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November 7, 2016
92Y December Concerts

Croatian Guitar Virtuosa Ana Vidovic Returns to 92Y

Critically-acclaimed guitarist Ana Vidovic returns to 92Y with an engaging program spanning genres and centuries. A first-prize winner of the Albert Augustine International Competition (England), the Fernando Sor competition (Italy) and the Francisco Tarrega competition (Spain), Ms. Vidovic’s recital includes music ranging from 18th-century Germany to 19th-century Italy, plus one of the Beatles’ most enduring songs arranged by Toru Takemitsu.

Ms. Vidovic’s international performance career has brought her to New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis and beyond. As The Washington Post observed, “Vidovic's playing is nuanced and intensely personal, both deeply felt and deeply thought.”

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

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  
PAGANINI: Grande Sonata in A major, Op. 35

Pre-concert talk at 7pm with Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.

Tickets: $25, 40, 45, 55
Artist Website: 
Ana Vidovic

Sir András Schiff Selects: Young Pianists 
Mishka Rushdie Momen Gives 92Y Debut

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 selected three pianists to perform in this intimate series in 92Y’s Buttenwieser Hall.

London-born pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen opens the series on December 7 with a varied program of music by Mozart, Janáček, Schumann and Beethoven. A prizewinner at international piano competitions in Cologne, Dublin and Dudley (UK), among others, Ms. Momen’s program explores various forms within piano repertoire – sonatas from the 19th and 20th centuries, a Mozartean fantasy and Schumann’s last great work for the piano. Sir András remarked, “She played Mozart's A-minor sonata most beautifully, which is very rare indeed. She is a very original, intelligent and sensitive musician."

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM
92Y - 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
SCHUMANNWaldszenen, Op. 82
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A major, Op. 101

Tickets: $25 (general admission)
Artist Website: Mishka Rushdie Momen

 Peter Serkin 

On December 10, 2016, Peter Serkin offers an exciting mix of composers in works that together provide a rich tapestry of works centuries apart. Though their names may be unfamiliar or new to some, Josquin, Sweelinck, Bull, Dowland and Byrd are all eminent and significant 16th-century composers.  As Anthony Tommasini recently mentioned in the New York Times, Mr. Serkin has been in the vanguard of "inquisitive artists with a knack for juxtaposing old and new works on imaginative programs." We are privileged that this brilliant pianist brings his passionate love for all music to 92Y. Pianist Julia Hsu, originally scheduled to appear in a duo recital with Mr. Serkin, is regretfully unable to perform. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 PM
92Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall

Masters of the Keyboard 
Peter Serkin, piano 

JOSQUIN DES PREZAve Christe (remade for piano by Charles Wuorinen)
J.P. SWEELINCK: Capriccio
JOHN BULLUt re, mi, fa, sol, la; A Gigge
OLIVER KNUSSEN: Variations, Op. 24
ANTON WEBERN: Variations, Op. 27
JOHN DOWLANDPavana Lachrymae (set by William Byrd)
MAX REGER: 3 Pieces from Aus meinem Tagebuch, Op. 82
STEFAN WOLPE: Form IV: Broken Sequences, C. 171

Tickets: $25, 40, 50, 55
Artist Websites: 
Peter Serkin


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

For additional press inquiries, please contact Kirshbaum Associates: 
212-222-4843 | info@kirshbaumassociates.com


About 92nd Street Y:

92nd Street Y is a center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. Founded in 1874, it seeks to create, provide and disseminate programs of distinction that foster the physical and mental growth of people throughout their lives. From its New York headquarters, 92Y offers thousands of programs, including talks with leaders in every field; outstanding performing, visual and literary arts presentations and classes; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families.  92Y also creates community far beyond its four walls, bringing people from all over the world together through innovations like the award-winning #GivingTuesday and the Social Good Summit. Along with live webcasts and a growing online archive of free talks and performances, it’s transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world.  All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions and ethnicities.

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