Violinist Sylvia Rosenberg, Violist Samuel Rhodes,
Cellist Fred Sherry, and Pianist Jerome Lowenthal
Perform Chamber Works by Schumann, Poulenc,
Kurtág, and Beethoven
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall
Presented as Part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series
NEW YORK — Juilliard presents a faculty chamber music recital with violinist Sylvia Rosenberg, violist Samuel Rhodes, cellist Fred Sherry, and pianist Jerome Lowenthal, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall on Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series.
The program features Schumann’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105; selections from Poulenc’s Aubade, version for solo piano; Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages for solo violin (excerpts); and Beethoven’s String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3.
Tickets are $20 and available at events.juilliard.edu. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students with valid I.D. may purchase tickets for $10.
Meet the Artists
Sylvia Rosenberg has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad with major orchestras including the Chicago, National, and London symphony orchestras, Royal Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New Philharmonia, Berlin Radio, Sydney Symphony, and all the BBC Orchestras. She has also appeared at leading summer festivals in Edinburgh, Bath, Santa Fe, Banff, Sarasota, Marlboro, and Ravinia. A graduate of Juilliard, she studied with Ivan Galamian and also worked with Szymon Goldberg and received a Fulbright grant for study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She has been a professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and Stony Brook State University, and an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1980. She has given numerous master classes worldwide at conservatories, music schools, and universities, and frequently serves as a juror for international competitions. A member of the Manhattan School of Music faculty since 1989, Ms. Rosenberg also gives annual master classes at London’s Royal Academy of Music, from which she recently received an honorary degree. Ms. Rosenberg was invited to give a series of three recitals in Carnegie’s Weill Recital hall in 2000 and has since returned numerous times. She was the 2016 recipient of the American String Teachers Association’s Artist Teacher Award. Ms. Rosenberg joined the Juilliard faculty in 2007.
Violist Samuel Rhodes was a member of the Juilliard String Quartet (J.S.Q.) for 44 seasons and has been a member of Juilliard’s viola faculty for 48 years where he is chair of the department. He has been a participant in the Marlboro Festival since 1960, is on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, and joined the Manhattan School of Music’s faculty in 2014. Among the works composed for him are Play It Again, Sam by Milton Babbitt, Figment IV by Elliott Carter, and Three Sad Songs by Donald Martino. He was the recipient of the American Viola Society’s career achievement award in 2014. Mr. Rhodes received his instrumental training with Sydney Beck and Walter Trampler, holds a BA from New York’s Queens College, and an MFA from Princeton University where he studied composition with Roger Sessions and Earl Kim. He has been an artist in residence at Michigan State University and has received honorary doctorates from Michigan State, the University of Jacksonville, and the San Francisco Conservatory. As a composer, he has written a String Quintet for two violins, two violas, and cello, that has been performed by the Blair, Composer’s, Galimir, Pro Arte and Sequoia quartets, a recording of which was recently been released by Theodore Presser with Mr. Rhodes as guest artist with the Pro Arte Quartet. He has also appeared as a guest artist with many ensembles including the Beaux Arts Trio, Mannes Trio, and the Trio Cavatina as well as with the Aeolus, American, Brentano, Cleveland, Daedalus, Enso, Galimir, Guarneri, Jasper, Mendelssohn, Momenta, and Sequoia String quartets, and this season with the J.S.Q.
Cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all 50 states in the U.S. to the music of our time through his close association with today’s composers. Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovsky, Steven Mackey, David Rakowski, Somei Satoh, Charles Wuorinen, and John Zorn have written concertos for Mr. Sherry, and he has premiered solo and chamber works dedicated to him by Milton Babbitt, Derek Bermel, Jason Eckardt, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Peter Lieberson, Donald Martino, and Toru Takemitsu, among others. Mr. Sherry was a founding member of Speculum Musicae and Tashi, artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has been a member of the Group for Contemporary Music, Berio’s Juilliard Ensemble, and the Galimir String Quartet. He has also enjoyed a close collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea. Mr. Sherry has been a soloist and sideman on 100s of commercial and esoteric recordings. The Fred Sherry String Quartet recordings of the Schoenberg String Quartet Concerto and the String Quartets Nos. 3 and 4 were both nominated for Grammy Awards. His book Twenty-Five Bach Duets from the Cantatas was published in 2001. Upcoming is a treatise on contemporary string techniques. He has been on the Juilliard faculty since 1992.
Pianist Jerome Lowenthal studied in his native Philadelphia with Olga Samaroff-Stokowski, in New York with William Kapell and Edward Steuermann, and in Paris with Alfred Cortot, while traveling annually to Los Angeles for coachings with Artur Rubinstein. After winning prizes in three international competitions (Bolzano, Darmstadt, and Brussels), he moved to Jerusalem where, for three years, he played, taught and lectured. Returning to America, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1963. Since then, he has performed more-or-less everywhere, from the Aleutians to Zagreb. He has played sonatas with Itzhak Perlman, and piano duos with Ronit Amir (his late wife), Carmel Lowenthal (his daughter), Michael Brown (his former student) and Ursula Oppens. Throughout his career he has recorded extensively, ranging over repertoire by Bartók, Sweelinck, Tchaikovsky, Rochberg, Taneyev, Rorem, and Liszt. Soon to be released is his recording of Cortot’s transcription for solo piano of Franck’s violin and piano sonata. Mr. Lowenthal has been on the faculty at Juilliard for 25 years and has directed the piano program at the Music Academy of the West for 47 summers. He has worked with a number of gifted pianists, whom he encourages to understand the music they play in a wide aesthetic and cultural perspective, and to project it with the freedom which that perspective allows.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30pm, Paul Hall
Faculty Chamber Music Recital
Sylvia Rosenberg, violin
Samuel Rhodes, viola
Fred Sherry, cello
Jerome Lowenthal, piano
Presented as part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series
Robert SCHUMANN Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
Francis POULENC Aubade, version for solo piano
György KURTÁG Signs, Games and Messages for solo violin (excerpts)
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Tickets are $20 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students with valid I.D. may purchase tickets for $10.