Keyboard Poetry featuring Evren Ozel

Keyboard Poetry featuring Evren Ozel

American pianist Evren Ozel has won numerous honors and awards in his young career including scholarships from the U.S Chopin Foundation and Young Arts Foundation, first prize at the 2016 Boston Symphony Concerto Competition, second prize at the 2016 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, and second prize as well as Mozart and Chopin special prizes at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition. Most recently, he received second prize and special prizes for Best Mazurka and Best Polonaise at the 2020 U.S. National Chopin Competition.

The rising star performer has appeared with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, RTE National Symphony and Boston Pops among others.

Program:

  Rachmaninoff:
  Corelli Variations

  Chopin:
  Sonata No. 2
  Mazurkas, Op. 56

  Scriabin:
  Preludes Op. 11, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 11
  Poèmes, Op. 32
  Poèmes, Op. 63
  Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

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   General Admission $25 in advance $30 at the door

   Preferred Seating $40 in advance $50 at the door

   Student $15

The Sanctuary Series intends to follow CDC recommendations and all requirements of state and local government. Currently, seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Masks must be worn indoors and all attendees must provide proof of vaccination prior to entry. If you feel ill or have a temperature please do not attend the concert. You will be entitled to a full refund for your ticket.

Piano Four Hands with Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov

Piano Four Hands with Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov

Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov have known each other since their formative years at the Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of the legendary Professor Vera Gornostaeva. Audiences on the duo’s tours around the country enjoy hearing them play four hands on one piano as each pianist brings individuality and unique musical texture that perfectly complements the style of the other.

Mikhailoff has performed in acclaimed concert halls in North America and Europe and has won many awards including the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition. Vladimir Feltsman has said “Oxana Mikhailoff is a mature and accomplished musician…her playing has character, imagination, and is poetic.” In addition to her concert performances, Ms. Mikhailoff maintains an active teaching schedule and is a Founder of Homeschool Music Conservatory in Westchester County.

Vassily Primakov is considered a pianist of “world-class” importance. He came to New York at age 17 to pursue his studies at the Juilliard School of Music with the renown pianist Jerome Lowenthal. Primakov has won several international piano competitions including First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions which presented him with the opportunity to perform throughout the United States. The Classical Recording Foundation presented Primakov with the Young Concert of the Year award in 2007. He became a Yamaha Artist in 2012. Bridge Records has released numerous recordings by Primakov that include works by Bach, Mozart, and Chopin, among other well-known composers.

Program:

  F. Mendelssohn. Ein Sommernachtstraum ( A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  C. Czerny Grande Sonate in F Minor Op. 178
  Liszt. Symphonic Poem No. 6 ” Mazeppa”
  C. Saint- Saens Le Carnaval Des Animaux

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   General Admission $25 in advance $30 at the door

   Preferred Seating $40 in advance $50 at the door

   Student $15

The Sanctuary Series intends to follow CDC recommendations and all requirements of state and local government. Currently, seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Masks must be worn indoors and all attendees must provide proof of vaccination prior to entry. If you feel ill or have a temperature please do not attend the concert. You will be entitled to a full refund for your ticket.

Hope & Reflection featuring Jeffrey Biegel

Hope & Reflection featuring Jeffrey Biegel

The Sanctuary Series welcomes back virtuosic performer, Jeffrey Biegel, to kick-off the fall portion of our 2021 – 2022 season.

In 1985, Leonard Bernstein said of the pianist: “He is a splendid musician and a brilliant performer.”  Those comments together with numerous first place competition prizes helped launch a prolific and varied career as a soloist, composer, arranger and chamber musician. In 2019, Mr. Biegel was soloist for Kenneth Fuchs’s Grammy award winning “Piano Concerto “Spiritualist with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Chosen as the first pianist to record for the Steinway & Sons label, his performance will feature Bach and Beethoven as well as several new pieces he wrote during the pandemic. One of which, “Reflection of Justice: An Ode to Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” he premiered on October 7 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

The concert concludes with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

 

Program:

Bach, arranged Egon Petri: Sheep May Safely Graze

Beethoven: Sonata no. 21 in C Major, Opus 53 (Waldstein)

   Allegro con brio

   Introduzione: Adagio molto

   Rondo. Allegretto moderato

Biegel: Two Waltzes of Hope (March 27 and April 12, 2020)

Three Reflections:

   Reflection of Freedom: An Ode to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (2021)

   Reflection of Justice: An Ode to Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2020)

   Reflection of Equality: An Ode to Martin Luther King (2021)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (1924)

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At the Door

   General Admission $25 in advance $30 at the door

   Preferred Seating $40 in advance $50 at the door

   Student $15

The Sanctuary Series intends to follow CDC recommendations and all requirements of state and local government. Currently, seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Masks must be worn indoors and all attendees must provide proof of vaccination prior to entry. If you feel ill or have a temperature please do not attend the concert. You will be entitled to a full refund for your ticket.