92Y DECEMBER CONCERTS

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92Y DECEMBER CONCERTS

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall
Art of the Guitar
Ana Vidovic, guitar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM
92Y – Buttenwieser Hall
Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Mishka Rushdie Momen, piano
(92Y debut)

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall
Masters of the Keyboard
Julia Hsu
(92Y debut) & Peter Serkin, piano four-hands

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016

ART OF THE GUITAR:
Croatian Guitar Virtuosa Ana Vidovic Returns to 92Y

Critically-acclaimed guitarist Ana Vidovic returns to 92Y with an engaging program spanning genres and centuries. A first-prize winner of the Albert Augustine International Competition (England), the Fernando Sor competition (Italy) and the Francisco Tarrega competition (Spain), Ms. Vidovic’s recital includes music ranging from 18th-century Germany to 19th-century Italy, plus one of the Beatles’ most enduring songs arranged by Toru Takemitsu.

Ms. Vidovic’s international performance career has brought her to New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis and beyond. As The Washington Post observed, “Vidovic’s playing is nuanced and intensely personal, both deeply felt and deeply thought.”

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Art of the Guitar
Ana Vidovic, guitar

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (trans. by Valter Despalj)
GIULIANI: Grande Ouverture, Op. 61
SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, K. 322
SCARLATTI: Sonata in E major, K. 380
TARREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
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BARRIOS MANGORÉ: La Catedral
BARRIOS MANGORÉ: Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios
LENNON/McCARTNEY (arr. TAKEMITSU): Yesterday
PAGANINI: Grande Sonata in A major, Op. 35

Pre-concert talk at 7pm with Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.

Tickets: $25, 40, 45, 55
Artist Website:
Ana Vidovic

Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Mishka Rushdie Momen Gives 92Y Debut

With the 2016/17 season marking its third installation, Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists reflects both 92Y’s and Sir András’s dedication to championing the next generation of international performers by inviting promising young pianists, who have already garnered critical acclaim overseas, to make their 92Y debuts in programs of their choosing. This season, Sir András has selected three pianists to perform in this intimate series in 92Y’s Buttenwieser Hall.

London-born pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen opens the series on December 7 with a varied program of music by Mozart, Janáček, Schumann and Beethoven. A prizewinner at international piano competitions in Cologne, Dublin and Dudley (UK), among others, Ms. Momen’s program explores various forms within piano repertoire – sonatas from the 19th and 20th centuries, a Mozartean fantasy and Schumann’s last great work for the piano. Sir András remarked, “She played Mozart’s A-minor sonata most beautifully, which is very rare indeed. She is a very original, intelligent and sensitive musician.”

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM
92Y – Buttenwieser Hall

Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Mishka Rushdie Momen, piano (92Y debut)

MOZART: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
JANÁČEK: Sonata 1.X.1905
SCHUMANN: Waldszenen, Op. 82
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A major, Op. 101

Tickets: $25 (general admission)
Artist Website: Mishka Rushdie Momen

MASTERS OF THE KEYBOARD:
Julia Hsu and Peter Serkin Perform Piano Four-Hands Recital

Taiwanese pianist Julia Hsu makes her 92Y debut in a piano four-hands recital with the inimitable Peter Serkin. Their program, which features the NY premiere of Serkin’s arrangement for four hands of Brahms’ Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122, also includes masterworks from the Classical and Romantic repertoire by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as Brahms’s Five Hungarian Dances.

In 2014, Ms. Hsu formed a piano duo partnership with the renowned American pianist Peter Serkin. They have performed four-hand and two-piano repertoire extensively in major music festivals, such as Ravinia Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Chamber Music Northwest and Rockport Music Festival in the U.S., Ruhr Piano Festival in Germany and Oxford Piano Festival in England.

“The interpretation [of Schumann’s Six Etudes in Canon Form, Op. 56] had a rare elasticity to it, even rarer that two people achieved it. They played with a single intent, seeming to even breathe together.” – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Masters of the Keyboard
Julia Hsu (92Y debut) & Peter Serkin, piano four-hands

BEETHOVEN:  Adelaide, Op. 46 (arr. Czerny)
BEETHOVEN: Fugue in D major, Op. 137
BRAHMS: Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122 (arr. P. Serkin)
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SCHUBERT: Allegro in A minor, “Lebensstürme”, D. 947
SCHUBERT: Rondo in A major, D. 951
BRAHMS: Five Hungarian Dances
No.8 in A minor
No.9 in E minor
No.11 in D minor
No.12 in D minor
No.18 in D major

Tickets: $25, 40, 50, 55
Artist Websites:
Julia Hsu, Peter Serkin

About 92nd Street Y:

92nd Street Y is a center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. Founded in 1874, it seeks to create, provide and disseminate programs of distinction that foster the physical and mental growth of people throughout their lives. From its New York headquarters, 92Y offers thousands of programs, including talks with leaders in every field; outstanding performing, visual and literary arts presentations and classes; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families.  92Y also creates community far beyond its four walls, bringing people from all over the world together through innovations like the award-winning #GivingTuesday and the Social Good Summit. Along with live webcasts and a growing online archive of free talks and performances, it’s transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world.  All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions and ethnicities.

For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

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