01/05/2016#HappyNewYear and welcome home to Shai Wosner, who's returned from his trip to Israel. Here's a souvenir from his tour- check out this quote from a review Haaretz הארץ published about his concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. "The first half of the recital peaked with the Four Impromptus D935 of Schubert (No. 1 is a veritable story in sound, No. 3 is based on the "Rosamunde" tune). Wosner produced in them colors and hues and phrasing that was noble rather than convoluted, all through a well-calculated control of rhythmic nuances, a quality which (to the humble opinion of this listener, after hearing Wosner) proved central in distinguishing a great pianist from a "merely excellent" one." Wow!
For those lucky fans who can read Hebrew: you'll find the full article here: http://www.haaretz.co.il/gal…/music/classicalmusic/1.2806983.
(Thanks to Shai Wosner for providing the English translation!)
There's just ONE more concert left before Shai Wosner says goodbye to Israel. Shai will be giving a solo recital at the Israeli Chamber Music Center in Tel Aviv, Israel THIS Friday, December 25th. He'll be performing works by Antonín Dvořák, George Gershwin, Frédéric Chopin, and Franz Peter Schubert. So, #Israel, this is your last chance to see Shai in concert this year - don't miss it!
Beethoven's birthday might be over, but #BridgetoBeethoven isn't! The Aspen Music Festival and School will be broadcasting one of Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner's Bridge to Beethoven performances on JANUARY 3rd at 2pm on Rocky Mountain PBS! So, Colorado, if you love Beethoven, Shai, and Jenny, but you're also kind of a #couchpotato, congrats - you've now got the chance to watch Bridge to Beethoven from the comfort of your home.
Happy 245th birthday to Beethoven- #tbt to this #BridgetoBeethoven photo! (The credit for the wordplay behind this shot goes to Ludwig himself- it was his idea). Check out the interactive musical puzzle Google set up in his honor: https://www.google.com/…/celebrating-ludwig-van-beethovens #HappyBirthdayBeethoven
11/09/2015Great review from The San Francisco Examiner of Shai Wosner and Jennifer Koh's performance of #BridgetoBeethoven II this past Sauturday night in #SanFrancisco at the Herbst Theatre presented by San Francisco Performances. "Once again Koh and Wosner performed as a perfectly matched pair when it came to presenting that expressiveness to the attentive listener. This was an evening in which it seemed as if every detail was a precious gem unto itself, but it was also one in which the spirit of Beethoven’s inventiveness provided a unifying force. Both Koh and Wosner clearly knew how to work both in-the-small and in-the-large at the same time, resulting in a presentation of Beethoven’s early chamber music at its most stimulating."
Shai and Jennifer will perform the next Bridge to Beethoven concert on March 30, 2016, at the Herbst Theatre presented by San Francisco Performances. Get your tickets today: http://bit.ly/1M9UgJu
11/06/2015Stellar review from San Jose Mercury News of Shai Wosner and Jennifer Koh's performance of #BridgetoBeethoven I this past Wednesday night in #SanFrancisco at the Herbst Theatre presented by San Francisco Performances. "Koh, who made her San Francisco Performances debut in 2003, is simply remarkable--an artist who combines a questing spirit with tonal refinement and a kind of fearless virtuosity. Anyone who witnessed her extended violin solo in Philip Glass' 'Einstein on the Beach' at Cal Performances a few years back can attest to her brilliance. Yet Wosner, making his first San Francisco Performances appearance on this program, was every bit her match. Together, these two musicians traversed the evening's works with superb style and insight."
Jennifer and Shai will perform Bridge to Beethoven II on Saturday, November 7, at 7:30 pm in San Francisco at the Herbst Theatre presented by San Francisco Performances. The program will include #Beethoven Sonatas Op. 23 in A minor, Op. 12 No. 2 in A major, and Op. 24 in F major "Spring," as well as Jörg Widmann's "Sommersonate." Follow the link for more information about the performance and to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/1M9UgJu http://bayareane.ws/1PsO8R3
Shai Wosner will give a FREE, hour-long Concert with Conversation tomorrow, November 6, at 6:00 pm in #SanFrancisco at the Community Music Center as part of the 2015-16 Concert with Conversation series presented in partnership with San Francisco Performances. Shai will announce his program from the stage, and after the performance he will engage in an extended Q&A with the audience. Don't miss out!
11/04/2015Selfie-time in #SanFrancisco! Shai Wosner and Jennifer Koh perform #BridgetoBeethoven I TONIGHT at 7:30 pm at the Herbst Theatre presented by San Francisco Performances...don't miss out! Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1GgM6lc #selfiesinSanFrancisco #B2B
Shai Wosner and Jennifer Koh will perform Bridge to Beethoven I at the Herbst Theatre presented by San Francisco Performances on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:30 pm. The program features #Beethoven Sonatas Op. 12, No. 1 in D major and Op. 47 in A major ("Kreutzer") and Vijay Iyer's "Bridgetower Fantasy," a work influence by the #Kreutzer sonata. To purchase tickets follow the link below:
11/02/2015Check out this great review from the The Columbus Dispatch of Shai Wosner's performance of #Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major with the Columbus Symphony in #Columbus #Ohio this past weekend!"...Wosner's articulation on the keyboard was impeccable, but his precision never became mechanical. On the contrary, during moments when the score becomes playful, Wosner's technical skill served to highlight the impishness of the music. At other moments, Wosner's artistry illustrated his appreciation of the beauty that Beethoven could create. As if to emphasize the latter point, Wosner played Schubert's 'Hungarian Melody' for an encore, again providing an achingly lovely sound."
#Columbus #Ohio friends: Shai Wosner will join the Columbus Symphony on Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 PM for a performance of #Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1! http://bit.ly/20gfuyT