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NY Ensembles at Merkin

May 28

Ensembles of Philharmonic musicians perform the music they love in an intimate setting. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra and experience the passion and personality of the performers.

NY Ensembles at Merkin
 
DATE / TIME

Sun

3:00 PM

28

May

2023

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Location

Merkin Hall

Duration

1 Hour 30 Minutes with Intermission

Program To Include

Britten

Phantasy Quartet

Foss

Time Cycle

Brahms

Horn Trio

Artists

  • Jamie Jordan

    Soprano

    Dedicated to the performance of 20th- and 21st-century music, Jamie Jordan has premiered dozens works for voice. In addition to joining Musicians of the Philharmonic on a recent New York Philharmonic Off The Grid concert at the House of Yes, Ms. Jordan has given recitals at the American Academy in Rome, Cornell University, Eastman School of Music, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Pianoforte Foundation (Chicago), Music on the Edge (University of Pittsburgh), Rochester Institute of Technology, Resonant Bodies Festival, the Stone, Unruly Music Festival (University of Milwaukee), and SUNY–Fredonia. She has performed with Alia Musica Pittsburgh, American Composers Orchestra, Bob Becker Ensemble, Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, Ensemble Signal, Experiments in Opera, LA Phil New Music Group, Mantra Percussion, New York New Music Ensemble, North Corner Chamber Orchestra (Seattle), Southern Tier Symphony, Talea Ensemble, and others. She has also appeared as soloist at Ithaca College, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Wesleyan University, Bang on a Can Marathon, Detroit Institute of Arts Friday Night Live!, and NYCEMF. Ms. Jordan can be heard on Albany Records, GIA publications, Innova Records, Ravello Records, and Sanctuary Jazz.


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  • Lisa GiHae Kim

    Violin

    Lisa GiHae Kim joined the New York Philharmonic's violin section in February, 2003. As a soloist, Kim has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square (under the direction of Lord Yehudi Menuhin), Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Flint Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles.


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  • Yulia Ziskel

    Violin

    A member of the New York Philharmonic’s first violin section since 2001, Yulia Ziskel, who holds The Friends and Patrons Chair, has established herself as a highly acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has been praised by The Strad Magazine for “the sweetness of her sound.”


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  • Vivek Kamath

    Viola

    Violist Vivek Kamath has been a member of the New York Philharmonic since 1997. Growing up in Rochester, New York, he was a student of Lynn Blakeslee in the preparatory department of the Eastman School of Music.


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  • Carter Brey

    Cello

    Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He made his official subscription debut with the Orchestra in May 1997 performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the direction of then Music Director Kurt Masur. He has since appeared as soloist almost every season, and was featured during The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival, when he gave two performances of the cycle of all six of Bach’s cello suites. Most recently, he was the soloist in performances of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major at David Geffen Hall in February 2020 and at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival in July 2021, with Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducting on both occasions.


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  • Sumire Kudo

    Cello

    Sumire Kudo joined the Philharmonic as a cellist in June 2006. Previously she taught at Indiana University–South Bend and was the cellist of the Avalon String Quartet. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kudo began cello studies at age four with her father, cellist Akiyoshi Kudo. She came to the United States in 2000, after establishing herself in her native country through solo performances and recordings. Her honors include the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award, which she received from the Sony Music Foundation after being chosen by Seiji Ozawa and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi as the most promising cellist in 2005, and prizes at the Sapporo Junior Cello Competition and 62nd Japan Music Competition. Kudo is a graduate of Tokyo’s Toho School and The Juilliard School. She has participated in the Nagano-Aspen Music, Aspen Music, Santa Fe, and Marlboro Music festivals. Record Geijutsu, Japan’s leading classical music magazine, named her second solo CD, Love of Beauty, Best Recording.


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  • Ryan Roberts

    Oboe

    Ryan Roberts joined the New York Philharmonic as English horn / oboe in September 2019. He has performed with many of the country’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. A passionate teacher, Ryan serves on the oboe faculty at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and has been a guest lecturer at The Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As an oboist, Ryan Roberts received first prize at the International Double Reed Society 2018 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition and the National Society of Arts and Letters 2018 Woodwind Competition.

    Before joining the Philharmonic, Roberts spent one season as a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Roberts recently premiered Michael Torke’s South, Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, with the Albany Symphony, and recorded the work for release on Albany Records. An avid chamber musician, he performs at the Marlboro Music Festival during the summer under artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, and has collaborated in recitals with the Gamut Bach Ensemble, the Pacifica Quartet, and pianist Emanuel Ax.

    As a Kovner Fellow graduate of The Juilliard School, Ryan Roberts studied with Elaine Douvas and appeared frequently as principal oboe of the Juilliard Orchestra, where he was recognized by The New York Times for his “exquisite” performance as the English horn soloist in Sibelius’s The Swan of Tuonela, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, in 2017. Roberts has been a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and spent three summers as the oboe fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. In 2016 he was featured as a recital soloist aboard the Crystal Symphony cruise line, touring Portugal, Spain, France, and England.

    Ryan Roberts is also an accomplished pianist, having made his concerto debut at age 11. When he isn’t busy making reeds, Ryan can be found practicing piano, surfing, or running with his retired racing whippet, Malley.


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  • Pascual Martínez Forteza

    Clarinet

    A native of Mallorca, Spain, clarinetist and E-flat clarinetist Pascual Martínez Forteza joined the New York Philharmonic in 2001; he currently serves as Acting Associate Principal Clarinet, The Honey M. Kurtz Family Chair. Prior to his appointment with the Philharmonic, he held tenure with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and at age 18 he was assistant principal and later acting principal of the Baleares Symphony Orchestra in Spain. He has recently performed as guest principal clarinet with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle.


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  • Leelanee Sterrett

    Horn

    Leelanee Sterrett joined the New York Philharmonic in June 2013. She was previously a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and a regular substitute with the New York Philharmonic. Sterrett is also an alumna of The Academy, Carnegie Hall’s collective of young professionals and music advocates, and a former member of Ensemble ACJW.


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  • Daniel Druckman

    Percussion

    Percussionist Daniel Druckman is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and recording artist, concertizing throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the American Composer’s Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic’s Horizons concerts, the San Francisco Symphony’s "New and Unusual Music Series," and in recital in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Tokyo. He has been a member of the New York Philharmonic since 1991, where he serves as Associate Principal Percussionist, and has made numerous guest appearances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the American Brass Quintet, the Group for Contemporary Music, Orpheus, Steve Reich and Musicians, and the Philip Glass Ensemble. Druckman has also participated in chamber music festivals at Santa Fe, Ravinia, Saratoga, Caramoor, Bridgehampton, Tanglewood, and Aspen.


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  • Anna Polonsky

    Piano

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