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Orpheus & Pinchas Zukerman Mozart, Schubert & Hannah Kendall

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall | New York, NY

JAN 29 2022 | 8:00PM

Coming Home

Concert Duration: 2 hours (includes intermission)

  • Hannah Kendall

    Tuxedo: Plaid x Plaid
    World Premiere, commissioned by Orpheus

  • Mozart

    Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A Major ("Turkish") K. 219

  • Schubert (arr. Heribert Breuer)

    Chamber Symphony in B-flat Major (after Piano Sonata D. 960)

Pinchas Zuckerman credit Cheryl Mazak crop

Savvy audiences have known for decades that nothing is more revelatory than witnessing Orpheus romp through Mozart with a trusted collaborator like Pinchas Zukerman, their every nuance magnified by the pristine acoustics of Carnegie Hall.

To mark this long-awaited homecoming, the young British sensation Hannah Kendall sets the stage with a curtain raiser steeped in Classical brilliance. A late Schubert piano solo gets a new look as a rich Chamber Symphony, letting the ensemble work together to plumb the profound mysteries of a genius unbound.

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Zukerman again seemed the forever-young virtuoso: expressively resourceful, infectiously musical, technically impeccable, effortless.The Los Angeles Times

About the artists

Pinchas Zukerman

With a celebrated career encompassing five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today's most sought after and versatile musicians - violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician. He is renowned as a virtuoso, admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship, which can be heard throughout his discography of over 100 albums for which he gained two Grammy® awards and 21 nominations.

Highlights of the 2020-2021 season include performances with the Dallas, Utah, Palm Beach, and Stamford Symphonies, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. With the Zukerman Trio, he performs at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival and at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, OK and gives a virtual recital presented by Peoples’ Symphony Concerts. With Amanda Forsyth, he appears at the Gstaad New Year Music Festival and with the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest. Additional performances include a virtual recital with Shai Wosner for Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

The 2019-2020 season included tours with the Vienna Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as guest appearances with the Boston, Dallas and Prague Symphonies, Berlin Staatskapelle, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In his fifth season as Artist-in-Residence of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, he toured with the ensemble to China and Korea, and recently premiered Avner Dorman’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, written for Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. Subsequent performances of the important new work took place at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony, Ottawa with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, where Zukerman serves as Conductor Emeritus, and with the Israel Philharmonic. In chamber music, he traveled with the Zukerman Trio for performances throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, and joined longtime friend and collaborator Daniel Barenboim for a cycle of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano, presented in a three-concert series in Berlin.

A devoted teacher and champion of young musicians, he has served as chair of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music for over 25 years, and has taught at prominent institutions throughout the United Kingdom, Israel, China and Canada, among others. As a mentor he has inspired generations of young musicians who have achieved prominence in performing, teaching, and leading roles with music festivals around the globe. Mr. Zukerman has received honorary doctorates from Brown University, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of Calgary, as well as the National Medal of Arts from President Ronald Reagan. He is a recipient of the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence in Classical Music.

Hannah Kendall

Described as ‘…intricately and skillfully wrought’ by The Sunday Times, Hannah’s music has attracted the attentions of some of the UK’s finest groups including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, and Philharmonia Orchestra, with performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Royal Opera House, Westminster, Canterbury, Gloucester and St Paul’s Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey and Cheltenham Music Festival. Hannah's works have also been broadcast on BBC Radio, including 'Composer of the Week' in March 2015, and 'Hear and Now' in October 2016. In 2015, Hannah won the Women of the Future Award for Arts and Culture. Recent projects include a one-man chamber opera, 'The Knife of Dawn', premiered at London's Roundhouse in October 2016. Based on the Guyanese/Caribbean political activist and poet Martin Carter, set to a new libretto by award-winning author Tessa McWatt, and directed by John Walton, it was described as being 'dramatically intense and atmospheric, a powerful snapshot of a poet incarcerated in British Guyana' by The Stage.

Also, 'The Spark Catchers', an orchestral piece for Chineke!, which was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in August 2017 as part of the BBC Proms, described as 'imaginatively intricate' by the Financial Times, and ‘Verdala’ for London Sinfonietta, conducted by George Benjamin at the 2018 Proms, described as having a 'strikingly original form' by the Daily Telegraph; and 'Disillusioned Dreamer' for Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, California, which the San Fransisco Chronicle described as '...teem(ing) with passages of brilliant instrumental colors...and harmonies boast(ing) surprising edges and a rich inner life...' This season, Hannah will be working with BBC Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble Modern; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; Riot Ensemble; The Hallé; Paraorchestra and European Union Youth Orchestra.

Hannah is deeply committed to contemporary culture as a whole and often works collaboratively with artists from other art forms. She has developed a fruitful creative relationship with Poet Rick Holland, setting Fundamental for choir and brass quintet, described as being ‘a hugely accomplished work’ by Music OMH and a number of other poems from Rick's recently-published collection Story the Flowers. Hannah also worked closely with choreographer Symeon Kyriakopoulos in creating Labyrinthine, which was premiered at The Place as part of the Resolution! Festival in 2009. Hannah also joined forces with Gallery Libby Sellers in developing 'Middlegame' for solo piano, which took inspiration from the Gallery's GAMES exhibition. Commissioned by the Richard Thomas Foundation, the work was premiered at the space by Andrew Matthews-Owen and expanded into a three-movement piece, 'On the Chequer'd Field Array'd' that was performed by Andrew at the Purcell Room in May 2013. The work was selected as a Premiere of the Year by Classical Music Magazine.

Born in London in 1984, Hannah went on to graduate from the University of Exeter with First Class Honours in Music, having studied composition with Joe Duddell. Hannah also completed a Masters in Advanced Composition with Distinction from the Royal College of Music studying with Kenneth Hesketh and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Royal College of Music Study Award and the RVW Trust. Hannah is currently based in New York City as a Doctoral Fellow in composition at Columbia University.

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