David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors
INSIDE CHAMBER MUSIC Major Minor Works Wednesday Evening, October 24, 2012 at 6:30 Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
BRUCE ADOLPHE, resident lecturer BENJAMIN BEILMAN, violin DANIEL PHILLIPS, viola NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, cello
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INSIDE CHAMBER MUSIC Major Minor Works BRUCE ADOLPHE, resident lecturer BENJAMIN BEILMAN, violin DANIEL PHILLIPS, viola NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, cello
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Trio in C minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 3 (1797-98)
The Beethoven String Trio in C minor can be heard in concert on January 17 in the Rose Studio. A limited number of tickets are still available. The January performance will also stream live at www.chambermusicsociety.org/watchlive
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Composer Bruce Adolphe has written music for many renowned musicians and ensembles, including Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sylvia McNair, the Brentano String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His opera Let Freedom Sing: The Story of Marian Anderson, with a libretto by Carolivia Herron, was premiered in 2009 by the Washington National Opera, which performed it again in March 2011. His Self Comes to Mind, written with neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, premiered at the American Museum of Natural History in 2009, featuring Yo-Yo Ma. Of Art and Onions: Homage to Bronzino, which he composed for the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was premiered in 2010 at the Met Museum and received its European premiere at the Teatro Goldoni in Florence. His Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society for chorus and chamber ensemble—a work about civil rights and social justice commissioned for the 90th anniversary of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work— premiered in November 2011. A new music festival in Colorado, Off the Hook, invited Bruce Adolphe to be composer-
in-residence for its inaugural season in 2012 and has invited him to return in that position for 2013. Mr. Adolphe’s Coyote Scatters the Stars (a musical tale of order and chaos) will be featured on 12/12/12 at the opening ceremony of MoMath in New York, the only museum of mathematics in the US. In addition to composing, he holds several positions concurrently: founder and director of the Meet the Music! family concert series and resident lecturer at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; keyboard quiz-master on public radio’s weekly Piano Puzzler on Performance Today; and founder and creative director of The Learning Maestros. The author of three books on music, Mr. Adolphe has taught at Yale, The Juilliard School, and New York University, and was recently appointed composer-in-residence and adviser in music research at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC. His book The Mind’s Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination will be published in an expanded and revised second edition by Oxford University Press in 2013. This season, Mr. Adolphe celebrates 20 years at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Violinist Benjamin Beilman’s “handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence showed why he has come so far so fast.” (The New York Times) He is the recipient of both a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2012 London Music Masters Award. He has performed as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony, L’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Tonhalle Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. This season he appears in recital at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Wigmore Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, and as part of the Rising Stars Series in Basel, Switzerland. A member of Chamber Music Society Two, he performs this season with the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Caramoor, and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, as well as the Kronberg Academy in Germany. First Prize winner in the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he performed debut recitals in the 2011-12 Young Concert Artist Series in New York, sponsored by the Summis Auspiciis Prize, and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. He was also awarded the Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship. He was First Prize winner of the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition and winner of the People’s Choice Award, through which he recorded Prokofiev’s complete sonatas for violin and piano in 2010. Mr. Beilman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in May 2012, where he worked with Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank. Violinist/violist Daniel Phillips enjoys a versatile career as an established chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. He is a
founding member of the 25-year-old Orion String Quartet, which is in residence at Mannes College of Music and is a longtime Artist of the Chamber Music Society. The quartet has recorded the complete quartets of Beethoven and Leon Kirchner. Last season the Orion appeared at Kings Place Concert Hall in London for a weeklong Brahms project. Mr. Phillips has performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yakima. He appears regularly at the Spoleto USA Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chesapeake Music Festival, and the International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall, England. He also serves on the summer faculties of the Banff Centre, Heifetz Institute, and the Colorado College Music Festival. He has toured and recorded in a string quartet for SONY with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Phillips began violin studies with his father, Eugene Phillips, a composer and former violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he studied with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas. He is a professor at the Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music and Bard College Conservatory. He lives on Manhattan’s upper west side with his wife, Tara Helen O’Connor. Cellist Nicholas Canellakis has performed throughout the United States and Europe to critical acclaim. The New York Times praised his playing as “impassioned” with “the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis’ rich, alluring tone.” A frequent guest at Bargemusic, he has performed at the festivals of Santa Fe, Ravinia, Mecklenburg, Music@Menlo, Bridgehampton, Moab, Sedona, Aspen, Music from Angel Fire,
and Verbier. From 2008 to 2010, he was in residence at Carnegie Hall as a member of the Academy, in which he performed regularly at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls and worked closely with New York City public schools to enhance their music education. He has been the recipient of many honors, including first prize in the Musicatri International Competition in Italy and a top prize in the Johansen International Competition in Washington DC, and was selected to be principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra. He graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music, where he
studied with Orlando Cole and Peter Wiley, and holds a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Paul Katz and received the Gregor Piatigorsky Award. He is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege. Mr. Canellakis has produced and directed several music videos and fictional shorts, and hosts a comedy web series called “Conversations with Nick Canellakis.” He is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society and a former member of CMS Two.
BRITTEN I: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 PM • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio Featuring Britten’s Quartet No. 2 in C major for Strings, Op. 36 This event will also be streamed live at www.chambermusicsociety.org/watchlive MOZART/CHOPIN/SMETANA Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:30 PM • Alice Tully Hall Sunday, November 4, 2012, 5:00 PM • Alice Tully Hall Featuring Smetana’s Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15 ROSE STUDIO CONCERT Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:30 PM • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio Works by Haydn, Copland, and Bartók LATE NIGHT ROSE Thursday, November 8, 2012, 9:00 PM • Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio Works by Haydn, Copland, and Bartók, hosted by Patrick Castillo This event will also be streamed live at www.chambermusicsociety.org/watchlive