Faculty RecitalRonald Feldman, cello and Doris Stevenson, piano"Beethoven: The Complete Works for Cello and Piano"
Ludwig van Beethoven
Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, WoO 46 (1801)
Sonata in D Major, op. 102, No. 2 (1815)
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
Twelve Variations on “See the conquering hero comes”
From Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45 (1796)
Sonata in G Minor, op. 5, No. 2 (1796)
Adagio sostenuto e espressivo
Mr. Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony and Artist in Residence in Orchestral/Instrumental Music at Williams as well as coordinator of student chamber music, has received critical acclaim for a wide variety of musical achievements. Increasingly in demand as a conductor, Mr. Feldman was appointed assistant to Boston Pops conductor John Williams in 1989, a position he held until 1993. Mr. Feldman has appeared as guest conductor with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Quebec Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the George Enescu Chamber Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Feldman has appeared as cello soloist with many orchestras performing a wide range of concerto repertoire from Dvorak to Ligeti. His many chamber music affiliations have included performances with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Collage New Music Ensemble, and the Boston Conservatory Chamber Players. His performances include collaborations with artists Emmanual Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Gil Shaham, and Yo-Yo Ma.
Doris Stevenson, Artist in Residence in Piano at Williams and Artistic Director of the Chamber Players, maintains an active career as a recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed as soloist with the Boston Pops, in New York at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall and Weill Hall, in major cities in 46 states, in Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Salle Pleyel in Paris, on National Public Radio and on Public Television, and as a collaborative partner with Gregor Piatigorsky, Ruggiero Ricci and Paul Tortelier. The list of distinguished artists she has performed with includes cellists Andre Navarra, Leslie Parnas, and Gary Hoffman; violinists Mark Peskanov and Elmer Olivera; violist Walter Trampler; and singers Kaaren Erickson, Robert Hale and Catherine Malfitano. She is a founding member of the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska and has appeared in many other chamber music festivals, including Grand Canyon, Steamboat Springs Strings in the Mountains, Marin Music fest, Chamber Music/LA, and the Park City International Music Festival.
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