92Y FEBRUARY CONCERTS

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92Y FEBRUARY CONCERTS

Sunday, February 1, 3:00 PM
Shai Wosner, piano
The Parker Quartet
Timothy Cobb, double bass

The Schubert Effect 2
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Sunday, February 1, 7:30 PM
Ian Bostridge, speaker
Jeremy Denk, interviewer

Winterreise:  Anatomy of an Obsession
92Y Buttenwieser Hall

Monday, February 2, 7:30 PM
Miriam Fried, violin
Kobi Malkin, violin
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
From Folklore to Modernity
92Y Concerts at SubCulture

Sunday, February 8, 11:00 AM
Leon Fleisher with Julian Fleisher
Living Through Music – On Seeing Through Schubert
92Y Weill Art Gallery

Monday, February 9, 7:30 PM
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

CONTACT! New Music from Israel
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street

Friday, February 13, 8:00 PM
Sir Andras Schiff Selects:
Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
92Y Concerts at SubCulture

Saturday, February 21, 8:00 PM
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Exclusive New York Solo Recital

92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Thursday, February 26, 8:00 PM
Deborah Voigt, soprano & speaker
Voigt Lessons (NYC Premiere)

92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Saturday, February 28, 8:00 PM
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

SHAI WOSNER, THE PARKER QUARTET
& TIMOTHY COBB:
THE SCHUBERT EFFECT 2

Sunday, February 1, 3:00 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Pianist Shai Wosner and the Parker Quartet conclude their two-part series exploring Schubert’s unique compositional world and his influence on contemporary composers. NY Philharmonic’s principal double bassist, Timothy Cobb joins them for a night of Schubert’s and Kurtag’s music.

Mr. Wosner and the Parker Quartet worked with Hungarian composer György Kurtág and understand his musical attributes and influences. Their unique presentation of alternating movements from Kurtag’s and Schubert’s Moments musicaux will reveal astonishing relationships within both men’s artistic spirit.

According to Mr. Wosner, “Schubert’s sense of time has a certain duality to it— almost a kind of a Schubert Effect—that makes it seem as if time is somehow magically both moving and suspended. This expansiveness is in the very nature of Schubert’s music, regardless of duration. It can be felt from bar to bar and in the moment, as the music unfolds with a spontaneity that doesn’t tell us if a piece will last five minutes or fifty.”

The effect Schubert and his music has had on musicians and music-lovers resounds through the centuries. Six artists who thrive on the collaborative process share his effect on them with some of Schubert’s best-loved works, including the magnificent “Trout” Quintet.

Shai Wosner, piano
Parker Quartet
Daniel Chong, violin; Ying Xue, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
Timothy Cobb, double bass

SCHUBERT: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
SCHUBERTMoments musicaux for Piano, D. 780 (alternating movements with)
KURTAG6 moments musicaux for String Quartet, Op. 44
SCHUBERT: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D. 667, “Trout”

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $35, $52, $57
Artist Websites: Shai Wosner
, Parker Quartet, Timothy Cobb


WINTERREISE:  ANATOMY OF AN OBSESSION

Sunday, February 1, 7:30 PM
92Y Buttenwieser Hall

Acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk interviews British tenor Ian Bostridge, whose performances of Winterreise “haunt the imagination long after the notes have died away” (New York Magazine) and whose new book, Schubert’s Winterreise: Anatomy of an Obsession, offers a personal examination of the song cycle’s literary, historical and psychological themes.

With Ian Bostridge being universally recognized as one of the greatest lieder interpreters of our era, and Jeremy Denk as one of America’s most thought-provoking, multifaceted and compelling artists, this 92Y talk provides true insight into Schubert’s song cycle from both a pianist and vocalist’s perspective.

Tickets $15 (age 35 & under), $22, $28 premium access
Artist Websites: Ian Bostridge, Jeremy Denk


FROM FOLKLORE TO MODERNITY

Monday, February 2, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

As part of a series of three concerts, “Hsin-Yun & Friends,” violist Hsin-Yun Huang curates programs with focused presentations in mind. For this concert, Ms. Huang brings aboard violinist Miriam Fried and the young Israeli violinist Kobi Malkin, who is a member of Ensemble ACJW and a former student of Ms. Fried, to portray how integral folk music was for Central European composers to write classical music.


