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February 2020

Ready Reeds!

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Double Reed Day at Hoff-Barthelson including an oboe and bassoon reed making workshop and double-reed band jam session with HBMS faculty member, Elizabeth Condon, oboe, and special guest artist, Paulo Siqueira, bassoon. Learn how to: troubleshoot reed problems; make common adjustments to improve a reed; produce a “crow” to diagnose playability; test for leaks and repair them; learn about tools and materials used to make your own reeds; and finish a reed “blank.” Bring your instrument! In the second part…

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Viola Master Class: Nicholas Cords

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Violist Nicholas Cords

For more than two decades, omnivorous violist Nicholas Cords has been on the front line of a growing constellation of projects as performer, educator, and cultural advocate. Nicholas currently serves as violist, Programming Chair, and Co-Artistic Director of the internationally renowned musical collective Silkroad, founded by Yo-Yo Ma. Another key aspect of Nicholas’ busy musical life is as founding member of Brooklyn Rider, an intrepid group which NPR credits with “recreating the 300-year-old form of the string quartet as a…

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Heaven, Hell, and Hollywood: Life and Music in Exile

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Boriskin guest lecturer

Great Composers Lecture Series with Michael Boriskin In the period before, during, and after World War II, Los Angeles was home to as large an assemblage of musical talent than existed in any other major city. Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Korngold, Kurt Weill, Bruno Walter, Hanns Eisler, Ernst Toch, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Waxman, Otto Klemperer, and countless other composers, instrumentalists, and vocalists all sought a haven as they fled the ravages of war, tyranny, persecution, and at least probable death. Some…

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March 2020

Violin Master Class: Colin Jacobsen

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Violinist Colin Jacobsen

Colin Jacobsen is a musician who draws on a range of influences. He is active as an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning soloist and a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silkroad Ensemble. For his work as a founding member of two game-changing, audience-expanding ensembles Brooklyn Rider and The Knights, Jacobsen was recently selected from among the nation’s top artists to receive a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship. Jacobsen’s work as a composer was inspired by encounters with leading exponents of non-Western…

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Cello Master Class: Joel Krosnick

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cellist Joel Krosnick

As cellist in the Juilliard String Quartet from 1974 to 2016, Joel Krosnick performed the great quartet literature around the world and recorded it for the Sony Classical, Wergo, and CRI labels. He is known as a international soloist and, with pianist Gilbert Kalish, his sonata partner of more than 40 years, he has performed cello literature throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the recipient of the Chevalier du Violoncelle Award from the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at…

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April 2020

The Listening Eye: The Intersection of Art and Music

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Boriskin guest lecturer

Great Composers Lecture Series with Michael Boriskin Generations of composers and visual artists have often occupied the same artistic and intellectual space, and even shared similar language in describing their work. Line, color, modality, rhythm, motifs, perspective, and imagery ... their expressive and creative goals have often been related, even if the means and methods (time versus space, sound instead of sight, etc.) were not. Impressionism, abstract expressionism, minimalism, modernism, and so many other –isms and movements have expressed themselves…

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Flute Master Class: Bart Feller

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bart Fellter flute

Bart Feller is principal flute of the New Jersey Symphony, New York City Opera Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bargemusic, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has also appeared as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Jupiter Symphony. A graduate of the Juilliard Pre-College Division, Feller holds a BM from the Curtis Institute of Music, where his teachers included Julius…

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Piano Master Class: Roman Rabinovich

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Roman Rabinovich pianist

Praised by The New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling”, the eloquent young pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. He has performed in such prestigious venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Millennium Stage at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. In 2016 he embarked upon the Haydn Project, presenting recitals of Haydn’s complete keyboard sonatas at…

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