92Y JANUARY CONCERTS: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30PM 92Y – Buttenwieser Hall Asi Matathias, violin Victor Stanislavsky, piano; Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30PM 92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall Pacifica Quartet Jörg Widmann, clarinet; Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00PM 92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall Yefim Bronfman, piano Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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92Y JANUARY CONCERTS

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30PM
92Y – Buttenwieser Hall
Asi Matathias, violin
Victor Stanislavsky, piano

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall
Pacifica Quartet
Jörg Widmann, clarinet

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Violinist Asi Matathias & Pianist Victor Stanislavsky
Give World Premiere in 92Y Debuts

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30PM
92Y – Buttenwieser Hall

Young Israeli artists Asi Matathias and Victor Stanislavsky make their 92nd Street Y debuts in the intimate Buttenwieser Hall as part of the Soundspace series.  Mr. Matathias was 14 when he debuted with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, and he has since performed with great orchestras around the world to critical acclaim: “Matathias created magic with an immense richness of sound and colors” (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger).  Matathias, who studied under the tutelage of Pinchas Zukerman while a student at the Manhattan School of Music, has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv and Izumi Hall in Osaka.   Pianist Victor Stanislavsky was the 1st Prize recipient of the Aviv Competition in Israel and performs globally as a soloist with orchestras and a recitalist on many of the world’s most prestigious stages.  The duo presents a program of Bloch, Stravinsky, Saint-Saёns, and the world premiere of a new work by Chanson Goldschmitz, commissioned by 92Y.

Asi Matathias, violin
Victor Stanislavsky, piano

BLOCH: Violin Sonata No. 2, “Poème mystique”
STRAVINSKY: Divertimento for Violin and Piano
CHASON GOLDSCHMITZ: Impermanence for solo violin (world premiere; 92Y commission)
SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75

Tickets: from $25
Artist Websites:
Asi Matathias, Victor Stanislavsky

Pacifica Quartet Returns to 92Y with
Clarinetist/Composer Jörg Widmann

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Following their successful 92nd Street Y debut last season, The New York Times praised the Pacifica Quartet: “Their alluring sound proved breathtaking…spine-tingling intensity.” On January 24, the Quartet returns to 92Y with a varied program that includes Haydn’s G Major String Quartet, one of his final and most exciting works, as well as Jörg Widmann’s “endearingly peculiar, era-hopping” (The New York Times) “Hunt” Quartet; the Quartet and Widmann conclude with Brahms’s evocative Clarinet Quintet.  Widmann, one of 92Y’s best-loved artists, speaks about the artistic experience as a clarinetist and composer in these 92Y videos:
Part 1
Part 2

Pacifica Quartet
Simin Ganatra, violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin
Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello
Jörg Widmann, clarinet

HAYDN: String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1
JÖRG WIDMANN: String Quartet No. 3, “Hunt Quartet”
BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Tickets: from $40
Artist Websites:
Pacifica Quartet, Jörg Widmann

Yefim Bronfman, Piano & New York Philharmonic Musicians Perform All-Tchaikovsky Program

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

As a part of Beloved Friend–Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, 92nd Street Y joins the New York Philharmonic to co-present a celebration of the composer and his lesser-known chamber works.  The lauded pianist Yefim Bronfman opens the program with selections from The Seasons Op. 37a, and he is joined by esteemed New York Philharmonic musicians, including new Concertmaster Frank Huang, in Souvenir de Florence and the A Minor Piano Trio.

Yefim Bronfman, piano
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic
Frank Huang, violin
Sheryl Staples, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Rebecca Young, viola
Carter Brey, cello
Eileen Moon, cello

TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Seasons, Op. 37a
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Tickets: from $40
Artist Websites:
Yefim Bronfman, New York Philharmonic

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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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