Faculty RecitalRonald Feldman, cello
The Williams College Department of Music presents cellist Ronald Feldman on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This free event is open to the public.
Ronald Feldman is artist in residence in orchestral/instrumental music, and coordinator of student string chamber music at Williams. Mr. Feldman collaborates with pianist Doris Stevenson presenting works of Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Kohane. They title their performance Conversations.
Mr. Feldman’s tastes and repertoire range across a broad spectrum of genres and time periods. The program includes Bach’s G Major Suite for solo cello, the Twelve Variations on a Theme of Handel by Ludwig van Beethoven, the world premiere of Daniel Kohane’s Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, and Claude Debussy’s sonata for cello and piano. The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 2 in D Major for cello and piano.
Doris Stevenson is artist in residence in piano at Williams and has collaborated with Mr. Feldman for many years. For the Kohane trio Ms. Stevenson and Mr. Feldman are joined by violinist Joel Pitchon, a veteran musician who appears frequently at Williams. Composer Daniel Kohane is a graduate student of composition at the prestigious Eastman School of Music and is a member of the Williams Class of 2012.
About Ronald Feldman
After a long career in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section starting in 1967 at the age of nineteen, Mr. Feldman has gone on to receive critical acclaim for a wide variety of musical achievements. Formerly music director and conductor of the Worcester Symphony Orchestra and of the Boston new music ensemble Extension Works, Mr. Feldman was also music director and conductor of the New England Philharmonic for five seasons. In 1991 he and the Berkshire Symphony were awarded the American Symphony Orchestra League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music. He is the musical director of the Longwood Symphony and continues to be an active cellist, conductor, and a member of the Williams Chamber Players.