May 13, 2018
Steven Masi, piano
Markand Thakar, conductor
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College (Free easy parking! View map in PDF)
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
||Eine kleine Nachtmusik
||Divertimento, K. 131
||Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459
Born in Salzburg in 1756, little ‘Wolfie’ — baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart — was destined for immortality from the start. Out of the composer’s vast repertoire, we’re delighted to present three favorites. The concert begins with the engaging Eine kleine Nachtmusik, followed by the delightful Divertimento for woodwinds, four French Horns, and strings. We finish with one of Mozart’s magnificent later piano concertos performed by the gifted soloist, Steven Masi. Mozart’s works demand continuous perfection, yet BCO will try three-in-a-row… we must be mad!
Learn about the Music
Sunday, January 7, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES ERIC BROWN THEATER
411 EAST CLINTON AVENUE
TENAFLY, NJ 07670
Join Thurnauer faculty pianist, Steven Masi, in a special concert celebrating his 65th birthday. Mr. Masi will perform two great piano concertos, Mozart’s Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58. He will be joined by an all-star orchestra of friends, including Thurnauer colleagues and alumni and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Orpheus, conducted by Diego Garcia. Reception to follow Steven Masi Concert.
Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Music for Solo Piano
at the Puffin Cultural Forum: 20 Puffin Way in Teaneck.
|Sun, Nov 22nd 2015
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
For tickets, call 201-836-3499
Steven Masi continues his exploration of the lyrical music of the great Franz Schubert. This opening concert of season two’s 3-concert series features works for solo piano including 3 Klavierstucke, D.946 and the Sonata in B-Flat, Opus Posthumous.
His recording of the Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven will be released on Albany Records early next year. His Beethoven playing has been praised internationally. English critic Colin Clarke wrote in Fanfare Magazine,
“It is not exaggerating to suggest that Masi belongs with the elite in the late sonatas, providing as satisfying an experience as the likes of Solomon, Kempff, and Pollini, for example. Each texture of this Finale, the place of every note, is carefully considered, yet the sense of exploratory, transcendent journey is profound indeed. Masi hardly seems to feel technical hurdles. It is as if everything is in the service of Beethoven.”
Now he turns his focus to Schubert, the heir of Beethoven and the nineteenth century’s first great romantic. Schubert’s music, so lyrical and tender, is extraordinarily complex. He is at once accessible and audacious. Steven Masi is one of the greatest Schubert interpreters alive.
Steven Masi Op. 111 from Steven Masi on Vimeo.
Steven Masi Video Performing Beethoven Sonata Op. 111 in a film by Sunny Sawhney, produced by David Strathairn, with Audio by Joe Patrych played at the Yamaha Gallery, September 2014.
Steven Masi Performs Schubert
Steven Masi Concert, Teaneck, NJ March 22nd, 2015
Pianist Steven Masi, launches his series of music by Franz Schubert, with an afternoon of chamber music with guests artists, violinist Nurit Pacht, and cellist and pianist, Barbara Stein Mallow. Works to include Schubert’s Fantasie for Piano, 4-Hands, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major; and the Trio in B-Flat for Violin, Cello and Piano. This concert will be held at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ. To purchase tickets, call 201.836.3499.
Sun, Mar 22
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM