92Y MARCH CONCERTS: Brentano String Quartet & Pianist Vijay Iyer; Guitarist David Russell; Pianist Yefim Bronfman & Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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Saturday, March 1, 8:00 PM
Brentano String Quartet &
Pianist Vijay Iyer
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Monday, March 10, 7:30 PM
Pianist Benjamin Hochman
92Y Concerts at SubCulture

Saturday, March 22, 8:00 PM
Guitarist David Russell
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Sunday, March 30, 3:00 PM
Pianist Yefim Bronfman &
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic


Saturday, March 1, 8:00 PM
92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim and in 2012 provided the key music for the film A Late Quartet. Brentano appears at 92Y for a three-concert series in which each concert features a newly commissioned work. In the second concert, they are joined by 2013 MacArthur “Genius” fellowship winner and Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer. Mr. Iyer has been described by The New Yorker as one of “today’s most important pianists…brilliantly eclectic.” His piano quintet Time, Place, Action, a 92Y co-commissioned work, receives its New York premiere alongside works by Beethoven.

Mr. Iyer commented, “It’s a great honor to collaborate with the Brentano Quartet, one of today’s preeminent ensembles. In this piece, notated sections open up and transform through various real-time decision processes. The overall shape is a mixtape: a series of juxtaposed episodes through which a larger story emerges.”

Brentano String Quartet
Mark Steinberg, violin
Serena Canin, violin
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello

Vijay Iyer
, piano

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3
IYER: Time, Place, Action for Piano Quintet (New York premiere, 92Y co-commission)
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $35, $52, $62
Artist Website: Brentano String Quartet, Vijay Iyer

This concert will be live-streamed on www.92yondemand.org/livecast


Monday, March 10, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

Pianist Benjamin Hochman presents a recital of variations with the world premiere of a personal commission by Israeli-American composer Tamar Muskal. Mr. Hochman’s passion for the compositional technique and championship of contemporary composers is demonstrated throughout the program with additional works by Berio, Knussen and Rzewski. Mr. Hochman’s commitment to contemporary composers extends to his recordings.  In November 2013 he released Homage to Schubert for the Avie label pairing two late Schubert piano sonatas alongside musical tributes by György Kurtág and Jörg Widmann. 

The Washington Post praised Mr. Hochman’s recent Kennedy Center debut, writing: “Hochman led the audience through this rugged, majestic landscape with such rhetorical authority that there was no hint of movement among his listeners when he paused between sections. The minute he was done, the audience launched immediately into ovations.”

With its fine acoustics and intimate setting, SubCulture produces a unique concert experience that will allow Mr. Hochman to make a personal connection with the audience through commentary from the stage.


: Variations, Op. 24
Cinque variazioni

Frederic Variations (world premiere)
: 36 Variations on
“The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”

Tickets $30, $35
Artist Website: Benjamin Hochman


Saturday, March 22, 8:00 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist David Russell is renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. Mr. Russell was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London and his expansive discography contains over twenty-five discs on the Telarc, GHA and Opera Tres labels. In his exclusive New York engagement for the season, Mr. Russell returns to 92Y for a recital containing some of the most important works written for classical guitar.

GUILIANI: Rossiniana, No. 3, Op. 121
Sonata in D major, K. 490
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D major, K. 491
GRANADOS: Valses poéticos
BACH: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
ALBÉNIZ: Capricho catalá from España, Op. 165
ALBÉNIZ: Granada from Suite Espagñola, No. 1, Op. 47
ALBÉNIZ: Asturias from Suite Espagñola, No. 1, Op. 47

Pre-concert talk with Benjamin Verdery of Yale University at 7:00 PM

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $45, $58, $62
Artist Website: David Russell


Sunday, March 30, 3:00 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Following his critically acclaimed January performance as part of 92Y and the New York Philharmonic’s co-presented CONTACT! series at SubCulture, pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall for a program spanning genres and time periods. He is joined by members of the New York Philharmonic for chamber works by Schubert, Bartók and Brahms. Yefim Bronfman is the New York Philharmonic’s 2013-2014 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence and this concert is a co-presentation with the New York Philharmonic.

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Glenn Dicterow, violin
Lisa Kim, violin
Rebecca Young, viola
Maria Kitsopoulos, cello
Stephen Williamson, clarinet

SCHUBERT: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in A minor, D. 385
BARTÓK: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
BRAHMS: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $45, $58, $62
Artist Website: Yefim Bronfman

Tickets are available at www.92Y.org/concerts or 212-415-5500.

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