Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Fairfield University's Quick Center


Image: Chamber Music SocietyThe glorious sounds of an all-Beethoven concert will herald the return of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. A pre-concert "Art to Heart" discussion with music journalist Robert Sherman will take place from 7 to 7:40 p.m.

On the program are Beethoven's: "Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in B-flat Major," "Violin Sonata in A Major," and String Quintet in C Major. Guest artists include: pianist Andre Watts; clarinetist David Shifrin, CMCLC artistic director; violinists Leila Josefowicz and Ani Kavafian; Paul Neubauer on viola; and cellist Garry Hoffman.

Renowned pianist Andre Watts burst upon the music scene at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut at a New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concert. Two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto, also with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion.

More than 30 years later, Andre Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. Each year, his performances with the world's great orchestras and his sold-out recitals and appearances at the most prestigious international festivals bring him to every corner of the globe.

At the age of 23, Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with dynamic virtuosity and her fresh, honest approach to the repertoire. She came to national attention in 1994 when she made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Sir Neville Mariner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. That performance was immediately followed by her debut recording of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concerts for Phillips Classics.

Since that time she has performed with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras including the Boston and Chicago symphonies, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, Los Angeles and London Philharmonic orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and the Deutsches-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and collaborated with many of the world's eminent conductors.

Tickets to the concert are $30, with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. For information or reservations, call the box office at (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 September 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 54