92nd Street Y Announces 2015/16 Concert Season

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92nd Street Y
Announces 2015/16 Concert Season



92Y commissions by architect Gabriel Calatrava, photographer Clifford Ross, and composer Jonathan Berger; Six premieres of works by Stephen Hough, Andrew Norman, Jonathan Berger, Vijay Iyer, Anthony Cheung; and twelve artist debuts

Opening Night, October 20
Pianist Kirill Gerstein performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Piano Concerto in F in their original jazz band arrangements, with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and Maurice Peress

“Seeing Music” – New Music & Visual Arts Festival
92Y presents four events that showcase the confluence of music with the visual arts; festival features two 92Y commissions by architect Gabriel Calatrava and artist Clifford Ross, along with performances by pianists Matan Porat and Garrick Ohlsson, Brentano String Quartet, and violinist Julian Rachlin

Distinguished Artists
Includes concerts with pianist Olga Kern; New York Polyphony, violinist Stefan Jackiw, and pianist Jeremy Denk; cellist Steven Isserlis with pianist Stephen Hough; and violinist Jennifer Koh with pianist Shai Wosner

“Bridge to Beethoven”
Four-concert residency with violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner illuminates Beethoven’s enduring influence on contemporary composers, with the composer’s complete violin sonatas paired with new works by Andrew Norman, Vijay Iyer, Jörg Widmann, and Anthony Cheung

Masters of the Keyboard
Presents recitals by pianists Angela Hewitt, Inon Barnatan, Stephen Hough and Kirill Gerstein

Chamber Music at 92Y
Features pianist Daniil Trifonov with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Pacifica Quartet, Zukerman Trio, and St. Lawrence String Quartet with flautist Tara Helen O’Connor and pianist Pedja Muzijevic

Art of the Guitar
One of the preeminent classical guitar series in New York City showcases mandolin player Avi Avital in his touring series Between Worlds, as well as Pepe Romero, David Russell, and Yamandu Costa

András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Returning for its second season, renowned pianist and longtime 92Y collaborator Sir András Schiff introduces the next generation of great keyboard performers

Click here to view the chronological listing of concerts

March 24, 2015 – New York, NY – 92nd Street Y and Tisch Center for the Arts Director Hanna Arie-Gaifman today announced the 2015/16 concert season, which features some of the world’s preeminent musicians in 92Y’s historic and intimate Kaufmann Concert Hall. 92Y is proud to present performances in which artists are able to connect with audiences through multidisciplinary presentations and programs that showcase their own musical tastes.

“Seeing Music,” a new music and visual arts festival, January 26-February 6, explores the ways in which music and the visual arts complement and inform each other. Also new this season is a residency with violinist Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner “Bridge to Beethoven,” that highlights the composer’s enduring influence by pairing his violin sonatas with new works by contemporary composers. “András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists” continues for a second season, presenting the US debut of three young artists chosen by Sir András Schiff. The 2015/16 season is also highlighted by 92Y commissions in both music and visual art; premieres of works by Stephen Hough, Andrew Norman, Jonathan Berger, Vijay Iyer, Anthony Cheung; and twelve solo recital debuts on the 92Y stage.

In addition to the new series, works, and artists, 92Y continues to present the artistically-rich array of programs that have become a defining trait of the institution, such as  “Distinguished Artists,” “Masters of the Keyboard,” “Chamber Ensembles,” and “Art of the Guitar.” These series continually reinforce 92Y’s position as a presenter that works closely with its performing artists to bring audiences on enlightening and thought- provoking musical journeys.

Of the upcoming 2015/16 season, Ms. Arie-Gaifman comments, “Our collaborative efforts with artists have resulted in several exciting new programs, such as our “Seeing Music” Festival, in which tremendously talented artists explore the connections between music, art, sculpture, and film. We are pleased to welcome back Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner with the “Bridge to Beethoven” residency. These are just two of the ways that artists are creating adventurous programs at 92Y that speak to audiences and provide distinctive musical experiences.”

