92Y November Concerts: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:30pm, “Persecution and Promise: A Legacy of Czech Music” Daedalus Quartet; Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00pm, Olga Kern, piano; Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm, Jeremy Denk, Artistic Director and piano; Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm, Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival

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92Y November Concerts

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:30pm
“Persecution and Promise: A Legacy of Czech Music”
Daedalus Quartet
With members of SPEAKmusic:
Deborah Bradley-Kramer, Artistic Director and piano,
Joseph Morag, violin, and Maddie Tucker, cello
Elizabeth Brown, theremin; James Austin Smith, oboe
Buttenwieser Hall

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Olga Kern, piano
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Jeremy Denk, Artistic Director and piano
Stefan Jackiw, violin
New York Polyphony, vocal ensemble (92Y debut)
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm
Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival
Daniil Trifonov, piano (92Y debut)
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic
Kaufmann Concert Hall

 
 

PERSECUTION AND PROMISE: A LEGACY OF CZECH MUSIC

Daedalus Quartet with members of SPEAKmusic

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:30pm
Buttenwieser Hall 

The extraordinary Daedalus Quartet presents an evening of  Czech music composed through political and social unrest over the last 80 years. The quartet, Columbia University’s Quartet-In-Residence, is joined by members of SPEAKmusic, a collective of Columbia and Juilliard musicians and composers. This program explores music by Czech composers who suffered under Nazis or Communist regimes, yet whose spirits did not falter in times of great suffering. Performing works written in exile or within the horrors of concentration camps, these pieces honor a legacy of Czech music too rarely heard today.  Deborah Bradley-Kramer, member of SPEAKmusic, will lead a post-concert discussion and interview with Zuzana Justman, sister of Jiří Pick, whose work was the inspiration for Eliška Cílková’s String Quartet No. 3 (world premiere).

“Persecution and Promise: A Legacy of Czech Music”
Daedalus Quartet
With members of SPEAKmusic:
Deborah Bradley-Kramer, Artistic Director and pianoJoseph Morag, violin;  Maddie Tucker, cello
Elizabeth Brown, theremin
James Austin Smith, oboe

MARTINŮ: Fantasie for Theremin, Oboe, Piano and Strings
ULLMANN: String Quartet No. 3
ELIŠKA CÍLKOVÁ: String Quartet No. 3, “Inspired by the work of Jiří Pick” (world premiere)
KALABIS: String Quartet No. 5, Op. 63, “In Memory of Marc Chagall”
JEŽEKBugatti Step

Tickets: $25 (age 35 & under), $30
Artist Websites: Daedalus Quartet, SPEAKmusic

 
 

DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS

Pianist Olga Kern Performs Solo Recital, Including World Premiere

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists, Olga Kern’s career began with her historic gold-medal winning performance at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. A champion of Russian music, Ms. Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. She performs a program that includes Beethoven’s Waldstein sonata, Liszt’s Réminiscences de Don Juan, and the world premiere of Homage Variations to Edvard Grieg and Béla Bartók by Boris Frenshteyn, with whom Ms. Kern has collaborated for much of her career.

Olga Kern, piano

SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, K. 24
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, K. 9, “Pastorale”
SCARLATTI: Sonata in C major, K. 159
BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
MENDELSSOHNVariations sérieuses, Op. 54
BORIS FRENKSHTEYN: Homage Variations to Edvard Grieg and Béla Bartók (dedicated to Olga Kern) (world premiere)
SCHUMANNKinderszenen, Op. 15
FRANZ LISZTRéminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

Tickets: $25 (age 35  & under), $35, $45, $55
Artist Website: Olga Kern

 
 

DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS

Pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw joined by
vocal ensemble New York Polyphony in 92Y debut

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is known for curating unique programs that pair works of composers through alternating movements. On this program he is joined by violinist Stefan Jackiw and the New York Polyphony vocal ensemble—in their 92Y debut—in the complete violin sonatas of Charles Ives interspersed with traditional American hymns and songs. Through this pairing, one can hear a direct link between Ives’ music and his musical inspiration.

Jeremy Denk, Artistic Director and piano
Stefan Jackiw, violin
New York Polyphony, vocal ensemble

IVES: Violin Sonata No. 4, “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting”
LOWRY / HAWKS:  “I Need Thee Every Hour”
IVES: Violin Sonata No. 3
BARTHÉLEMON / ROBINSON: “Autumn” (“Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee”)
IVES: Violin Sonata No. 2
ROOT/NELSON: “The Shining Shore” (“My Days Are Gliding Swiftly By”)
ROOT: “Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!” (The Prisoner’s Hope)
KIALLMARK / WOODWORTH: “The Old Oaken Bucket”
MASON / COGHILL: “Work for the Night is Coming”
IVES: Violin Sonata No. 1

Tickets: $25 (age 35 & under), $35, $45, $55, $65
Artist Websites: Stefan Jackiw, Jeremy Denk, New York Polyphony

 
 

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Pianist Daniil Trifonov gives his 92Y debut in all-Rachmaninoff program with musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Co-presented by 92Y and the New York Philharmonic as part of Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival, the young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his 92Y debut performing rare works by Rachmaninoff with musicians from the New York Philharmonic. Combining dynamic technique with rare sensitivity, Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to classical stardom. Since winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, Trifonov has traveled the world as both a recitalist and concerto soloist. Cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht heralded the young artist’s meteoric progress, describing him as “a pianist for the rest of our lives.”

Daniil Trifonov, piano
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

RACHMANINOFF: String Quartet No. 1 (unfinished)
RACHMANINOFF: String Quartet No. 2 (unfinished)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9, “Trio élégiaque”

Tickets: $25 (age 35 & under), $35, $45
Artist Websites: Daniil TrifonovNew York Philharmonic

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

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