WQXR Introduces Midday Masterpieces with a Trio of Musical Fantasies

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Violinist Tessa Lark received a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Violinist Tessa Lark received a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. (Kate L Photography)

Take a respite from your busy work day with the glories of classical music.

Join us at 1 pm on the first Wednesday of every month to hear some of classical music’s best-loved composers performed by rising stars from The Juilliard School at free lunchtime concerts in The Greene Space. Leave the emails, phone calls and stress behind and settle in for an hour of musical serenity.

Not in New York City or couldn't make it to The Greene Space? No worries, we will be streaming these wonderful events live each month right here on the site. Share your comments on Twitter during the concert using #MiddayMasterpieces.

The first performance is by violinist Tessa Lark, accompanied by pianist Renana Gutman, performing a trio of musical fantasies. Watch the archived show below.

Lark was named the Silver Medalist of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, making her the highest-ranked American-born winner in the competition's history. She is a recipient of a career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Other awards include the prestigious Naumburg International Violin Award in 2012, and the 2008 Irving Klein International Strings Competition.

Praised by the New York Sun for playing “with great vigor and aplomb” and for the “true poetry in her phrasing”, Renana Gutman has performed across three continents as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and collaborative artist.  A top prize winner at Los Angeles Liszt competition, International Keyboard Festival in New York, and Tel-Hai Internationl Master Classes, she has performed with orchestras including Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Belgian “I Fiamminghi”, Mannes College Orchestra.


Krieisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
Schubert: Fantasie
Telemann: Selections from Fantasias

More information about the Midday Masterpieces series is available on The Greene Space website. Watch Lark's performance during the announcement of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grants, held at The Greene Space this past March.


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Comments [3]

John Blasdale from Whippany NJ

Altogether a thoroughly delightful Recital. Beautiful musicianship and excellent technique [both absolutely essential in the Schubert Fantasy!] from the performers. A wonderful start to a new project -- I hope the other recitals in this series will be comparable.

Sep. 08 2016 05:01 PM
Annette Shandolow-Hassell from North Bergen, NJ

What a wonderful recital! It was well worth the time to attend.

Thanks for doing this.

Sep. 08 2016 12:14 PM
Yoav Galant from Germany

Amazing Schubert: Fantasie With Renana Gutman The Pianist

Sep. 07 2016 01:47 PM

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