Eastman Virtuosi Present New York City Concert March 27

Classic Arts Features   Eastman Virtuosi Present New York City Concert March 27
 
Eastman Virtuosi, the esteemed faculty-based chamber ensemble from the top-rated Eastman School of Music, offers a concert of Telemann, Poulenc, Dvorak and Currier at Merkin Concert Hall March 27.


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"An Eastman presence in New York City is crucial," said Douglas Lowry, Dean of the Eastman School of Music. "Eastman Virtuosi's March 27 concert represents our official re-entry into the New York area. With Eastman's venturesome outlook on the training of America's young musicians, and an influential musical reach that extends worldwide, we look forward to evolving a presence in the nation's cultural capital that is as stimulating and provocative as our students and alumni."

PROGRAM

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Concerto in D for Trumpet, 2 Oboes and Continuo
James Thompson, Trumpet
Richard Killmer, Oboe
Kathryn Denny, Oboe
John Hunt, Bassoon
Ulrika Davidsson, Harpsichord

ANTONêN DVOŘêK: Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65
Mikhail Kopelman, Violin
Stephen Doane, Cello
Barry Snyder, Piano

SEBASTIAN CURRIER: Pulse (2002) New York Premiere
Phillip Ying, Viola
Nicholas Goluses, Guitar

FRANCIS POULENC: Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn
Bonita Boyd, Flute
Richard Killmer, Oboe
Kenneth Grant, Clarinet
John Hunt, Bassoon
W. Peter Kurau, Horn
Barry Snyder, Piano

TICKETS: $20 Individual; $10 Students/Seniors. Call the Merkin Concert Hall box office at 212-501-3330, or visit online at www.merkinconcerthall.org. The box office is located at 129 W. 67th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

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ABOUT

Eastman Virtuosi is a chamber ensemble composed of Eastman School of Music faculty and outstanding student performers. Concert programs are programmed, produced, and performed by faculty, showing the depth and breadth of the School's instrumental and vocal artistry. Concerts have included all-Slavic and all-Baroque programs; works by Steve Reich, Zoltan Kodaly, and other 20th century composers; songs by Richard Rodgers and the Gershwin brothers; and music and narration for Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale;" as well as eclectic bills featuring works by Mozart and Britten or by Bizet and Sondheim in the same performance. Since its founding in 1994, the Eastman Virtuosi have presented the world premieres of Jin Jin Luo's "Tiger," Augusta Read Thomas's "Eclipse Musings (Version #2)," and David Liptak's "Songs for Persephone," and performed under such guest conductors as Brad Lubman, David Effron, Peter Bay, Jeffrey Kahane, David Gilbert, Mark Gibson, Giora Bernstein, and Samuel Adler.

The founders and artistic co-directors of the ensemble are: Bonita Boyd, flute; John Hunt, bassoon; and Nicholas Goluses, guitar. Additional performers for this concert program include: James Thompson, Trumpet; Richard Killmer, Oboe; Kathryn Denny, Oboe; Ulrika Davidsson, Harpsichord; Mikhail Kopelman, Violin; Stephen Doane, Cello; Barry Snyder, Piano; Phillip Ying, Viola; Kenneth Grant, Clarinet; and W. Peter Kurau, Horn.<P>

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