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Weekend Concert Series

Schubert’s Final Piano Sonatas, Part Three

Jonathan Biss, piano

Sunday, April 28, 2024
1:30 - 2:30 pm


Franz Schubert - Impromptu in B-flat Major, D. 935, No. 3 (1827)
Franz Schubert - Sonata in B-flat Major, D.960 (1828)
Tyshawn Sorey - new solo work (2024)
co-commissioned by the Gardner Museum

Schubert’s final sonata, radiant but death-haunted, shares the program with a premiere by the protean American composer Tyshawn Sorey. Winner of the MacArthur “genius award” in 2013 at the age of 37, Sorey has become one of the most sought-after composers and performers working today. The Gardner Museum is thrilled to co-commission this new work from him.

Watercolor of Franz Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder, 1825.


November 15-28, 2023

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Music at the Gardner is supported by Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund. Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: The Coogan Concert in memory of Peter Weston Coogan; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; David Scudder in memory of his wife, Marie Louise Scudder; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.