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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Members of the venerable Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center return to Schwab Auditorium for the first time since 2011. This Penn State appearance features seven musicians—flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, clarinetist David Shifrin, violinists Ani Kavafian and Arnaud Sussman, violists Yura Lee and Paul Neubauer, and cellist Mihai Marica—selected from the Chamber Music Society’s roster of virtuosos. The multigenerational musicians of the Chamber Music Society, one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, perform in New York City at Alice Tully Hall and on tours throughout the world. The society’s musicians also perform on the PBS series Live From Lincoln Center and American Public Media’s Performance Today.

Artist website: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

1Project Events

Composer Seminar with Sebastian Currier

3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19
100 Music Building I

The pubic is invited to observe as Paul Barsom, associate professor of composition, hosts a 90-minute seminar, featuring composer Sebastian Currier, for Penn State School of Music composition students. Seating is limited.

Student Ambassadors Luncheon

12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20
The Nittany Lion Inn
Not open to the public

Composer Sebastian Currier engages in an informal conversation with classical music student ambassadors. Robyn Costa, Classical Music Project Student Ambassador Program faculty adviser, hosts the luncheon.

Cello Master Class

2:15 p.m. Thursday, November 20
110 Music Building I

The public is invited to observe as Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center cellist Mihai Marica leads a master class for Penn State School of Music cello students. Professor Kim Cook hosts the 90-minute session.

Viola Master Class

2:15 p.m. Thursday, November 20
Music Building I Esber Recital Hall

The public is invited to observe as Paul Neubauer, violist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, leads Penn State School of Music viola students in a master class. Professor Tim Deighton hosts the 90-minute session.

Variations on Time and Time Again Performance

2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20
128 Music Building II
Not open to the public

Penn State School of Music faculty members Naomi Seidman, assistant professor of flute, and Christopher Guzman, assistant professor of piano, perform Sebastian Currier’s Variations on Time and Time Again in a session for flute, piano, and composition students

Philharmonic Class Visit

4 p.m. Thursday, November 20
128 Music Building II
Not open to the public

Composer Sebastian Currier visits a Penn State Philharmonic class. Gerardo Edelstein, director of orchestral studies at Penn State, hosts the event.

Works by Mozart and Sebastian Currier

7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014
Schwab Auditorium

The concert features music by Mozart and includes Sebastian Currier’s Parallel Worlds, a 2013 work for flute, two violins, viola, and cello co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State through its membership in the national classical music-presenter consortium Music Accord. Currier, who was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. Heralded as “music with a distinctive voice” by a New York Times critic and as “lyrical, colorful, firmly rooted in tradition but absolutely new” by a Washington Post reviewer, Currier compositions have been performed at major venues worldwide by acclaimed artists and orchestras. The program’s three Mozart pieces were written in the 1780s: Quartet in A Major, K. 298, for flute, violin, viola, and cello; Duo No. 2 in B-flat Major, K. 424, for violin and viola; and Quintet in A Major, K. 581, for clarinet, two violins, viola, and cello.

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Adult $42  |  University Park Student $19  |  18 and Younger $32

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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.

support provided by

John L. Brown Jr. and Marlynn Steele Sidehamer Endowment

media sponsor

WPSU

Artistic Viewpoints

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violinist Ani Kavafian, and cellist Mihai Marica—plus “Parallel Worlds” composer Sebastian Currier—is offered in Schwab one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders.

Flute Master Class

9 a.m. Friday, November 21
112 Music Building I

The public is invited to observe as Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center flutist Tara Helen O’Connor leads a master class for Penn State School of Music flute students. Associate Professor Naomi Seidman hosts the 90-minute session.

Clarinet Master Class

9 a.m. Friday, November 21
128 Music Building II

The public is invited to observe as David Shifrin, clarinetist for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, leads a master class for Penn State School of Music clarinet students. Associate Professor Anthony Costa hosts the 90-minute session.

Violin Master Class

9 a.m. Friday, November 21
Music Building I Esber Recital Hall

The public is invited to observe as Ani Kavafian, violinist for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, leads Penn State School of Music violin students in a master class. Associate Professor Max Zorin hosts the 90-minute session.

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