, 2-4pm, Taplin Auditorium

November 10 at 3pm, November 11 at 6pm

Between the Keys, with Jed Distler and Donna Weng Friedman


November 12, 4pm


November 14 

Steinway Hall, time TBA- New York Women Composers Presents "Five Composers and a Pianist", a concert and panel discussion.  Featuring Donna Weng Friedman, pianist, performing music by de Kenessey, Sherman, Moon, Nourbakhsh and Mandel. Panel discussion led by Jed Distler

December 3

Never Fade Away, award winner of the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival to screen at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, 6pm

Date TBA - Recording to be released: Recording of Microvids for solo piano, by Stefania De Kenessey,  poetry reading by Krystal Joy Brown

winter/SPRING 2024

January 13

Never Fade Away, NY International Immigration Film Festival, Screening and Awards Ceremony- at the Producer's Club, NYC

February 10

Piano Tech Radio Hour, featuring guest artist pianist Donna Weng Friedman

February 11 

Masterclass 2-4pm- Anton Rist, clarinet

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall , Princeton University: Donna Weng Friedman'80 Masterclass Series

February 12-17

Never Fade Away, at the Utah Film Festival

February 13

Queen of the Night: Almost Valentine's Day, 7pm at the Greene Space, WNYC/WQXR, live streamed with Ariel Rivka Dance 7pm

February 23, 24

Never Fade Away, at the Winter Film Awards, International Film Festival, NYC  Look Cinemas

February 25

Soloist with the NJYS, Helen Cha-Pyo conductor, Microvids for solo piano and orchestra, by Stefania de Kenessey (World Premiere)

March 24 

Masterclass 2-4pm Concert 5-6pm - Colin Carr, cello and Donna Weng Friedman piano

Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall , Princeton University: Donna Weng Friedman'80 Masterclass Series

April 23

Never Fade Away, Queens World Film Festival, 9:30pm Zukor Theatre at Kaufman Astoria Studios

May 9

Never Fade Away featured on doubleFEATURE, PBS Rhode Island, 8pm

May 19

Never Fade Away and concert, Jamestown Art Center 4pm

May 27

Never Fade Away at the Producers Club, 1pm screening and talkback after the show, as part of the Oniros Film Awards Festival 

June 2

Microvids, by Stefania de Kenessey, at Symphony Space, Thalia Theater, 3pm Donna Weng Friedman, piano, Diana Solomon-Glover, reciter




Fall 2022

Sept. 15 -  Recording released:  Four Moods, for solo piano, music by Kim D. Sherman, Sound Cloud. 

Oct. 2,  4pm - Marya Martin, flute, Donna Weng Friedman, piano, in concert at Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University: Donna Weng Friedman '80 Masterclass Series

Oct. 8,  7pm -Pianos, Poems and Paintings -Composers Concordance- Kostalbi World


Oct. 12, 7-10 am - Classical Discoveries airs Four Moods, music by Kim D. Sherman, Donna Weng Friedman, pianist -103.3FM Princeton NJ. or


Oct. 30,  4pm - Heritage and Harmony: Ariel Rivka Dance, NYC, invitation only

Nov. 3,  7pm - Ariel Rivka Dance Gala, Heritage and Harmony, Studio Arte: 265 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018 

Nov. 8,  4:30pm - Donna Weng Friedman '80 Masterclass Series featuring Nicholas Canellakis, cellist - Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University 

Nov. 10 - Listen here: Crushing Classical, host Jennet Ingle interviews Donna Weng Friedman - Crushing Classical is a series of interviews with classical musicians who are forging unique paths with their talent 

Nov. 29,  10pm and  Nov. 30, 12pm -Listen here: Between the Keys with Jed Distler, WWFM  with Donna Weng Friedman: Remembering Radu Lupu  

WINTER/Spring 2023

January 27,  7pm - Piano Dialogue with pianists Jose Ramos Santana and Donna Weng Friedman, Harvard Club (private)

February 12,  7:30pm – Jose Ramos Santana, piano with Donna Weng Friedman, piano.  Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University: Donna Weng Friedman '80 Masterclass Series

February 15, 9pm -WQXR Young Artist Showcase: Fontainebleau Conservatory Centennial Celebration

