This spring, pianist Jonathan Biss embarks on a three-concert Zankel Hall series that focuses on the music of Schumann, Janá?ek, and Mozart, including a solo recital and two chamber music programs with the Elias String Quartet. The recital, on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m., features Schumann's Fantasiestücke interspersed with selections from Janá?ek's On the Overgrown Path. Also on the program is Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze and Mozart's Minuet in D Major and Adagio in B Minor.
The following month, on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Biss is joined by the Elias String Quartet for the first of two concerts, performing piano quartets by Mozart and Schumann as well as the New York premiere of Timothy Andres's Piano Quintet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. In addition, the Elias String Quartet plays Janá?ek's's String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters." The final performance in Biss's three-concert series takes place on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., and features Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major with the Elias String Quartet. The group is also joined by Ensemble ACJW alumni: clarinetist Carol McGonnell, horn player Eric Reed, and bassoonist Brad Balliett for Janá?ek's Concertino for Piano and Chamber Ensemble.
The April 2 concert will be aired on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and stations nationwide as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media and hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon and American Public Media's Fred Child. Concerts in the series are available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. During every live broadcast, WQXR, Carnegie Hall, and digital partner NPR Music will host live web chats, including Twitter commentary by the broadcast team, from backstage and in the control room, connecting national and international fans to the music and to each other.