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September 15, 2023

Pianist Inon Barnatan’s Fall Residency at UMS


Pianist Inon Barnatan is no stranger to Ann Arbor audiences. Barnatan made his UMS debut in 2008 with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has since performed with the New York Philharmonic and in recital with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and clarinetist Anthony McGill.

Barnatan is equally celebrated as a soloist, curator, and collaborator. This fall, he will showcase all these roles in his most extensive UMS visit, made possible through the support of residency sponsors Elaine and Peter Schweitzer.

Starting at the end of September, Barnatan will be part of a week-long series of performances and activities at the University of Michigan, including piano and chamber music masterclasses at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as three unique public performances:


Renée Fleming & Inon Barnatan
Renée Fleming, soprano and Inon Barnatan, piano

Thu Sep 28 at 7:30 pm // Hill Auditorium

Inon Barnatan accompanies superstar soprano Renée Fleming in the world premiere of her new program, Voice of Nature. This special performance spans the classical, romantic, and contemporary eras, with beloved songs and new commissions exploring nature as both inspiration and victim of humanity. The National Geographic Society is providing an original video to reflect the musical selections.

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Caroline Shaw Aurora Borealis
Gabriel Fauré Au Bord De L'eau
Gabriel Fauré Les Berceaux
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau (piano solo)
Franz Liszt S'il Est Un Charmant Gazon
Franz Liszt Über Allen Gipfeln Ist Ruh
Edvard Grieg Lauf Der Welt
Edvard Grieg Zur Rosenzeit
Jerome Kern All the Things You Are

- Intermission -

Second half accompanied by National Geographic video:

Hazel Dickens Pretty bird (a capella)
George Frideric Handel Care Selve from Atalanta
Nico Muhly Endless Space
Joseph Canteloube Baïléro
Maria Schneider Our Finch Feeder from Winter Morning Walks
Bjork All is Full of Love
Sergei Rachmaninoff Moments Musicaux No. 4 (piano solo)
Howard Shore Twilight and Shadow from The Lord of the Rings
Kevin Puts Evening
Burt Bacharach and Hal David What the World Needs Now

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Free Recital: Rachmaninoff Reflections

Wed Oct 4 at 7:30 pm // Britton Recital Hall, U-M SMTD Moore Building

In a preview of his forthcoming album, Inon Barnatan performs a free recital for students and general public audiences on North Campus, including his own virtuosic solo piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Symphonic Dances.

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Franz Schubert Moments Musicaux
Sergei Rachmaninoff Moments Musicaux

Sergei Rachmaninoff (arr. Barnatan) Symphonic Dances

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Jerusalem Quartet
Jerusalem Quartet and Inon Barnatan, piano

Thu Oct 5 at 7:30 pm // Rackham Auditorium

In his final residency event, Inon Barnatan joins the Jerusalem Quartet in Antonin Dvořák’s sublime Piano Quintet.

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Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6
Paul Ben-Haim String Quartet No. 1, Op. 21
Antonín Dvořák Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, Op. 81

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Don’t miss these unique opportunities to experience one of today’s most extraordinary pianists here in Ann Arbor! For more information on Inon Barnatan, visit

Listen to Inon Barnatan’s albums on Apple Music or Spotify.

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