92Y MAY CONCERTS: Saturday, May 9, 8:00 PM Assad Brothers – Celebrating the Assad Brothers’ 50th Anniversary 92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall; Monday, May 11, 7:30 PM CONTACT!: “New Music from Italy” Musicians from the New York Philharmonic SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street

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Saturday, May 9, 8:00 PM
Assad Brothers – Celebrating the Assad Brothers’ 50th Anniversary
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Monday, May 11, 7:30 PM
CONTACT!: “New Music from Italy”
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street


Saturday, May 9, 8:00 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

“The best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history.”—The Washington Post

Sérgio & Odair Assad are the most celebrated classical guitar duo in the world. Throughout their long career, Brazil’s renowned Assad Brothers have pushed musical boundaries, stirred the imagination and collaborated with the world’s greatest artists in classical, jazz and world music. For their 50th anniversary celebration, they return to the 92nd Street Y for an exclusive New York engagement in which they highlight their ongoing contributions to Brazilian music and culture.

As part of a world tour, this concert will feature the works of Spanish and Brazilian classics. The Assad Brothers are joined by two of their favorite partners: clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

Benjamin Verdery, artistic director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series and chair of Yale’s guitar department, will give a free pre-concert talk at 7 pm.

Exclusive New York Engagement

Sérgio Assad, guitar
Odair Assad, guitar

With special guests
Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

ALBENIZ Córdoba from Cantos de España, Op. 232
GRANADOS Ocho valses poeticos
GISMONTI Baiao malandro
VILLA-LOBOS Choros No. 5, “Alma Brasileira”
BELLINATI Jongo (Dedicated to the Assad Brothers)
Selections with special guest artists, to be announced

Tickets $25 (35 & Under), $50, $63
Artist Website: Assad Brothers

Three Premiere Works

Monday, May 11, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic’s new-music series, continues with its third and final concert at SubCulture, co-presented by 92Y: “New Music from Italy.”

This concert features musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing a program of music of today from Italy including three premieres. The works represent different generations, regions and styles, from the legendary Luciano Berio to 30-year-old Vittorio Montalti, who won the Silver Lion at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

Joshua Gersen, conductor (Berio)
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

BERIO Différences for five instruments and tape
MONTALTI Passacaglia for marimba and cello (US premiere)
SCIARRINO tre duetti con l’eco (US premiere)
FRANCESCONI Encore Da capo (New York premiere)

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

Tickets $35 General Admission

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


92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; outstanding programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is the home of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving launched in 2012. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

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

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