92Y MARCH CONCERTS: Sir Andras Schiff Selects: Young Pianists, Roman Rabinovich, Adam Golka, piano; Meitar Ensemble; Leon Fleisher with Julian FleisherLiving Through Music – On Seeing Through Schubert; Nikolai Lugansky, piano; American Guitarist-Composers

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92Y MARCH CONCERTS

Monday, March 2, 7:30 PM
Sir Andras Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Roman Rabinovich, piano
92Y Concerts at SubCulture

Monday, March 9, 8:30 PM
Meitar Ensemble
92Y Buttenwieser Hall

Monday, March 16, 7:30 PM
Sir Andras Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Adam Golka, piano
NY Debut

92Y Concerts at SubCulture

Sunday, March 22, 11:00 AM
(Rescheduled from Feb 8)
Leon Fleisher with Julian Fleisher
Living Through Music – On Seeing Through Schubert
92Y Warburg Lounge

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 PM
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
92Y Debut
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 PM
American Guitarist-Composers
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

SIR ANDRAS SCHIFF SELECTS: YOUNG PIANISTS
ROMAN RABINOVICH

Monday, March 2, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

In this series, which is presented in New York and Berlin, esteemed pianist András Schiff  promotes outstanding young pianists and showcases them as well as developing exciting programs with each artist. For the second concert in the series, the world-renowned virtuoso has personally Roman Rabinovich and has invited him to present a one-hour solo concert.

An artist with total technical command, a prodigious memory and a colorful personality at the piano, the Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich was the first prize winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 2008. At age 10 he made his Israel Philharmonic Orchestra debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and has since performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Wigmore Hall, Lucerne and Davos Fesivals in Switzerland, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg. Early last year he released to critical acclaim his first CD, Ballets Russes—piano transcriptions of ballet scores. Mr. Rabinovich is also a gifted visual artist.

BACH: English Suite in F major, BWV 809
BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op. 24
BARTOK: Three Burlesques, BB 55
SMETANA: Four Czech Dances

92Y Concerts at SubCulture is a co-presentation of 92Y and SubCulture.


Tickets $35

Artist Website: Roman Rabinovich


MEITAR ENSEMBLE
NEW MUSIC & US PREMIERES

Monday, March 9, 8:30 PM
92Y Buttenwieser Hall

The Meitar Ensemble, praised by the New York Times for their “excellence, poise and precision,” will perform a night of masterworks by Gérard Grisey and Hanns Eisler, plus new pieces by composers of today from Israel and the US.

The ensemble, founded in 2004 in Tel Aviv by artistic director Amit Dolberg, has established itself as a prominent array of virtuosos specializing in contemporary music. They have been acclaimed for their significant contribution to the development of Israeli culture and music, receiving the Binyaminy Award (2006), Partosh Award (2008), and the Landau Award (2010). Over the past ten years they have commissioned and premiered more than 200 new works around the world, and they are currently ensemble-in-residence at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv.

Additionally, the ensemble has initiated a unique educational youth program, the Tedarim Project, offering young musicians in all fields (performance, conducting and composing) an opportunity to learn, explore and perform new music at the highest level. This educational program includes a series of master courses for young professional composers and conductors, called Contemporary Encounters, with musical figures such as Ivan Fedele, Philippe Leroux, Fabian Panisello, Pierre-Andre Valade and Michel Tabachnik.

Meitar Ensemble
Roy Amotz, Flute
Dan Erdman, Clarinet
Moshe Aharonov, Violin
Jonathan Gotlibovitch, Cello
Amit Dolberg, Piano
Yuval Zorn, Conductor

GRISEY:  Talea
EISLER: ­ Fourteen Ways of Describing the Rain, Op. 70
AYAL ADLER:  Colors of Dust (US premiere)
SPENCER TOPELDetails on the Strasbourg Rosace
YAIR KLARTAG:  A Villa in the Jungle (US premiere)

Tickets $25 General Admission, includes a complimentary glass of wine
Artist Website: Meitar Ensemble


SIR ANDRAS SCHIFF SELECTS: YOUNG PIANISTS
ADAM GOLKA

Monday, March 16, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

The final concert of Sir András Schiff Selects series, Adam Golka represents one of three pianists personally handpicked to present a night of solo piano music. This concert is Mr. Golka’s New York recital debut.

