Stern-Wolfe, Mimi

American. Pianist. Conductor. Graduate of Queens College, with a Master of Music in Piano and Conducting from the New England Conservatory. Board member of the American Society of Jewish music, and also member of the contemporary repertory committee of ASJM. Founder/director of Downtown Music Productions, a concert presenting organization with the Downtown Chamber and Opera Players. DMP has presented the works of hundreds of composers and has commissioned operas, chamber and vocal music, and theatrical and dance works. Over the 25 year history they have presented and performed many “Jewish Musical Currents” concerts, and have also released a CD “Composers of the Holocaust” (2001) that has been favorably reviewed in The Jewish Week,Aufbau and Jewish Currents. In 1989, she introduced the chamber works of Ervin Schulhoff at Emanuel Midtown Y Concert on 14 Street in a comprehensive concert series effort to introduce Schulhoff’s complete chamber and piano works to the public. The concerts “Ervin Schulhoff Re-Discovered” and “Lost and Found” were presented several times and later at Merkin Hall. She is currently working on another program with another composer, to premiere at the Jewish Heritage Museum. On October 28, 29, 30, (2004) she will be presenting an opera at the Leonard Nimoy Theater Thalia. It is entitled “A Satin Cloak,” with music and libretto by Martin Halpern, based on a Hasidic folktale. Ms. Stern-Wolfe will be conducting the downtown chamber & opera players. DMP has a websitethat describes some of the diverse programs and underscores the Composers of the Holocaust recording and efforts. Stern-Wolfe was also formerly a conductor and vocal coach at the Lake George Opera Festival and the Aspen Music Festival, and served as a performer/consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.