Richard Stoltzman & Michelle Schumann
Sunday, July 01, 2012 from 7:30pm | Austin TX
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In Advance: General Admission $25-$50
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Sonata in D Major for Viola da Gamba, BWV 1028 | Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 | Robert Schumann
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.120/1 | Johannes Brahms
In the Mornin’ | Charles Ives
Serenity | Charles Ives
New York Counterpoint | Steve Reich
Three Preludes | George Gershwin | arr. Jay Gach
“Gershwin!” | arr. Frank Bennett
Two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman’s virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument, and is still the world’s foremost clarinetist.
Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity,” (Fanfare Magazine) pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances that are infused with unique energy and zeal. Winner of the 2006 Janice K. Hodges Competition for Contemporary Music, Schumann’s programs feature meticulously integrated selections of classic and contemporary repertoire producing performances that are “smart, irresistible, and utterly captivating.” (Austin-American Statesman) Recent international performances have taken her to the City de la Musique-Paris, Conservatoire de Gabriel Faure, and Conservatoire de Maurice Ravel in France; Birmingham Conservatory and St. Mary’s Cathedral-Haxby in England; the Roxy Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Salzburger Dom Cathedral and Konzervatorium Wien in Austria.