PROJECT Trio – Sunday, January 26, 2014: PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble of three virtuoso composers and performers. Their unique style and musicality make them a hit with classical music audiences of all ages.
PROJECT Trio has been selected as the 2014 Artist-in-Residence. The trio will provide workshops at multiple public school sites per day for three days in Leon County and Gadsden County school districts. Traditionally, no less than 11 schools are selected to participate in this project.
These workshops include: opportunities for students to meet and interact with the artists; an introduction of the instruments, with demonstrations on how they sound and are played; presentation of 3-4 pieces of music demonstrating the tone, texture and versatility of the instruments; a history of the artists’ accomplishments, including a discussion about how they “made it,” and a question and answer period.
Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major BWV 1045
2nd Happiest Song In The World
The Harlem Quartet – Friday, March 7, 2014: Classical music audiences will experience traditional repertoire from a fresh, new perspective. The HARLEM QUARTET, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished performers as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dicter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. Their most recent recording, Hot House, with jazz master Chick Corea and percussionist Gary Burton was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner.
Below, in a concert at the Library of Congress, each member of the Harlem Quartet performs on a Stradivarius instrument. The quartet is joined by Carter Brey, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic for Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C Major.
Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34
Take The ‘a’ Train
Vassily Primakov, piano – Sunday, April 13, 2014: Primakov’s concert recital will intimately reflect on Chopin’s oeuvre as the pianist discovered it throughout different stages in his life. Primakov will present the Romantic master’s Nocturnes, Ballades, Fantasie, Waltz and Mazurkas. The selections represent a “life-long journey” for Primakov.
Born in Moscow, Vassily Primakov studied at the Central Special Music School with Vera Gornostaeva, a pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus. At 17, he was accepted into the class of Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School. The New York Times wrote, “Primakov gave a fiery performance…with bold, expressive phrasing and dramatic commitment that brought the audience to its feet,”. Primakov’s recording of the Chopin Mazurkas was named ‘Best of the Year’ by National Public Radio in 2009.
Chopin – Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Chopin – Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23