Gift to the Community Concerts

Artists this Season

Tomer Gewirtzman, piano

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Concert held in Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall
Program:
Pieces de Clavicin.................... ............Couperin
Sonata in B minor...................................Liszt
Fantasia on an obstinate......................... Corigliano
Fantasies in C major................................Schumann

Since 2006, Tomer has received a biennial excellence scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and special scholarships by the Tzfunot Tarbut foundation, the Haifa Arts Foundation and the Buchmann – Heyman foundation. Tomer has participated and performed in prestigious international festivals, such as Yellowbarn, Perlman Music Program, Aspen Music Festival and School, "PianoFest" in the Hamptons, "PianoTexas" in Fort Worth, Summit Music Festival in New York, International Academy of Music in Toscana, "Musica Mundi" chamber music festival in Belgium, "Tel – Hai" International Master Classes in Sde - Boker, Israel, and the International Keyboard Institute Festival in New York. He has performed in master classes with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Menahem Pressler, Dmitri Bashkirov, Nikolai Petrov and Paul Badura Skoda and many other world-renowned pianists and pedagogues.

Admission Free

Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3 P.M.
Concert held in Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall

The young baritone Samuel Hasselhorn (*1990) is winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York and second prize winner of the Wigmore Hall Song Competition 2015 in London. In 2013 he won first prize in the International Schubert Competition (Dortmund), as well as the „Prix de Lied“ in the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Voice-Piano Competition (Paris). These successes resulted in an invitation to be a fellow at the prestigious 2014 Ravinia Music Festival and the possibility to sing in New York's Carnegie Hall in the "Marilyn Horne - The song continues" - program in January 2015. His first CD "Nachtblicke" with lieder by Schubert, Pfitzner, and Reimann was released in December 2014.

Admission Free

Aleksey Semenenko, violin

with Inna Firsova, piano

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Concert held in Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall
Program:
Sonata for violin & piano, op.12....................Beethoven
Serenade melancolique.  .............................Tchaikovsky
Scherzo, op. 42...........................................Tchaikovsky
Introduction and Rondo Capricioso...................Saint-Saens
Sonata for violin and piano................................Franck
Polonaise de concert, op. 4..............................Wieniawski

Mr. Semenenko has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Moscow Virtuosi, the Kiev National Orchestra, the Junge Philharmonie in Cologne, and the Sinfonietta Hungarica, among others.  He appeared at the Interlaken Classics Festival in Switzerland as soloist with the Zakhar Bron Chamber Orchestra and toured Germany, performing recitals in the Best of NRW Series.  At the 2011 Musik:Landschaft Westfalen Festival, he performed Paganini’s Concerto No. 2 with the National Philharmonic of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov, and was subsequently invited by the Spivakov Foundation to perform at the Kremlin in Moscow and at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.  Mr. Semenenko performed the violin solo from John William’s “Schindler’s List” with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra in Hamburg.  An avid chamber musician, Mr. Semenenko founded the Stolyarsky Quartet, which has given concerts in Russia, the Ukraine, France, Malta, and Switzerland.

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About

Now in its 19th season our Gift to the Community series continues to feature some of the world's most exciting young artists. Two performers from previous seasons won 1st prize at the coveted Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and 10 series performers have been awarded highly competitive Avery Fisher Career Grants. This season the three artists will astound you with their unique creativity and incomparable technique.
Clementina Fleshler - Executive Director

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The Gift to the Community Recital Series is made possible through a grant from the Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation.