Ronald Feldman, cello
"Before and After"

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Ronald Feldman will perform a recital titled Before and After, accompanied by his brother Jonathan, Director of the Collaborative Piano Department at the Juilliard school, as well as Popular pianist Joe Rose. This event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Feldman, Artist in Residence at Williams College, will perform a program of great diversity. The first half of the concert features two suites by J.S.Bach for solo cello:  Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 and the Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011. These monumental compositions are an integral part of every cellists repertoire. The second half of Mr. Feldman’s program spans three centuries, beginning with Cries and Echos, a Tone Poem for violincello, taped celli and video. This is a world premiere by American composer Priscilla McLean. Also on the program are the Cello and PIano Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, op. 38 of Johannes Brahms. The program concludes with Joe Rose’s arrangements of compositions by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck. Pianist Joe Rose will accompany Mr. Feldman performing Strange Meadowlark, In Your Own Sweet Way, and Blue Rondo a la Turk.

Mr. Feldman is a former member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, having joined the ensemble at the tender age of 19 in 1967. While continuing his career as a cellist, he has an active conducting career, most recently conducting the National Orchestra of Costa Rica. A vigorous proponent for the performance of new music, Mr. Feldman has won two ASCAP awards for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music; with the New England Philharmonic and our own Berkshire Symphony.