This season, 92Y extends the reach of its concert series with the launch of the Concerts Schools Project, which provides public high school music students with greater access to musical performances and artists by bringing groups of students to selected concerts at 92Y throughout the season. 92Y also helps schools tie these musical experiences back to the students’ core curriculum through teaching artists and curriculum support.

Full program details are available in the chronological listing


92Y’s 2015/16 season opens on October 20 with internationally renowned pianist and Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, who returns to his jazz roots to collaborate with the 1920s style big band Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. Together, they present two of George Gershwin’s most famous works—Rhapsody in Blue and Piano Concerto in F—in their original jazz band arrangements from the 1920s. These original arrangements provide a glimpse into the past and allow audiences to hear these works in what was originally considered an unconventional setting.


This season, 92Y presents “Seeing Music,” a new music and visual arts festival that provides audiences with a new way to experience and interpret the music they hear on stage, while allowing the different art forms to complement and inform each other. The festival features two 92Y visual art commissions: a moving installation that responds to and interacts with the Brentano String Quartet performing J.S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue on stage, as well as video and stage installation that accompanies Julian Rachlin in a selection of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Also included in the festival are a silent film with improvised piano accompaniment by Matan Porat, and an afternoon of music with Garrick Ohlsson that illustrates the way in which composers have used works of art as inspiration for their compositions. Preceding Ohlsson’s concert is a discussion between the performer and art historian, Tim Barringer, presenting the paintings that inspired the composers’ works as well as imagining which paintings by Francisco Goya might have stimulated the music of Enrique Granados.

“Combining music and other artistic mediums is still a rare experience for many classical music audiences,” Ms. Arie-Gaifman observes. “Our aim with ‘Seeing Music’ is to use a multidisciplinary approach to present music in a way that invites the audience to experience it visually as well. The festival still puts music front and center with the visual elements serving to illuminate the music, but not distract from it.”   

In addition to the 92Y-commissioned art installations that are featured in this series, many of the “Seeing Music” concerts represent exclusive New York recital appearances.

Pianist Matan Porat (92Y debut) accompanies Buster Keaton’s The General – January 26, 2016
Israeli composer and pianist Matan Porat makes his 92Y debut by reviving the now rarely-heard art of improvised silent film accompaniment with Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy The General. The New Yorker called Porat’s rendition of The General in Marlboro, Vermont “an astounding feat of creative musicianship.” Mr. Porat is one of few artists who still invest time in classical music improvisation while maintaining a career performing the standard repertory. His debut CD, Variations on a theme by Scarlatti—a 65-minute program of pieces from Couperin to Boulez that relate to Scarlatti’s Sonata K. 32—was recorded last year for the Mirare label and was hailed as “a fantastic album that one should hear over and over again” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

The Art of the Fugue with Brentano String Quartet and architect Gabriel Calatrava – January 30, 2016
This musical-visual exploration, commissioned and produced by 92Y and performed by the Brentano String Quartet, explores Bach’s masterpiece of counterpoint through music and poetry. For this unique experience, architect and designer Gabriel Calatrava creates a stage installation that directly interacts with the musicians during the performance. Inspired by Bach’s fugal lines, the strings on musical instruments, and the children’s game Cat’s Cradle, Calatrava’s sculpture playfully expresses Bach’s music, both spatially and visually. Calatrava reflects on the project, “My fascination with moving architecture inspired me to design a set piece that serves as both a work of art and a functional installation that reacts to music.” The structure is comprised of four sets of strings arranged in four horizontal planes that rotate around a fixed axis. New shapes, patterns and spaces are formed as each set of strings crosses paths, stretch, compress and pull one another in new directions.  Each new configuration illustrates the changing relationships between the voices of the fugue, which similarly rise, fall, and chase after one another to form ingenious patterns and to create intimate exchanges.

Composers Inspired by Art with pianist Garrick Ohlsson – January 31, 2016
From opposite ends of Europe come two Romantic masterpieces inspired by works of art—Francisco Goya for Enrique Granados and Viktor Hartmann for Modest Mussorgsky. Garrick Ohlsson, a masterful interpreter of the Romantic repertoire, will perform Granados’ Goyescas and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as the art that inspired these works are projected on-stage before the concert and during intermission. This program includes a pre-concert talk on Goya and Hartmann’s art, their relationship to music, and how the composers interpreted paintings into such vivid sonic portraits.

