BSM guitar faculty member Jose Maldonado and piano faculty member Tim McCullough perform a concert of rarely heard works for guitar and piano including the composers Carulli, Giuliani and Lagnani.
ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT © Neha Agarwal, Lishan Liu ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT EDITH LETTNER & JED DISTLER DUO SATURDAY DEC 16, 06:00 PM ABOUT THE DUO In the spring of 2016, after playing together spontaneously at one of the Cornelia Street Café's fabled artist salons, Jed Distler and Edith Lettner agreed that joint collaborations would hold a secure place in future projects. Both musicians come from eclectic musical backgrounds and both bring to their performances an immense wealth of experience and musical savvy. Together, their music can range from hyper-energetic to painfully lyrical, from broodingly sad to recklessly happy. Their seasoned virtuosity embodies "the discipline of spontaneity" on display as a finely honed readiness, hair-trigger creativity and near telepathic communication. At that same salon, Lettner and Distler discovered a shared love of the music of Austrian composer, Anton Bruckner, and from this a theme for a future collaboration emerged: to play Bruckner's music in their own interpretive and improvisational style. Lettner and Distler are uniquely suited for this particular venture. Their collaborative style of energetic interplay born of two musical traditions is exquisitely matched to the dynamic developments commonly found in the Bruckner's work. Lettner's interpretive expression of the passionate, solemn feelings so common in Bruckner, possesses the intensity, and roughness of a jazz musician, the sound of her saxophone perfectly suited to deliver a wide range of emotional experience on demand. As for Distler's part, he is well known for his virtuosity and his many disparate performances, compositions, and staged events. What unites his giant grab-bag of varied works is a reliance on an underling discipline of form and structure reflective of his more schooled approach. No stranger to jazz, his style of interpretation and expression, like all artists, is rooted in his personal musical history, but his is a history far different from that of Edith Lettner. And it is this difference that makes the difference, as at each encounter it compels them to carve out a common language with which to enter into musical conversations of breathtaking range, beauty, naked delight and understanding . . . and with Anton Bruckner ever present. ABOUT JOSEF ANTON BRUCKNER Josef Anton Bruckner was a nineteenth century Austrian composer, whose symphonies were full of rich harmonic interludes and forceful polyphonic elements characteristic of the time. But his work also featured dissonances, wandering harmonies and impromptu, unexpected turns,...
Program to include: Ludwig van Beethoven | 12 Handel Variations Polina Nazaykinskaya | Dances of Memory *World Premiere* Commissioned by Eurasia Festival Felix Mendelssohn | Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58 Sergei Prokofiev | Sonata in C Major, Op. 119 ADRIAN DAUROV is a versatile cellist, who performs on world-famous concert stages including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Madison Square Garden, and Boardwalk Arena in Atlantic City, ranging from classical solo recitals to playing shows with the likes of Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Josh Groban, Burt Bacharach, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sarah Brightman and the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros. Most recently, Adrian has collaborated with the Swedish folk-rock band First Aid Kit, and also toured with the cello rock band Break of Reality. After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Adrian received the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship to study at the Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogues Andre Emelianoff and David Soyer, where he completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Since 2007 Adrian was also appointed the principal cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, and a year later formed his own group - the award-winning Voxare Quartet. Adrian's cello playing was heard and broadcast on several radio stations and TV channels like WNYC, WQXR and NTV-America and popular American TV shows such as Regis & Kelly Live, Good Morning America, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Adrian made his New York solo debut at Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center and performed as a soloist with The Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Daurov is an avid chamber musician and performs as a duo with pianist Spencer Myer. Since 2016, Mr. Daurov is also a member of the United Nations Chamber Music Society, which helps promote the universal values of the United Nations, such as understanding between civilizations, freedom of expression, and equality of rights. This season will see Mr Daurov performing solo with the Kalamazoo Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Westerville Symphony and Ridgefield Symphony, among other orchestras. Daurov' s playing is featured on two recent CDs released by the Naxos label, in works by NYC-based composers Mohammed Fairouz and Grigory Smirnov. - Pianist AZA SYDYKOV was born into a musical family in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, a former part of the Soviet Union. A member of Moscows International Academy of Creative Endeavors, Sydykov has been the recipient of many awards, including...
