Local Event: Austin Chamber Music Festival

 

NEWS RELEASE  | June 19, 2012  |  RELEASE IMMEDIATELY
 

Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman performs with ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schuman at the   
16th Annual Austin Chamber Music Festival 
World renowned clarinest, Richard Stoltzman graces with the Austin Chamber Music Festival stage with Michelle Schumann for one night only!    
AUSTIN- Two-time Grammy Award winner , clarinetist Richard Stoltzman joins ACMC’s Artistic Director, Michelle Schumann for an evening of dazzling duos by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann followed by an all-American program by Steve Reich, Charles Ives, and George Gershwin.   
 
2012 Festival season tickets and individual event tickets are now available at www.austinchambermusic.org.
  
WHAT: RICHARD STOLTZMAN & MICHELLE SCHUMANN  
WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 7:30PM 
WHERE: First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue
COST: $25-$50 In Advance & $30-$55 At the Door
PROGRAM:  Sonata in D Major for Viola da Gamba, BWV1028 | Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 | Robert Schumann
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.120/1 | Johannes Brahms
In the Mornin’ | Charles Ives
Serenity | Charles Ives
New York Counterpoint | Steve Reich
Three Preludes | George Gershwin | arr. Jay Gach
“Gershwin!” | arr. Frank Bennett
ABOUT RICHARD STOLTZMAN:Two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman’s virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument, and is still the world’s foremost clarinetist.

 
Michelle Schumann Interviews Richard Stoltzman
Michelle Schumann Interviews Richard Stoltzman
Stoltzman gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and, in 1986, became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. As one of today’s most sought-after artists, Stoltzman has been a soloist with more than a hundred orchestras as well as a recitalist and chamber music performer, innovative jazz artist, and prolific recording artist. A two-time Grammy Award winner, he has amazed critics and audiences alike in repertory spanning many musical genres.
 
Stoltzman’s talents as a jazz performer as well as a classical artist have been heard far beyond his annual tours. He has performed and recorded with such classical, jazz, and pop greats as Emmanual Az, Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Burton, the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Eddie Gomez, Keith Jarrett, the King’s Singers, George Shearing, Wayne Shorter, Mel Tormé, and Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall. Stoltzman frequently performs with his son Peter John Stoltzman, a talented classical and jazz pianist and composer.
 
Stoltzman graduated from Ohio State University with a double major in music and mathematics. He earned his Master of Music degree at Yale University while studying with Keith Wilson, and later studied with Kalmen Opperman at Columbia University. He makes his home in Massachusetts and is a passionate Boston Red Sox fan. He is also a Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef whose specialty is the Linzer Torte.
 
 
For more information about Richard Stoltzman visit: www.richardstoltzman.com
ABOUT MICHELLE SCHUMANN: Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity,” (Fanfare Magazine) pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances that are infused with unique energy and zeal. Winner of the 2006 Janice K. Hodges Competition for Contemporary Music, Schumann’s programs feature meticulously integrated selections of classic and contemporary repertoire producing performances that are “smart, irresistible, and utterly captivating.” (Austin-American Statesman) Recent international performances have taken her to the City de la Musique-Paris, Conservatoire de Gabriel Faure, and Conservatoire de Maurice Ravel in France; Birmingham Conservatory and St. Mary’s Cathedral-Haxby in England; the Roxy Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Salzburger Dom Cathedral and Konzervatorium Wien in Austria.
Praised for her versatility, Schumann has helped to lead an eclectic array of projects demonstrating her commitment to unexpected creativity in collaboration. Project highlights include designing and performing the music for Ballet Austin’s “Truth and Beauty: The Bach Project” which featured solo piano music by J.S. Bach and Philip Glass and was later aired on the lauded PBSKLRU program, “IN CONTEXT.” In addition to performing the solo piano program, Schumann also led a baroque ensemble from the harpsichord for Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.2. In 2010, Schumann served as music director, conductor, and pianist for Michael Nyman’s chamber opera The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, in a collaboration with Austin Lyric Opera during the Austin Chamber Music Festival. In 2006 and 2008, Michelle’s pianism took to the dramatic stage in a staged production of Schubert’s Die Winterreise, directed by the Viennese Maverick producer Andreas Mitisek of the Long Beach Opera. Michelle has also been an enthusiastic proponent of the music of John Cage and has developed a cult-like following for her annual “Happy Birthday, Mr. Cage!” concert which she has been producing, performing, and directing since 2000. Highlights of the series includes a collaboration with film-collage artist Luke Savisky in an acclaimed rendering of Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano;” and a co-production with the Austin Zen Center of Cage’s most meditative music.
 
