Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in concert at Quick Center


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. for its second concert of the season. Guest artist is violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg who will perform Stravinsky's "Divertimento for Violin and Piano," accompanied by pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. Cellist Gary Hoffman, an active chamber musician, is also scheduled to be a guest artist.

Second on the program is Rachmaninoff's "Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor" which features Hoffman and McDermott. The program concludes with Brahms' "Trio No. 1 in B major for Violin, Cello and Piano" featuring Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hoffman and McDermott.

One of the world's preeminent violinists, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is among the most dynamic, original and daring artists on the concert stage today. Her playing combines brilliant technique, passionate emotions and a perceptive knowledge of music. Her performances, heralded by the press as "unexcelled in the concert hall today," have earned her the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, awarded to instrumentalists who have demonstrated "outstanding achievement and excellence in music."

Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, an Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society (CMS) since 1995, has played more than 325 concerts with CMS. As recitalist and orchestral soloist, she performs widely throughout the United States, Canada and Japan and, as chamber musician, she is known to audiences of virtually every American chamber music festival.

Cellist Gary Hoffman, the first American to win the Rostropovich International Competition, has appeared as soloist with major orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. An active chamber musician, he has also appeared as guest with many renowned string quartets including Emerson, Tokyo, Borromeo and Brentano. An Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society since 1993, he was the recipient of a 1995 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Tickets to the concert are $30, with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. A pre-concert "Art to Heart" discussion with journalist Robert Sherman will take place from 7 to 7:40 p.m. For information or tickets call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 30, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 119