New York Philomusica
Merkin Concert Hall

2001-2002 New York Concerts
2002-2003 New York Concerts



Participating 2003/04 Artists

Rieko Aizawa, piano
Jerome Lowenthal, piano

Ju-Young Baek, violin
Deborah Buck, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Naoko Tanaka, violin

Ah Ling Neu, viola

Gregory Hesselink, 'cello
Michael Kannen, 'cello

Gail Kruvand, contrabass









2003-2004 Subscription Concerts - New York

Merkin Concert Hall, Abraham Goodman House
(129 West 67th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam)

The 32nd Season!

Following a hugely successful year celebrating several premieres of new works, the return of some of New York Philomusica’s most treasured alumni, and the release of the updated New York Philomusica Records catalogue, this, the ensemble’s 32nd season, seeks to shed new light on familiar compositions of some of the most revered composers in history.

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 8PM

Thursday, December 11, 2003, 8PM

Thursday, January 15, 2004, 8PM

Thursday, March 25, 2004, 8PM

Thursday, May 6, 2004, 8PM

Detailed programs at a glance

In what Artistic Director A. Robert Johnson terms the “C.O.R.E.” Repertory - Composers of Recognized Eminence - the New York Philomusica revisits such greats as Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorák, Haydn, Janácek, Kodály, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert. Continuing its tradition of innovation and provocative programming, New York Philomusica juxtaposes styles and forms between pieces that are not usually heard together, bringing to light relationships perhaps never before considered, and ideally creating both an engaging experience for the listener as well as a challenge for the performers.

Known for its performers’ artistry, this year New York Philomusica presents a talented group of musicians endowed with both sensitivity and skill. New York Philomusica’s goal has always been to provide an inspiring experience for its audience. Through the use of pre-concert lectures with participating artists or scholars, detailed program notes mailed to subscribers prior to each concert, and considered programming that causes audiences to rethink even the most familiar pieces, the group continues to be unique among ensembles in both musical quality and artistic vision.

Subscribe to the five concerts series to hear music you know and love, and you’ll leave with a new appreciation for musical relationships and expressive depths you never expected.




Detailed Programs

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 8PM
7:30PM Meet-the-Artists Session
   Post-concert Reception

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Quartet in G minor, K. 478 for piano, violin, viola & ’cello
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49 for solo piano
FRANZ SCHUBERT Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956, for 2 violins, viola & 2 ’cellos


Thursday, December 11, 2003, 8PM
7:30PM Meet-the-Artists Session
    Post-concert Reception

JOSEPH HAYDN Divertimento in F, Hob.XIV:9, for piano, 2 violins & ’cello
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49, for piano, violin & ’cello
ANTONIN DVORÁK Quintet in G, Op. 77, for 2 violins, viola, ’cello & bass


Thursday, January 15, 2004, 8PM
7:30PM Meet-the-Artists Session
   Post-concert Reception

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2, for piano, violin & ’cello
JOSEPH HAYDN TRIO IN G, Hob.XV:25, for piano, violin & ’cello
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Trio No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 70, No. 2, for piano, violin & ’cello

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Thursday, March 25, 2004, 8PM
7:30PM Meet-the-Artists Session
   Post-concert Reception

LEOS JANÁCEK Fairy Tale (1910, rev. 1923), for ’cello & piano
LEOS JANÁCEK Sonata I-X-1905, for solo piano
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Intermezzo for String Trio (1905)
LEOS JANÁCEK Sonata for Violin & Piano (1913-1921)
ANTONIN DVORÁK Quintet in A, Op. 81, for piano, 2 violins, viola & ’cello


Thursday, May 6, 2004, 8PM
7:30PM Meet-the-Artists Session 
  Post-concert Reception

JOSEPH HAYDN Trio in C major, Hob.XV:27, for piano, violin & ’cello
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Trio in C major, K. 548, for piano, violin & ’cello
JOHANNES BRAHMS Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60, for piano, violin, viola & ’cello







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