I'm particularly happy with today's show on KPAC called Classical Spotlight, take a listen if you like! Featured are Aaron Jay Kernis, Star Wars and More, plus interviews on baroque music, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. MP3 file
You might be interested in these if you're in NYC or going to be visiting!
January 17th, 3pm $40 ($35 senior, $20 student) Bargemusic 2 Cadman Plaza West At the Fulton Ferry Landing Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 624-2083
Bach and Enescu Program: Selections from the Art of Fugue J. S. Bach Sarabande for solo violin Enescu Airs in Romanian Folk Style Enescu Sonata No. 3 "Dans le caractere populaire roumain" Enescu Piano Quintet Op. 29 Enescu
January 21st 8pm Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School, NY NY Paul Recital Hall is located on 65th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
Program: Airs in Romanian Folkstlye for Solo Violin (circa 1926) Sonata for violin and Piano No.3 Op.25 (1926) "Dans le caractere populaire roumain" Sarabande for Solo Violin (circa 1910-1915) US Premiere Piano Quintet Op.29 (1940)
Enescu Chamber Players are Don Weilerstein, violin, Jennifer Curtis, violin, Nicholas Mann, viola, Claire Bryant, cello, and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano.
Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Weilerstein has taught and performed at such major American and European music festivals as Caramoor, Aspen, Ravinia, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Berlin, Israel, Salzburg, Luzern, and many more.
Jennifer Curtis is the winner of Astral’s 2006 National Auditions, violinist Jennifer Curtis is also the recipient of the inaugural MILKA/ASTRAL VIOLIN PRIZE, designated for a violinist invited to join the Astral Artists roster. Also an accomplished composer, her works have been performed in New York City, at Italy’s Spoleto Festival, and at the Verbier Festival de Musique in Switzerland.
Nicholas Mann has performed extensively as a recitalist and soloist. He has been a member of the faculty at the Juilliard School since 2002 and is now Chair of the String Department at the Manhattan School of Music.
Cellist Claire Bryant has appeared as a soloist with orchestra including the Kuopion Symphony Orchestra of Finland, the National Symphony of Honduras in Tegucigalpa, the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, and the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. She is the founder, producer, and artistic director of the acclaimed chamber music series With Strings Attached.
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world and is a frequent collaborator with many of today’s most eminent artists and ensembles. Ms. Weilerstein has appeared as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, and has toured throughout Europe and Japan. Ms. Weilerstein is an active member of the highly acclaimed Weilerstein Trio, which is in residence at the New England Conservatory.