Inon Barnatan, piano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Three exceptional musicians come together for a special tour.
Concert pianist Inon Barnatan, a native of Israel, is New York Philharmonic’s first artist in association, a three-season appointment featuring concerto and chamber collaborations with the orchestra. A former member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Barnatan often appears as a recital partner with cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Clarinetist Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of New York Philharmonic, has performed with a prestigious list of chamber ensembles, including the Brentano, Guarneri, Shanghai, and Tokyo quartets. He has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, and Lang Lang, among other notables. He performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at President Obama’s first inauguration.
Weilerstein, who received a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship in 2011, was the first cellist in thirty years to sign an exclusive recording contract with Decca Classics. BBC Music named her first album on that label, with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Recording of the Year. In 2015, she and Barnatan released a duo album, followed by a tour of the United States and seven European capitals.
The program features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, Gassenhauer, and Johannes Brahms’ Trio in A minor, Op. 114. The program also includes short stories, a composition by Philadelphia’s Joseph Hallman, co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State through its membership in the national consortium Music Accord.
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Bob and Ruth Murray
support provided by
Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment