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February 24, 2016
92nd Street Y Announces Programming for 2016/17 Season


Six New York premieres including 92Y co-commission from Pat Metheny, works by Mohammed Fairouz, George Tsontakis, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Jörg Widmann and an arrangement by Peter Serkin of Brahms’ Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122; and 20 artist debuts

Opening Night with Jeremy Denk and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, October 15
Pianist Jeremy Denk joins The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in its 92Y debut and only appearance in New York City this season, performing the New York premiere of a new work for chamber orchestra by George Tsontakis, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 2

Art of the Guitar & Guitar Marathon
This preeminent series showcases the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Croatian virtuosa Ana Vidovic, Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas in his 92Y debut, and the famed duo, Sérgio and Odair Assad. 92Y also presents its 6th Guitar Marathon

Art of the Guitar Special Event
Presented with major support from the D’Addario Foundation
Spotlighting up-and-coming guitarists, including Winner of 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artists Competition, Thibaut Garcia

Bach Odyssey
Pianist Angela Hewitt’s four-season traversal of Bach’s complete keyboard works begins in 2016/17 with three recitals, including the complete French Suites

Innovative series continues in 2016/17 as 92Y presents three performances in Buttenweiser Hall: the 92Y debut of harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, the NY premiere of a work by Mohammed Fairouz with the Ariel Quartet, and a performance by the Variation Trio--violinist Jennifer Koh, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith—making its 92Y debut

Distinguished Artists
Four recitals feature violinist Isabelle Faust with pianist Alexander Melnikov, Kremerata Baltica and violinist Gidon Kremer, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein

Masters of the Keyboard
Featured pianists in recital include Yefim Bronfman with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Marc-André Hamelin, Rafał Blechacz in his 92Y debut, and the duo of Julia Hsu, in her 92Y debut, and Peter Serkin

Chamber Ensembles
Series highlights four performances by internationally acclaimed ensembles, including the Jerusalem Quartet, Elias Quartet, Pacifica Quartet with clarinetist Jörg Widmann, and a trio comprising  violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk, all three of whom make their 92Y debuts in this concert

Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Returning for its third season, series by renowned pianist and longtime 92Y collaborator Sir András Schiff introduces the next generation of great keyboard performers in three solo recitals

New York, NY—92nd Street Y today announced concert programming for the 2016/17 season, which features some of the world’s most renowned artists in 92Y's acoustically rich Kaufmann Concert Hall and atmospheric Buttenwieser Hall. 92Y is proud to present performances in which artists are able to engage and inspire audiences through a wide and varied repertoire from across musical eras.

Pianist Angela Hewitt begins her Bach Odysseya four-year survey of the complete keyboard works by J.S. Bach, which will also be presented by London’s Wigmore Hall. Soundscape returns for its second season, presenting three concerts of both young and established musicians in boundary-pushing programs. Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists continues in its third season, offering recitals by three young artists selected by Sir András Schiff. The 2016/17 season also features New York premieres of a 92Y co-commission by Pat Metheny, and of works by Mohammed Fairouz, George Tsontakis, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Jörg Widmann, as well as an arrangement by Peter Serkin of Brahms’ Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122; and debuts by 20 distinguished artists on the 92Y stages.

In addition to this broad array of artists and programming, 92Y continues to present its established and highly-regarded series, such as Distinguished Artists, Masters of the Keyboard, Chamber Ensembles, and Art of the GuitarThese series continually reinforce 92Y’s position as a presenter that collaborates closely with its performing artists to bring audiences engaging and passionately performed programs of a rich variety of repertoire from the past and the present. The excellence in quality and program innovation continues to be a standard bearer in New York’s cultural community.

Ms. Arie-Gaifman notes: "We have an exciting season planned, which runs the gamut from renowned virtuosi to fast-rising artists of the new classical generation. I am particularly pleased that we are offering six New York premieres and the 92Y debuts of over ten artists. There is a wide range of artistic vision—from complete Bach cycles to juxtapositions of Renaissance and 21st century music—and high-quality musicianship represented this season, with something for everyone to enjoy."

