Millions of viewers have experienced 92Y’s classical online concerts since Garrick Ohlsson inaugurated the series in mid-March. Now, 92Y is proud to announce its Summer Season of classical concerts streaming twelve enticing and adventurous programs.
The summer season boasts eight live streams from the artists’ own spaces, followed by four premiere broadcasts of previously recorded concerts. With a few exceptions (noted below), all concerts will air on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Eastern time. 92Y is now offering a subscription package: $50 for all eight live streams, or $10 for single tickets. Visit 92y.org/tickets/uptown/subscription/summer-concert-series for details.
The season’s theme is “Time and Other Travel,” as acclaimed recitalists transport the listener to realms and eras accessible only in the imagination. Opening with pianist Michael Brown in Schubert’s “Wanderer” Fantasy, Time and Other Travel spans from medieval balladry to contemporary scores, with appearances by the Danish String Quartet, Colin and Eric Jacobsen of The Knights (92Y’s upcoming Ensemble in Residence), pianist Jeremy Denk, star harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, and others. Of notable interest is pianist Inon Barnatan’s Time Traveler Suite, in which pieces by Adès, Bach, Barber, Brahms, Couperin, Handel, Ligeti, Rameau, and Ravel are played in a single arc without pause – an entrancing voyage through styles and epochs.
August 4- 13 brings “In the Moment,” a festival of improvisation featuring an exciting and eclectic array of artists. Violinist Jessie Montgomery and bassist Eleonore Oppenheim‘s virtuosic duo big dog little dog defies genre while weaving tapestries of string-driven sound. Jazz pianist Kris Davis, lauded as one of the brightest lights of her generation, dazzles with spontaneous invention. Israeli pianist Matan Porat revives a bygone art by creating a witty improvised score to Buster Keaton’s silent film The General. Distinguished pianist Robert Levin closes the series by improvising new pieces in the style of Mozart and his peers on themes submitted by the audience.