February 2, 2018
92Y March Concerts

Masters of the Keyboard: Inon Barnatan

Hailed as “one of the most admired pianists of his generation,” by the New York Times, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan offers a fascinating look at “musical moments,” with versions of these small gems by Schubert (Moments musicaux, D. 780), Israeli composer Avner Dorman (Two Moments musicaux) and Rachmaninoff (Six Moments musicaux, Op. 16).  The 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner is revered for his sensitivity, technical brilliance, and piercing musical intellect. The Washington Post recently remarked that Barnatan’s “poignant solos brought tears to the eyes because they were so tenderly wrought….the pianist’s joy in being in the moment acted as a catalyst and generated a sparkling energy that carried through to the final notes.”

CLICK HERE for a video of the Adagio from Barnatan’s gripping performance of Schubert’s Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Inon Barnatan
, piano

SCHUBERT Moments musicaux D. 780
AVNER DORMAN Two Moments musicaux
RACHMANINOFF Six moments musicaux, Op. 16

Tickets: from $45
Artist Websites: Inon Barnatan

Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey Parts V & VI

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation,” (The Sunday Times), returns to 92Y for the final two of three total performances this season of her four-year “Bach Odyssey,” a traversal of every published keyboard work written by JS Bach.  On March 14, Hewitt performs The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, with a performance of the Goldberg Variations on March 18.

CLICK HERE to watch Hewitt performing the Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Bach Odyssey V
Angela Hewitt, 

BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Bach Odyssey VI
Angela Hewitt, 

BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Tickets: from $55
Artist Website: Angela Hewitt


20th Anniversary Concert: Brazilian Guitar Quartet

The Latin Grammy award winning Brazilian Guitar Quartet returns to 92nd Street Y, which has the privilege of helping the Quartet celebrate their 20th anniversary. Known for their “world-class degree of precision, near-perfect balance and sensitive musicality,” (Los Angeles Times) the Quartet states: “2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the foundation of our quartet. We released our first album in 1999, and in 2000 became internationally recognized after our first tour, which included a New York City debut concert at 92nd Street Y. Over the course of the last 20 years—in addition to the music of Bach and Spanish composers—Brazilian classical music has been the signature essence of our quartet, as we have performed and promoted some of Brazil’s most significant composers through unique arrangements of piano, chamber and symphonic works. As we celebrate this anniversary season, we will present the diversity and richness of Brazilian classical music through some of the most successful pieces in our career. In the first half of tonight’s concert, we’ll perform two contrasting string quartets by Heitor Villa-Lobos, one of the most celebrated composers of our country. Our recording of these quartets earned a 2011 Grammy Award. In the program’s second half, we’ll interpret Serious Variations by Ronaldo Miranda, one of the most active Brazilian composers today. And we’ll perform two pieces by Guarnieri and Mignone, both important nationalist composers of the 20th century. The entire program is a quintessential representation of Brazil’s culture, from the influence of the countryside folklore to the popular music of the streets of Rio de Janeiro, the simplicity of a samba to Villa-Lobos’ elaborate String Quartet No. 12. Finally, it is interesting to consider that the acoustic guitar is itself a symbol of national identity in Brazil. As such, when repertoire is arranged for and performed with guitars, it gains a yet deeper Brazilian dimension.”

CLICK HERE to listen to the Brazilian Guitar Quartet performing Bachinas brasileiras No. 1 by Villa-Lobos

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Brazilian Guitar Quartet

VILLA-LOBOS String Quartet No. 5
                           String Quartet No. 12
RONALDO MIRANDA Serious Variations on a theme by Anacleto de Medeiros
                      Valsa No. 8
                       Dança Brasileira

                    Lenda Sertaneja
, No. 8S

Tickets: from $45
Artist Website: Brazilian Guitar Quartet

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