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New York Philharmonic String Quartet & Beatrice Rana, Piano Play Mozart, Shostakovich, And More

Photo provided by Beatrice Rana and New York Philharmonic String Quartet

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York’s leading cultural venues, presents the New York Philharmonic String Quartet & Beatrice Rana, piano — who was recently awarded the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic — for a program of works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Joel Thompson on June 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm ET.

The concert will also be available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast. Tickets for both the in-person and livestream options are $20-$45 and are available at

The imaginative program spans nearly 250 years and focuses on music written in response to dark times and ideas. The concert opens with contemporary composer Joel Thompson’s In Response to the Madness, his quartet capturing the angst of our early 21st century universe. Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet follows — a work that flirts with disharmony but is filled with soaring music. The program’s final work features Rana, in her first appearance on the 92NY stage. In the Shostakovich quintet, Rana continues her fascination with and brilliance in the early 20th century piano literature.

With 18 concerts, the spring season included two appearances by world-renowned pianist Angela Hewitt; two performances by The Knights as 92NY’s inaugural Ensemble in Residence; the eagerly anticipated New York City main stage debut of pianist Eric Lu; the Grammy Award-nominated Israeli mandolin wizard Avi Avital; two co-presentations with the New York Philharmonic; and the return of guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas.

The season featured one of the first NYC performances of the Gateways Music Festival, co-presented by 92NY, presenting works reflecting on the theme of enslavement; the New York premiere of 92NY co-commission, Dido Reimagined by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner, performed by the Brentano String Quartet and soprano Dawn Upshaw; the world premieres of Cazon’s Revenge by Gonzalo Grau and Arum der Fayer by Osvaldo Golijov, both for mandolin and string quartet, performed by Brooklyn Rider; the New York premiere of A Shattered Vessel by Richard Danielpour, performed by an ensemble from the Curtis Institute of Music; the New York premiere of Acabris! Acabras! Acabram! written and performed by Stewart Goodyear; and award-winning composer Joel Thompson’s In response to the madness, performed by the New York Philharmonic String Quartet.

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