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The 92Y to Present Lawrence Brownlee And Michael Spyres Performing Rossini

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Two of the great bel canto tenors of our time join for an all-Rossini program that promises vocal pyrotechnics and thrills.

The 92Y to Present Lawrence Brownlee And Michael Spyres Performing Rossini

The 92nd Street Y, one of New York's leading cultural venues, presents Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres singing an all-Rossini program, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:30pm ET as part of its fall classical music season, its first fully in-person season since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert will also be available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast. Tickets for both the in-person and livestream options are $20-$45 and are available at 92y.org/event/lawrence-brownlee-and-michael-spyres.

Two of the great Bel Canto tenors of our time join for an all-Rossini program that promises vocal pyrotechnics and thrills. Performing music featured on their critically acclaimed recent recording Amici E Rivali (Friends and Rivals), the program, an homage to the trailblazing opera stars of Rossini's own time, begins with a raucous, 6-hand piano arrangement of the overture from the irresistible Il barbiere di Siviglia and continues with a suite of dramatic arias and duets from the opera, including the famed "Largo al factotum." Then, three gorgeous vocal rarities precede a piano transcription of the famous William Tell overture, and Brownlee and Spyres conclude the program with a trio of delightful arias and duets from Rossini's famed Otello. Accompanied by the fine pianist Myra Huang, expect technical mastery, vocal splendor and a concert of sheer joy!

The all-Rossini program includes:

Suite from The Barber of Seville

Overture, transcribed for piano 6-hands (Myra Huang, Thomas Lausmann, Bryan Wagorn)

"Largo al factotum"

"Cessa di più resistere"

"All'idea di quel metallo"

"La promessa"

"L'esule"

"Deh! Scusa i trasporti" (from Elisabeth, Queen of England)

"Donala questo core" (from Ricciardo e Zoraide)

Overture, from William Tell (transcribed for piano solo by Myra Huang)

Suite from Otello

"Che ascolto?"

"Ah! Si, per voi gia sento"

"Ah vieni, nel tuo sangue"

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Michael Spyres, tenor

Myra Huang, piano

Also featuring:

Thomas Lausmann, piano

Bryan Wagorn, piano

Comprising 14 concerts performed in 92Y's historic Kaufmann Concert Hall, the fall season includes two appearances by world-renowned pianist Richard Goode; an all-Rossini program from tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres; the first performance by The Knights as 92Y's inaugural Ensemble in Residence; the 92Y debuts of rising star violinist Randall Goosby, intrepid cellist Seth Parker Woods, and the Grammy Award-nominated Aizuri Quartet; guitarist Ana Vidovic; MacArthur "Genius" Award winner and pianist Jeremy Denk, and others, performing a diverse group of repertoire which includes works of Eleanor Alberga, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Boulogne, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jessie Montgomery, César Franck, Florence Price, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and more.

A full list of performances and dates are listed below. Concerts are for fully vaccinated audiences. For more information, including purchasing tickets and COVID-19 protocols for in-person performances, please visit 92Y.org/Concerts.

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The Marshall Weinberg Fall 2021 Classical Music Season continues with:

SETH PARKER WOODS, cello

ANDREW ROSENBLUM, piano

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8 PM

Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58

George Walker: Cello Sonata

Price: Andante, from Piano Sonata in E Minor

Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Calvary Ostinato, from Lamentations

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

AIZURI QUARTET

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 7:30 PM

Strozzi: L'usignuolo

Strozzi: L'amante modesto

Eleanor Alberga: String Quartet No. 1

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

JERUSALEM QUARTET

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 8 PM

Haydn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108

Schubert: Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Concert also available via livestream and available for 48 hours from time of broadcast.

Richard Goode, piano

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 7:30 PM

Schubert: Six Moments Musicaux, D. 780

Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D. 784

Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2

Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

BERTA ROJAS, guitar

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8 PM

Presti: Ségovia

Duarte: Idylle pour Ida, Op. 93

Gilbert Biberian: Prelude No. 1 "Tombeau"

Presti: Danse Rythmique

Torroba: Sonatina

Anido: Preludio Lejania

Anido: Aire de Vidalita

Anido: Triste No. 1

Anido: El Misachico

Sérgio Assad: Anido's Portrait (NY Premiere)

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

Jeremy Denk, piano

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 8 PM

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

ANA VIDOVIC, guitar

Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3 PM

Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (trans. Despalj)

Sor: Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op. 9

Castelnuevo-Tedesco: Capriccio Diabolico, Op. 85 "Omaggio a Paganini"

Albéniz: Granada

Albéniz: Asturias

Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Barrios: La Catedral

Scarlatti: selected sonatas

Leo Brouwer: Un Dia de Noviembre

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

RANDALL GOOSBY, violin

ZHU WANG, piano

Thu, December 9, 2021, 7:30 PM

Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K 454

Price: Fantasy No. 1 in G Minor

Price: Fantasy No. 2 in F-sharp Minor

Price: Adoration

Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

THE KNIGHTS

ERIC JACOBSEN, conductor

COLIN JACOBSEN, violin

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 8 PM

Jessie Montgomery: Records from a Vanishing City

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Gottschalk: Symphony No. 2 "À Montevideo"

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, piano

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3 PM

C.P.E. Bach: Suite in E Minor, Wq. 6/12

G. Catoire: Quatre Morceaux, Op. 12

Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

CONRAD TAO, piano

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 8 PM

Conrad Tao: Improvisation

John Adams: China Gates

Jason Eckardt: Antennaria plantaginifolia, "Pussytoes," (from A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, Book 2)

J.S. Bach: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641

Conrad Tao: Grids of E

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Fred Hersch: Pastorale (Dedicated to Robert Schumann)

Conrad Tao: Premiere of KEYED IN

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

For more information, visit www.92Y.org.


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