with J.Y. Song, Alexandria Le, Carmit Zori, Julia Lichten & music of Gershwin, Bloch, Villa-Lobos, Cowell, Shostakovich, and Martin
Thu May 23rd, 2013
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $20/$25
Pro Musicis is proud to collaborate with Yamaha Artist Services in presenting an evening with Pro Musicis artists.
Imagine the 1920’s – boundaries between the music hall, jazz club, theater and concert hall are being by the swirl of new ideas and the new technologies of gramophone and radio; musicians cop freely from styles as disparate as atonality and jazz, baroque and Afro-Brazilian. Join us for an evening of exploration as Pro Musicis Artists present great works from this period. Roaring optional.
The concert will feature works from the eclectic 1920’s, with a rare appearance by Byron Janis.
Bloch From Jewish Life
Cowell Suite for violin and piano
Frank Martin Trio on Popular Irish Melodies
Shostakovich Trio Op. 8
Founded on the belief that artists have an indispensible mission in society, The Pro Musicis Foundation couples career development with community service. Pro Musicis selects musicians who display both extraordinary artistry and a genuine gift for communicating with audiences. These artists then perform in some of the world’s most famous concert halls as well as in outreach venues in order to share their talent with those who would otherwise be hindered by illness, poverty, or circumstance from enjoying live classical music.
Since its inception in 1975, Pro Musicis has bestowed the International Award on 86 concert artists of the highest caliber and presented them in over 2,000 concerts around the world.
This performance will be recorded live for later rebroadcast on Yamaha DisklavierTVTM, powered by RemoteLiveTM Technology.
$20 standing room
$25 table seating
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Renowned internationally as one of America’s greatest concert pianists, Byron Janis has made seminal records for RCA Victor and Mercury Records, later published in two volumes of the Philips Great Pianists series. Byron Janis’ brilliant career was interrupted by the onset of psoriatic arthritis in his hands and wrists, a painful and crippling condition that led to a series of surgeries and other treatments to restore movement. In an interview with ABC, he explained, “Arthritis has taught me to look inside myself for new sources of strength and creativity. It has given my life a new intensity. I have arthritis, but it does not have me.”
Devoted to musical and humanitarian concerns, Byron Janis is making a rare appearance, and his first at LPR, in support of The Pro Musicis Foundation.
Since her Lincoln Center recital debut and her nomination as Pro Musicis International Award winner, J.Y. Song has been noted for her varied programming and idiosyncratic musical tastes. Her recordings on the Pro Piano label have received rave reviews in international publications. “Debussy Etudes” received a Diapason d’Or, and was designated a ‘Desert Island Selection’ by Gramophone’s International Piano Quarterly. Her recording of works by Jiang Wen Ye was the inspiration for Café Lumière, a film by Hou Hsiao-Hsien nominated for a Lion d’Or at the Venice Film Festival. The recipient of Juilliard’s Petscheck Award and the American Pianists Association’s Fellowship Award, J.Y. Song is currently on the piano faculty of Mannes College of Music. She holds a B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University, and a D.M.A. from The Juilliard School.
The most recent winner of the Pro Musicis International Award, Alexandria Le enjoys a multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber musician and teaching artist. As a member of Ensemble ACJW (the 20-member collective run by Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Institute, in partnership with the New York Department of Education), she performs regularly in traditional and non-traditional venues, from Carnegie Hall to Riker’s Island. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Le’s collaborative highlights include performances with Frank Morelli, Pedro Diaz, Øystein Baadvsvik, and American Brass Quintet members. Ms. Le is currently completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts under full scholarship at S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook.
Carmit Zori is an international soloist and prominent chamber music performer who has collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians. Winner of the Leventritt and Pro Musicis Awards, she has toured internationally with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with Musicians from Marlboro. Ms. Zori has participated in music festivals on three continents, and can be heard in recordings on Arabesque, Koch International, and Nonesuch. As artistic director of BCMS, she presents an extraordinary roster of performers in Brooklyn.
Julia Lichten enjoys a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher in the New York area. She received degrees from Harvard-Radcliffe and the New England Conservatory, where her principal teachers were Mischa Nieland and Paul Tobias. A member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra from 1995-2014, Ms. Lichten has toured as soloist with Orpheus, as well as with Musicians from Marlboro and the American Chamber Players. Festival engagements have included Marlboro, Tanglewood, Taos, Library of Congress, Caramoor, Rockport, Chesapeake Chamber Music, and Evian. Ms. Lichten is a frequent guest with the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, and has served as artist/faculty at Kneisel Hall, Mannes Beethoven Institute, and Perlman Music Program. She has recorded for Marlboro Recording Society, Arabesque, Koch International Classics, Music Masters, Sony Classical, and Deutsche Gramaphon. She is a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College.