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Distinctive Debuts

Whether they are making their New York or Carnegie Hall recital debut, these emerging ensembles and instrumentalists represent the future with daring performances that allow audiences the chance to hear what is new, now, and next. And join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy libations and merriment with fellow audience members.
The Distinctive Debuts series is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for the presentation of young artists provided by The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation.
Additional endowment support for international outreach has been provided by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.
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Alexandre Tharaud

Erin Keefe
Anna Polonsky

Sol Gabetta
Alessio Bax

Jasper String Quartet

Alexandre Tharaud

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Alexandre Tharaud, Piano

Program

SCARLATTI Sonata in E Major, K. 380
SCARLATTI Sonata in A Minor, K. 3
SCARLATTI Sonata in C Major, K. 514
SCARLATTI Sonata in F Minor, K. 481
SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 141
RAVEL Miroirs
CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
LISZT Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses

Encores:BACH Adagio from Concerto for Keyboard in D Minor, BWV 974
GERSHWIN "The Man I Love"
French pianist Alexandre Tharaud is one of those rare performers who finds hidden connections among works separated by centuries, which makes his recitals more than just a display of astounding musicality. On this program—his Carnegie Hall recital debut—Tharaud builds interpretive bridges between Scarlatti, Ravel, Liszt, and Chopin.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Ravel's Miroirs, IV. Alborada del gracioso


Alexandre Tharaud, Piano
harmonia mundi

Erin Keefe
Anna Polonsky

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, November 9, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Erin Keefe, Violin
Anna Polonsky, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
STRAVINSKY Suite italienne
LUTOSLAWSKI Subito
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45
Due to a treatable injury, Stefan Jackiw is unable to appear in recital on November 9. He cancels with great regret.

Erin Keefe
is quickly establishing a reputation as a compelling artist who combines exhilarating temperament and fierce integrity. The violinist has garnered praise both as a solo artist and for her work with ensembles, most notably as concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. She returns to Carnegie Hall with a program that includes Stravinsky’s Suite italienne—an arrangement of several movements from the composer’s piquant ballet Pulcinella—as well as Beethoven's calm yet playfully blissful Sonata in D Major, and works by Lutosławski and Grieg.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Lutoslawski's Subito


Erin Keefe, Violin | Anna Polonksy, Piano
Erin Keefe
Schumann's Sonata for Violin and Piano (Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck)


Erin Keefe, Violin | Anna Polonsky, Piano
Erin Keefe

Sol Gabetta
Alessio Bax

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, March 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Sol Gabetta, Cello
New York Recital Debut
Alessio Bax, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40
RACHMANINOFF Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19
Classical-music tastemaker Gramophone magazine named Sol Gabetta Young Artist of the Year in 2010; since then, this Argentinian cellist has won the praise of audiences and critics throughout Europe with her entrancing tone and impassioned lyricism. She is joined by pianist Alessio Bax, winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Shostakovich's Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40, Allegretto


Sol Gabetta, Cello | Mihaela Ursuleasa, Piano
RCA

Jasper String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Jasper String Quartet
·· J Freivogel, Violin
·· Sae Chonabayashi, Violin
·· Sam Quintal, Viola
·· Rachel Henderson Freivogel, Cello

Program

HAYDN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
AARON JAY KERNIS String Quartet No. 2, “Musica Instrumentalis”
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Razumovsky"
The Jasper String Quartet, winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, has wowed audiences everywhere with its electrifying performances, and its penchant for new music has helped it establish a reputation as a path-breaking group. For its Carnegie Hall debut, the quartet performs works from its most recent album, The Kernis Project: Beethoven, including one of Beethoven’s masterful “Razumovsky” quartets and a Pulitzer Prize–winning piece by Aaron Jay Kernis.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 9 in C Major No. 3, Op. 59, "Rasoumovsky," No. 3 IV. Allegro molto


Jasper String Quartet
Sono Luminus