MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1-2pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr. Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series. PROGRAM Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brilliant in C major, Op. 3 Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata Op. 19 David Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39 BIOGRAPHY Eighteen-year-old Elena Ariza is a cellist from Cupertino, California and currently attends Columbia University as part of its exchange program with the Juilliard School. In 2015, Elena performed as a soloist at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and in the same year, was featured on NPR’s From the Top. She is an alumna of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College as well as the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, for which she served as Principal Cellist for two years. Elena has won numerous solo and concerto competitions such as the Music Teachers National Association’s California State Competition, Pacific Musical Society Annual Competition, Mondavi Young Artists Competition, and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Symphony Parnassus concerto competitions, among others. She has played in masterclasses led by David Finckel, Ronald Leonard, Colin Carr, Robert deMaine, and Bonnie Hampton, and she has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, and the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and School. As a chamber musician, she has participated in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Program since 2008 and most recently played in the Cambiata String Quartet, which competed in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2016. She also played in the AYE Piano Trio as part of the Young Chamber Musicians program, led by Susan Bates. In 2011, Elena helped raise more than $12,000 through three charity concerts that she and her friends organized in the San Francisco Bay Area, in order to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Since then, she has performed in several concerts to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Japanese Red Cross, Global Giving, and the Transparent Fish Fund. In her free time, she enjoys computer programming and paper crafting. Misha Galant is a sophomore in the Columbia University and Juilliard School Exchange in New York City. He began piano lessons at the age of six and continued for 12 years with his mother, Olya Katsman. Currently, he studies with Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. Misha’s musical heritage includes three generations of pianists, including his great-grandmother who was a student of Maria Yudina along with Vladimir Horowitz, and his great-grandfather who studied with Heinrich Neuhaus in Kiev, Ukraine. His accomplishments include first prizes in the Marylin Mindell Piano Competition, the Ross Mckee Piano Competition, the Pacific Musical Society competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the Henry & Carol Zeiter piano competition at UOP, along with numerous other local competitions. He was the state winner in the 2010 MTAC concerto competition and again in 2015, when he was...
JUNK is the new play from Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced. This riveting drama features Steven Pasquale as Robert Merkin, a financial kingpin of the 80s whose proclamation that debt is an asset propels him to dizzying heights. JUNK breaks down the story of Merkin’s “deal of the decade” — his attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company changing all the rules in the process. What Merkin sets in motion is nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, pitting everyone against themselves. This is a play about how, while most of us weren't watching, money became the only thing of real value. Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County and TV’s “Rescue Me”) leads the large cast as Robert Merkin. Director Doug Hughes (The House in Town at LCT, and Tony winner for Doubt) brings it all to life in the Beaumont with John Lee Beatty (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting), Mark Bennett (original music and sound) and 59 Productions (projections).
Artists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
Groups of talented young music/dance performers provide exciting, authentic views of russian related folk and contemporary music.
Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has performed in the greatest theaters around the world, creating a tradition of passion, innovation, and athleticism that transcends cultural boundaries and touches the soul of ballet lovers old and new. Wednesday, October 18 6:30 pm: Lang World Premiere, Ratmansky World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions Thursday, October 19 7:30 pm: Her Notes, Symphonic Variations, Other Dances, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Friday, October 20 7:30 pm: Ratmansky World Premiere, Her Notes, Thirteen Diversions Saturday, October 21 2 pm: Ratmansky World Premiere, Symphonic Variations, Other Dances, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium 8 pm: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Ratmansky’s World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions Sunday, October 22 2 pm: Her Notes, Symphinc Variations, Other Dances, Thirteen Diversions Tuesday, October 24 7:30 pm: Her Notes, Symphonic Variations, Elegy pas de deux, Thirteen Diversions Wednesday, October 25 7:30 pm: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Millepied World Premiere, Daphnis and Chloe Thursday, October 26 7:30 pm: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Other Dances, Daphnis and Chloe Friday, October 27 7:30 pm: Ratmansky World Premiere, Millepied World Premiere, Other Dances, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Saturday, October 28 2 pm: Her Notes, Millepied World Premiere, Elegy pas de deux, Thirteen Diversions 8 pm: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Millepied World Premiere, Elegy pas de deux, Daphnis and Chloe Sunday, October 29 2 pm: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Daphnis and Chloe
Join distinguished composer and radio personality Bruce Adolphe for investigations and insights into masterworks performed during the Alice Tully Hall season. Inside Chamber Music lectures are beloved by regulars and a revelation to first-timers for their depth, accessibility, and brilliance. Each lecture is supported by excerpts from the featured piece, performed live by CMS artists. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Schubert Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, D. 929, Op. 100 (1827)