Adam Tendler: Inheritances
Adam Tendler: Inheritances

92NY presents Adam Tendler: Inheritances

Leading NYC cultural institution welcomes audiences to 22/23 Tisch Music Season March 11, 2023

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York’s leading cultural venues, in collaboration with Liquid Music, presents Adam Tendler: Inheritances, on March 11, 2023 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. The concert will also be available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast. Tickets for both the in-person and livestream options start at $25 and are available at

After his father’s unexpected death, acclaimed New York-based pianist Adam Tendler used his inheritance – a wad of cash received in a parking lot – to begin a commissioning project, inviting some of today’s most influential composers and sound artists to create new piano works exploring the idea of inheritance itself. Woven into an intimate program, these pieces tell a universal story of lineage, loss, and place, and result in a meditation on confronting our past while moving toward the future.

The New York premiere of Inheritances features works by Laurie Anderson, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Devonté Hynes, inti figgis-vizueta, Pamela Z, Ted Hearne, Angélica Negrón, Christopher Cerrone, Marcos Balter, Darian Donovan Thomas, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Scott Wollschleger, Mary Prescott, Timo Andres and John Glover.

About the Artist

a probing and persuasive musician … a quietly charismatic pianist … intrepid … outstanding … maverick” – The New Yorker

A recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, “currently the hottest pianist on the American contemporary classical scene” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), a “remarkable and insightful musician” (LA Times), and “relentlessly adventurous pianist” (Washington Post) “joyfully rocking out at his keyboard” (New York Times), Adam Tendler is an internationally recognized interpreter of living, modern and classical composers. A pioneer of DIY culture in concert music who has commissioned major works by Christian Wolff and Devonté Hynes alike, at 23 Tendler performed recitals in all fifty states as part of a grassroots tour called America 88×50, which became the subject of his memoir, 88×50. He has gone on to become one of classical and contemporary music’s most recognized and celebrated artists, active as a soloist, recording artist, composer, speaker and educator. Tendler recently released an album of Liszt’s Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses on the Steinway Label, Robert Palmer: Piano Music on New World Records, and published his second book, tidepools. In 2022, he premiered 16 commissioned works by composers including Laurie Anderson, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Christopher Cerrone, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Timo Andres and Pamela Z as part of a project called Inheritances, produced by Liquid Music. Adam Tendler is a Yamaha Artist.

About Liquid Music

Liquid Music is one of the world’s leading producers of special projects in contemporary music, an internationally recognized laboratory for artists from across genre and disciplinary spectrums. This creative institution serves as a safe place for performers, composers and audiences to stretch and challenge their comfort zones while experiencing cathartic, lifegiving performances.

Founded at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 2012, Liquid Music became independent in 2020, owned and operated by artistic director Kate Nordstrum who has been widely praised for her programmatic vision, catholic tastes and “storied matchmaking” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Through Liquid Music, Nordstrum has built a boundary-defying platform for collaboration and earned her reputation as “the most adventurous music curator in town” (MinnPost), “a presenter of rare initiative” (Star Tribune), and “Twin Cities’ curatorial powerhouse with international pull” (Minnesota Public Radio).


In this first season curated by 92NY’s new Vice President of Tisch Music Amy Lam, the season features 39 events, more than 20 92NY debuts, 31 premieres, and four 92NY commissions. The 22/23 season includes premieres of Joseph Schwantner’s guitar quintet Song of a Dreaming Sparrow, a song cycle by Anthony Cheung, and works by Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Marcos Balter, Christopher Cerrone, Nicholas DiBerardinoReena Esmailinti figgis-vizuetaJohn GloverTed HearneFred Hersch, Stephen Hough, Jimmy López, Missy Mazzoli, Nico MuhlyAngélica Negrón, Mary Prescott, Caroline ShawSarah Kirkland SniderDarian Donovan ThomasScott WollschlegerPamela Z, and more.

Select Highlights:

  • This season marks the first time 92NY is presenting a fully integrated concert season across genres, including performances by Kate BaldwinJoshua BellRegina Carter, Angela Hewitt, Larisa Martinez, Branford Marsalis, Kelli O’HaraEric Owens, Pepe RomeroCaroline Shaw, Sir András SchiffDaniil Trifonov, and Jessica Vosk.
  • The World Premiere of a 92NY-commissioned piece from composer Jimmy López, performed by J’Nai Bridges and the Catalyst Quartet.
  • The New York premiere of Difficult Grace by cellist Seth Parker Woods and dancer Roderick George, presented in collaboration with Harkness Dance Center.
  • An in-depth two-day Julius Eastman retrospective featuring LA-based music collective Wild Up in three concerts, as well as exhibits, and panel discussions with Eastman friends and scholars examining the life of one of the 20th century’s most iconoclastic voices.
  • The Bach Collegium Japan, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki with baritone Roderick Williams
  • 92NY’s signature series exploring the American songbook, Lyrics and Lyricists, continues to explore the best of Broadway, while also highlighting significant contributions to American culture by singer-songwriters across a variety of musical genres such as Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, the Mamas and the Papas, and more.
  • Two performances as part of an ongoing partnerships with The Curtis Institute of Music.
  • Jazz, which has been a staple of 92NY’s Tisch season since Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus took to the stage in 1955, will be performed by world-class musicians like Branford Marsalis, Fred Hersch, and Regina Carter not just within the renowned Jazz in July series, but throughout the year.

About The 92nd Street Y, New York: The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92NY offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y, New York is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92NY’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit

Kaufmann Concert Hall

1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

92NY presents Adam Tendler: Inheritances
Adam Tendler: Inheritances

Event Title: Adam Tendler: Inheritances

Event Description: The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York’s leading cultural venues, in collaboration with Liquid Music, presents Adam Tendler: Inheritances, on March 11, 2023 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. The concert will also be available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

Start date: March 11, 2023

End date: March 11, 2023

Location name: Kaufmann Concert Hall

Address: 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

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