Music and Video Art: violinist Julian Rachlin and artist Clifford Ross – February 6, 2016
Clifford Ross’ monumental photography, video art, and other visual installations are exhibited across America and worldwide. Known for Harmonium Mountain, an abstract video set to Philip Glass’ music, the artist now collaborates with violinist Julian Rachlin to create a vibrant new presentation of on Beethoven’s iconic violin sonatas. Rachlin himself is no stranger to multidisciplinary collaborations, as he has been leading the internationally renowned Julian Rachlin & Friends festival in Dubrovnik, Croatia for 12 years, a platform for creative and vibrant projects with leading musicians and actors. Rachlin, reflecting on the project, states “It is always a thrill to be able to put creative minds together in order to cross genres and attempt something experimental. 92nd Street Y attendees are in for a real treat – to experience Beethoven Sonatas and Clifford Ross’ installation complimenting one another. I view Clifford as one of today’s most inspired artists, and am honored to join him for this project.”


Over 180 years after his death, Beethoven remains one of the most frequently performed composers in classical music concerts across the globe. It is no surprise that his music has continued to influence and inspire generations of composers and musicians, including the leading composers of today. Violinist Jennifer Koh, a longtime 92Y collaborator and one of today’s most innovative musicians, illustrates the composer’s lasting influence with her four-concert residency “Bridge to Beethoven,” in which she and pianist Shai Wosner perform all of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, along with new works by contemporary composers from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Ms. Koh and Mr. Wosner’s residency includes the New York premieres of new works by Vijay Iyer (October 26), Anthony Cheung (March 21), and Andrew Norman (April 7), along with Jörg Widmann’s Sommersonate (December 7).


Olga Kern, piano – November 7, 2015
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 as well as Liszt’s Réminiscences de Don Juan.

Pianist Jeremy Denk, violinist Stefan Jackiw, and New York Polyphony (92Y debut) – November 21, 2015
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 grouping one can hear a direct link between Ives’ music and his musical inspiration.

Steven Isserlis, cello & Stephen Hough, piano – March 15, 2016
Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, British pianist Stephen Hough has led a distinguished career as both a leading concert pianist as well as composer. Hough is joined by internationally acclaimed cellist Steven Isserlis. With over 20 years of collaborations together, the pair will perform works by Josef Suk, Dvořák, and Grieg, the popular Arpeggione sonata by Schubert, and the New York premiere of a work by Hough himself, dedicated to Steven Isserlis.

Jennifer Koh, violin and Shai Wosner, piano – April 7, 2016
This performance is part of Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner’s Bridge to Beethoven residency, a series of programs curated by Ms. Koh that explore the impact Beethoven has had on a diverse group of contemporary composers and musicians. The program includes a New York premiere by Andrew Norman. 92Y audiences are already familiar with pianist Shai Wosner’s matching of old and new music with his series “The Schubert Effect” during the 2014/15 season, which focused on the works of Schubert and his long-lasting influence on contemporary composers.


Angela Hewitt, piano (92Y solo recital debut)
– October 28, 2015
Angela Hewitt, whose musicianship was described by The New York Times as “an instant link from head and heart to fingertips,” is one of the world’s foremost performers and interpreters of Bach’s keyboard works. In 2012/13, after performing Bach’s The Art of the Fugue in its entirety at the Royal Festival Hall in London as part of the International Piano Series, Ms. Hewitt began a project to perform this monumental work over the course of two programs in major halls across the world. She brings this project to 92Y, performing The Art of the Fugue in its entirety in just one evening.

Inon Barnatan, piano – February 20, 2016
A winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009 and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award in 2015, Inon Barnatan is widely known for his compelling and insightful musicianship and elegant virtuosity. He was named the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Association, a three-season appointment that includes multiple concerto and chamber collaborations with the orchestra. An acclaimed recording artist, his album Darknesse Visible was named one of the “Best of 2012” by The New York Times. Mr. Barnatan returns to 92Y this season performing works by Bach, Schubert, Brahms and Ligeti.

Stephen Hough, piano (92Y solo recital debut) – March 23, 2016
The Guardian describes Stephen Hough’s artistry as “the most perfect piano-playing conceivable.” Mr. Hough combines an exceptional facility and tonal palette with a uniquely inquisitive musical personality, and his achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for his concerts and a discography of more than fifty recordings. In addition to his “Distinguished Artists” recital with cellist Steven Isserlis on March 15, Stephen Hough will perform a solo recital that includes the New York premiere of his own Sonata No.3 Trinity. Other works on the program are Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes Nos. 10-11, as well as Franck’s Prelude, Chorale and Fugue.

Kirill Gerstein, piano – April 6, 2016
The multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks. Since becoming the sixth recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award in 2010, Mr. Gerstein has shared his prize through the commissioning of boundary-crossing new works by Oliver Knussen, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Timothy Andres and Alexander Goehr, with additional commissions scheduled for future seasons. He returns after opening the 92Y’s 2015/16 season on October 20 to perform a concert of solo piano works that include the technically challenging music of Balakirev’s Islamey and Liszt’s Dante Sonata.


Daniil Trifonov, piano (92Y debut)
with Musicians from the New York Philharmonic
– November 22, 2015
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. Combining chamber technique with rare sensitivity, Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to classical stardom. Since winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, Trifonov has travelled the world as both a recitalist and concerto soloist. Cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht heralded the young artist’s meteoric progress, described him as “a pianist for the rest of our lives.”

Pacifica Quartet (92Y debut) “Last Words” – December 9, 2015
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, the Pacifica String Quartet makes its debut at 92Y performing the last quartets of three major composers. The ensemble received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, and was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America in the same year. Last Words is a concert program the ensemble created to contemplate and juxtapose the last string quartets of Beethoven, Janáček and Carter.

Zukerman Trio – February 3, 2016
A prodigious talent recognized worldwide for his artistry, Pinchas Zukerman brings his Trio to 92Y in February to perform the Archduke trio of Beethoven as well as Dvořák’s Dumky trio. Zukerman formed the Trio in 2002 with Canadian Juno Award-winning cellist Amanda Forsyth and the brilliant Canadian pianist Angela Cheng to provide audiences with top talent and a staple of ensemble music. They tour this season in over eight countries and have regularly appeared in many of the most prominent festivals throughout the United States.

St. Lawrence String Quartet with Tara Helen O’Connor, flute and Pedja Muzijevic, piano – April 20, 2016
The St. Lawrence String Quartet has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. Its mission is to bring every piece of music to the audience in vivid color, with pronounced communication and teamwork, and with great respect to the composer. Since winning both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1992, the quartet has impressed audiences and critics with its spontaneous, passionate, and dynamic performances. Alex Ross of The New Yorker observes, “the St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection.” The St. Lawrence String Quartet’s 92Y performance highlights the world premiere of a 92Y-commissioned new work by Jonathan Berger.  Works on the program center around Haydn with complementary works by Janacek.

Benjamin Verdery, Artistic Director
Now in its fifteenth season, 92nd Street Y’s acclaimed Art of the Guitar series has become one of the most esteemed concert series in New York to champion classical guitar repertoire and the instrument’s foremost artists.  In 2015/16 the series features performances by Pepe Romero (December 12), David Russell (March 2) and Yamandu Costa (May 9).  This season also showcases the 92Y debut of Israeli mandolinist superstar, Avi Avital and his dazzling program Between Worlds along with 92Y debuts of Ksenija Sidorova on the accordion and percussionist Itamar Doari in a concert that explores the borders between folk and classical music.

All concerts are presented in conjunction with 92nd Street Y’s Guitar Institute and include pre-concert talks with Art of the Guitar artistic director Benjamin Verdery of Yale University.


