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Spotlight on Faculty – Then and Now: What We Hear at Hochstein

Featuring: Joanna Bassett, flute; Yi-Wen Chang, piano; Joseph Werner, piano; Richard Felice, percussion; Pia Liptak, violin; Kathleen Murphy Kemp, cello; and Michael Griffin, bass, performing works by Bolling, Shostakovich, Pärt, and Schnittke. Part of Hochstein’s Centennial Celebration!
In music, we explore various possibilities: we blend strings and winds, sticks and hammers, fuse tranquility with chaos, jest with seriousness, and walk through old and new, then and now. At Hochstein, we work together and perform all kinds of music, be it classical, jazz, folk song, or newly created music by living composers.

This concert features diverse styles of chamber music pieces by four composers. The program includes the classical/jazz musician Claude Bolling’s swinging and playful Jazz Suites, Jewish klezmer music introduced in Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 finale, Arvo Pärt’s serene and solemn Mozart-Adagio for Piano Trio, and Alfred Schnittke’s quirky and boisterous Gogol Suite for Two Pianos.   

Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.

Each concert begins at 7:00 pm, lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception.

Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.