The New York City’s Peoples’ Symphony Concerts will present two events the weekend of April 27 and 28, with tickets priced at $8 each. On April 27 at Washington Irving High School, the Juilliard String Quartet will perform Haydn’s Quartet in F Major, Op. 77/2, Bartók’s Quartet No. 3, and Beethoven’s Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2. The concert will be the quartet’s first in the Peoples’ Symphony series with the ensemble’s new first violinist, Areta Zhulla. Pianist Vladimir Feltsman will perform an April 28 recital at Town Hall, featuring Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV. 825, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”), and Chopin’s Three Nocturnes, Op. 9, Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2, and Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47. The 2018-19 series will conclude with a May 4 recital by pianist Richard Goode and a May 5 concert by Quatuor Danel, both at Washington Irving High School. The Peoples’ Symphony Concerts were founded in 1900 by Franz X. Arens to provide immigrants on the city’s Lower East Side with the chance to hear affordable concerts—five cents per ticket at the time. Originally an orchestral music series, the series today charges $8 per ticket and focuses on established and emerging artists and chamber ensembles.

Posted April 23, 2019