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Marc-André Hamelin, piano, plays Beethoven, CPE Bach, and Catoire
December 12, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The 92nd Street Y, one of New York’s leading cultural venues, presents Marc-André Hamelin, piano, playing Schubert, Schmann, and more on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3pm 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/marc-andre-hamelin.
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin brings supreme grace, illumination and warmth to formidable technique in everything he plays. He joins us to perform a characteristically fascinating program, pairing a Beethoven masterwork with four short, beautiful mood pieces by the nearly unknown turn-of-the-century Russian composer of French heritage Georgy Catoire, and a vibrant dance suite straddling Baroque and Classical impulses by C.P.E. Bach – a composer of much exploration by Hamelin. The summit of the program is Beethoven’s Olympian late piano work, the “Hammerklavier” Sonata – one of the greatest possible blueprints for Hamelin’s extraordinary artistry.
The program includes:
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”
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.
The Marshall Weinberg Fall 2021 Classical Music Season continues with:
CONRAD TAO, piano
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 8 PM
John Adams, China Gates
Bach, Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641
Schumann, Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Conrad Tao, Keyed In (NY Premiere; 92Y co-commission)
Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Interspersed with short works of Conrad Tao, Jason Eckardt, and Fred Hersch
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.
About 92nd Street Y: The 92nd Street Y (92Y) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92Y offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.