92Y OCTOBER CONCERTS: Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 PM Odair Assad, guitar; Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 PM Smetana Trio; October 23, 25 and 29 Jerusalem Quartet; Sunday, October 26, 11:00 AM Series: Leon Fleisher: Living Through Music–Brahms

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Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 PM
Odair Assad, guitar
92Y Concerts at SubCulture

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 PM
Smetana Trio
92Y Concerts at SubCulture

October 23, 25 and 29
Jerusalem Quartet
Series: Intimate Brahms
92Y Kaufmann Concert Hall

Sunday, October 26, 11:00 AM
Series: Leon Fleisher: Living Through Music–Brahms
First of Three Conversations in Weill Art Gallery at 92Y


Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

Launching the second season of 92Y Concerts at SubCulture, Brazilian guitarist Odair Assad gives his first 92Y solo recital in the intimate, downtown space of SubCulture. His program includes pieces recently written for him by Gismonti and Brouwer, Brazilian jazz-pop songs of Garôto and Piazzolla’s Argentine nuevo tangos, among others. For nearly 50 years Odair has performed concerts with his brother Sérgio as part of the highly acclaimed Assad Brothers Duo. The pair still enjoys an active concert and recording partnership and celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of a new album and worldwide tour in 2015. The brothers appear in concert at 92Y on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

This concert is Odair Assad’s only solo New York recital this season. He arrives in New York after a European tour which began in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, followed by concerts in Denmark, Poland, Belgium and Switzerland.

Odair Assad, guitar

VILLA-LOBOS Selections from Suite populaire brésilienne, W.020
VILLA-LOBOS Chôros No. 1, W. 161
BARRIOS MANGORÉ Mazurka apasionada
BARRIOS MANGORÉ Chôro da saudade, “A Lament”
GARÔTO (A. SARDINHA) Jorge do Fusa
GARÔTO (A. SARDINHA) Gente humilde
GARÔTO (A. SARDINHA) Lamentos do morro
GISMONTI Memória e fado *
PIAZZOLLA Invierno Porteño (arr. S. Assad)
PIAZZOLLA Primavera Porteña (arr. S. Assad)
BROUWER Sonata del caminante *

* dedicated to Odair Assad

Tickets $15 (age 35 & under), $35
Artist Website: Assad Brothers Duo


Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

Known as today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble, the Smetana Trio appears as part of the 92Y Concerts at SubCulture series for an evening of Czech music which includes the New York premiere of Roman Haas’s Multicultural Suite for Piano Trio. Following a successful North American tour in April 2013, the Trio returns to the United States with concerts in New York City, San Diego, Irvine, CA, Eau Claire, WI and Gettysburg, PA.  The Smetana Trio’s 2014 tour is supported by the Czech Center New York where Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Director of 92Y’s Tisch Center for the Arts, moderates a conversation with the Trio on October 20, 2014.

Smetana Trio
Jitka Čechová, piano | Jirí Vodička, violin | Jan Páleníček, cello

SUK Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 2
MARTINU Piano Trio in No. 2 in D minor, H. 327
ROMAN HAAS Multicultural Suite for Piano Trio (NY premiere)

SMETANA Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Tickets $15 (Age 35 & under), $35
Artist Website: Smetana Trio


The Jerusalem Quartet returns to 92Y for a three-concert series showcasing some of Brahms’ most personal and powerful chamber works, entitled Intimate Brahms. These three concerts mark the Jerusalem Quartet’s only New York appearances during the 2014/15 season and their first since their sold-out Shostakovich cycle in March 2013. They released a Brahms CD in April 2013 and have recently given other Brahms residencies in Paris, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Schwarzenberg, Austria. Their U.S. engagements prior to 92Y include Buffalo, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston and Cincinnati.

The Quartet is joined by pianist Inon Barnatan who performs selected sonatas with individual Quartet members at all three concerts including the Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, clarinetist Sharon Kam (October 23) for the composer’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115, and violist Hsin-Yun Huang (October 25) who performs the Quintet for Strings in G major, Op. 111.

92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall
Jerusalem Quartet
Alexander Pavlovsky, violin | Sergei Bresler, violin | Ori Kam, viola | Kyril Zlotnikov, cello

Thursday, October 23, 7:30 PM

With guests: Sharon Kam, clarinet & Inon Barnatan, piano

BRAHMS String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1
BRAHMS Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2
BRAHMS Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115

Saturday, October 25, 8:00 PM
With guests: Hsin-Yun Huang, viola & Inon Barnatan, piano

BRAHMS String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
BRAHMS Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
BRAHMS Quintet for Strings in G major, Op. 111

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30 PM
With guest: Inon Barnatan, piano

BRAHMS String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 67
BRAHMS Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 108
BRAHMS Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34

Tickets $25 (Age 35 & under), $35, $52, $62
Artist Websites: Jerusalem Quartet, Inon Barnatan,
Hsin-Yun Huang
, Sharon Kam


On Starting with Brahms
Sunday, October 26, 11:00 AM
92Y – Weill Art Gallery

Thriving in a sustained career as conductor, soloist and chamber musician for over 70 years, legendary pianist Leon Fleisher’s musical pedigree is remarkable. His son Julian Fleisher, named “the human iPod” by The Baltimore Sun, joins him in the Weill Art Gallery October 26, December 14 and February 8 discussing Fleisher’s life and career through the lens of music.  The series, entitled Living Through Music, begins with the topic of Brahms in conjunction with the Jerusalem Quartet’s series on Brahms’ chamber music. Future conversations include discussions on contemporary music (December 14) and Schubert (February 8).

Leon Fleisher & Julian Fleisher

Tickets $15 (Age 35 & under), $25
Artist Websites: Leon Fleisher, Julian Fleisher

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

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