92Y continues to extend the reach of its concert series with the Concerts Schools Project, which provides public high-school music students greater access to musical performances and world-renowned artists—both at 92Y Concerts and in their classrooms. This is just one of the offerings from 92Y’s Center for Educational Outreach, which includes the flagship Musical Introduction Series as well as programs in visual arts, literature and dance. 


Full program details are available in the chronological listing.

Jeremy Denk and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra—October 15, 2016

The 2016/17 season at 92Y opens with the 92Y debut of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), with illustrious pianist Jeremy Denk, the SPCO’s current Artistic Partner, as soloist. The program features the New York premiere of a new work for chamber orchestra by George Tsontakis, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 2. This performance marks the first in New York by the SPCO in five years, and its exclusive NYC appearance in 2016/17.

Angela Hewitt, piano—October 27 and 30, 2016; April 4, 2017

Angela Hewitt, “the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation” (The Sunday Times, London), showcases her skills as one of the world's foremost performers and interpreters of Bach’s music with a four-season survey of his complete keyboard works, which she previously recorded for the Hyperion label to great acclaim. In 2016/17, the first season of the project, three recital programs include the six complete French Suites (October 30), Partitas and Sonatas (April 4) and a varied program of Inventions, Sinfonias, Cappriccios and Fantasias (October 27).


Soundspace is a series of three concerts in Buttenwieser Hall that showcases innovative and boundary-pushing programs by the next generation of great artists in an informal setting. 

Variation Trio—February 8, 2017
Comprised of violinist Jennifer Koh, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith, the Variation Trio makes its 92Y debut in 2016/17.  The Variation Trio’s program opens with György Kurtág’s Selections from Signs, Games and Messages, a set of 19 small pieces, followed by Kaija Saariaho’s Cloud Trio. Los Angeles-based composer Andrew Norman’s The Companion Guide to Rome closes the program.                   

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord—March 21, 2017
The Times of London wrote, “…the Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani gave a revelatory recital…extraordinary performances of extraordinary works.” Esfahani offers a unique program that juxtaposes early and modern music for harpsichord in his 92Y debut: Cowell’s Set of Four, Tomkins’ Pavan, Bull’s Hexachord Fantasia, Farnaby’s Woody-Cock,Kalabis’ Three Aquarelles, Kaija Saariaho’s Le jardin secret II for harpsichord and tape, Bach’s Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911, and Steve Reich’s Piano Phase.

Ariel Quartet—April 26, 2017
Formed in Israel 16 years ago when the artists were students there, the Ariel Quartet has since performed extensively throughout Europe, Israel and North America. The Quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts. For their 92Y performance this season, they present a program featuring the NY premiere of a work by American composer Mohammed Fairouz, as well as works by Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg (Between the Sacred and the Profane) and Beethoven (String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132). A recent New York Times review praised their performance of a Beethoven quartet, saying, “It was in Haydn and early Beethoven that the group was most potent, with a gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire.”


Isabelle Faust (92Y debut) with pianist Alexander Melnikov—November 19, 2016
German violinist Isabelle Faust is joined by her recital and recording partner, Alexander Melnikov, for her 92Y debut. Described as having a sound with “passion, grit and electricity but also a disarming warmth and sweetness” by The New York Times, Faust offers a program of sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms and Busoni. 

Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer, violin—February 2, 2017
In 1997, violinist Gidon Kremer presented the first-ever performance by Kremerata Baltica, a new chamber orchestra comprising outstanding young players from the Baltic states—Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia—selected by Kremer through a rigorous audition process. Since then, the group has become known for its adventurous and creative programming and its acclaimed recordings. In 2016/17, the group returns, with Kremer as soloist, to 92Y for a program celebrating Kremer’s 70th birthday. Repertoire for this evening reflects Kremer’s personal take on Russia and its artistic heritage, featuring music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg, and Tchaikovsky, as well as Mussorgsky, whose Pictures at an Exhibition is arranged for chamber orchestra and features visuals of original paintings by Russian painter and philosopher Maxim Kantor. 

Christian Tetzlaff, violin and Lars Vogt, piano—February 15, 2017
Distinguished violinist Christian Tetzlaff and frequent collaborator, pianist Lars Vogt—both of whom have earned reputations for inquisitive and fearless programming—present a recital at 92Y that features the New York premiere of a new work by Jörg Widmann, as well as music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. Of a recent performance together, the Chicago Tribune reported that, “Whatever the time period and style of the music, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt excelled.”

