September 22 concert features faculty members Anne Legene, Laurence Wallach, and guest Ron Gorevic
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – Bard College at Simon’s Rock presents the 2007-2008 season of the Faculty Recital Series. On September 22, faculty members Anne Legene, Laurence Wallach, and guest Ron Gorevic will perform trios and duos by Schubert, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Fauré, at 8 p.m. in Kellogg Music Center. The event is free of charge.
Born in the Netherlands, Community Music Program faculty Anne Legene studied modern cello at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague with Jean Decroos, principal cellist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. In recent years she is taking a special interest in baroque music, studying with Phoebe Carrai in Boston. She has a private teaching practice at her home studio, and teaches cello and orchestra at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School and the Hawthorne Valley School. Her performances include programs of baroque chamber music, in which she uses cello with gut strings and baroque bow, and of modern chamber repertoire.
Laurence Wallach, Livingston Hall Chair of Music at Simon’s Rock, received his AB, MA, and PhD from Columbia University, where he studied music composition, piano performance, and musicology. A composer, pianist, and musicologist, Dr. Wallach's compositions, mostly chamber music, have been performed in New York and Boston as well as in the Berkshires. As a pianist he collaborates on chamber music performances with numerous area musicians. Recent compositions include: "So Much Depends Upon Distance" for solo piano; "Canzona" for mixed chamber ensemble; "Berkshire Morris Madness" for woodwind quintet; "Hexagram: Wind Over Water" for flute, harp, vibraphone and piano; and "Pastorale Quartet" for strings. His latest composition, for strings and chorus, was written to fulfill a commission from the Housatonic River Festival and the Berkshire Society for Theology and the Arts for performance in August 2004. Dr. Wallach's writings have appeared in Musical Quarterly and the Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Music and he has written several entries for "The Compleat Brahms," which was edited by Leon Botstein.
Ron Gorevic, Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, was born in London and has had an active career as both a violinist and a violist. Among his many credits are recordings of the complete Schumann violin sonatas and frequent performances of the complete Brahms violin and viola sonatas. As an experienced violist with first the Rowe and then the Chester and Laurentian string quartets, Mr. Gorevic has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. His recitals and quartet performances have been broadcast live on National Public Radio and he has recorded for the Koch International Classics label. Mr. Gorevic is currently principal viola in the Springfield Symphony and is violist in the Prometheus Piano Quartet.
This next scheduled concert in the Faculty Recital Series will take place on January 27, 2008. Community Music Program faculty Anne Chamberlain will perform solo piano in the McConnell Auditorium at 7 p.m.
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