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30th  Anniversary Concert Series

Concert Series, 2013-2014

Peabody Trio
Sunday, October 13, 2013 , 3:00 p.m.
Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion

This program is jointly presented with the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem

Violaine Melancon:  Violin
Natasha Brofsky:     Cello
Seth Knopp:             Piano

Since winning the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1989, The PEABODY TRIO has established itself as an important presence in the chamber music world as vivid interpreters of the classics of the repertoire, advocates for new music, and dedicated teachers and mentors to a generation of young musicians. They bring to their music making what The Washington post calls “the romantic fervor of the 20th century greats.”

Tickets for the Peabody Trio are being sold at the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem’s box office or online.
$31.50 Adults, $26.25 Seniors (65+), $5 Students. Questions?
(610) 435-7611, e-mail: chambermusic@cmsob.org.

*Curtis on Tour
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts

A Celebration of Ned Rorem's 90th Birthday.

Words and music are inextricably linked for Ned Rorem. Time Magazine has called him “the world’s best composer of art songs,” yet his musical and literary ventures extend far beyond this specialized field. Rorem has composed symphonies, piano concertos, an array of orchestral works, music for chamber forces, operas, choral works, music for the theater, and hundreds of songs and cycles. He is also the author of sixteen books. This program features Rorem’s “Evidence of Things Not Seen” with four Curtis vocalists and Mikael Eliasen, head of vocal studies at Curtis, piano.

*Curtis on Tour provides students a host of performance opportunities in professional settings. It also introduces the school’s extraordinary young musicians to communities both nationally and internationally.

Alon Goldstein
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts

Born in 1988, Nobuyuki Tsujii is a young Japanese pianist who is also an accomplished composer and legend. Blind from birth, he won the gold medal in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, tie for first place with Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang. Cliburn himself described Nobu's performance as "miraculous" and "divine," and other renowned pianists, such as Menachem Pressler, fully agreed with the great Texan. Tsujii had his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011 and has recorded over the last few years some of the greatest piano concerti ever written, including Tchaikovsky's First and Rachmaninoff's Second, as well as Mussogsky's Pictures in an Exhibition and Chopin's Etudes Op. 10. He has been performing all over the world as a recitalist, as well as a soloist under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, James Conlon, Eliahu Inbal, Valery Gergiev and others.

Tickets for Curtis on Tour and Alon Goldstein, call the box office 484-664-3333, Monday to Friday, noon to 6 pm (leave message and they will call you back) or online www.muhlenberg.edu/tickets.
$25 Adults, $17 Seniors (65+), $12 Students (7+).
For information call 484-664-3363.