Join us at the Peter Norton Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre for the New York debut of the Charles Ives Concert Series. The evening will feature Ives Series artist-faculty performing a program that celebrates Ives with one of the most important aspects of his legacy: the music of today’s American composers. The second movement of is famous piano trio sets the stage for works by the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Ives Series composers-in-residence: Justin Dello Joio, Nina C. Young, and Robert Paterson, respectively. Pieces by the series artistic directors, Paul Frucht and Jon Cziner round out the program. Artists performing include pianist Marika Bournaki, violist Molly Goldman, cellist Mitch Lyon, violinist George Meyer, pianist Mika Sasaki, cellist Julian Schwarz, violist Jacob Shack, and violinist Chelsea Starbuck Smith.
Featuring violinist Avi Nagin, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Marika Bournaki
The Ives Series welcomes back Avi, Julian, and Marika for an afternoon of music by Jewish composers, including Josef Engel, Joachim Stutchewsky, Alex Weiser, Leo Zeitlin, Alexander Krein, and the series artistic director, Paul Frucht. Julian and Marika return for their third season on the Ives Series while Avi returns for his second. All three are award-winning chamber and solo musicians. Read more about them here.
Acclaimed violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Conor Hanick make their Ives Series debuts presenting an evening of sonatas and other works for violin and piano written by American composers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Ives’s 4th violin sonata, widely regarded as one of the greatest American violin sonatas begins the program followed by works by Aaron Copland, the series artistic director, Paul Frucht, and selections by Florence Price, who was the first female African American symphonic composers.
Mika Sasaki, piano
Dawn (chamber version)
Caeli Smith, viola
Mika Sasaki, piano
Al Montecalvo, conductor