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The Bard Center Presents First Concert of the Spring Series on Wednesday, January 30Program Features Cellist David Calhoun and Pianist Peter Vinograde Performing Works by Beethoven, Alfred Fisher, and Michael Matthews
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Cellist David Calhoun and pianist Peter Vinograde are the featured artists, on Wednesday, January 30, in the first concert of The Bard Center spring 2008 concert series. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 8:00 p.m. in Olin Hall.
Calhoun and Vinograde perform Beethoven’s Seven Variations in E-flat Major on “Bei Mannern welch Liebe fuhlen” from Die Zauberflote; Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1; and Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1; as well as two works by contemporary composers: Alfred Fisher’s “Credo” (1982) and Michael Matthews “Song Fragments” (2001). This February, Calhoun and Vinograde perform Beethoven’s complete cello sonatas as part of the St. Andrew Music Society series at New York City’s Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Cellist David Calhoun is an active performer in New York’s vibrant music scene. During the past two seasons, he has performed as a chamber artist in the esteemed Bargemusic Series, Maverick Concerts, Brooklyn Museum chamber series, and Look and Listen Festival; and as a soloist at Symphony Space and with the Danbury Symphony. Calhoun is in his 10th season in year-round residence at the Metropolitan Museum with Orion Music. In 2006 he toured Japan with the Metropolitan Opera and gave performances as principal cellist with the American Symphony Orchestra and American Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center, as well as with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM. Calhoun studied with Channing Robbins and Frank Miller and is the grateful owner of a cello made by Giovanni Grancino in Milan in 1696.
Pianist Peter Vinograde annually tours the United States, Canada, and Asia. His most recent appearances in Asia have included two tours of China, one as a solo artist and the other with the Macao Orchestra, as well as recitals in Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, and in Thailandwith violinist Midori. Since 1991, Vinograde has appeared annually with the St. Andrew Music Society series at New York City’s Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. He was first-prize winner of the 1971 International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition. As a chamber musician Vinograde has performed at the Bard, Bargemusic, Cape Cod, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, and Wolf Trap festivals. He is on the faculties of Lehman College (CUNY) and the Manhattan School of Music.
The Bard Center’s free concert series in Olin Hall continues with offerings on Sunday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m. with “Da Capo Celebrates Bard!”; and on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m. with a program by the Colorado Quartet. These concerts are made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Homeland Foundation and the Leon Levy Endowment at Bard College. No reservations are necessary; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information about the program, call The Bard Center at 845-758-7425.
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