NOVA Chamber Music Series | Robert Schumann at Avant GawRage | March 5
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Robert Schumann at the Avant GawRage
On Sunday, March 5, 2017 NOVA welcomes several new musicians to Utah: distinguished pianist Frank Weinstock, Professor Emeritus of Piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Elizabeth Beilman, former Principal Viola at the Sarasota Orchestra and the newest member of the Utah Symphony viola section. Chamber Music by Robert Schumann (including his ebullient Piano Quintet) is paired with the wildly creative imaginings of Utah composer Christian Asplund and a special session of Avant GaRAWge.
Schumann's piano quintet is considered one of his finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music. Composed for piano and string quartet, the work revolutionized the instrumentation and musical character of the piano quintet and established it as a quintessentially Romantic genre. Mr. Weinstock will be joined by Utah Symphony musicians Karen Wyatt, David Porter, Elizabeth Beilman, and Matthew Johnson.
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Frank Weinstock has had a distinguished career as a performer, teacher, and adjudicator. As concerto soloist, Mr. Weinstock has appeared with such conductors as Jesús López-Cobos, Erich Kunzel, Jorge Mester, Gunther Schuller, and Luthero Rodrigues. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Weinstock has performed with the Tokyo and American String Quartets, Leonard Rose, Larry Combs, Glen Dicterow, the Percussion Group Cincinnati, and with members of the Guarneri, LaSalle, Manhattan, and Berkshire Quartets.
Elizabeth Beilman, violist, is a member of the Utah Symphony and the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra. Heralded as “a violist of exquisite tone and musicianship” by June LeBell of the Sarasota Observer, Elizabeth was awarded the President’s Prize by Yuri Bashmet at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She currently serves as viola faculty for the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City, Utah. She will perform Schumann’s Märchenbilder (Fairy Tales Pictures) for Viola and Piano with pianist Kimi Kawashima.
Artistic Director Jason Hardink will be joined by Christian Asplund for a lively discussion of his music and performing career. 2:30 PM | Room 270 Libby Gardner Hall
NOVA presents Robert Schumann at the Avant GaRAWge (MARCH 5)
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