Alisa Weilerstein, cello—April 22, 2017
Recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship, Alisa Weilerstein returns to 92Y to perform Bach’s complete Suites for Solo Cello in a single evening. Ms. Weilerstein has established herself as one of the foremost artists of her generation. “She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same,” said the Los Angeles Times, a sentiment that recurs wherever she performs, on both sides of the Atlantic.


Marc-André Hamelin—November 12, 2016
Hamelin’s 2015 appearance at 92Y prompted The New York Times to ask, “Is it possible for a pianist to be too good? If anyone faces jeopardy with that question, it’s Marc-André Hamelin...” He returns to 92Y to kick off the 2016/17 keyboard series with an all-Mozart program. His affinity for this composer is evident; his most recent recording release, in 2015, on the Hyperion label, was a disc of Mozart’s Sonatas and other short piano pieces. 

Julia Hsu (92Y debut) and Peter Serkin—December 10, 2016
Taiwanese pianist Julia Hsu makes her 92Y debut in a piano four-hands recital with the inimitable Peter Serkin. Their program, which includes the NY premiere of Serkin’s arrangement for four hands of Brahms’ Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122, also features works by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as Brahms’ Five Hungarian Dances.

Yefim Bronfman with Musicians from the New York Philharmonic—January 29, 2017
Co-presented by 92Y and the New York Philharmonic as part of Beloved Friend—Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festivalrevered pianistYefim Bronfman and his Philharmonic colleagues perform Tchaikovsky’sSouvenir de Florence, Op. 70 and Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, as well as other works to be announced. The Los Angeles Times has described Bronfman as a “prodigious performer in action, increasingly willing to plumb music's soul.”

Rafał Blechacz (92Y debut)—March 26, 2017
Since being named the sole winner of the 2005 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, Rafał Blechacz has been described by the great pianist, Martha Argerich, as “a very honest, extraordinary and sensitive artist.” Critics and audiences agree, and his career has skyrocketed since, taking him around the world to perform, and bringing him the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award. Blechacz is an exclusive recording artist with the Deutsche Grammophon label, only the second Polish artistafter Krystian Zimermanto be so named. He makes his 92Y debut in 2016/17 with a program that includes several works by Chopin and Bach, as well as other composers to be announced. 


Jerusalem Quartet—November 2, 2016
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary and known for its unified tone and seamless blend of sound, the Jerusalem Quartet gives the first performance of 92Y’s Chamber Ensembles series in 2016/17. Their program opens with Haydn’s “Lark” Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, and continues with Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor. Dvořák’s Quartet in G Major, Op. 106 closes the program. In the words of BBC Musicmagazine, “Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.” 

Pacifica Quartet with clarinetist Jörg WidmannJanuary 24, 2017
The Pacifica Quartet returns to 92Y in 2016/17, after its successful debut there in December 2015, which The New York Times called “an engrossing, characterful performance.” For this presentation, the group is joined by German composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann in a program that includes his String Quartet No. 3, “Hunt Quartet,” Haydn’s String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1, and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115. 

Elias String Quartet (92Y debut)—February 18, 2017
Of the Elias Quartet, The Philadelphia Inquirer remarked, “Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality” and “this is real quartet playing…in every way a single stunning organism.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer commended, “the most satisfyingly and electrically alert performance of a Beethoven quartet that I have ever heard.”

Formed while the artists were students together at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, the Elias has garnered rave reviews of its live performances and recordings from press around the globe. Known for their critically-acclaimed complete Beethoven cycles, presented in Wigmore Hall and elsewhere throughout the UK and the US, their 92Y debut takes place in 2016/17 with a program that features Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge finale, Op. 133. Works by Purcell and Bartók are also included.

Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexei Grynyuk (92Y debuts)—April 6, 2017
Frequent collaborators Benedetti (violin), Elschenbroich (cello) and Grynyuk (piano) make their 92Y debuts together in a program of sonatas by Ravel and Debussy, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, and the NY premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Duetti d’Amore for violin and cello. The 2015 work received its world premiere in Perth, Scotland, by Benedetti and Elschenbroich. Upon reading about Benedetti and Elschenbroich’s relationship, Turnage explains: “It was a very touching account of them meeting at music school and later falling in love. So I thought, why don’t I write a piece that celebrates them as a couple. Hence, five love duets. A few of them are a little fiery and passionate but most of them tender and lyrical."


Benjamin Verdery, Artistic Director
The 2016/17 season marks the sixteenth installment of 92nd Street Y’s outstanding Art of the Guitar series, which champions classical guitar repertoire and performers from around the globe. The 2016/17 series includes recitals by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (November 5) with a program that includes the NY premiere of a 92Y co-commission by Pat Metheny; Croatian virtuosa Ana Vidovic (December 3) who performs a wide-ranging program featuring arrangements of works by Bach and Scarlatti to Lennon/McCartney;  Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas, whoin his 92Y debut (March 25) —gives a program inspired by his native country and Latin America; and the famed duo of Sérgio and Odair Assad (April 29)who offer works by Albéniz, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Gismonti and Baden Powell.

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.

92Y Art of the Guitar is presented with major support from the D'Addario Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by The Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. & Erna D. Leir and The Augustine Foundation.

February 25, 2017

92Y’s sixth Guitar Marathon, The Art of the Arrangement, takes place in two parts, featuring performances by a roster of the world’s greatest classical guitarists in performances of their own groundbreaking transcriptions—from “Rhapsody in Blue” to works by Mussorgsky and Phillip Glass. Marathon participants include Sérgio & Odair AssadEden-Stell DuoPaul Galbraith, and Benjamin Verdery, among others, as well as the 92Y debuts of the Brasil Guitar Duo, Jorge Caballero, Dublin Guitar Quartet, and the VIDA Quartet.

March 15, 2017

This special event spotlights the winner of the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artists Competition – and five previous international competitions – Thibaut Garcia, in his 92Y debut. The young French guitarist has received invitations to perform from around the globe; his debut recording was released in 2014 on the Contrastes Records label.

Garcia shares the bill with the European Guitar Quartet, also in its 92Y debutThe Quartet comprises guitarists Zoran Dukic, Pavel Steidl, Thomas Fellow, and Reentko Dirks; it made its debut in Dresden in 2012, an event that was subsequently called “…the birth of a sparkling new star in the concert sky” in the German press.

This special event is presented with major support from the D’Addario Foundation.


With the 2016/17 season marking its third installation, Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists reflects both 92Y’s and Sir András’s dedication to championing the next generation of international performers by inviting promising young pianists, who have already garnered critical acclaim overseas, to make their 92Y debuts in programs of their choosing. This season, Sir András has chosen three young pianists to perform in this intimate series in 92Y’s Buttenwieser Hall.

British pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen opens the series on December 7, with a varied program of music by Mozart, Janáček, Schumann and Beethoven. Ukranian pianist Dinara Klinton has selected a program of music by Tchaikovsky, Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Liszt for her March 1, 2017, recital. Closing the series is pianist and composer Michael Brown, a native New Yorker and winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant. His program, on May 3, 2017, includes works by Mendelssohn, Bernstein, and Beethoven, as well as his own composition, Constellations and Toccata.


92Y actively continues its devotion to presenting new works of the classical music canon.

MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGEDuetti d’Amore for violin and cello (NYC Premiere)
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: New work (NYC premiere)
GEORGE TSONTAKIS: New work for Chamber Orchestra (NYC premiere)
PAT METHENY: New work (92Y co-commission, NYC premiere)
JÖRG WIDMANN: New work (NYC Premiere)
BRAHMS: Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122 (arr. P. Serkin; NYC Premiere of this arrangement) 

92Y ARTIST DEBUTS (in chronological order)

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (October 15, 2016)
Isabelle Faust, violin (November 19, 2016)
Mishka Rushdie Momen, piano (December 7, 2016)
Julia Hsu, piano (December 10, 2016)
Variation Trio (February 8, 2017)
Elias String Quartet (February 18, 2017)
Brasil Guitar Duo (February 25, 2017) 
Dublin Guitar Quartet (February 25, 2017)
Jorge Caballero (February 25, 2017)
VIDA Quartet (February 25, 2017)
Dinara Klinton, piano (March 1, 2017)
European Guitar Quartet (March 15, 2017)
Thibaut Garcia, guitar (March 15, 2017)
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord (March 21, 2017)
Pablo Villegas, guitar (March 25, 2017)
Rafał Blechacz, piano (March 26, 2017)
Alexei Grynyuk, piano (April 6, 2017)
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello (April 6, 2017)
Nicola Benedetti, violin (April 6, 2017)
Michael Brown, piano (May 3, 2017)

Additional information:

Hanna Arie-Gaifman biography
92Y Historical Timeline
92Y List of Commissions and Premieres

Subscription ticket packages for 92Y’s 2016/17 season are now on sale. For more information, please visit 92Y.org/Concerts or call the 92Y Box Office at 212-415-5500.

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

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8 pm
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (92Y debut)
Jeremy Denk, piano

GEORGE TSONTAKIS: New work for Chamber Orchestra (NY premiere)
MOZART: Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D. 125

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey
Angela Hewitt, piano


Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906
Aria Variata “alla Maniera Italiana”, BWV 989
Fifteen Two-part Inventions, BWV 772-786
Fifteen Three-part Sinfonias (Inventions), BWV 787-801
Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother, BWV 992
Capriccio in E major, BWV 993
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3 pm
Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey
Angela Hewitt, piano

All- BACH:
French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812
French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815
French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
French Suite No. 5 in G major, WV 816

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:30 pm  
Chamber Ensembles
Jerusalem Quartet

HAYDN: String Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, “The Lark”
PROKOFIEV: String Quartet No. 1 in B minor
DVOŘÁK: String Quartet in G major, Op. 106

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 pm
Art of the Guitar
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

PAT METHENY: New work (92Y co-commission, NYC premiere)
Other works TBA

Pre-concert talk at 7 pm with Benjamin Verdery

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 8 pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Sonata in D major, K. 576
Sonata in E-flat major, K. 282
Sonata in G major, K. 283  
Rondo in D major, K. 485
Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Sonata in C major, K. 545

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8 pm
Distinguished Artists
Isabelle Faust, violin (92Y debut)
Alexander Melnikov, piano

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 12, No. 2
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
BUSONI: Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8 pm
Art of the Guitar
Ana Vidovic, guitar

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (trans. by Valter Despalj)
GIULIANI: Grande Ouverture, Op. 61
SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, K. 322
SCARLATTI: Sonata in E major, K. 380
TARREGARecuerdos de la Alhambra
BARRIOS MANGORÉUna Limosna por el Amor de Dios  
PONCESonatina Meridional

Pre-concert talk at 7pm with Benjamin Verdery

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Mishka Rushdie Momen, piano (92Y debut)

MOZART: Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
JANÁČEK: Sonata 1.X.1905
SCHUMANN: Waldszenen, Op. 82
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A major, Op. 101

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8 pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Julia Hsu & Peter Serkin, piano four-hands (92Y debut for Julia Hsu)

BEETHOVEN:  Adelaide, Op. 46 (arr. Czerny)
BEETHOVEN: Fugue in D major, Op. 137
BRAHMS: Eleven Chorale-Preludes, Op. 122 (arr. P. Serkin)                
SCHUBERT: Allegro in A minor, “Lebensstürme”, D. 947
SCHUBERT: Rondo in A major, D. 951
BRAHMS: Five Hungarian Dances
                 No.8 in A minor
                 No.9 in E minor
                 No.11 in D minor
                 No.12 in D minor
                 No.18 in D major

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Chamber Ensembles
Pacifica Quartet
Jörg Widmann, clarinet

HAYDN: String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1
JÖRG WIDMANN: String Quartet No. 3, “Hunt Quartet”
BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3 pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
Other works TBD

Co-presented by New York Philharmonic as part of Beloved Friend – Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Distinguished Artists
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer, violin

“Another Russia”
ARVO PÄRT: Fratres for violin and string orchestra
WEINBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 4 for string orchestra and clarinet, Op. 153
TCHAIKOVSKY: Melodie for violin and string orchestra, Op. 27, No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY: Valse-Scherzo for violin and string orchestra, Op. 34
MUSSORGSKYPictures at an Exhibition (with paintings by Maxim Kantor)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Variation Trio (92Y debut)
Jennifer Koh, violin
                Hsin-Yun Huang, viola 
                Wilhelmina Smith, cello

GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Selections from Signs, Games and Messages
ANDREW NORMANThe Companion Guide to Rome

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Distinguished Artists
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Lars Vogt, piano

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2
JÖRG WIDMANN: New work (NYC Premiere)
MOZART: Violin Sonata in F major, K. 377/374e
SCHUBERT: Rondo in B minor, D. 895

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8 pm
Chamber Ensembles
Elias String Quartet (92Y debut)

PURCELL: Selected Four-part Fantasias
BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge finale, Op. 133

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2 pm        
Guitar Marathon: The Art of the Arrangement
Benjamin Verdery, guitar & artistic director
Sérgio & Odair Assad
Brasil Guitar Duo (92Y debut)
Jorge Caballero (92Y debut)
Dublin Guitar Quartet (92Y debut)
Eden-Stell Duo
Paul Galbraith
VIDA Quartet (92Y debut)
Other Artists TBA

Program TBA

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 pm
Guitar Marathon: The Art of the Arrangement
Benjamin Verdery, guitar & artistic director
Sergio & Odair Assad
Brasil Guitar Duo
Jorge Caballero
Dublin Guitar Quartet
Eden-Stell Duo
Paul Galbraith
VIDA Quartet
Other Artists TBA

Program TBA

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Dinara Klinton, piano (92Y debut)

SCARLATTI: Sonata in B minor, K. 87
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D major, K. 96
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78, "Á Thérèse"
TCHAIKOVSKY: Two Pieces, Op. 10
LISZT: Selections from Transcendental Etudes, S. 139
    No. 1, Preludio
    No. 2, in A minor
    No. 3, Paysage
    No. 4, Mazeppa
    No. 5, Feux follets
    No. 10, in F minor  
    No. 11, Harmonies du soir

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Art of the Guitar Special Event
Thibaut Garcia, guitar (Winner of 2015 GFA International Concert Artists Competition) (92Y debut)
European Guitar Quartet (92Y debut)
               Zoran Dukic
               Pavel Steidl
               Thomas Fellow
               Reentko Dirks

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord (92Y debut)

COWELLSet of Four
BULL: Hexachord Fantasia
KALABISThree Aquarelles
(brief pause)
KAIJA SAARIAHOLe jardin secret II  for harpsichord and tape
BACH: Toccata in C minor, BWV 911

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8 pm
Art of the Guitar
Pablo Villegas, guitar (92Y debut)


Pre-concert talk at 7 pm with Benjamin Verdery

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
Masters of the Keyboard
Rafał Blechacz, piano (92Y debut)

CHOPIN: Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2
CHOPIN: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, “Funeral March”
CHOPIN: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
Other works by BACH and others TBA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey
Angela Hewitt, piano

Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Sonata in D minor, BWV 964
Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Chamber Ensembles
Nicola Benedetti, violin (92Y debut)
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello (92Y debut)
Alexei Grynyuk, piano (92Y debut)

RAVEL: Violin Sonata
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGEDuetti d’Amore for violin and cello (NYC Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7 pm
Distinguished Artists
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

BACH: Complete Suites for Solo Cello, BWV 1007-1012
    Suite No. 3 in C major
    Suite No. 4 in E-flat major
    Suite No. 5 in C minor
    Suite No. 2 in D minor
    Suite No. 1 in G major
    Suite No. 6 in D major

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Ariel Quartet

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ: New work (New York premiere)
MENACHEM WIESENBERGBetween the Sacred and the Profane
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 pm  
Art of the Guitar
Sérgio & Odair Assad, guitar duo


Pre-concert talk at 7 pm with Benjamin Verdery

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 8:30 pm - Buttenwieser Hall
Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists
Michael Brown, piano (92Y debut)

MENDELSSOHN: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in E minor, Op. 35
MENDELSSOHN: Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in D major, Op. 35
MENDELSSOHN: Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in B minor, Op. 35
MICHAEL BROWNConstellations and Toccata
MENDELSSOHN: Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 35
BEETHOVEN: Variations and Fugue in E-flat major, Op. 35, "Eroica"


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