Metropolis Ensemble presents and hosts a mini-series devoted to pianists at the vanguard of New York’s new music scene, curated in collaboration with pianist David Kaplan. The series features five maverick New York-based pianists with long associations with Metropolis Ensemble, sharing the stage with invited artists making their Metropolis Ensemble debuts. 

Yamaha CF6 premium grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.

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Piano Philharmonic:

Timo Andres, David Kaplan, Andrew Hsu and Mika Emily Sasaki pile onto the piano bench to perform music originally for orchestra. We begin in the opera house, with Benjamin Britten's Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, and Thomas Ades' Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face. Brahms' first Symphony completes the program.


Sunday, September 17

1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)

Reception to follow (sponsored by Miro Cellars)

Tickets: $50 VIP / $30 General / $10 Student

...the excellent and adventurous young pianist... played ... with command, elegance, and character.
— New York Times on David Kaplan
..Andres unearthed in this hymn a sense of mystic longing and wonder that suffused his whole piece and came together beautifully in the almost whispered chorale at the work’s conclusion
— San Diego Story
…Mika Sasaki strikes a happy medium between sensitivity of phrasing and boldness of attack. Her tone is rich and full with a wide range of dynamics and a judicious use of pedal
— The Art Music Lounge
[channelling] Horowitz right down to the brilliant-yet-delicate high-treble sonority
— Philadelphia Inquirer on Andrew Hsu