Five musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will bring an evening of stirring Czech folk music to Memorial Chapel Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.
Antonín Dvořák's delightful "Bagatelles for Piano, two Violins and Cello, Op. 47" will begin the evening, followed by some Czech Dances for solo piano by Bedřich Smetana, Bohuslav Martinú’s nostalgic “Three Madrigals” for violin and viola, and ending with Dvořák's popular "Quintet in A major for Piano, two Violins, Viola and Cello, B."
Pianist Jeremy Denk made his debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall last season and is frequently a soloist with many major orchestras including the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis and San Francisco Symphonies, the Philadelphia and Philharmonia (London) Orchestras. Denk is also highly regarded for his music blog, “Think Denk” which is frequently referenced by many in the music industry and press. In Feb. 2012, his article on recording the Ives Sonatas was published in The New Yorker.
Violinist Erin Keefe was a 2006 Avery Fischer Career Grant recipient and recently took the grand prize in the Valsesia Musica and Torun international violin competitions, the Schadt Competition, and the Corpus Christi International String Competition. She was appointed as concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra in the fall of 2011.
Violinist Arnaud Sussmann was a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre.
Cellist Andrés Díaz was a 1998 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient who is also an award-winning recording artist. He is a popular performer with symphonies around the country and has played recitals at Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, Jordan Hall, the Gardner Museum, the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena and the San Francisco Performances Series.
Violist Paul Neubauer was appointed principal violist of the New York Philharmonic at age 21 and is now an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is currently on the faculty at The Julliard School and Mannes College.
Tickets are $20 per person. The Union community can attend for free. For information, call (518) 388-6080 or click here.