Events Archive for Classical Music

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Voices of Ascension

Thursday, January 30, 2014

8:00 PM

WQXR is a media sponsor of Voices of Ascension's concert at the Church of Ascension on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

After 11 years, they return to the Ein Deutsches Requiem of Johannes Brahms. Unlike the Requiems of Mozart, Verdi and others, Brahms abandoned the Latin Mass for the Dead and constructed his own collection of texts from the Bible, in his native tongue. In doing so, his German Requiem offers something different from all the others: it is a work of consolation for those left behind. For this performance Voices of Ascension will be using Brahms' own four-hand piano version. This version was heard at the first London performance in 1871 and at many other performances during Brahms's lifetime. The concert will begin with another masterpiece, this one for piano solo: the Sonata No. 32 in C Minor; Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven, played by Anna Shelest. In contrast to the very human qualities of the Brahms, Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 111 is a work of a composer, near the end of his life, whose mind has already entered into another world. This remarkable, seemingly abstract work pulls us, little by little, into Beethoven's immense, timeless version. It will be a profound experience to hear this great work in the acoustics of Ascension, and then to enter into the warmth and humanity of Brahms. Soloists include Soprano Martha Guth and Baritone Richard Zeller. 

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Chelsea Music Festival

Friday, June 12, 2015 through Saturday, June 20, 2015

WQXR is a media partner for the Chelsea Music Festival.  Hailed by The New York Times as “a gem of a series,” the Festival presents the world’s leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. CMF musical programming encompasses classical, new music and jazz, and is spurred by cross-genre collaborations and Festival-commissioned works.


Inspired by the artistic vitality of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood and the intimacy of chamber music, the Festival explores the interplay of art forms – in particular the musical, visual and culinary. The Festival also invites audiences to experience its programming not only in established but also unconventional settings, reflecting the encounter of the traditional with the contemporary.

 

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Chelsea Music Festival 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015 through Saturday, June 20, 2015

WQXR is a media partner for the Chelsea Music Festival.  Hailed by The New York Times as “a gem of a series,” the Festival presents the world’s leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. CMF musical programming encompasses classical, new music and jazz, and is spurred by cross-genre collaborations and Festival-commissioned works.


Inspired by the artistic vitality of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood and the intimacy of chamber music, the Festival explores the interplay of art forms – in particular the musical, visual and culinary. The Festival also invites audiences to experience its programming not only in established but also unconventional settings, reflecting the encounter of the traditional with the contemporary.

 

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The International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2015 through Sunday, August 2, 2015

WQXR is a media partner of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.

The IKIF is a summer piano festival that offers two weeks of concerts, masterclasses and lectures.  Since 1999, the Festival attracts students from around the world who have the opportunity to attend the Festival to study with Faculty and Artists, participate in masterclasses, and attend concerts and lectures given by some of the world’s best-known pianists and scholars.