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Chamber Music Series
Friday, March 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Vivian Hornick Weilerstein, piano
Donald Weilerstein, violin
The Duo will perform the Romantic Pieces by Antonin Dvořák, the Suite for Violin and Piano by Henry Cowell, and sonatas for violin and piano by Sir Edward Elgar and Maurice Ravel.
Noted for their dynamic performances, the Weilerstein Duo, violinist Donald Weilerstein and pianist Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Hall in New York City, at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, and in major cities in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and Israel. The Duo returns regularly to the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program and has participated in many other festivals, including Banff, Marlboro, Aspen, Norfolk, La Jolla, Music Academy of the West, and Kneisel Hall. The Duo has performed as guest artists at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Young Musician’s Festival and Keshet Eilon in Israel, the Daniel Days in Holland, and the Mendelssohn Summer school in Hamburg, Germany. They have also taught and performed throughout China, and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema. Mr. Weilerstein, the founding first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet, and Ms. Hornik Weilerstein are on the faculty of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School.
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Welcoming back pianist John Kamitsuka, an audience favorite, to perform Bach’s Italian Concerto and the monumental Goldberg Variations. John Kamitsuka performs regularly throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Japan. He has played at prominent New York City venues such as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He has appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in South Carolina; Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London; the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany; Cercle de l’Union Interaliée and Chateau de l’Hermitage in France; Teatro Ghione, the American Academy in Rome, Università Cattolica, Collegio Borromeo and Sala del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Italy. He was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome for the academic year 2012-13. Frequently invited to serve in residencies, Mr. Kamitsuka gives master classes and concerts at colleges and universities. He made his debut in China with solo and concerto appearances in Beijing and Tianjin in the fall of 2003. His annual tours in Japan have included recitals at Yamaha Hall in Tokyo, Piloti Hall in Osaka, and the Cultural Hall in Kobe.
Mr. Kamitsuka’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is included in Anna Harwell Celenza’s book about the piece, published by Charlesbridge in 2005.
For more information on any of these performances, please contact Laura Cossart in the School of Music at (518) 381-1231 or by e-mail: email@example.com.