March 12,  4-5:30pm- Masterclass at Wharton Performing Arts School

March 22,  4:10-5:25  Masterclass at Columbia University, Performance Seminar 

March 28, 12pm Masterworks Series, Bargemusic- Mark Peskanov, violin and Donna Weng Friedman, piano

March 31, 7pm - Mark Peskanov, violin and Donna Weng Friedman, piano, Harvard Club (private)

April 2,  4pm - Masterworks Series, Mark Peskanov, violin and Donna Weng Friedman, piano, Bargemusic,  NYC

April 4,  7:30pm - Mark Peskanov, violin and Donna Weng Friedman, piano,

Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University:Donna Weng Friedman '80 Masterclass Series

May 8,  7pm-Anton Rist, clarinet,  Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin, Allison Charney, soprano and Donna Weng Friedman, piano - Harvard Club (private)

May 29th, 9am CBS Morning Newscast with Cindy Hsu

May 31 - June 2,  @ 7pm - World premiere of NEVER FADE AWAY, a short film  starring history making dance artist Chun Wai Chan- NYU Presents Ariel Rivka Dance Spring Season, featuring pianist Donna Weng Friedman performing the world premiere of Microvids by Stefania de Kenessey, for piano and dance, choreographed by Ariel Grossman  Tickets: Ariel Rivka Dance Spring Season


June 12, 6:30pm - NEVER FADE AWAY screening at the Museum of Chinese in America 

July 13, 11am-12pm  Anselmo Academy Presents Donna Weng Friedman, Live Broadcast  CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN

July 19,  time TBA- NEVER FADE AWAY, Asian American Arts Alliance Town Hall: Tracing Histories

Spring 2022

May 26-The Greene Space: WQXR Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month


May 21 - Manhattan Movement and Art Center, Ariel Rivka Dance Spring Season


May 17 -The Piano Pod


May 15 - Tenri Cultural Institute Presents Heritage and Harmony in concert


May 12 - Heart of the East End, with host Gianna Volpe, WLIW FM


May 2 - Merkin Concert Hall, Centennial Celebration of Fontainebleau Schools


March 27 - Quiet Poems, (EP), for solo piano, released on Sound Cloud


March 20 - U for Ukraine, benefit concert


March 16 - I Care If You Listen, video premiere of Quiet Poems


March 8 - Heritage and Harmony: Her Art, Her Voice in collaboration with the National Women’s History Museum


fall/winter 2021

Jan. 28 - Silver Medal for Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings at the Global Music Awards 2022


Jan. 7 - Interview: Persimmon Tree, Celebrating Women in the Arts


12/30-12/31 - Classical Discoveries, Viva 21st Century, WPRB FM


Dec. 19 - Sound Espressivo Global Competition, semi-finals judge


Dec. 2 -  Music Matters, with Jason Tramm


Nov. 22 - Virtual Concert Hall, How Music Continues to Unite Us


Nov. 2 - Virtual Concert Hall, The Joys and Beauty of New Music


Sept. 21 - World Premiere of Unfathomable Things, 15 pieces for solo piano, by Kim D. Sherman, hosted by Adam Guettel


Spring/summer 2021

July 26 - Morning Edition with Michael Hill and John Schaefer, WNYC FM


July 18 - Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen’s Church (first in person concert in 16 months!)


June 17 - The Next Festival of Emerging Artists Keynote panel


June 6  - Heart of the East End, with host Gianna Volpe, WLIW FM


May 28 - WQXR Salute AAPI Heritage Month


May 19 - Classical Discoveries features Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings


May 5- Music Matters with Jason Tramm: The Power of Heritage and Harmony


April 29 -A Portrait of an Artist: Donna Weng Friedman, pianist Virtual Concert Halls


April 18- Poetry and Music, Sundays@Home, National Women’s History Museum


March 21 - The Princeton Club of NYC Presents: Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Perspectives across Professions


March 21 - Sounds of Coherence, with host Kathleen Riley, Awake TV


March 15 - MusicWoman, with host Dr. Joan Cartwright


March 7- Classical Discoveries with Marvin Rosen, In Praise of Women WPRB FM


February 11 - The Town Hall, Preformances with Allison Charney


January 10 – Concert and Conversations Sundays@Home, National Women’s History Museum

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