SCHUBERT’S SWAN SONG II
Schubert’s Swan Song is a 3-concert exploration of the late works of composer Franz Schubert. Curated by celebrated pianist Inon Barnatan, and performed by a spectacular roster of musicians, the programs are anchored by Schubert’s deeply moving late piano sonatas and include a selection of the composer’s chamber music masterpieces.
In this second performance, Inon Barnatan performs Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat Major and is joined by Tenor Robin Tritschler, who opened the current season at London’s Wigmore Hall, for Schubert’s Schwanengesang (Swan Song).
Online sales have closed. Tickets will be available Saturday at Qualcomm Hall, beginning at 6 pm. For ticket availability please call 858.459.3728.
|SCHUBERT||Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D.960|
|SCHUBERT||Schwanengesang, D.957 "Swan Song"|
PRELUDE 7:00 PM
Arrive early for conversation and musical excerpts with Inon Barnatan and Robin Tritschler, hosted by James Chute.
“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times), Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and consummate artistry. He was a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award in 2015, recognizing “young artists of exceptional accomplishment,” as well as the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009. He recently completed his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic (2017), a position created by former Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, who calls him “…the complete artist.…” He recently joined the Academy of St Martin in the Fields to record that orchestra’s first complete Beethoven concerto cycle.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan started playing the piano at the age of three after his parents discovered he had perfect pitch, and he made his orchestral debut at age 11. His musical education connects him to some of the 20th century’s most illustrious pianists and teachers: he studied first with Professor Victor Derevianko; and in 1997 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Maria Curcio and Christopher Elton. Leon Fleisher has also been an influential teacher and mentor. Barnatan currently resides in New York City. For more information visit www.inonbarnatan.com.
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Irish tenor Robin Tritschler graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and was a BBC New Generation Artist. He has performed with Welsh National Opera in roles ranging from Salome’s Narraboth to Don Giovanni’s Don Ottavio. Mr. Tritschler appears frequently in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as performing at many other renowned venues such as the Köln Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, and the Kennedy Center, and at the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence, and the West Cork Chamber Music Festivals. Acclaimed for his “radiantly lyrical” voice, Mr. Tritschler has garnered praise from critics and audiences for his performances. In concert, Robin has appeared with many leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de Lyon, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi, and the BBC Philharmonic. With the RTE Concert Orchestra, Mr. Tritschler performed the Messiah before Pope Benedict XVI to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Vatican State, and gave the UK première of CPE Bach’s St John Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Kirill Karabits.