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New York Philharmonic Ensembles 2016-17 Season to Continue at Merkin Hall With Three Spring Concerts

The 33rd season of the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, chamber concerts showcasing Musicians from the Orchestra performing classical masterpieces and modern compositions in an intimate setting, will continue on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. The concert will include Menotti's Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano; Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht; and Schumann's Piano Trio No. 3.

The next Ensembles concert takes place on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. with a concert featuring Paganini's Duetto Concertante No. 2 for Violin and Bassoon; Persichetti's Serenade No. 6 for Trombone, Viola, and Cello; Busch's Piano Quintet; and Brahms's String Quintet No. 1. The final performance of the season, Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. will feature Jacob Druckman's Come Round, Mozart's String Quintet in G minor; and Dvo?ák's String Quintet in G major.

Since 1984 the Philharmonic Ensembles series has allowed audiences to experience the artistry of the Philharmonic's virtuosos in an intimate setting. Ensembles concerts are also offered on the Orchestra's international and domestic tours, on separate chamber music tours, and at locations throughout New York City.

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The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts are funded, in part, by the Zubin Mehta Fund for the Orchestra, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic's former Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

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Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Single tickets start at $36. They are available through the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office at 129 West 67th Street, New York, New York 10023. For more information call the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office at (212) 501-3330, or go online at For press tickets, call Lanore Carr in the New York Philharmonic Communications Department at (212) 875-5714, or e-mail her at


Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67 Street

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
MENOTTI Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Hyunju Lee, violin; Pascual Martínez Forteza, clarinet; Michael Brown§, piano

SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
Quan Ge, Lisa GiHae Kim, violin; Vivek Kamath, Rémi Pelletier, viola; Sumire Kudo, Ru-Pei Yeh, cello

SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 3
Na Sun, violin; Qiang Tu, cello; Hélène Jeanney§, piano

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
PAGANINI Duetto Concertante No. 2 for Violin and Bassoon
Anna Rabinova, violin; Kim Laskowski, bassoon

PERSICHETTI Serenade No. 6 for Trombone, Viola, and Cello
Rebecca Young, viola; Maria Kitsopoulos, cello; Joseph Alessi, trombone

BUSCH Piano Quintet
Kuan Cheng Lu, Lisa GiHae Kim, violin; Dawn Hannay, viola; Eric Bartlett, cello; Peter Serkin§, piano

BRAHMS String Quintet No. 1
Lisa Kim, Shanshan Yao, violin; Robert Rinehart, Rémi Pelletier, viola; Nathan Vickery, cello

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Mindy Kaufman, flute; Amy Zoloto, clarinet; Lisa GiHae Kim, violin; Sumire Kudo, cello; Daniel Druckman, percussion; Michael Barrett§, piano

MOZART String Quintet in G minor
Fiona Simon, Marié Rossano, violin; Judith Nelson, Katherine Greene, viola; Eric Bartlett, cello

DVO?ÁK String Quintet in G major
Sheryl Staples, Yulia Ziskel, violin; Rémi Pelletier, viola; Maria Kitsopoulos, cello; Timothy Cobb, double bass

§ New York Philharmonic guest artist

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