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Barnatan, McGill, Weilerstein

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Three exceptional musicians come together for a special tour. Concert pianist Inon Barnatan, a native of Israel, is New York Philharmonic’s first artist in association, a three-season appointment featuring concerto and chamber collaborations with the orchestra. A former member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Barnatan often appears as a recital partner with cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Clarinetist Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of New York Philharmonic, has performed with a prestigious list of chamber ensembles, including the Brentano, Guarneri, Shanghai, and Tokyo quartets. He has collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, and Lang Lang, among other notables. He performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at President Obama’s first inauguration. Weilerstein, who received a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship in 2011, was the first cellist in thirty years to sign an exclusive recording contract with Decca Classics. BBC Music named her first album, with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Recording of the Year. In 2015, she and Barnatan released a duo album, followed by a tour of the United States and seven European capitals.

Artist websites:
Inon Barnatan
Anthony McGill
Alisa Weilerstein

1Project Events

Flute Coaching Session

4 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017
110 Music Building I

The public is invited to observe as composer Joseph Hallman coaches students in Assistant Professor Naomi Seidman’s flute studio. The session is scheduled to last one hour.

Concert of Music by Joseph Hallman

7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017
Music Building I’s Esber Recital Hall

Penn State School of Music faculty members and students will perform a free public concert of selected compositions by Joseph Hallman. The composer will introduce each piece. The program includes Four Pieces, featuring flutist Naomi Seidman and pianist Christopher Guzman; Second to None, performed by Seidman, cellist Jonathan Dexter, and harpist Anne Sullivan; and an untitled work featuring the Penn State Flute Studio and Woodwind Octet.

Conversation with a Composer

12:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
1 Music Building II

The Penn State Student Music Ambassadors will host an informal conversation with composer Joseph Hallman. The fifty-minute gathering, free and open to Penn State students, will be hosted by Matt Tiramani, who is pursuing a master’s degree in music composition.

Cello Master Class

1 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
Music Building I’s Esber Recital Hall

The public is welcome to observe as cellist Alisa Weilerstein coaches students from Distinguished Professor Kim Cook’s cello studio. The session is scheduled to last two hours.

Discussion about Composition and Master Class

3 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
Pattee Library Seminar Room

The public is invited to listen when composer Joseph Hallman speaks about his work and composition process with members of Associate Professor Paul Barsom’s composition class. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., Hallman will teach a master class to graduate and undergraduate music students. The session is scheduled to last two hours.

Piano Master Class

3:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
Music Building I’s Esber Recital Hall

The public is invited to observe as pianist Inon Barnatan coaches students from the piano studios of faculty members Christopher Guzman, Jose Ramon Mendez, and Timothy Shafer. The session is scheduled to last ninety minutes.

Clarinet Master Class

3:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
1 Music Building II
Not open to the public

Clarinetist Anthony McGill will coach students from Associate Professor Anthony J. Costa’s clarinet studio. Visiting students from Mansfield University will observe the two-hour session.

Music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Joseph Hallman
Inon Barnatan, piano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

7:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
Schwab Auditorium

The program features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, Gassenhauer, and Johannes Brahms’ Trio in A minor, Op. 114. The program also includes short stories, a composition by Philadelphia’s Joseph Hallman, co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State through its membership in the national consortium Music Accord.

Tickets

Adult $42  |  University Park Student $15  |  18 and Younger $32

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sponsors

Bob and Ruth Murray

support provided by

Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment

media sponsor

WPSU

Complimentary round-trip shuttle service is provided between the Eisenhower Parking Deck and Schwab. Board the shuttle in the area between the parking deck and the Eisenhower Auditorium rear loading dock. The first shuttle leaves Eisenhower at 6:05 p.m., followed by others every twenty minutes until 7:05 p.m. After the concert, the shuttle makes as many trips as necessary to return riders to Eisenhower.

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