New York Philharmonic Sets 2014-15 Season of Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

New York Philharmonic Sets 2014-15 Season of Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles chamber music series will feature musicians from the Orchestra in a series of six concerts at Merkin Concert Hall during the 2014-15 season.

The series, which allows audiences to experience the artistry of the Philharmonic's virtuosos in an intimate setting, will feature various ensemble configurations performing repertoire both familiar and unexpected, including works by Andy Akiho, Barto?k, Beethoven, Dvor?a?k, Penderecki, Respighi, Sibelius, and more.

The 2014-15 New York Philharmonic Ensembles series will begin on October 19, featuring works by Beethoven, Glie?re, Barto?k, and Thuille, and will continue on November 23, January 18, February 15, March 15, and June 7 -- all on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.

Since 1984 the Philharmonic Ensembles series has presented diverse programming of both classical masterpieces and modern compositions. 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 go on sale July 7, 2014. For more information call the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office at (212) 501-3330, or online at


Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center 129 West 67 Street

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m.


Duo in E-flat major for Viola and Cello
"with two obbligato eyeglasses," WoO 32
Peter Kenote, viola; Qiang Tu, cello

GLIE?RE/Arr. Grossman

Suite for Violin and Double Bass
Anna Rabinova, violin; David J. Grossman, bass


String Quartet No. 3, BB 93, Sz.85
Lisa GiHae Kim, Quan Ge, violin;
Vivek Kamath, viola; Sumire Kudo, cello


Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 6
Yoobin Son, flute; Sherry Sylar, oboe;
Pascual Marti?nez Forteza, clarinet;
Kim Laskowski, bassoon; R. Allen Spanjer, horn; Yi-Fang Huang§, piano

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.


Moz-Art, for Two Violins
Soohyun Kwon, Joo Young Oh, violin

Joel Eric SUBEN

Piano Trio "Ballo di Corte" (World Premiere) Vladimir Tsypin, violin; Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello; Elena Kuschnerova§, piano


String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3 Lisa Kim, violin; Re?mi Pelletier, viola; Patrick Jee, cello


String Quartet in A minor, Rosamunde, D.804 Duoming Ba, Kuan Cheng Lu, violins;
Vivek Kamath, viola; Ru-Pei Yeh, cello

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m.


The rAy's end
Andy Akiho§, steel pan; Ethan Bensdorf, trumpet; Max Zeugner, bass; Christopher S. Lamb, percussion; Elizabeth Zeltser, violin


Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano Hae-Young Ham, violin; Pascual Marti?nez Forteza, clarinet; Steven Lin§, piano


Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63 Hyunju Lee, violin; Sumire Kudo, cello; Steven Beck§, piano

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m.


String Trio
Quan Ge, violin; Dawn Hannay, viola; Nathan Vickery, cello


String Quartet in D minor, Voces intimae, Op. 56 Anna Rabinova, Na Sun, violin;
Irene Breslaw, viola; Qiang Tu, cello


Piano Quintet
Yulia Ziskel, Shanshan Yao, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Wei Yu, cello; Keun A Lee§, piano

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m.


Gran Duo Concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Piano Michelle Kim, violin; Timothy Cobb, bass;
Eric Huebner, piano


Suite for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp, Op. 34 Mindy Kaufman, flute; Sharon Yamada, violin; Robert Rinehart, viola; Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales, cello; Nancy Allen, harp


String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
Fiona Simon, Quan Ge, violin; Judith Nelson,
Re?mi Pelletier, viola; Eric Bartlett, Patrick Jee, cello

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m.


Il tramonto, poemetto lirico for Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet
Anna Rabinova, Shanshan Yao, violin; Katherine Greene, viola; Nathan Vickery, cello; Sandra Piques-Eddy§, mezzo-soprano


Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings
Lisa Gihae Kim, Kuan Cheng Lu, violin; Dawn Hannay, viola; Eric Bartlett, cello; Harvey Pittel§, saxophone


String Quartet in C major, Op. 61
Fiona Simon, Sharon Yamada, violin;
Robert Rinehart, viola; Eileen Moon, cello

§ denotes New York Philharmonic guest artist

Pictured: New York Philharmonic Ensembles. Photo by Chris Lee.