Renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk and Yehuda Hanani in guitar/cello recital
“If there is another guitarist in the world who can match the technical accomplishment of the American Eliot Fisk, I should be surprised.” – The Times of London
“In this era of the cello, Hanani is among the best. His Bach was absorbing, imaginative, beautiful in all respects.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Rensselaerville, NY: An evening of musical brilliance is coming to The Carey Institute For Global Good on Saturday, February 8. American guitar master Eliot Fisk is joining acclaimed cellist Yehuda Hanani in a varied, unconventional recital, the first performance by the duo in the region.
“We are delighted to welcome Yehuda Hanani back to the Carey Institute for what will be an unrivaled evening of music by two performers at the top of their game,” said Carol Ash, president of the Carey Institute for Global Good. “It is absolutely thrilling to be able to bring this exciting and unique program to music lovers in the greater Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Berkshires and beyond. This is truly a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed, event.”
The diverse program – offering a high quotient of virtuosic verve – will include original arrangements by the two artists of works by Boccherini, Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Lecuona, Cesar Cui, and Ernest Bloch, as well as Grammy Award-nominated composer Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs.
The two performers have appeared together for over a decade across the U.S. (Phoenix, Chicago, Aspen, The Frick Collection in NYC), bringing together their combined mastery, superb musicianship and strong musical profiles, as well as their embrace of many styles, composers and periods to enrich possibilities for their respective instruments.
An evening with Eliot Fisk and Yehuda Hanani is open to the general public on February 8. There will be a $10 entry charge. Beverages and light fare will be available. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start at 7:00 p.m.
Guests are required to RSVP at 518.797.5100. For more information on future events, please visit the Carey Institute for Global Good Facebook Page to receive up-to-the-minute information on this and other events.
About the performers
Known worldwide for his adventurous repertoire and willingness to take art music into unusual venues (logging camps and prisons!), Eliot Fisk has performed to dazzling critical and public acclaim in recital, as soloist with major orchestras and in a wide variety of chamber music combinations, including a command performance for President Bill Clinton and King Juan Carlos of Spain. His forays into unconventional territory have included collaborations with chanteuse Ute Lemper; jazz guitar legend Joe Pass; and flamenco great Paco Pena. He has expanded the repertoire for the guitar through countless transcriptions and through commissions from leading composers as varied as Luciano Berio, William Bolcom and George Rochberg. Fisk is the last student of the legendary Andres Segovia, and was awarded the Cruz of Isabel la Catolica for his service to the cause of Spanish music.
Yehuda Hanani is renowned for performances with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, BBC Welsh Symphony, Irish National Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and Taipei and Seoul symphonies, among many others. He has collaborated in performances with Leon Fleisher, Aaron Copland, Christoph Eschenbach, David Robertson, Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw, Yefim Bronfman and many more. In New York City, he has appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully, and the Metropolitan Museum’s Grace Rainey Rodger Auditorium. His pioneering recording of the monumental Alkan Cello Sonata received a Grand Prix du Disque nomination, and his other discs have won wide recognition. On CD and in live performances, he has premiered works of Nicolai Miaskovsky, Lukas Foss, Leo Ornstein, Joan Tower, Paul Schoenfield, Osvaldo Golijov, Pulitzer Prize winners Bernard Rands and Zhou Long, among other composers. Mr. Hanani has been committed to extending the range of the cello repertoire and to collaborating with performers in many artistic realms, including actors Richard Chamberlain, Jane Alexander, and Sigourney Weaver. His engaging chamber music with commentary series, Close Encounters With Music, has captivated audiences from Miami to Kansas City, Omaha, Calgary, Scottsdale, and the Berkshires. A three-time recipient of the Martha Baird Rockefeller grant, Mr. Hanani’s studies were with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School and with Pablo Casals.