Community Faculty Music Performing Arts

Chamber Music Sunday

A Two-Part Event; Oct. 28, 2012; Presented by the Hofstra Music Department

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … On Sunday, October 28, 2012, enjoy an afternoon of chamber music for strings, piano and woodwinds featuring performances by members of the Hofstra University music faculty and guest artists.

For more information call The Hofstra University Music Department at 516-463-5490. To purchase tickets to the Hofstra String Quartet concert, please call 516-463-6644.

October 28, 3 p.m.
The Hofstra String Quartet
Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus

Performing Arvo Part Fratres and Beethoven Quartet in F major, Opus 59 no.1.
The Hofstra String Quartet is the faculty quartet in residence at Hofstra University. Since 1998 the quartet has performed an acclaimed series of concerts at Hofstra University and in distinguished homes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and historic Financial District. Concert appearances have included performances at the Museum of the City of New York, the Brookhaven National Laboratories Recital Series, The Heckscher Museum of Art and at The Feinstein Institute. The members of the Hofstra String Quartet – Alexander Sharpe, Matthew Lehmann, Todd Low, and Benjamin Wolff – are in demand as orchestral, chamber and solo artists. They are also members of ensembles such as the Grant Park Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, the American Symphony, Concert Royal and the Metamorphoses Orchestra and have appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall.

Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

October 28, 5 p.m.
Mozart Fest
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Fl, Axinn Library

Featuring “Mozart’s Life Considered in the Culture & Politics of the Time” presented by guest speaker Dr. Jane Hettrick.
The musical program includes works by Mozart, including Quartet for flute, oboe, bassoon & clarinet K. 594; Sonata for flute and piano in g minor K. 301; Quintet for Winds and Piano K. 452; Fantasie in c minor K. 475; and Serenade in c minor for woodwind octet K. 388.

Music Department faculty performing this concert are Judith Dansker- oboe, Laurie Friedman- clarinet, Patricia Spencer- flute, Blanche Abram- piano and Lisa Alexander- bassoon. Guest artists include Cathy Gerardi- oboe, Jeff Adler- clarinet, Eric Davis- French horn, Jeannine Nagao- French horn and Andrea Herr- bassoon. These artists have been affiliated and honored by such organizations such as: The Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College and NYU, and are members of the many ensembles including The Da Capo Chamber Players, American Chamber Players, The Hevreh Ensemble, The Little Orchestra Society, New York Choral Society & the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. They have performed at such locations as The Frick Museum, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Philips Collection, BAM, Merkin Concert Hall and The Nstional Gallery among many others.

Admission to the 5 p.m. Mozart Fest is free. This performance is made possible by a generous grant from the D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative


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