Juilliard Announces 2019-20 Chamber Music Season

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019
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Concerts and Recitals by Faculty and Student Ensembles, Featuring Annual Appearances by the Juilliard String Quartet and American Brass Quintet

NEW YORK –– Juilliard announces its roster of chamber music concerts and recitals for the 2019-20 season. The Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series features, among other recitals, annual appearances by the school’s resident ensembles, the American Brass Quintet (Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:30pm, in Paul Hall) and the Juilliard String Quartet (Thursday, December 12, 2019 and Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:30pm, in Alice Tully Hall).

In addition, Juilliard presents the annual ChamberFest, January 13-15, 2020, in Paul Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and Alice Tully Hall. Tickets to all ChamberFest performances are $10 and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar. Juilliard’s Wednesdays at One series in Alice Tully Hall is presented most weeks during the school year with a hiatus during school holidays. These free, hour-long concerts are performed by Juilliard artists. No tickets are required.

Additional faculty recitals in the fall semester will be presented by organist Paul Jacobs (Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:30pm, in Paul Hall); violinist Catherine Cho, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Robert McDonald in a piano quartet concert (Thursday, October 10, 2020, 7:30pm, in Paul Hall); and violist Misha Amory and pianist Thomas Sauer (Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm, in Paul Hall) with violist Hsin-Yun Huang. In the spring semester, cellist Astrid Schween (Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Paul Hall) and collaborative pianist Lydia Brown (Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:30pm, in Paul Hall) present recitals.

Juilliard student pianists Michael Davidman and Jaeden Laramie Izik-Dzurko, winners of Juilliard’s 2019 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, will give a duo recital on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall.

Juilliard pianist Mackenzie Melemed has been selected to perform in the eighth annual Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital, which takes place Friday, December 13, 2019, at 7:30pm in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

Juilliard’s new graduate resident string quartet, the Ulysses Quartet, will give the annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital on Friday, May 6, 2020, at 7:30pm, in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.

Sonatenabend concerts showcase Juilliard collaborative piano students and student instrumentalists. Performances take place in Paul Hall on Wednesdays on October 9, 2019 (6pm); October 23, 2019 (6pm); November 13, 2019 (6pm); December 4, 2019 (6pm); January 22, 2020 (6pm); February 19, 2020 (7pm); March 25, 2020 (6pm); and April 8, 2020 (6pm). The concerts are free, and no tickets are required.

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Juilliard Recitals 2019-20 Calendar of Events

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:30pm, Juilliard’s Paul Hall, 155 West 65th Street, NYC

“The Great French Organ Tradition With Paul Jacobs”

The three-recital series opens at Juilliard, continues at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin on September 17, and concludes at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on September 24.

Marcel DUPRÉ (1886-1971) Variations sur un Noël, Op. 20

Nadia BOULANGER (1887-1979) Trois pièces pour orgue

César FRANCK (1822-1890) Pièce héroïque

Jehan ALAIN (1911-1940) Le jardin suspendu

Naji HAKIM (b. 1955) Tanets

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Le Cygne

Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911) Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 42

Organist Paul Jacobs combines a probing intellect and extraordinary technical mastery with an unusually large repertoire, both old and new. He has performed to great critical acclaim on five continents and in each of the 50 states. The only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award—in 2011 for Messiaen’s towering Livre du Saint-Sacrement—Jacobs is an eloquent champion of his instrument in both the U.S. and abroad.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning August 20, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

Winners of Juilliard’s 2019 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition

Michael Davidman and Jaeden Laramie Izik-Dzurko, pianists

Program to be announced.

Michael Davidman enters Juilliard’s master’s program this fall and will study with Jerome Lowenthal and Stephen Hough. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Robert McDonald, also a member of Juilliard’s faculty. As a soloist, Davidman has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphonicity, Monterey Symphony, West Point Orchestra, Ithaca College Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra, Summit Music Festival Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and Doctor’s Orchestral Society of New York, among others. He completed his fourth and final year of the Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship program. Some of his performances have been featured on WHYY, WWFM, NPR, and WQXR, and he was selected to perform in the 2010 Lang Lang master class at Manhattan School of Music.

Born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Jaeden Laramie Izik-Dzurko was the grand award winner at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ national competition. Most recently, he won third prize and the Peter Takács Classical Sonata award at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Now completing his bachelor’s degree at Juilliard, where he studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky, he has performed as a soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Lions Gate Sinfonia, and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. A passionate advocate for Canadian music, he has been recognized at several competitions for his insightful interpretations of Canadian compositions.

The concert will be broadcast on the McGraw Family Young Artists Showcase on WQXR at a later date.

Free tickets will be available beginning August 20, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

Piano Quartet

Catherine Cho, Violin

Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola

Natasha Brofsky, Cello

Robert McDonald, Piano

Paul WIANCKO American Haiku for viola and cello (2014)

Charles IVES Piano Trio

SCHUMANN Piano Quartet

Juilliard faculty members and alumni, violinist Catherine Cho, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist Robert McDonald perform an evening of chamber music. The program features Schumann’s masterful Piano Quartet with composer/cellist Paul Wiancko’s American Haiku, which was commissioned by violist Ayane Kozasa and premiered in 2014, and Ives’ complex Piano Trio.  