For more than 100 years, Eastern European composers have mined their native folk musical traditions for inspiration. How each composer has used that raw material has fascinated music lovers for just as long, varying their treatments with the times, regions and personal visions. This concert demonstrates the different ways that musical folk tradition has inspired musical modernism.

Miriam Fried
, violin
Kobi Malkin, violin
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

MARTINU: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, H. 313
KURTAG: Selections from Signs, Games and Messages
DVORAK: Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a
LIGETI: “Hora lunga” from Sonata for Solo Viola
KODALY: Serenade for two violins and viola, Op. 12

92Y Concerts at SubCulture is a co-presentation of 92Y and SubCulture.


Tickets $15 (age 35 & under)
, $35
Artist Websites: Miriam Fried, Hsin-Yun Huang, Kobi Malkin


LEON FLEISHER: LIVING THROUGH MUSIC
ON SEEING THROUGH SCHUBERT

Sunday, February 8, 11:00 AM
92Y Weill Art Gallery

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the gold standard of musicianship and, at 85 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor.

For the third in a series of three conversations, he sits down with his son Julian Fleisher to discuss Schubert’s special place in his world, exploring the master’s life and career through the lens of the music he loves.

Leon Fleisher’s recordings of solo piano music, chamber music, and concertos are considered as a standard reference for aspiring pianists, and in 2008, he was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  His latest CD, All the Things You Are, has been nominated for a Grammy Award this year.

Tickets $15 (age 35 & under), $25
Artist Websites: Leon Fleisher, Julian Fleisher


CONTACT! NEW MUSIC FROM ISRAEL

Monday, February 9, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic’s new-music series, continues with “New Music from Israel,” featuring musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing a program focusing on chamber music by contemporary Israeli composers: Quasi danza macabra from Josef Bardanashvili’s String Quartet No. 1; Yotam Haber’s Estro poetico–armonico II; Shulamit Ran’s Mirage for five players; and the New York Premiere of Avner Dorman’s Jerusalem Mix. The program is a copresentation by the New York Philharmonic and 92nd Street Y.

CONTACT! connects you with the most engaging and innovative music of our time, played by Philharmonic ensembles in intimate and informal settings, with commentary from the composers and performers.

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

BARDANASHVILI: Quasi danza macabra from String Quartet No. 1
HABEREstro poetico-armonico II for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
RANMirage for Five Players
DORMANJerusalem Mix for oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano (New York Premiere)

CONTACT! at SubCulture is a co-presentation of 92nd Street Y and the New York Philharmonic with the generous support of Stuart and Linda Nelson.

Tickets $35


SIR ANDRAS SCHIFF SELECTS: YOUNG PIANISTS
KUOK-WAI LIO

Friday, February 13, 8:00 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

One of the foremost pianists of our time, Sir András Schiff has chosen three young, accomplished pianists to present a new generation of great musicians in a new series in New York and Berlin.

Born in Macau, Kuok-Wai Lio studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and has been working regularly with Sir András at the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove and other European festivals. He has given recitals in the US, Canada, Japan, Germany and Italy. In 2004 he performed for the President of China.

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano

MOZART: Sonata in D major, K. 576
BERG: Sonata, Op. 1
SCHUBERT: Sonata in G major, D. 894

92Y Concerts at SubCulture is a co-presentation of 92Y and SubCulture.


Tickets $35
Artist Website:
Kuok-Wai Lio


MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN
EXCLUSIVE NEW YORK SOLO RECITAL

Saturday, February 21, 8:00 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

As part of his international tour this season, Marc-Andre Hamelin performs at 92Y for his only solo recital in New York. Hamelin honors the rich tradition of the pianist-composer with a program of works by composers who had great success at the keyboard.

