March 29 – BeethovenFest

 

2020 Season sponsored by Masonicare at Chester Village
Concert Co-sponsor: Essex Savings Bank
Hospitality Sponsor: BrandTech Scientific, Inc.

Where and When:

Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT
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Sunday, March 29

Concert begins at 3:00 pm; doors open at 2:00 pm

 

Concert Program:

David Shiffrin, clarinet
William Purvis, horn
Marc Goldberg, bassoon
Ida Kavafian, violin
Steven Tenenbom, viola
Peter Wiley, cello
Timothy Cobb, double bass

Serenade for String Trio in D Major, Op. 8

Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20

 

Artist Biography:

Timothy Cobb is the principal bass of the New York Philharmonic, prior to which he served as principal bass for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has appeared at numerous chamber music festivals worldwide, and as a former participant in the Marlboro Music festival, has toured with the Musicians from Marlboro series. He is a faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival, and serves as principal bass for Valery Gergiev’s World Orchestra for Peace, an invited group of musicians from around the world, from which he has earned the title UNESCO Artist for Peace. Mr.Cobb also served as principal bass for the Mostly Mozart festival orchestra and can be heard on all Met recordings after 1986, as well as on the Naxos label, in a recording of Giovanni Bottesini’s duo bass compositions with fellow bassist Thomas Martin, of London. Mr. Cobb graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Roger Scott. In his senior year he became a member of the Chicago Sym­phony under Sir Georg Solti. He serves as bass department chair for The Juilliard School, as well as serving on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Purchase College, and Rutgers University. He also holds the title ‘Distinguished Artist in Residence’ at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

 

A member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Marc Goldberg is principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, NYC Opera, Orches­tra of St. Luke’s, Riverside Symphony, and a member of the American Symphony Orchestra. Previously the associate principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, he has also been a frequent guest of the Metropolitan Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Orpheus, touring with these ensembles across four continents and joining them on numerous recordings. Solo appearances include perfor­mances throughout the US, in South America, and across the Pacific Rim with the Brandenburg Ensemble, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Ameri­can Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Riverside Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, New York Chamber Soloists, and the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Marc has been a guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Da Camera Society of Houston, Musicians from Marlboro, Music@Menlo, the Brentano Quartet, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Band, and the Boston Chamber Music Society. Summer festival appearances include Spoleto, Ravinia, Chautauqua, Tanglewood, Caramoor, Saito Kinen/Ozawa Music Festival, Bard Music Festival, and Marlboro. He is on the faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, Mannes College, New England Conservatory, The Hartt School, Bard College Conservatory of Music, Columbia University, and NYU.

 

2019 marked the versatile Ida Kavafian’s 35th year and final year as Artistic Director of the acclaimed festival, Music from Angel Fire in New Mexico. Frequent artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for over forty years and former Violinist of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio, she presently performs as a soloist, in recital, with her sister Ani, as guest with distinguished ensembles and as a faculty member at The Curtis Institute. She has premiered many new works, has toured and recorded with jazz greats Chick Corea and Wynton Marsalis as well as Fiddler/Composer Mark O’Connor, and has had a solo feature on “CBS Sunday Morning.” She premiered and recorded the concerto “Fire and Blood” by Michael Daugherty with the Detroit Symphony. She has toured and recorded with the Guarneri Quartet and performed with the Orion, Shanghai and American Quartets, all as a violist. Founder of the Bravo! Colorado festival in Vail, which she ran for ten years, co-founder of the ground breaking group TASHI more than forty years ago, Ms. Kavafian also co-founded the groups OPUS ONE and Trio Valtorna. She holds the Nina von Maltzahn Chair in Violin Studies at the Curtis Institute, where she was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Born in Istanbul, Turkey of Armenian parentage, she began her studies with Ara Zerounian, continued with Mischa Mischakoff, then graduated from the Juilliard School as a student of Oscar Shumsky. She was presented in her debut by Young Concert Artists with pianist Peter Serkin. Married to violist Steven Tenenbom, Ms. Kavafian has found great success in another field, the breeding, training and show­ing of prize-winning Hungarian Vizsla dogs, including the #1 Vizsla in the US in 2003 and the National Champion of 2007. More recently, she had a top ten Gold Grand Champion Vizsla for the year 2018.