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

Misha Amory, Viola

Thomas Sauer, Piano

Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola

BRIDGE Pensiero (1908)

KODÁLY Adagio (1908)

HINDEMITH Sonata Op. 31, No. 4 – Thema mit Variationen (1922)

BLISS Viola Sonata – Furiant (1933)

STRAVINSKY Elegy (1944)

CARTER Elegy (1943)

György KURTÁG Jelek (1965)

SHOSTAKOVICH Viola Sonata – Adagio (1975)

Bruce ADOLPHE Dreamsong (1989)

George BENJAMIN Viola, viola (1998)

Since winning the 1991 Naumburg viola award, Misha Amory has been active as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe and has been presented in recital at Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles’ Ambassador series, Philadelphia’s Mozart on the Square festival, Boston’s Gardner Museum, Houston’s Da Camera series, and Washington’s Phillips Collection. He performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Vancouver Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Boston Chamber Music Society. His recording of Hindemith sonatas is on the Musical Heritage Society label. He holds degrees from Yale and Juilliard and serves on the faculties of Juilliard and Curtis Institute of Music.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

American Brass Quintet

Kevin Cobb and Louis Hanzlik, Trumpets

Eric Reed, Horn

Michael Powell, Trombone

John D. Rojak, Bass Trombone

Program to be announced.

The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. The quintet has been in residence at Juilliard since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard String Quartet

Areta Zhulla and Ronald Copes, Violins

Roger Tapping, Viola

Astrid Schween, Cello

BEETHOVEN Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1

György KURTÁG 6 Moments Musicaux, Op. 44

BEETHOVEN Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946, the JSQ draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. Each performance of the JSQ is a unique experience, bringing together the four members’ profound understanding, total commitment, and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature.

Tickets are $30 and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar. Full-time students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $15, only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.

 

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30pm, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sixth Annual Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital

Mackenzie Melemed, piano

J.S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor, BWV 867 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)

MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, WoO 13

SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, Op. 87

MEDTNER Sonata Tragica. Op. 39, No. 5

J.S. BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816

POULENC Trois pièces pour piano

Avner DORMAN Sonata No. 3 “Dance Suite” – Movement III: Techno

Mackenzie Melemed is in the Artist Diploma program at Juilliard, where he studies with Robert McDonald and Emanuel Ax. He graduated from Juilliard’s accelerated five-year dual-degree program with his BM and MM. He was awarded the 2018 Juilliard School’s Arthur Rubinstein Piano Prize at commencement. Melemed has performed throughout the U.S., Finland, France, and Switzerland in solo and chamber music recitals and as a concerto soloist. In 2018, he recorded Juilliard alumnus Avner Dorman’s Three Etudes on the Steinway and Sons label.

Tickets are free and will be available at the Weill Recital Hall Box Office at 6:30pm on the day of the concert.

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

Astrid Schween, Cello

Program to be announced.

New York-born cellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. In 2016, she joined the Juilliard String Quartet, succeeding her esteemed colleague Joel Krosnick, and became a member of the Juilliard cello faculty. In addition to her work with the JSQ, Schween remains active as a soloist with recent appearances in Boston, Oakland, and Memphis, at the International Cello Institute, and the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and with the Boulder Philharmonic, performing the Elgar concerto.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Monday, February 24, 2020, 8pm, Paul Hall

Juilliard and Tianjin Juilliard Faculty

Faculty from The Juilliard School and The Tianjin Juilliard School will perform a recital with works to be announced. The Graduate Studies program in Tianjin opens in fall 2020, with the applications opening on September 1, 2019. For more details about Juilliard’s new school in China, visit tianjin.juilliard.edu.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:30pm, Paul Hall

Lydia Brown, Collaborative Piano

Program to be announced.

Pianist Lydia Brown has performed internationally as both a soloist and collaborative artist. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, she joined the company in 2005 and San Francisco Opera in 2011. Her recent recital appearances include the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Phillips Gallery, Weill Hall, Salle Cortot and Neue Galerie Cabaret Series. Brown has partnered with artists on the rosters of the Pro Musicis Foundation, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Young Concert Artists, Piatigorsky Foundation and Concert Artists Guild. Since 2006, she has overseen the vocal program at the Marlboro Music Festival and School. In fall 2018 she joined the faculty of Juilliard as chair of the collaborative piano program. Brown holds a DMA in collaborative piano from Juilliard as well as degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar.

 

April 16, 2020, 7:30pm Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard String Quartet

Areta Zhulla and Ronald Copes, Violins

Roger Tapping, Viola

Astrid Schween, Vello

MOZART Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458 (“The Hunt”)

BRITTEN Quartet No. 3, Op. 94

BRAHMS Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Tickets are $30 and will be available beginning September 19, 2019, at juilliard.edu/calendar. Full-time students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $15, only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7:30pm, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

The Ulysses Quartet

Annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital

Program to be announced.

The Ulysses Quartet, founded in 2015, won first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition and the grand prize and gold medal in the senior string division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Ulysses also finished first in the American Prize in Chamber Music Performance and won second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2017. The quartet garnered a career development grant in the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition and will return to compete in the 2019 semifinal round this August. Ulysses recently signed with Judson Management Group, Inc., for exclusive worldwide representation.

 

Juilliard String Quartet
The Juilliard String Quartet performs recitals on December 12, 2019 and April 16, 2020 (photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)