 
 
 
 
Austin Chamber Music Festival 2012 Concert Schedule
 
ACMC GALA 
A Midsummer Night’s Music
Friday, June 15, 7:30pm
One World Theatre 
 
The Bad Plus   
Friday, June 29, 7:30pm
Antone’s, 213 W. 5th Street
  
Jupiter String Quartet 
Saturday, June 30, 7:30pm
First Unitarian Church
4700 Grover Avenue  
 
Richard Stoltzman &  
Michelle Schumann
Sunday, July 1, 7:30pm
First Unitarian Church
4700 Grover Avenue    
 
Brasil Guitar Duo 
Friday, July 6, 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
UT Butler School of Music
2420 Robert Dedman Drive  
 
Claremont Piano Trio 
Saturday, July 7, 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
UT Butler School of Music
2420 Robert Dedman Drive
    
FIne Arts Quartet
Sunday, July 8, 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
UT Butler School of Music
2420 Robert Dedman Drive
 
Mother Falcon 
Friday, July 13, 7:30pm
Antone’s, 213 W. 5th Street   
 
Third Coast Percussion  
Saturday, July 14, 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
UT Butler School of Music
2420 Robert Dedman Drive
  
Matt Haimovitz &  
Christopher O’Riley 
Sunday, July 15, 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
UT Butler School of Music

2420 Robert Dedman Drive    

  
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE ARTISTS: 
(All of the following presentations will be from 12:25 pm -1:10 pm at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar Boulevard, in the Center for Sciences & Arts Building)
 
Thursday, June 28 ~ Jupiter String Quartet 
Friday, June 29 ~ The Bad Plus 
Monday, July 2 ~ Cruz-González Duo
Tuesday, July 3 ~ Faculty Artists 
Thursday, July 5 ~ Waterloo Winds 
Friday, July 6 ~ Claremont Piano Trio 
Monday, July 9 ~ Graeme Francis Trio  

Tuesday, July 10 ~ Faculty Artists 
Thursday, July 12 ~ Mother Falcon 
Friday, July 13 ~ Third Coast Percussion 
  
FREE CONCERTS & EVENTS:
Thursday, June 28, 12:05 pm
Noontime in the City 
Central Presbyterian, 200 E. 8th Street
Graeme Francis and Michelle Schumann  
  
Thursday, July 5, 12:05 pm
Noontime in the City 
Central Presbyterian, 200 E. 8th Street 
Cruz-González Duo and Colin Ferguson
  
Thursday, July 5, 7:30 pm
4th Annual Pride Concert
St. James Episcopal Church,1941 Webberville Rd 
Festival Artists
 
Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Outreach Concert 
Querencia Retirement Community, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd 
Cruz-González Duo  
 
Thursday, July 12, 12:05 pm
Young Artist Showcase 
Central Presbyterian Church
200 East 8th Street
 
Thursday, July 12, 7:30 pm
Adult Artist Showcase 
St. James Episcopal Church,1941 Webberville Rd

MASTERCLASSES

Monday, July 9, 6 pm  
Wednesday, July 11, 11:40 am 
with Victor Correa-Cruz & Paloma González of the Cruz-González Duo 
  
Held at the Brentwood Christian School, 11908 North Lamar Boulevard   
 
The Austin Chamber Music Center (ACMC) is dedicated to serving Central Texans by expanding knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance.
 
ARTIST INTERVIEWS AND PHOTO SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PRESS
 
For more information:
Austin Chamber Music Center: Maureen Cross, Director of Operations
(512) 454-0026
 
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Austin Chamber
Music Center
3814 Medical Parkway  
Austin, TX 78756
phone: (512) 454-0026  
fax: (512) 454-0029
 

The Austin Chamber Music Center is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future; by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts; and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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