JUILLIARD’S FOCUS! FESTIVAL PRESENTS SEVERAL EXCITING CONCERTS (SPONSORED)

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Anne Manson conducts the Juilliard Orchestra on Friday, January 31 for the Finale Concert of the FOCUS! 2014 festival. Photo by Dario Acosta.

FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke’s World

This year’s FOCUS! festival commemorates the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. This series of six FREE concerts begins January 24 and runs through January 31, and all take place in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 W 65th Street). For full details, visit www.juilliard.edu/focus2014.

Chamber Concert I – Monday, January 27 at 8 PM

PART Fratres (1977/1989) version for string quartet and Summa (1977/1991) for string quartet

GUBAIDULINA Duo Sonata for Two Bassoons (1977)

SCHNITTKE Schall und Hall (1993) for trombone and organ

KANCHELI Chiaroscuro (2010) for string quartet

SCHNITTKE Epilogue (1993), adapted from the ballet Peer Gynt (1986) for cello, piano, and recorded sound

Pre-Concert Panel Discussion – Tuesday, January 28 at 7 PM

FOCUS! director Joel Sachs moderates a discussion with Hans-Ulrich Duffek (director of Hans Sikorski Verlag

publishers), Laurel Fay (musicologist and advisor of Soviet and post-Soviet composers to G. Schirmer, Inc.),

Vladimir Feltsman (concert pianist), and Eleanor Sutter (U.S. foreign service, retired)

Chamber Concert II – Tuesday, January 28 at 8 PM

SILVESTROV Epitaph (L.B.) (1999) for viola and piano

SCHNITTKE 5 Aphorisms (1990) for piano

GUBAIDULINA In croce (1979) for cello and organ

PART For Alina(1976), For Anna Maria (2006), and Variations for the Recuperation of Arinushka (1977) for piano

KANCHELI Caris mere (1994) for soprano and viola

SCHNITTKE Sonata No. 2 (1968) for violin and piano, “Quasi una Sonata”

Chamber Concert III – Wednesday, January 29 at 8 PM

SCHNITTKE Serenade (1968) for quintet

KANCHELI Time…and again (1996) for violin and piano

GUBAIDULINA String Quartet No. 4 (1993)

PART Annum per annum (1980) for organ

SCHNITTKE Piano Sonata No. 3 (1992)

Chamber Concert IV – Thursday, January 30 at 8 PM

SCHNITTKE Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich (1979) for piano six-hands

GUBAIDULINA Trio for Three Trumpets (1976)

SILVESTROV Elegy (1976/1999) and Hymn – 2001 (2001) for piano

PART Es sang vor langen Jahren (1984) and My Heart’s in the Highlands (2000)

SCHNITTKE String Quartet No. 4 (1989)

Finale Concert – Friday, January 31 at 8 PM

Anne Manson Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra

GUBAIDULINA Fairy Tale Poem (1971) (New York Premiere)

KANCHELI And farewell goes out sighing… (1999)

SCHNITTKE Symphony No. 8 (1993) (United States Premiere)

Richard Egarr Leads Juilliard415 and the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 PM

Saint Thomas Church (1 W 53rd Street)

International artist and early music specialist Richard Egarr makes his Juilliard debut by conducting Juilliard415 and the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in their first collaboration, featuring works by Handel and Purcell, and organist and co-leader John Scott

Tickets $40-$75, Student/Senior $30 available online at http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/concerts

For more information, visit www.juilliard.edu/springhistorical

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