Gift to the Community Concerts

Artists this Season

Hanzhi Wang, accordion 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Concert held in Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall

Bach -------- Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Scarlatti ----- Three Sonata
Rameau ------ Selections from Piece du Clavecin
Schnittke ---- Revis Fairy Tale
Grieg --------- Holberg Suite

Praised for her engaging stage presence and performances that are technically and musically brilliant, Hanzhi Wang is the first accordionist to join the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 57-year history of discovering extraordinary musicians. Her concert career has already taken her around the globe with performances in Europe and Asia. Ms. Wang will make her debut in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York, opening the 2018-19 season in The Peter Marino Concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her Washington, DC debut in the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center will be co-presented with Washington Performing Arts.

Admission Free

Randall Goosby, violin 

with Zhu Wang, piano

Sunday, November 17 2019 at 3 P.M.
Concert held in Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall

Vitali ---- Chaconne in G minor
Debussy ---- Sonata in G minor
Still ----- Suite for violin & piano
Strauss ---- Sonata in Eb major, Op.18
Violinist Randall Mitsuo Goosby (20) made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 13, where he “exerted a masterly level of control and lavished an exquisite tone playing Ysaye’s unaccompanied Sonata No. 3...and his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity” (NY Times Music review). Randall has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States since winning First Prize at the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010, at age 13. The win immediately led to an invitation by Tony- Nominated actor Delroy Lindo, to perform at the 18th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, California. That same year, Randall was invited to appear as part of the New York Philharmonic’s prestigious Young People’s Concert series at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. He was invited to play again with the New York Philharmonic in 2011 and in 2012.

Admission Free

Jonathan Swensen, cello 

with Elias Holm, piano

Janice Carissa, piano

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Concert held in Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall

Beethoven ---- 7 variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”
Ligeti ---- Sonata for Solo Cello
Stravinsky ---- Suite Italienne for cello & piano
Franck ---- Sonata for cello & piano in A major
Danish/American cellist Jonathan Swensen first asked to play the cello at the age of six, after watching his father Joseph Swensen conduct the Elgar Cello Concerto. After a year of convincing his parents that he would practice the instrument if given lessons, he began his studies. In 2017 he made his concerto debut performing none other than the Elgar, with his father conducting the Porto National Symphony Orchestra in Portugal.

Admission Free


Now in its 22nd season our Gift to the Community series continues to feature some of the world's most exciting young artists. Two performers from previous seasons won 1st prize at the coveted Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and 10 series performers have been awarded highly competitive Avery Fisher Career Grants. This season the three artists will astound you with their unique creativity and incomparable technique.

Clementina Fleshler - Executive Director

Sunday Afternoons at 3 p.m.

The Gift to the Community Recital Series is made possible through a grant from the Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation.