2016-17 Season of Ensembles Kicks Off at Merkin Concert Hall
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 begin on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Merkin Concert Hall.
The opening concert will include Atomyan's arrangement of Shostakovich's Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano, Behzad Ranjbaran's Dance of Life for Violin and Double Bass, Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, and Brahms's Piano Quintet.
The Ensembles series' fall season continues on Sunday, November 20, 2016, with a concert featuring Françaix's String Trio; Prokofiev's Quintet in G minor for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Double Bass; Beethoven's Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Three Horns, and Bassoon; and Vaughan Williams's Quintet in D major for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello, and Piano. The third performance of the series, Sunday, January 8, 2017, will feature Maurer's Concertante for Four Violins, Ravel's Piano Trio, and Brahms's Piano Quartet in C minor.
The 2016-17 New York Philharmonic Ensembles series will continue with three additional performances in the spring on February 26, April 23, and May 28 - all on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. More information on the 2016-17 season of Ensembles concerts can be found at nyphil.org/ensembles.
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.
Subscriptions for the series of 6 concerts are $156; single tickets are $35. 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 merkinconcerthall.org.
New York Philharmonic ENSEMBLES AT MERKIN CONCERT HALLMerkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
129 West 67 Street Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m. SHOSTAKOVICH/Arr. Atomyan Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano
Elizabeth Zeltser, Shanshan Yao, violin; piano tba Behzad RANJBARAN Dance of Life for Violin and Double Bass
Duoming Ba, violin; Satoshi Okamoto, double bass MOZART Quintet for Piano and Winds
Sherry Sylar, oboe; Pascual Martínez Forteza, clarinet; Kim Laskowski, bassoon; R. Allen Spanjer, horn; Yi-Fang Huang§, piano BRAHMS Piano Quintet
Anna Rabinova, Hannah Choi, violin; Rebecca Young, viola; Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello; Joy Cline Phinney§, piano
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3:00 p.m.FRANÇAIX String Trio
Shanshan Yao, violin; Peter Kenote, viola; Qiang Tu, cello PROKOFIEV Quintet in G minor for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Double Bass
Anna Rabinova, violin; Vivek Kamath, viola; Blake Hinson, double bass; Sherry Sylar, oboe; Pascual Martínez Forteza, clarinet BEETHOVEN Quintet in E-flat major for Oboe, Three Horns, and Bassoon
Liang Wang, oboe; Kim Laskowski, bassoon; Richard Deane, R. Allen Spanjer, Howard Wall, horn VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Quintet in D major for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Lisa Kim, violin; Eileen Moon, cello; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Philip Myers, horn; John Novacek§, piano
Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
MAURER Concertante for Four Violins
Michelle Kim, Soohyun Kwon, Joo Young Oh, Jin Suk Yu, violin; piano tba
Quan Ge, violin; Patrick Jee, cello; Qian Wu§, piano BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C minor
Frank Huang, violin; Robert Rinehart, viola; Eileen Moon, cello; Krisztina Wajsza§, piano
§ New York Philharmonic guest artist