Franz Liszt may be the most iconic pianist-composer of all, and Hamelin is a Liszt specialist, playing his often fiendishly difficult music with astonishing ease. Hamelin also thrives on reviving the unjustly obscure, so he opens with music of the Irish Romantic John Field. And Hamelin himself continues the composer-pianist tradition, presenting his Chaconne (inspired naturally by Bach’s Chaconne) to New York for the first time.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

FIELDAndante inédit
HAMELIN: Chaconne (New York premiere)
DEBUSSYImages, Book II
LISZTBénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
LISZTVenezia e Napoli

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $35, $52, $57
Artist Website: Marc-Andre Hamelin


“VOIGT LESSONS”
NYC PREMIERE

Thursday, February 26, 8:00 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Internationally beloved opera star Deborah Voigt shares memories and music from her celebrated career, in an intimate account of her life beyond the velvet curtains in the New York City premiere of her confessional one-woman show, Voigt Lessons. She performs arias, pop songs, standards and spirituals that have special meaning for her, including Strauss’s “Zueignung,” Mancini’s “ Moon River,” The Carpenters’ hit, “A Song for You,” and much more.

Through anecdotes and backstage stories, she describes her astonishing rise to the operatic heights despite the challenges she faced in private, in an evening imbued with her trademark warmth, candor, and sense of humor. 

Her new memoir, Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva, will be published by HarperCollins in January 2015. Call Me Debbie is one of the most electrifying performances of Deborah Voigt’s life – a tale of success, addiction, music, and faith as dramatic as any role she has performed.

Call Me Debbie, For More Info see Harper Collins

Ms. Voigt has been nominated for a Grammy Award several times and most recently shared the 2013 “Best Opera Recording” award for the Metropolitan Opera’s recording of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen


Starring Deborah Voigt
Music Direction by Kevin Stites
Co-Creators: Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello & Deborah Voigt

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $30, $35, $39
Artist Website:
Deborah Voigt


JASON VIEAUX, GUITAR & YOLANDA KONDONASSIS, HARP:
NYC DEBUT DUO
PERFORMANCE

Saturday, February 28, 8:00 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

The esteemed guitar and harp duo, Jason Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis, makes their NYC debut performance at 92Y to provide an inspiring mix of new and exciting sounds.

The program includes original works for harp and guitar, such as Alan Hovhaness’ Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge’s Fantasia, Máximo Diego Pujol’s Suite Magica, and two New York premieres commissioned by the duo: Knock on Wood (2012) by Keith Fitch and Hypnotized (2013) by Gary Schocker. 

On January 27, Ms. Kondonassis and Mr. Vieaux release a new album entitled Together, featuring works heard on this concert’s program. This is the first record collaboration between the two artists. The disc marks Kondonassis’ 19th album in a recording career that has been recognized with a Grammy Award nomination, and broken boundaries with hundreds of thousands of discs and downloads sold worldwide.

Jason Vieaux’s solo album Play has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category. Released on Azica Records in January 2014, the album includes showpieces by Barrios, Sagreras, Bustamante, and Sainz De La Maza, Tárrega’s classics Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Capricho Arabe, Vieaux’s own in-demand arrangement of Duke Ellington’s In A Sentimental Mood, and Andrew York’s popular Sunburst.

Benjamin Verdery, artistic director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series and chair of Yale’s guitar department, will be giving a pre-concert talk at 7 pm, featuring guest composer Keith Fitch.

Jason Vieaux, guitar
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

PUJOLSuite mágica for Harp and Guitar
JOBIMA Felicidade
HOVHANESS: Sonata, Op 374, “Spirit of Trees” for Harp and Guitar
SCHOCKERHypnotized for Harp and Guitar (New York premiere)
FITCHKnock on Wood for Harp and Guitar (New York premiere)
SALZEDOChanson dans la nuit for Harp
MONTSALVATGE: Fantasía for Harp and Guitar

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $45, $58, $65
Artist Websites: Jason Vieaux, Yolanda Kondonassis


Tickets are available at www.92Y.org/concerts or 212-415-5500.
Ticket prices subject to change.

ABOUT 92Y

FOR 140 YEARS, 92Y has connected people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. A world-class nonprofit community and cultural center, it enriches lives, creates community and elevates humanity through the breadth and depth of its extraordinary programs. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually, and many more connect through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available at 92YOnDemand.org. Founded in 1874 and celebrating its 140th anniversary this spring, 92Y is a proudly Jewish organization that embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all perspectives and backgrounds. 

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

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