This Concert Was Moved to April 22nd
Masi concludes an eight-part concert cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
Children under the age of six will not be admitted to this program.
Classical Interludes is made possible in part with support from Dr. J, James J. O’Toole and many generous individuals, as well as public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center
Concert pianist Steven Masi is a modern day rarity, an heir to the great tradition of pianists in the line of Wilhelm Kempff, Claudio Arrau, Artur Schnabel and Wilhelm Bachaus who love and excel in the great German and Austrian masterpieces.
This concert is the first of an eight-part series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Masi will perform: Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 “Pastoral”; Sonata No. 3 In C Major, Op. 2 No. 3; Sonata No. 13, Op. 27. No. 1 “Sonata Quasi una Fantasia” and Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein.”
Classical Interludes is made possible in part by a generous gift from James J. O’Toole and is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and many generous individual donors.
Steven Masi Performs Schubert: Music for Solo Piano
|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 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