Spring Concert – Saturday, April 14

Duo Sandí: Adrian (left) and Sergio Sandí. Photo: Jiyang Chen

On Saturday, April 14 at 7 pm,  Sergio Sandí, Music Director and pianist at St. Charles Borromeo, and Adrian Sandí, NYC Clarinet Solo Recitalist, will perform a concert of classical music by Lutoslawski, Schumann, Castro and Brahms.

During his career Sergio Sandí has participated in numerous concerts, recitals and other presentations at Costa Rica’s principal venues, and also in the U.S.A., Italy, France, Lithuania, and Guatemala. Among his many honors Mr. Sandi was awarded the Costa Rican National Prize in Music as best solo performer, the highest award in Costa Rica, given by the Ministry of Culture. Mr. Sandí serves as director of music at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights, and St. Andrew the Apostle in Bay Ridge.

Adrián Sandí is currently a freelancer in the NYC metro area. An active solo recitalist, Adrián has given numerous chamber music and solo performances throughout his career in Costa Rica, Panama, U.S.A., Canada, China, Mexico and Germany. An avid performer of new music, Adrián is currently a member of Ensemble Signal and Periapsis Music and Dance. He has performed with groups such as Bang on a Can All-Stars, loadbang, New York New Music Ensemble, Mimesis Ensemble and Numinous. Adrián has performed as the principal clarinetist of Wichita Symphony Orchestra for their 2011-12 season and with ensembles such as Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific.

Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door.


Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
Preludia Taneczne / Dance Preludes (1954)
1. Allegro Molto
2. Andantino
3. Allegro giocoso
4. Andante
5. Allegro Molto

Carlos José Castro (1963)
Serenata de la Luna (2013)
1. Enérgico
2. Expresivo
3. Como un aire popular
4. Dramático y temperamental
5. Rapsódico

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke Op. 73 / Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 (1849)
1. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
2. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
3. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No. 1 Op. 120 (1894)
1. Allegro appasionato
2. Andante un poco Adagio
3. Allegretto grazioso
4. Vivace

Clergy Staffing Changes

Farewell Fr. Anselmus
Fr. Anselmus Mawusi, who has ministered at St. Charles Borromeo since November of 2016, has been asked to assist in another parish. He will be remembered and missed. Msgr. LoPinto has graciously volunteered to assist whenever he can, and I am grateful to him for his generosity.
I am sure that I speak for everyone when I assure Fr. Anselmus that he will be in our minds, hearts and prayers. His new assignment is at:
520 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 282-7162

Welcome Father John Gribowich
Bishop Di Marzio had assigned Fr. John Gribowich to reside at St Charles beginning in Mid-April. He is presently serving in St. Nicolas of Tolentine Parish in Jamaica, Queens. Father Gribowich’ s day job will be at De Sales Media, the communications ministry of the Diocese. It includes “The Tablet”, NET TV and outreach through social media. He will also be pursing an executive MBA at the University of California at Berkeley. More information will follow.