Sergei Rachmaninoff
Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

Perry Goldstein
Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major K. 493

2012-13 Inaugural Season Third Concert

Saturday, April 6, 7:00pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, New York City

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major K. 493
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Perry Goldstein, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet

featuring clarinetist, Alan Kay
and composer Perry Goldstein

Expanding beyond typical string-based chamber music, we welcome clarinetist Alan Kay as our guest performer for this concert. A virtuoso of the wind chamber music repertoire, Alan performs with many groups including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and New York’s Riverside Symphony and has recorded numerous works. Alan infuses his playing with elegant soft-suede tone and limitless facility and a certain jazz-age audacity. He will join us in performing our guest composer Perry Goldstein’s, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. Perry's music has been described as “jazz-paced, abrasive, [and] ultimately cathartic” by The Los Angeles Times and as “percussive and pummeling” by The New York Times. Perry, having composed approximately 50 pieces for various ensembles, is dedicated to the advancement of contemporary music. Aside from him being incredible composer, Goldstein is also an educator as well as an extensive writer about contemporary music. His music has been performed and recorded throughout the world. So please join us for wonderful concert filled with Perry's music that is frequently called “genuine firework[s]” (Achener Zeitung) and which will be beautifully surrounded in the program by some of the best chamber music works of Mozart and Rachmaninoff. Truly wild and delicious variety of musical styles.... --JK

Alan Kay, featured artist

The NY Times recently called his performance of Messiaen’s Abîme des Oiseaux “spellbinding” and acclaimed his performance of Busoni’s Concertino with the Riverside Symphony in Alice Tully Hall for its “infectious enthusiasm and panache.” Clarinetist Alan R. Kay is an Artistic Director and a member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as Principal Clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society.

Perry Goldstein, featured composer

Goldstein has been called a composer of “consummate structural and inventive artistry” (CD Spotlight) and his works have been called “percussive and pummeling” (The New York Times), “an-I-dare-you contraption” (Fanfare), “a raw-boned tour-de-force” (The Buffalo News), “genuine firework[s]” (Achener Zeitung), and “jazz-paced, abrasive, [and] ultimately cathartic” (The Los Angeles Times).

Joanna Kaczorowska

Acclaimed as an enormously accomplished violinist, Joanna Kaczorowska's playing features uncommon refinement, passionate expression and tonal sensitivity. Her artistry combines rare talent with ferocious enthusiasm: Joanna has an irrepressible passion for musical experimentation and discovery. In both classical and contemporary repertoire and world music traditions, Joanna has an ability to express herself in the deepest personal sense through her music.

Pablo Lavandera

Pablo Lavandera, the First Prize Winner of the 2009 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition in the collaborative artist category together with violinist Joanna Kaczorowska (Baltimore, USA), has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra and music educator through the Americas and Europe at such venues as Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall), Steinway Hall and Yamaha Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires as well as various venues in Germany and Poland.

Yves Dharamraj

Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York Sun), and his warm, lush tone “that might be described as something akin to rich old wood” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Yves Dharamraj has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic cellist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with deep musical understanding to express his fresh and elegant interpretations.

Nathan Schram

A “born and raised” violist growing up around the world, Nathan Schram has established himself as a chamber musician devoted to bringing the music he loves to communities around the world. A prizewinner of the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition and first prize winner of ASTA’s 2009 National Solo Competition, Nathan has gone on to perform in the most prestigious halls of the United States and Europe.

Owen Dalby

Praised as "dazzling" (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times) and "a fearless and inquisitive violinist" (San Francisco Classical Voice), Owen Dalby is hailed for his gripping interpretations of music from across the stylistic spectrum. A specialist in both new and early music, and both violin and viola, Owen brings daring and sophisticated artistry to audiences worldwide.