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YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS 2023-2024 PERFORMANCES

NY SERIES

February 21, 2024

ALL TOGETHER NOW

A collaboration with New York Festival of Song

Chelsea Guo, soprano & piano
Daniel McGrew, tenor
Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Parrish, bass-baritone
Erin Wagner, mezzo-soprano
Steven Blier, piano & Artistic Director of NYFOS

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
29 W 67th St, New York, NY 

PROGRAM

Works by W.A. Mozart, Emmanuel Chabrier, Libby Larsen, the Bobs, and more

“For years I’ve been wanting to revive and revamp a 2006 program called All Together Now, an evening of ensemble pieces covering five centuries of Western music. I just needed a cast of crackerjack musicians with inquisitive minds and a command of style—and voilà, there they were on the YCA roster! This quintet of my favorite young singers, fresh from conquering the world as soloists, was eager to do a project where they could sing with their colleagues. Musically they can do anything—and in this show, they will reveal the full extent of their artistry.”
–Steven Blier, Artistic Director of NYFOS

March 21, 2024

ERIN WAGNER,
MEZZO-SOPRANO

SHAWN CHANG, piano

The Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St, New York, NY 

Everything Must Change

Songs by Franz Schubert, Stefania Turkewich, Viktor Ullman, Shawn Chang, and more.

“Despite society’s attempts to move forward from a past marked by violence and hatred, division and injustice continue to thwart us. We see this reflected in political decisions that harm the people most in need of protection and aid, in the violation of human rights that occurs daily across the world, and in a general sense of hopelessness about what lies ahead for all of us. Through the music of Franz Schubert, Stefania Turkewich, Viktor Ullmann, Shawn Chang, Radiohead, and Benard Ighner, we explore our current state, divulge how we can overcome and transform, and depict what a better world could be like. The fundamental need for reformation could not be clearer or more pressing. Everything must change.”
—Erin Wagner

April 16, 2024

CHAEYOUNG PARK, PIANO

The Michaels Award Concert

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St, New York, NY 

PROGRAM

Debussy: Études, Book I
George Crumb: A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106  “Hammerklavier”

“My debut program highlights some of the most consequential composers in music history. Through groundbreaking works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Crumb, I explore how the boundaries of music have been constantly pushed forward. This program celebrates these composers’ visions of grandeur and the profound impact they had on the trajectory of classical music.”
—Chaeyoung Park

May 20, 2024

SEASON FINALE

Monday, May 20, 2024 at 7:30PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
57th & 7th Avenue (Entrance on 7th)
New York, NY

Join us for a chamber music feast featuring our burgeoning young artists in concert with our esteemed alums! This season’s finale celebrates the best YCA has to offer – a fantastic showcase of the generations of musicians who began and are beginning notable careers on the YCA roster.

Narek Arutyunian, clarinet
Benjamin Baker, violin
Julia Bruskin, cello
Chee-Yun, violin
Colin Carr, cello
Anthony De Mare, piano
Chelsea Guo, soprano & piano
Bella Hristova, violin
Paul Huang, violin
Ida Kavafian, violin
Lun Li, violin
Daniel McGrew, tenor
Daniel Phillips, violin
Aristo Sham, piano
Anthony Trionfo, flute

PROGRAM

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in B Major, BWV 1049
Duets by Noël Coward
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 8, I. Allegro con brio
Andrew Norman: Gran Turismo
Music By YCA Composer-in-Residence Alistair Coleman
Plus additional works

MORGAN LIBRARY SERIES

January 24, 2024

YING LI, PIANO

Presented in Partnership with the Morgan Library & Museum
This concert is generously sponsored by Paul J. Sekhri and Mark Gude

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Gilder Lehrman Hall
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave (between 36th & 37th)
New York, NY

PROGRAM

Works by Couperin, Albéniz, Prokofiev, and Arno Babadjanian 

Guest Artists:
Ani Kavafian, violin
Alex Cox, cello

February 28, 2024

RISA HOKAMURA, VIOLIN

Albert Cano Smit, piano

Presented in partnership with the Morgan Library & Museum
This concert is generously sponsored by Paul J. Sekhri and Mark Gude

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Gilder Lehrman Hall
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave (between 36th & 37th)
New York, NY

PROGRAM

Works by Ysaÿe, Ravel, and Dvořák

Guest Artists:
Lun Li, violin
Toby Appel, viola

March 20, 2024

DANIEL MCGREW, TENOR

Sophia Zhou, piano
Nathaniel Lanasa, piano

Presented in partnership with the Morgan Library & Museum
This concert is generously sponsored by Paul J. Sekhri and Mark Gude

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Gilder Lehrman Hall
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave (between 36th & 37th)
New York, NY

PROGRAM

Works by Schumann, Fauré, and Matthew Ricketts.

April 24, 2024

LUN LI, VIOLIN

Presented in partnership with the Morgan Library & Museum
This concert is generously sponsored by Paul J. Sekhri and Mark Gude

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Gilder Lehrman Hall
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave (between 36th & 37th)
New York, NY

PROGRAM

Works by J.S. Bach, Arthur Honegger, Philp Glass, and more.