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The Arts Arena in New York:  PLAYING FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY

7 November 2017 - 9 November 2017 | 18:00 - 20:30

Location: The Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York


The Arts Arena will present a three-day series, PLAYING FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY: Live Music | Lives in Music | Music in Civic Life.

Events will include an opening evening of public talks by prominent figures in the music world at the Consulate General of France on Fifth Avenue, a private reception for Arts Arena members, donors, and sponsors, and dinner for the President’s Circle, and a closing piano recital by Russian prodigy Nikolay Khozyainov at The Century Association.

Speakers, other performers, and venues to be announced.

“The Music World is taking note of Nikolay Khozyainov’s stunning virtuosity and prodigious technique.” New York Times

Born in the Russian Far East, at 25 years old Nikolay Khozyainov is already one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. He made his debut with the Handel Piano Concerto at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of seven, then later went on to study at the Conservatory. Soon he began an international performance career, thrilling audiences with his musicality and formidable technique. Highlights of his recital and concerto engagements include sold out performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Salle Gaveau, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Louvre in Paris, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has released four CDs, and his growing list of awards includes being chosen for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and being the youngest finalist of the XVI International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. “He has everything: a big sound, splendid technique, and a musicality far beyond his years.” Dave Saemann, Fanfare Magazine

The Arts Arena is grateful to Lehn and Richard Goetz for their generous sponsorship of Nikolay Khozyainov’s performance.

Space is limited. Reservations are required: