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Itay Goren, Classical Piano, “Image and Sound”

November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome pianist Itay Goren in his program, Image and Sound, in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary!

Described as “an evocative journey from shimmering excitement to calm contemplation” (Classical New Jersey), pianist Itay Goren’s performances touch the heart and magically
transport the imagination of the listener.

The program features:
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Scenes from Vienna)
Robert Schumann

Images, Book 1
Claude Debussy


Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky

Itay Goren has performed solo concerts in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and the United States. His recitals at the Ateneo de Madrid, Palffy      Palace in Prague, The American Cathedral and Scots Kirk in Paris, and numerous halls in NYC were greeted with high acclaim.  Following his performance at the Festival de Cámera in Villaviciosa de Odon in Spain, a review of the festival signaled out his concert as being “especially emotional”. Other notable festival appearances include the Pacific Summer Music Festival in Guam, The American Music Festival in France, the Hindemithon Festival in New Jersey and the International Choral Festival in the Czech Republic.

Originally from Haifa, Itay Goren studied music at the Rimon School of Music in Tel Aviv before continuing his education at William Paterson University in New Jersey, USA. Under the guidance of pianist Elka Kirkpatrick, Itay graduated with degrees in both  classical and jazz performance and received many honors and awards from the University. He is currently on the faculty of the
music program at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

As a lover of chamber music, Itay is sought after by many ensembles and soloists. He enjoys a wonderful chemistry with his frequent collaborators, the Madison String Quartet and the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble. In recent seasons he performed at concerts dedicated to the music of Bartók, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven.

Itay Goren was soloist with orchestras in Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto and Chorale Fantasy and Liszt’s Eb major Piano Concerto as well as Mozart’s concertos No. 20 and 14 and Bach’s F minor Concerto which he also conducted from the keyboard. His latest concerto appearances include a stunning performance of Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto at Drew University with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and a triumphant rendition of Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto with the Summit Symphony.

Itay is also a champion of contemporary music. He has performed works by living composers David Winkler, Richard Sorce and Randall Svane, who wrote and dedicated a new Piano Sonata to Itay, who will premiere it this season.

This past summer Itay gave recitals in summer festivals in Europe – his second appearance at the Festival Asisa de Villaviciosa de Odon (Madrid, Spain) and his first at the Rencontres Musicales de Jaugette in France. Both concerts were enthusiastically received with tremendous applause. An article in La Nouvelle Republique in France singled out Itay’s performance – “During these three days of the Musical Encounters of Jaugette, new universes were explored
according to the performances of musicians, one more virtuoso than the other. ‘I’m not in the habit to concentrate on the artist when I go to a concert, but here, I almost couldn’t take my eyes off’, confided a spectator, dazzled by the interpretation of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition by pianist Itay Goren.”

A very busy upcoming schedule include solo recitals in NYC, Boston, Newport RI, PA and NJ, concerts in NYC area with the Madison String Quartet and Baritone Steven Scheschareg commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, as well as a tour in Austria and Germany with the same ensemble, and performances of the Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto with the Tübingen Academic Orchestra with conductor Philipp Amelung in Tübingen, Germany.

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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November 11, 2018
3:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map