The Originality of Greatness Celebrating Elliott Carter 109 Years Since His Birth Charles Neidich - Clarinet // Ayako Oshima - Clarinet // Fred Sherry - Cello // Lucy Shelton -Soprano // Mohamed Shams - Piano // Alexi Kenney - Violin Charles Neidich (U.S.A.) Hailed by the New Yorker as "a master of his instrument and beyond a clarinetist Charles Neidich has been described as one of the most mesmerizing musicians performing before the public today. He regularly appears as soloist and as collaborator in chamber music programs with leading ensembles including the Saint Louis Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony, I Musici di Montreal, Tafelmusik, Handel/Haydn Society, Royal Philharmonic, Deutsches Philharmonic, MDR Symphony, Yomiuri Symphony, National Symphony of Taiwan, and the Juilliard, Guarneri, Brentano, American, Mendelssohn, Carmina, Colorado, and Cavani String Quartets. He is currently a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and a member emeritus of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Charles Neidich has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and is a sought after participant at many summer festivals such as the Marlboro and Sarasota festivals in the USA, the Orford and Domaines Forget festivals in Canada, BBC Proms in England, Festival Consonances and Pontivy in France, Corsi Internazionali di Perfezionamento in Italy, Kuhmo, Crusell Week, Turku, and Korsholm festivals in Finland, the Apeldoorn Festival in Holland, Music from Moritzburg in Germany, the Kirishima and Lilia summer festivals in Japan, and the Beijing Festival in China. When Charles Neidich began studying clarinet with his father, Irving Neidich at the age of 7, he had already started piano lessons with his mother, Litsa Gania Neidich. He continued studying both instruments, but the clarinet gradually won out, and he went at the age of 17 to continue studying with the noted clarinet teacher, Leon Russianoff. After 4 years at Yale University where he majored in Anthropology, Charles Neidich went to the Moscow State Conservatory as the first recipient of a Fulbright grant to study in the Soviet Union. He studied in Moscow for 3 years as a student of the clarinetist, Boris Dikov, and the pianist, Kirill Vinogradov. Known as a leading exponent of period instrument performance practice (he is the founder of the noted period instrument wind ensemble, Mozzafiato) Charles Neidich was one of the first soloists to improvise cadenzas and ornament classical concertos. He has performed his restoration of the Mozart Concerto throughout the world both on modern and period instruments. Mr....
December 16 • Saturday, 8 pm BUY TICKETS NOW $40 ($35 Senior, $20 Student) Masterworks Series Scarlatti Sonatas (Selection) Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81 a, “Les Adieux” Chopin Ballade No. 4, Op. 52 Medtner Sonata Tragica, Op. 39, No. 5 Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op. 17 Olga Vinokur, piano
December 17 • Sunday, 4 pm BUY TICKETS NOW $40 ($35 Senior, $20 Student) Masterworks Series Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano, L. 140 Faure Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in A Major, Op 13 Schedrin In the Style of Albéniz, Op. 52 Paganini La Campanella Gary Levinson, violin Baya Kakouberi, piano
Performers Garden State Philharmonic Raphael Negri, Violin Simonetta Heger, Piano Ágnes Molnár, Soprano Elizabeth Hertzberg, Soprano Francesco Anile, Tenor Alessandro Calcagnile, Conductor John Palladino, Host Program FINZI Shylock Overture FINZI Selections from La serenata al Vento MATTI KOVLER Cokboy FINZI Liriche FINZI Sonata for Violin and Piano FINZI Cyrano de Bergerac Symphonic Poem
San Jose’s Mercury News asked a poignant question about Jamie Barton: “Is there anything this artist can’t sing?” Judging by her meteoric rise to the top tier of mezzo-sopranos, the answer is a resounding “no.” She has dazzled audiences around the world in operas that span the bel canto of Bellini to Wagner and concert music from Brahms to Elgar. Musical Toronto wrote, “The moment she opened her mouth, my jaw (figuratively) dropped.” Be prepared for a similar experience when she comes to Carnegie Hall. Performers Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano Kathleen Kelly, Piano Program Program to include: HAYDN Arianna a Naxos IAIN BELL Of You (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall) LIBBY LARSEN Love After 1950Plus songs by Ravel, Debussy, Schoenberg, and R. Strauss
