February 27 & March 1, 2014
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Thursday - 7:30pm | War Memorial Auditorium
Saturday - 8:00pm | War Memorial Auditorium
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Kelly Burke, Clarinet
Hermitage Piano Trio
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
The Distinguished Guest Artist Piano Chair In Honor of Linda M. Jones
*Program: Please note - this program has been changed.
Weber Fantasia and Rondo for Clarinet and Orchestra
Kelly Burke, clarinet
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Hermitage Piano Trio
Steinway Piano Selected from Steinway Piano Gallery-Charlotte – www.steinwaypgch.com
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Opus 27
About the Guest Artists
Kelly Burke is Professor of Clarinet at the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro. She is currently the principal clarinetist of the
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and 3rd/bass clarinetist of the Eastern
Music Festival Orchestra. She has appeared in recitals and as a soloist
with symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Germany,
New Zealand, Australia, China, and Russia. Burke's discography includes
several recent releases with Centaur Records; she has also recorded for
Telarc, Albany and Arabesque labels.
Burke has received several teaching awards, including UNCG's Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, the School of Music Outstanding Teacher Award, has been named several times to Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and was honored with the 2004 UNC Board of Governor's Teaching Excellence Award. She is the author of numerous pedagogical articles and the critically acclaimed book Clarinet Warm-Ups: Materials for the Contemporary Clarinetist. She holds BM and MM degrees from Eastman and the DMA from Michigan.
Since his New York Carnegie Hall début at age 11, violinist Misha Keylin has earned critical and popular acclaim for his exuberant musicality, keen interpretive insight, and rare tonal beauty. Noted for a wide range of repertoire, Keylin is attracting particular attention with his world-premiere complete CD series of the seven Henry Vieuxtemps violin concertos, released by Naxos. These recordings have already sold over 120,000 copies worldwide and garnered numerous press accolades and awards (such as “Critic’s Choice” by The New York Times, Gramophone and The Strad). Following the success of the violin concertos, Naxos has invited Keylin to record the complete works of Vieuxtemps.
In a career already spanning forty-five countries on five continents, Misha Keylin has been guest soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, NDR Philharmonic of Hannover, Budapest Philharmonic, Israel Sinfonietta, Bologna Philharmonic, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Chile; in addition, he has performed with the National Symphony Orchestras of Ukraine, Latvia, Colombia, Costa Rica and other prestigious ensembles. United States concerto and recital appearances have brought him to the major venues across the country. www.keylin.com
Hailed as “a brilliant cellist” by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, Sergey Antonov went on to prove his mentor’s proclamation when he became one of the youngest cellists ever awarded the gold medal at the world’s premier musical Olympiad, the quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Antonov’s entry into this elite stratum of sought-after classical artists has already placed him on stages at world-renowned venues from Russia’s Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo. His international performance tours have taken him to France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Korea, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. He has collaborated with such conductors as Yuri Simonov, Maxim Vengerov, David Geringas, Mikhail Pletnev, Jonathon McPhee, Yuri Bashmet, Eiji Oue and Yan Pascal Tortelier. www.sergeyantonov.com
Ilya Kazantsev, a fresh and exciting presence on the international music scene, has been hailed by The Washington Post as “virtually flawless”. He has performed as recitalist and soloist with orchestra extensively in Russia and the United States, as well as appearing in Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, Ukraine, Belarus and Slovenia. Among his many awards and honors, Ilya received the first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Paris) and was a winner of the International Chopin Competition (Moscow) and the 2007 & 2008 World Piano Competition (Cincinnati).
Based in the United States since 2002, Mr. Kazantsev has participated in master-classes presented by leading pianist such as Earl Wild, Richard Goode, Yefim Bronfman, Philippe Entremont, Menahem Pressler and Pierre Boulez. www.ilyakazantsev.com
Learn more about the evening’s music at Preludes. The Prelude on Thursday, February 27 begins at 6:45 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of the War Memorial Auditorium. The Prelude on Saturday, March 1 begins at 7:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of the War Memorial Auditorium
Meet the Artists
Join us after the Thursday evening concert for a brief question and answer session held at the front of the stage with our guest artists and Dima.
WFDD will broadcast this concert on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:00pm.
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”