The New York venues's season opens on September 17 with an annual concert marking the Jewish High Holy Days.
The new season focuses on keyboard repertoire. Charles Rosen celebrates his 80th birthday with a Beethoven concert and lecture. A new series called "Masters of the Keyboard" features a solo concert by Marc-Andr_ Hamelin, a duo recital by Jonathan Biss and Benjamin Hochman, and pianist Alexander Lonquich performing solo and four-hand works.
The chamber music lineup includes Andršs Schiff and Mikl‹s Per_nyi making their New York recital debut with Beethoven's complete piano and cello sonatas; Peter Serkin playing rarely-heard chamber repertoire by Dallapiccola and Reger; and the Mendelssohn String Quartet performing perform works by their namesake with Kim Kashkashian. The Tokyo String Quartet continues its residency at the Y with a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Schumann's death.
David Russell highlights the Y's ongoing Art of the Guitar series. Also in the lineup are performances by Cuban-born guitarist Manuel Barrueco and the Mexican Cuarteto Latinoamericano, including a New York premiere by Michael Daugherty.
A new family concert series features Pinchas Zukerman and the Zukerman Chamber Players making their New York debut with Mozart string quintets. Cellist Steven Isserlis, pianist Jeremy Denk, and violinist Joshua Bell will also serenade young listeners.
"Songs of Love and Longing Around the Jewish World," curated by Walter Zev Feldman, focuses on songs of love and longing rooted in Eastern Europe, Spain, and the Middle East.