Performers ECHO ··Lu Liu, Pipa ··Nan Zhang, Erhu ··Wei Sun, Gu Zheng Guest Artists: Yi Liu, Dimeng Yuan, and XiRen Wang, Piano Program Works by Yi Liu, Dimeng Yuan, XiRen Wang, and Dong Liu
This evening’s performance celebrates the season with three tenors from around the world: Raúl Melo, Metropolitan Opera (Cuba); Benjamin Sloman, Sydney Lyric Opera (Australia); and Adam Klein, Metropolitan Opera (U.S.). The concert features well-loved works of opera, operetta, Broadway, Neapolitan songs, and holiday favorites: Nessun Dorma, La Donna È Mobile, Be My Love, O Sole Mio, Oh, Holy Night, The Lord's Prayer, and many others. The tenors are joined by guest artists David Gvinianidze, baritone; Olga Lisovskaya, soprano; Merab Ebralidze, piano; and a winner of “Talents of the World” Voice Competition. The concertmaster for the evening is Victoria Ulanovskaya, piano. Performers Raúl Melo, Adam Klein, and Benjamin Sloman, Tenors Guest Artists: David Gvinianidze, Baritone Olga Lisovskaya, Soprano Victoria Ulanovskaya, Piano Merab Ebralidze, Piano
Violinist and violist Gi Yeon Koh was born in Korea and has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Mrs. Koh received her Graduate Performance Diploma and Master of Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony, Hebert Greenberg. She received her Artist Diploma for a double degree in violin and viola, as well as a Master of Music in viola, at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory. Performers Gi Yeon Koh, Violin and Viola Eric Zuber, Piano
Performers Pianist to be announced
December 24 • Sunday, 5 pm BUY TICKETS NOW (also see 7 pm, below) $75 CHRISTMAS EVE Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027 Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028 Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 Other selections by Bach announced from the stage Julian Schwarz, cello Marika Bournaki, piano
December 24 • Sunday, 7 pm BUY TICKETS NOW $75 CHRISTMAS EVE Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Jeewon Park, piano
Russian pianist Katya Grineva returns for her 17th appearance at Carnegie Hall. Born in Moscow, Ms. Grineva began playing piano at the age of five. She studied with Professor Pavel Messner at the Moscow Conservatory, where she began to give recitals and explore the interaction between artist and audience. Ms. Grineva performs throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Performers Katya Grineva, Piano Program GOUNOD "Ave Maria" BACH "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite (arr. Pletnev) KENT "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (arr. Byron Duckwall) CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 FALLA "Ritual Fire Dance" from El Amor BrujoAnd works by Debussy, Gershwin, Schubert, Liszt, and Chopin
Rather than singing “Auld Lang Syne,” bid the old year adieu with great orchestral music performed by the New York String Orchestra. The legendary Richard Goode joins the orchestra for Mozart’s highly dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20. There’s also a new work by Gabriela Lena Frank inspired by Peruvian pan pipes and Mendelssohn’s vibrant symphonic tribute to Scotland. Performers New York String Orchestra Jaime Laredo, Conductor Richard Goode, Piano Program GABRIELA LENA FRANK Elegía Andina MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"
Tchaikovsky called Mozart the greatest of all composers, and this concert is an audience-pleasing convergence of the two. Jeffrey Kahane is both conductor and soloist in Mozart’s graceful 17th Piano Concerto, and cello virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein joins the Philharmonic for Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, a kind of tribute to Mozart that extends from ravishing to rhapsodic to bravura.
Performers Ensemble Connect ·· Rosie Gallagher, Flute ·· Stuart Breczinski, Oboe ·· Bixby Kennedy, Clarinet ·· Rémy Taghavi, Bassoon ·· Nicolee Kuester, French Horn ·· Lee Dionne, Piano ·· Rebecca Anderson, Violin ·· Mari Lee, Violin ·· Adelya Nartadjieva, Violin ·· Andrew Gonzalez, Viola ·· Maren Rothfritz, Viola ·· Madeline Fayette, Cello ·· Julia Yang, Cello ·· Lizzie Burns, Double Bass Program LIGETI Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet (1968) R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings (arr. Rudolf Leopold) BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2