Remembering Herbert Stessin

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ticket Information

Tickets: $35 ($30 Senior, $15 Student); visit bargemusic.org to purchase tickets

Additional Images


Time
4:00 PM
Presented By
Bargemusic
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Bargemusic
Contact Email
Description

The life of longtime Juilliard faculty member Herbert Stessin is commemorated with a concert of 4-hand piano music by his former students, friends, and colleagues. On April 20, 4:00 PM at Bargemusic (1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY) pianists Orli Shaham, Jonathan Feldman, Rita Sloan, and Sakiko Ohashi, celebrate the life of the influential teacher who taught at Juilliard for over 50 yeas. Mr. Stessin passed away in 2011 at the age of 88. He was a consummate pianist and teacher who was unswervingly protective and unstintingly demanding of his students.

The concert, which is part of Bargemusic's "Masterworks" series, includes Mozart's Piano Sonata in D Major for 4 hands, Schumann's Bilder aus Osten suite, Barber's Souvenirs, Faure's Dolly Suite, selections from Brahms's Hungarian Dances, and more. "This program has been in the making ever since Herbert's passing," says Shaham. "The pieces we selected are ones we know he would have loved to hear. It's as if we're playing a concert just for him."


Musicians
Orli Shaham, Rita Sloan, Jonathan Feldman, Sakiko Ohashi
Composers
Mozart, Schumann, Barber, Brahms, Faure
Program
Mozart: Piano Sonata for 4 hands in D Major, K. 381
Schumann: Bilder aus Osten (Pictures from the East) for 4 hands (selections)
Barber: Souvenirs, suite for piano 4 hands, Op. 28
Faure: Dolly Suite for 4 hands (selections)
Brahms Hungarian Dances for 4 hands (selections)

Plus works for 6 and 8 hands!


Venue
Bargemusic
Location
1 Water St.
Brooklyn, NY
Phone
718.624.4924