92Y opens its 2012-2013 concert season by welcoming the celebrated pianist András Schiff to perform The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, a seminal work in the keyboard literature by one of history's most influential composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, at Kaufmann Concert Hall. He will then perform Book II on Nov 1. A frequent and popular guest at 92Y, Mr. Schiff last appeared in February 2010 in an exploration of Haydn’s piano music.
This concert also opens the New York component of Mr. Schiff’s The Bach Project. Mr. Schiff has long proclaimed that Bach stands at the core of his music making. In October 2012, April 2013 and October 2013, András Schiff will embark on The Bach Project in North America, comprising six Bach recitals and orchestral weeks of Bach, Schumann and Mendelssohn with Mr. Schiff at the piano and on the podium. In New York, the complete Project, which is being launched with this concert, will be presented in what will be an unprecedented partnership between 92nd Street Y, the New York Philharmonic, Great Performers at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Schiff's recording of The Well-Tempered Clavier for ECM, releasing September 2012, is expected to be one of the preeminent performances of the work.
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:00 PM
BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869
Single tickets from $40; Under-35: $25
Mr. Schiff will perform Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier at 92Y on November 1.
Artist Website: András Schiff
SPECIAL EVENT: LANG LANG IN CONVERSATION
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 7:30 PM
Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang has captivated the world as a concert artist, educator and philanthropist. On Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 PM, he comes to 92nd Street Y for a conversation offering insight into his career and his charitable ambitions, goals and thoughts on the future of classical music.
In addition to his concert appearances with every major orchestra in the world, Lang Lang has performed for numerous international dignitaries such as former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, President Hu Jintao of China and United States Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2004, Lang Lang was appointed International Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and has since launched his own foundation—the Lang Lang International Music Foundation—aiming to inspire the next generation of classical musicians and music lovers. He has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, 60 Minutes and The Oprah Winfrey Show, among many other programs.
Single tickets from $29; Under-35: $25
Moderator to be announced.
Artist Website: Lang Lang
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