Now in its second season, “András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists” reflects both 92Y and Schiff’s dedication to championing the next generation of performers by inviting promising young pianists, who have already garnered critical acclaim overseas, to make their US debuts at 92Y in programs of their choosing. This season, Sir Andras Schiff has hand-selected three pianists to perform in this intimate series in 92Y’s Buttenwieser Hall: Schaghajegh Nosrati in a program of Bach, Mozart, and Brahms on February 22; Julian Clef in works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Prokofiev on March 28; and Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula in a May 2 program that features his own work, along with those of Bach, Debussy, Chopin, and Schubert. These 92Y performances are part of an international initiative on Sir Schiff’s part to nurture these young artists, as the three pianists have yet to perform in the US. In regard to last season’s concert with the young pianist Roman Rabinovich, The New York Times concluded that “this winning recital made [it] clear, Mr. Schiff is a discerning judge of young pianists.”

92Y has always been devoted to contributing new works to the classical music canon.

New Work (world premiere, 92Y commission)
New Work (New York premiere)
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Left Hand, Les Adieux (New York premiere dedicated to Steven Isserlis)
Sonata No. 3, Trinity (New York premiere)
New Work
(New York premiere)
ANDREW NORMAN New Work (New York premiere)


Clifford Ross, video & stage installation for The Art of the Fugue by Bach
Gabriel Calatrava, art installation & set design for Violin Sonatas by Beethoven


Angela Hewitt, piano (92Y solo recital debut)
Avi Avital, mandolin

Daniil Trifonov, piano
Itamar Doari, percussion
Jean-Selim Abdelmoula, piano
(US debut)
Julian Clef, piano
(US debut)
Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
Matan Porat, piano
New York Polyphony, vocal ensemble

Pacifica Quartet
Stephen Hough, piano (92Y solo recital debut)
Schaghajegh Nosrati, piano (US debut)

Subscription ticket packages for 92Y’s 2015/16 season are now on sale. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org/Concerts or call the 92Y Box Office at 212-415-5500.

For press inquiries, contact Kirshbaum Demler & Associates at 212-222-4843 or [email protected]

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.

As Director of 92nd Street Y’s Tisch Center for the Arts, Hanna Arie-Gaifman oversees 92Y’s concert series and Unterberg Poetry Center. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Hanna’s directorship. During her tenure, Hanna has introduced a number of new concert series, including Art of the Guitar, Words & Music and Family Music, as well as initiated over 80 premieres of new works and over 30 92Y commissions. Ms. Gaifman also oversees 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, which presents a world-renowned reading series featuring established and emerging novelists, poets, playwrights and biographers reading from and discussing their work; programs that examine the role of the critic; and staged readings, verse dramas and dramatic adaptations of literary texts.

The new 92Y Concerts Education Outreach Program serves students in New York City public high schools that lack the resources to fully support students in their musical development. The program focuses on public high schools struggling with such challenges as overcrowded classrooms, a paucity of music instructors, and minimal off-site enrichment opportunities. 92Y aims to reach at least 400 students—both in the classroom and in 92Y’s concert hall—over the course of 10 or more concerts selected from the 2015/16 season. 92Y staff, program coordinator, high school music teacher and teaching artists design and deliver interdisciplinary lessons that connect students’ academic goals with their experience at 92Y. Wherever possible, students meet the artists for a conversation on the night of the performance. Students are even given access to recordings by the artists.


All Concerts this Season are in Kaufmann Concert Hall unless otherwise noted
at 1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30pm – Kaufmann Concert Hall
American Classics by Gershwin
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Maurice Peress, conductor

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
(arr. for jazz band by Ferde Grofé
Additional works to be announced

Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:30pm – Buttenwieser Hall
Bridge to Beethoven
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No. 1
VIJAY IYER New Work (New York premiere)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 12, No. 2
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”

Wedneday, October 28, 2015 at 7:30pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Angela Hewitt, piano (92Y solo recital debut)

BACH The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8pm
Distinguished Artists
Olga Kern, piano

SCARLATTI Three Sonatas
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”
MENDELSSOHN Variations serieuses, Op. 54
SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15
LISZT Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm
Distinguished Artists
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Jeremy Denk, piano
New York Polyphony, vocal ensemble (92Y debut)

IVES Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4 (complete)
Interspersed with: Traditional American hymns and songs

Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3pm
Chamber Ensembles
Daniil Trifonov, piano (92Y debut)
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

Co-presented by 92Y and the New York Philharmonic as part of Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:30pm – Buttenwieser Hall
Bridge to Beethoven
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 23
JORG WIDMANN Sommersonate (“Summer Sonata”)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 24, “Spring”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Chamber Ensembles
Last Words
Pacifica Quartet (92Y debut)

CARTER Fragments for String Quartet
JANACEK String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters

CARTER String Quartet No. 5
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm
Art of the Guitar
Pepe Romero, guitar

Programming to be announced

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30pm
Seeing Music Festival
Matan Porat, piano

Buster Keaton The General [FILM]
Live improvised accompaniment

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8pm
Seeing Music Festival
Brentano String Quartet
Gabriel Calatrava, art installation & set design (92Y commission)

BACH The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080

Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3pm
Seeing Music Festival
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

GRANADOS Goyescas, Op. 11
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

2pm pre-concert talk on Goya & Hartmann’s art and relationship to music

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Chamber Ensembles
Zukerman Trio

DVORAK Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky”
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8pm
Seeing Music Festival
Julian Rachlin, violin
Clifford Ross, video & stage installation (92Y commission)

Pianist to be Announced

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 30
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 96

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Inon Barnatan, piano

BACH Chaconne (arr. Brahms)
SCHUBERT Sonata in G major, D. 894
LIGETI Musica Ricercata
BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:30pm – Buttenwieser Hall
András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Schaghajegh Nosrati, piano (US debut)


Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:30pm
Art of the Guitar
David Russell, guitar

Works by BACH, STEPHEN GOSS, and others

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8pm
Distinguished Artists
Steven Isserlis, cello
Stephen Hough, piano

DVORAK Waldesruhe, Op. 68, No. 5
SUK Ballade and Serenade for Cello and Piano, Op. 3
SCHUBERT Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
STEPHEN HOUGH Sonata for Cello and Piano, Left Hand, Les Adieux (New York premiere, dedicated to Steven Isserlis)
GRIEG Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8pm
Art of the Guitar
Between Worlds
Avi Avital, mandolin (92Y debut)

Ksenija Sidorova, accordion (92Y debut)
Itamar Doari, percussion (92Y debut)

KREISLER Prelude and Allegro
BACH Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019
BACH Sarabande from Overture in the French Style, BWV 831
ITAMAR DOARI Improvisation
BACH Giga from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
TSINTSADZE Miniatures based on Georgian Folk Themes
BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances
FALLA Sette Canzoni Popolari Spagnole
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
BUDASHKIN Concerto in A Minor

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:30pm – Buttenwieser Hall
Bridge to Beethoven
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 12, No. 3
ANTHONY CHEUNG New Work (New York premiere)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 96

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Stephen Hough, piano (92Y solo recital debut)

SCHUBERT Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
STEPHEN HOUGH Sonata No. 3, Trinity (New York premiere)

FRANCK Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
LISZT Valses Oubliees Nos. 1 & 2
LISZT Transcendental Etudes Nos. 10 & 11

Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:30pm – Buttenwieser Hall
András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Julian Clef, piano
(US debut)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30pm  
Masters of the Keyboard
Kirill Gerstein, piano

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 27 No. 1, Quasi una fantasia
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, Moonlight
LISZT Dante Sonata
MUSSORGSKY On the Southern Shore of the Crimea
BALAKIREV Islamey, Op. 18, An Oriental Fantasy              

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
Bridge to Beethoven
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 30, No. 1
ANDREW NORMAN New Work (New York premiere)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
NORMAN New Work (New York premiere)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8pm                      
Art of the Guitar
Yamandu Costa, seven-stringed guitar


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Chamber Ensembles
St. Lawrence String Quartet   

JANÁČEK String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
HAYDN String Quartet in D major, Op. 71, No. 2
JONATHAN BERGER New Work (world premiere, 92Y commission)
HAYDN (arr. Salomon) Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major (arr. for flute, string quartet & piano)

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:30pm – Buttenwieser Hall
András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano
(US debut)



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