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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
To Perform at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: March 25, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the nation's premier chamber music organization, will be presented Monday, April 13, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Six members of the ensemble noted for its "splendidly prepared and handsomely delivered performances of the best in chamber music" (The New York Times) will begin the Artists Series concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center.
Led by artistic director David Shifrin, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents distinguished artists in concerts of every instrumentation, style and historical period at Lincoln Center and on national and international tours. Its pioneering structure features a core of 20 artist members augmented by more than 50 invited guests each season. In Alice Tully Hall, its home in Lincoln Center, the Society presents a subscription series from October to May, as well as other series dedicated solely to contemporary music, student audiences and family audiences. The Society also is enjoyed by a national audience through "Live from Lincoln Center" television broadcasts and National Public Radio broadcasts.
The UW-Eau Claire performance will feature soprano Ying Huang, the Brentano String Quartet, and pianist David Golub. The program will include Haydn's Quartet for Strings in B-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 1; Dvorak's Quintet for Strings and Piano in A Major, Op. 81; and songs by Faure, Brahms, and Richard Strauss.
Shanghai-born soprano Ying Huang portrayed the title role in the 1995 film version of "Madame Butterfly," having been selected for the role from more than 200 candidates. She made her Western concert debut with the Gurzenich Orchestra in Cologne in 1995 and made her United States debut at the 1995 Cincinnati May Festival. In 1996 she joined Placido Domingo and Michael Bolton for a "Christmas in Vienna" television special and appeared in a concert televised from the Hollywood Bowl. She records exclusively for Sony Classical, for whom she recorded the soundtrack of "Madame Butterfly" and a solo disc of operatic arias with the London Symphony.
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has been singled out as one of the most interesting and gifted young ensembles in the country. The quartet's members are violinists Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violist Misha Amory and cellist Michael Kannen. The first quartet-in-residence at New York University, the Brentano String Quartet won the first Cleveland Quartet Award, the 1995 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, and the 10th Annual Martin E. Segal Award.
Pianist David Golub divides his time between the United States and Europe, where he resides in Milan. His chamber music collaborators have included Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Pinchas Zukerman, Andre Previn, Sylvia McNair and the Emerson, Tokyo, and Guarneri string quartets. His recording of Gershwin's Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue with the London Symphony Orchestra was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 10 best recordings of 1988. Last season, Golub performed with Jessye Norman and Pinchas Zukerman on a "Live From Lincoln Center" TV broadcast.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. The Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 25, 1998