The 92nd Street Y presents Steven Isserlis, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano in concert, June 4

The 92nd Street Y presents Steven Isserlis, cello and Jeremy Denk, piano in concert, June 4

The 92nd Street YNew York (92NY), one of New York’s premier cultural venues, features Steven Isserlis, cello and Jeremy Denkpiano, June 4, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET.

The performance continues The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection, a ten-day festival of concerts and salons that will explore the unexpected or hidden connections between Jeans Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn. Each performance and evening will explore the inspiration and influence in the world of two genius composers. The concert will also be available via livestream and available for 72 hours from broadcast time. Tickets for the in-person and live options cost between $20 and $50 and are available at 92ny.org/event/steven-isserlis-and-jeremy-denk. For more information about the festival, visit 92ny.org/bach-festival.

The program opens with a performance of the Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II by Jeremy Denk. Isserlis then performs the music of Bach’s Suites. Illumination of his performance: a reading of his acclaimed book, Bach’s Cello Suites, a companion of Edoardo Balleriniactor and award-winning audiobook narrator of Amor Towles, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Isabelle Allendeand many more.

In the second half of the program, Isserlis and Denk perform two works by Mendelssohn, including the composer’s passionate Sonata in D major – a work that Fanny Mendelssohn frequently programs in her salons and an ideal ground for the incredible artistic talent of these two musicians. .

JS BACH: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV 849 (from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)

JS BACH: selections of unaccompanied cello suites

Reading of Bach d’Isserlis Cello Suites – A Companion

MENDELSSOHN: Variations Concertantes for cello and piano, Op.17

MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, op. 58

“The Bach-Mendelssohn connection is the vision of our dear colleague Hanna Arie Gaifman“said Amy Lam, Vice President, Tisch Music, 92NY. “We are grateful to Hanna for continuing to share her deep musical intellect and passion with us, and for bringing some of music’s most acclaimed artists classic on our stage this summer. “

“This festival seeks to uncover lesser-known connections between two composers from different eras,” said Hanna Arie Gaifman, Director Emeritus, Tisch Center for the Arts, 92NY. “The Salons pay homage to two rarely recognized salonières – Sara Levi and Fanny Mendelssohn – musicians, composers and performers of rare quality who created the intimate human musical experiences we all yearn for today.”

The festival will continue with six more days of music. A full list of performances and dates is listed below. The concerts are aimed at a totally vaccinated public. For more information, including purchasing tickets and COVID-19 protocols for in-person performances, please visit 92NY.org/Concerts.

About 92nd Street YNew York: The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a gatherer of ideas and an incubator of creativity. 92NY offers many online classes, classes, and events, including live concerts, talks, and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; Over 250 art classes and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y, New York is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action around the world. All of 92NY’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the ability of civil dialogue to change mindsets; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcome and serve people of all ages, races, religions and ethnicities. For more information, visit www.92NY.org.