Major ‘veterans’ of chamber music bring adventurous repertoire to SFP
including Tanglewood and Marlboro, and is a frequent guest soloist at New York’s Bargemusic. Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti made her Carnegie Hall debut a few months before graduating valedictorian from the prestigious Cleveland Insititute of Music. Mentored by Isaac Stern at Carnegie Hall’s chamber music program, she tours regularly with the acclaimed Ehnes Quartet. Belgian violist Dimitri Murrath has won numerous awards including First Prize in the Primrose International Viola Competition. He performs regularly in venues ranging from Washington’s Kennedy Center, to Royal Festival Hall in London, to Tokyo’s Kioi Hall. Musical Masterworks Artistic Director Edward Arron is known as one of the world’s foremost cellists.
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The performance is the second of four concerts in the Presidential Chamber Music Series sponsored by Dr. Daniel H. Lopez, President of New Mexico Tech, and Socorro Econo Lodge, which provides courtesy lodging for the musicians.
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Axiom Brass Quintet reaches out to Marshalltown
While Ornsteins score abounds with allusions to the richness of Dvoraks expressiveness, the Bohemian composers acute sense of intimacy is undermined by Glazunovs lumbering Russian rhetoric, which tries to substitute Slavic aggression for the more refined boldness found among neighbors to the west. The result is three rather overblown movements on the same time scale as Dvoraks four, concluding with an Allegro agitato finale that overstays its welcome long before the performers have reached the coda. Fortunately, Pacifica chose to precede Ornsteins quintet with a better representative of twentieth-century modernism, Dmitri Shostakovichs Opus 108 in F-sharp minor.
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Piano Trios in the Spotlight for Presidential Chamber Music Concert Nov. 18 at N.M. Tech
A. Oldbgerg enjoys performing and teaching throughout the Chicago area. In addition to his contributions to Axiom Brass, Oldberg is an avid orchestral performer who just recently completed a one-year position as principal trumpet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
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