The series of nine streamed concerts features violinists Midori and Tai Murray, double bassist Xavier Foley and the Emerson String Quartet


Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in New York City © Michael Priest Photography

New York concert venue 92nd Street Y is to present an autumn season of nine streamed concerts from 15 October to 17 December 2020. The recitals will take place in an empty Kaufmann Concert Hall as ticketed broadcasts - five will stream live in real time, and the rest will be newly recorded. 

Alongside established 92Y performers including violinist Midori, clarinettist Anthony McGill, and pianists Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Aaron Diehl and Jeremy Denk, the season spotlights two string players in their 92Y debuts: violinist Tai Murray and double bassist Xavier Foley, both of whom are Avery Fisher Career Grant winners. 

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In addition, 92Y welcomes the Emerson String Quartet and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet back to its stage. The Emerson will accompany Yefim Bronfman in Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, and appear in its own program devoted to Beethoven’s String Quartet, op.130, with the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133. The NY Philharmonic String Quartet will join Emanuel Ax in the Dvořák Piano Quintet. String players from the orchestra will also accompany Anthony McGill’s programme. 

’I am absolutely thrilled to present this fall season, comprising nine concerts streamed from our beautiful Kaufmann Concert Hall,’ said Hanna Arie-Gaifman, director of the Tisch Center for the Arts. ’While it is not the fall season I had imagined seven months ago, re-thinking our programme offerings in light of the current challenges has allowed for new opportunities, collaborations, and relationships to develop. Even as we continue to be unable to gather together physically to experience live music as a community, I hope that you will enjoy each of these nine exquisite programs, broadcast from our stage in New York to the world.’