Described by The Washington Post as having “brilliant technique and real emotional depth,” Adam Golka received the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award and took first prize in the 2003 China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart and Bargemusic, and with leading orchestras throughout the US and abroad, including the Atlanta, Houston and Dallas Symphonies, the BBC Scottish Symphony and Shanghai and Warsaw Philharmonics. This season, Mr. Golka plays recitals at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in Berlin and Zurich, and on tour in Israel. He studied with Leon Fleisher, and continues his work in master classes with Sir András Schiff, Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida.

BRAHMS: Sonata in C major, Op. 1
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”

92Y Concerts at SubCulture is a co-presentation of 92Y and SubCulture.

Tickets $35
Artist Website: Adam Golka


LEON FLEISHER: LIVING THROUGH MUSIC
ON SEEING THROUGH SCHUBERT

Sunday, March 22, 11:00 AM
92Y Warburg Lounge
(This event was originally scheduled for Feb 8.)

Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the gold standard of musicianship and, at 85 years young, he continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor.

For the third in a series of three conversations, rescheduled from last month he sits down with his son Julian Fleisher to discuss Schubert’s special place in his world, exploring the master’s life and career through the lens of the music he loves.

Leon Fleisher’s recordings of solo piano music, chamber music, and concertos are considered as a standard reference for aspiring pianists, and in 2008, he was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  His latest CD, All the Things You Are, has been nominated for a Grammy Award this year.  

Tickets $15 (age 35 & under), $25
Artist Websites: Leon FleisherJulian Fleisher


NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, PIANO
92Y DEBUT

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Nikolai Lugansky is acknowledged as one of the world’s great interpreters of the piano repertoire, hailed by The Guardian as “a pianist with everything impressively under his command.” He makes his 92Y Debut performing a program that juxtaposes the works of Schubert and Tchaikovsky.

As a champion of Russian music, he was given the honor “People’s Artist of Russia” in April 2013. Lugansky is Artistic Director of the Tambov Rachmaninov Festival and is also a supporter of, and regular performer at, the Rachmaninov Estate and Museum of Ivanovka.

An acclaimed and award-winning recording artist, Nikolai Lugansky records exclusively for the Naïve-Ambroisie label. His recording of the Chopin Piano Concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Alexander Vedernikov was released this past summer.

SCHUBERT: Two Scherzos, D. 593
SCHUBERT: Sonata in C minor, D. 958
TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Seasons, Op. 37b
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sonata in G major, Op. 37

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $35, $52, $57
Artist Website: Nikolai Lugansky


AMERICAN GUITARIST-COMPOSERS

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 PM
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

The Art of the Guitar series continues this season at 92Y with four established American composer-guitarists who bring their unique voices and share their dual roles. With Emmy & Grammy Awards, best-selling CDs, and top prizes in international guitar competitions, each of these artists truly represent what it means to be the total musician.

The tradition of the composer–performer goes back to the Renaissance and beyond. In our times, this tradition has been particularly successful among guitarists. Benjamin Verdery, artistic director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series and chair of Yale’s guitar department, will give a pre-concert talk keeping this duality in mind.

Frederic Hand, guitar
David Leisner, guitar
with Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Gyan Riley, guitar
Andrew York, guitar

HANDFor Julian, Sephardic Songs, Prayer, Samba
LEISNERLabyrinths for solo guitar, Acrobats for flute and guitar
RILEYSombra, Six Etudes for the Right Hand, Irican
YORKGlimmerings, Yamour, Centerpeace,
Mechanism

Tickets $25 (age 35 & under), $45, $58, $65
Artist Websites: Frederic Hand, David Leisner, Gyan Riley, Andrew York,
Tara Helen O’Connor


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

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ABOUT 92Y

FOR 140 YEARS, 92Y has connected people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. A world-class nonprofit community and cultural center, it enriches lives, creates community and elevates humanity through the breadth and depth of its extraordinary programs. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually, and many more connect through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available at 92YOnDemand.org. Founded in 1874 and celebrating its 140th anniversary this spring, 92Y is a proudly Jewish organization that embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all perspectives and backgrounds. 

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