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Inflection Series

Benjamin Hochman, piano & Friends

Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared & Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire
Benjamin Hochman
By popular demand, an encore performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire has been added at 10 pm, directly following this sold-out 8 pm performance. Please purchase tickets here.

This fascinating Inflection Series event tells two mythical stories, set to music in truly legendary fashion.

First, the “restless, powerful, profound,…formidable” (The New York Times) mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano is joined by William Ferguson, a tenor of “grace, and striking self-possession” (Opera News) and pianist Benjamin Hochman in a performance of Leos Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared. The deeply moving, mysterious tale of an ill-fated love was said by Janáček to reflect his relationship with his muse. Then, Hochman is joined by a true living legend, the “resplendent…warm and majestic” (The Washington Post) soprano Lucy Shelton, in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire—a piece that, despite being composed eight years before the Diary, points toward an entirely new musical world. Shelton—a monumental force in contemporary music—Hochman, and an ensemble comprised of some of New York’s finest musicians, will conduct us on this fantastical journey with the moondrunk Pierrot.

Benjamin Hochman, piano
Lucy Shelton, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
William Ferguson, tenor
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

  • Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
  • Janacek, Diary of One Who Disappeared

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.