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Free Indoor Concert: Staten Island

Jun 18

For more than 50 years the NY Phil has brought priceless music, absolutely free, to all five boroughs of New York City. Enjoy performances by the virtuosic Musicians from the New York Philharmonic in the glorious St. George Theatre.

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DATE / TIME

Sun

4:00 PM

18

Jun

2023

Location

St. George Theatre

Program

Program Notes

Haydn

String Quartet in G major, Op. 54, No. 1

Schubert

String Quartet No. 13, D.804, Rosamunde

Artists

  • Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

     

  • Alina Kobialka

    Violin

    Violinist Alina Kobialka joined the New York Philharmonic in 2022. She has been praised for her beautiful tone, effortless precision, and musical maturity beyond her years. Since her first appearance as soloist at age ten, she has toured and performed with many ensembles throughout the world. San Francisco Classical Voice described her as a “jaw-droppingly assured” soloist, who “made present and future converge,” and the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote, “Watch for her name. She appears to be bound for greatness.”


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  • Andi Zhang

    Violin

    Violinist Andi Zhang joined the New York Philharmonic in January 2019 while studying at the Manhattan School of Music with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec. She has appeared as soloist with the Beijing, Qingdao, Harbin, and Hong Kong symphony orchestras; Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra; and Munich Radio Orchestra. She has performed in recital in the US, Canada, Germany, and Austria; recorded for film and television, CDs, and the China Central Television program Music Tells You; and led master classes.


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  • Leah Ferguson

    Viola

    Violist Leah Ferguson joined the New York Philharmonic in October 2018, having previously been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2016. Originally from Chicago, she began playing the violin at age five and switched to the viola at age twelve, studying with Roland Vamos.


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  • Qiang Tu

    Cello

    Chinese-born cellist Qiang Tu enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher, and advocate for classical music. Now in his third decade as a member of the New York Philharmonic, he has also concertized as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. In the United States he has performed at major venues in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Honolulu, and Princeton. He has shared the stage with numerous distinguished artists including pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Lukas Foss; former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; and former Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker. As a recording artist, Tu has released multiple solo albums on the China Record Corporation label and chamber music recordings on the Bridge Records, Cala Records, and EMI labels. A dedicated teacher, he is a member of the orchestral performance faculty at the Manhattan School of Music; early in his career he taught at the Beijing Central Conservatory.


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Special Thanks

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Major support for the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program is provided by Susan and Elihu Rose.

Concerts in the Parks are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Activities are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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