 

A native of western Pennsylvania, William Purvis, French horn, pursues a multifaceted career in the U.S. and abroad as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educa­tor. A passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Purvis has participated in numerous premieres as hornist and con­ductor, including horn concertos by Peter Lieberson and Bayan Northcott; trios for violin, horn, and piano by Poul Ruders and Paul Lansky; Steven Stuckey’s Sonate en Forme des Préludes with Emanuel Ax as part of his Perspectives Series at Carnegie Hall; and Ezra Laderman’s Brass Trio and Quartet for Brass Trio and Piano. Mr. Purvis is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Yale Brass Trio and Triton Horn Trio, and is an emeritus member of Orpheus. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he has also collaborated with the Tokyo, Juilliard, Orion, Brentano, Mendels­sohn, Sibelius, and Fine Arts string quartets. His extensive list of recordings spans an unusually broad range from original instrument performance and standard repertoire through contemporary solo and chamber music to recordings of contemporary music as conductor. Recent recordings include the Horn Concerto of Peter Lieberson on Bridge (which received a Grammy® and a WQXR Gramophone Award); works of Schumann; Etudes and Parodies for Violin, Horn and Piano of Paul Lansky; the Wind Quintet of Schoenberg with the New York Woodwind Quintet; and the Quintet for Horn and Strings by Richard Wernick with the Juilliard Quartet. Mr. Purvis is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School. At Yale, he is coordinator of winds and brass and was recently appointed interim director of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.

 

One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974, David Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator. He has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras worldwide, including the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, the Dallas, Seattle, and Houston symphony orchestras, and orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. He has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, the Honolulu and Dallas symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and New York Chamber Symphony. Mr. Shifrin has appeared in recital at such New York venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y as well as at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. He collaborates with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts. An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, Shifrin served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004. He has also been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon since 1981. David Shifrin joined the faculty at the Yale School of Music in 1987 and in 2008 was appointed artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Yale and Yale’s concert series at Carnegie Hall. He has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Hawaii. Mr. Shifrin has recorded on Delos, DGG, Angel/EMI, Arabesque, BMG, SONY, and CRI, and has received three Grammy nominations. His recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra was named Record of the Year by Stereo Review.

 

Steven Tenenbom’s impeccable style and sumptuous tone have combined to make him one of the most respected violists performing today. He has appeared as guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts Trios. As soloist, he has appeared with the Utah Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brandenburg Ensemble. Mr. Tenenbom is the violist of the Orion String Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mannes College of Music and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He is also a co-founder of the exciting piano quartet, OPUS ONE. Mr. Tenenbom is a member of the viola faculty of the Juilliard School and The Bard College Conservatory of Music. He is also is the Coordinator of String Chamber Music of the Curtis Institute of Music and was a visiting professor at the Yale School of Music. His recent recordings of the complete Beethoven quartets with the Orion Quartet are available on Koch International. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Tenenbom’s teachers have included Max Mandel, Heidi Castleman, Milton Thomas at USC, and Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle at The Curtis Institute of Music. Married to violinist Ida Kavafian, the Tenenboms live in Connecticut where they breed, raise and show champion Vizsla purebred dogs.

 

Cellist Peter Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher. He is a member of the piano quartet, Opus One, a group he co-founded in 1998 with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian and violist Steven Tenenbom. Mr. Wiley attended the Curtis Insti­tute of Music as a student of David Soyer. He joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1974. The following year he was appointed Principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for eight years. From 1987 through 1998, Mr. Wiley was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio. In 2001 he succeeded his mentor, David Soyer, as cellist of the Guarneri Quartet. The quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009. He has been awarded an Avery Fischer Career Grant, nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998 with the Beaux Arts Trio and in 2009 with the Guarneri Quartet. Mr. Wiley participates at leading festivals including Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Nothwest, OK Mozart, Santa Fe, Bravo! and Bidgehampton. He continues his long association with the Marlboro Music Festival, dating back to 1971. Mr. Wiley teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417

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