January 2, 2013

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Eastman Faculty Recitals Give Audiences Chance to Hear Renowned Artists on Local Stage

Updated Feb. 20, 2013

From left, Alison D'Amato, Julian Athayde, Don Harry, Robert Morris, Tony Caramia, Jan Opalach, and Bill Dobbins are among the faculty featured in recitals this spring.

From left, Alison D’Amato, Juliana Athayde, Don Harry, Robert Morris, Tony Caramia, Jan Opalach, and Bill Dobbins are among the faculty featured in recitals this spring.

The Eastman School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series continues through spring 2013, showcasing the school’s internationally lauded soloists and chamber musicians. Sponsored by Patricia Ward-Baker, the recitals give local audiences the chance to catch performances by the faculty artists, whose busy schedules include frequent appearances elsewhere in the world.

Performances range from tuba to voice to showcasing the works of an Eastman faculty composer and are held in the School’s acoustically superb Hatch Recital and Kilbourn Halls. The varied days and times make it possible to find performances that fit in everyone’s schedule.

Tickets to Eastman Faculty Artist Series recitals aver available at the door one hour before concert time and are $10 for the general public; UR ID holders are admitted free.

The spring schedule features:

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Don Harry, tuba. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. Music by Prokofiev, Barbara York, Eric Ewazen, and others.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Tony Caramia, piano. 3 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. Serendipity: music by Allen Shawn and Dana Suesse, arrangements of jazz standards by Dave Hildinger, and a jazzy salute to winter.

Monday, Jan. 28: Barry Snyder, piano. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. Music of Debussy and Schumann.

Sunday, Feb. 10: Charles Castleman, violin. 3 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. With Enrico Elisi, piano.  Music of Dalapiccola, Respighi, and Beethoven.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Robert Morris, composer. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. Things counter, original, spare, strange swift/slow, sweet/sour, adazzle/dim.

Sunday, Feb. 17: Juliana Athayde, violin. 3 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. With Barry Snyder, piano; Steve Doane, cello, Carol Rodland, viola; Shannon Nance, violin. Music of Bach, Kodaly, and Schumann.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Oleh Krysa, violin. 3 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. Music of Falla, Prokofiev, Suk, Dvoràk, Stankovych, and Szymanowski.  CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 5: Alison d’Amato, piano. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. With Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano; Abra Bush, soprano; Missy Pfohl Smith, dancer. Russian songs; music of Sisco and Larsen.

Sunday, March 24: Carol Rodland viola. 3 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. With Tatevik Mokatsian, piano; Patricia Sunwoo, violin; Mimi Hwang, cello. Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen; Augusta Read Thomas: Incantation; Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano; Dvoràk: Quartet in E Flat for Piano and Strings.

Sunday, April 7: Mikhail Kopelman, violin. 3 p.m., Kilbourn Hall. With Anna Gurfinkel and Elizaveta Kopelman, piano; Julia Milkis, clarinet. “Music of the Jewish Soul.” Music of Bloch, Achron, Ben-Haim, and Schoenfield.

Monday, April 8: Bill Dobbins, piano. 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. Music of Bill Evans.

Sunday, April 14: Jan Opalach, bass-baritone. 3 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall. Baroque cantatas by Bach, Handel, Clérambault, Buxtehude, Rameau, and Telemann.

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