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Gotham Arts Presents Maryam Raya Kheirbek Performing Liszt’s: “Deuxième année,” at Tenri Cultural Institute
Sunday May 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree – $20
Gotham Arts is delighted to present a lecture and solo piano recital by Maryam Raya Kheirbek at the Tenri Cultural Institute. Franz Liszt’s celebrated collection of suites Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) demonstrate his characteristic compositional virtuosity and sophistication of emotional expression. This program presents in its entirety the second of the three years, one inspired by Italian painting, sculpture, song, poetry, and literature.
7:00 PM Pre-Reception
7:30 PM Lecture & Performance
9:00 PM Post-Reception
Tickets: $20, general admission seating
Special Mother’s Day promotion: tickets for moms are free! E-mail info (at) gothamarts.net to order.
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
From Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième année:
Il penseroso III
Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa IV
Sonetto 47 del Petrarca V
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca VI
Sonetto 123 del Petrarca VII
Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata
About Maryam Raya Kheirbek
Maryam Raya Kheirbek is internationally recognized for her dynamic stage presence and creative versatility. Born in Washington D.C. to a family of doctors, she gave her first public recital at the age of nine, and made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of sixteen.A prizewinner of numerous competitions and audience awards, she has made solo appearances in venues which include Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Greenwich House Music School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The National Opera Center, The Kosciuszko Foundation, The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Embassy of Poland, the Embassy of France, and the Phillips Collection. In addition to her appearances in the United States, she has performed on international stages in countries which include France, Italy, China, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and Dubai.Maryam has performed actively in festivals since the age of eleven, most recently including a guest artist residency at the Alion-Baltic International Music Festival, the International Piano Festival in Pineto, Italy, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy in Beijing, China, Tanglewood Music Center, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, among others. She has performed and studied publicly in master class with Jerome Lowenthal, Leslie Howard, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Oxana Yablonskaya, Eteri Andjaparidze, Andre Laplante, Jura Margulis, among many others. She currently works with Jeffrey Swann.A graduate of both the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Natalya Antonova and the Dual-Degree Program at the University of Rochester, Maryam holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in piano performance and English Literature, all three of which she completed in six years. She also holds a second Master’s degree in performance as well as piano pedagogy from New York University. Her literary work culminated in a thesis on the oeuvre of metaphysical poets John Donne and Andrew Marvell, as well as an exploration into redefining the metaphysical in the 21st century with noted author and Renaissance scholar Kenneth Gross. She completed precollege piano studies in Washington D.C. with Mikhail Volchok. In addition to her many esteemed accomplishments as a pianist and a writer, she has achieved national recognition as an actress from an early age, and is a publicized model. Maryam Raya Kheirbek serves on Adjunct Faculty in Piano at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is a passionate advocate of community inclusion into the arts, and organizes recitals in public schools and homes throughout all New York City boroughs. Maryam especially commands the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries, through which she specializes in integrating performances of newer works with visual arts and poetry as a means of communicating and connecting with audiences of diverse backgrounds.