Concert for Spring

Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 pm at The Otesaga Hotel

painting by George Inness

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Eric Ewazen:  Ballade, Pastorale and Dance
Brahms: Trio for piano, violin and horn in E flat major, Op. 40

Performers: Gilbert Kalish, piano; Carmit Zori, violin; Eric Reed, horn; and Linda Chesis, flute

Experience the calm beauty of the Horn Trio, the musical inventiveness of the Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 6, and Eric Ewazen’s piece for horn, flute and piano which the composer describes as a “kaleidoscopic world of alternating moods and dynamics…”

Artistic Director Linda Chesis spoke with WCNY’s Diane Jones about this concert and the rest of the Festival’s 19th season. Listen to the interview here

Gil Kalish

Pianist GIL KALISH leads a musical life of unusual variety and breadth. Mr. Kalish’s discography of some 100 recordings encompasses classical repertory, 20th Century masterworks and new compositions. Of special note are his solo recordings of Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata and Sonatas of Joseph Haydn, an immense discography of vocal music with Jan DeGaetani and landmarks of the 20th Century by composers such as Carter, Crumb, Shapey and Schoenberg. In 1995 he was presented with the Paul Fromm Award by the University of Chicago Music Department for distinguished service to the music of our time.  As educator he is Leading Professor and Head of Performance Activities at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. From 1968-1997 he was a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center and served as the “Chairman of the Faculty” at Tanglewood from 1985-1997. He often serves as guest faculty at distinguished music institutions such as the Banff Centre and the Steans Institute at Ravinia, and is renowned for his master class presentations.

Carmit ZoriViolinist CARMIT ZORI is the recipient of a Levintritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis International Award, and the top prize in the Walter W. Naumburg   International Violin Competition. Ms. Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. Her solo recitals includes concerts at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, and the Jerusalem Center to the Performing Arts. In addition to her appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ms. Zori has been a guest at chamber music festivals and concert series around the world. She was an artistic director and frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York, and is now the artistic director of the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, which she founded in 2002. She has recorded on the Arabesque, Koch International, and Elektra-Nonesuch labels. Ms. Zori also serves on the violin and chamber music faculty at SUNY Purchase.

Based in New York City, ERIC REED has performed and presented master classes on five continents in a variety of ensembles and musical styles. Eric is the horn player in the American Brass Quintet, and serves on the horn and chamber music faculty of The Juilliard School, where the ABQ is ensemble-in-residence.  In addition to his work with the ABQ, Eric performs regularly with the Orchestra of St.Luke’s, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.Eric is a former member of the Canadian Brass and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. He has also been a member of the Oregon, New World and Harrisburg Symphonies,and has performed with dozens of cultural organizations across the New York City area and beyond. Eric holds degrees from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and The Juilliard School. Eric has held positions at the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. Eric is a member of the newly-formed Ensemble Échappé, a sinfonietta dedicated to music of the 21st century. He has recently given world premiere performances of works by composers John Zorn, Eric Ewazen, William Bolcom, Wolfgang Rihm, Robert Paterson, Timo Andres, Kenneth Fuchs and Eric Nathan. Eric spends his summers teaching and performing at the Aspen Music Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Strings Music Festival. Eric enjoys cooking, yoga and golf, and resides in the Bronx with his wife, violinist Sarah Zun, and their son, Oliver.  Eric Reed makes his debut at the Festival.

Flutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels. More about Linda Chesis…



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