Music for Peace: All Mozart Program
April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10 – $35
Join us for the third and final concert of the 2019-2020 Music for Peace Series. Piano virtuoso Victor Rosenbaum will perform music of Mozart with violist Chiu-Chen Liu and clarinetist Rob Patterson.
Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door. Series of 3 concerts: member $65, non-member $80, student $25.
To reserve, write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 with credit card number. Or reserve seats online for the single concert or purchase online for a series of 3.
Donations to support our work for peace are welcome in any amount. Supporters donate $250 or more to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; they receive two tickets with preferred seating in the first 3 rows to each concert and recognition in the programs. Sponsors donate $500 and receive four tickets; Benefactors donate $1,000 and receive eight tickets.
The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert. The venue is wheelchair accessible via a ramp to the left of the church.
Pianist Victor Rosenbaum has concertized widely as soloist and chamber music performer in the United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, and Russia in such prestigious halls as Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. A long-time member of the faculty of New England Conservatory in Boston, whose Piano Department he chaired for more than a decade, he has also been on the faculty of Mannes School of Music in New York. He has been Visiting Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music and a guest teacher at Juilliard. He has also served on the jury of several international piano competitions. His highly praised recording of Schubert is on Bridge Records and the release of the last three Beethoven sonatas on the same label was named by American Record Guide as one of the top ten classical recordings of 2005. Three discs on the Fleur de Son label feature music of Schubert and Mozart. He is Music Director of the Music for Peace concert series.
Violist Chiu-Chen Liu enjoys a diverse career in orchestra, chamber music and pedagogy. Recent performances include engagements with Cremona International Music Academy, Alion Baltic International Music Festival, Festival Suoni D’abruzzo in Italy, BAMcafé Live, American Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Chamber Music Ensemble, New York Classical Quartet, Attacca Quartet and Lecture-Performance Series at Columbia University. Chiu-Chen has served as principal viola with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the Sarasota Opera, Di Capo Opera, Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra. Her chamber music performances have been broadcast on NPR and WQXR radio.
Currently residing in New York City, Chiu-Chen relocated from her native Taiwan at age seventeen to study at the Manhattan School of Music. She later earned her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College The New School for Music, receiving full scholarship as a student of Hsin-Yun Huang, Mark Steinberg and Laurie Smukler. A dedicated teacher, Chiu-Chen was appointed the String Department Chairperson from 2013 to 2016 at the Third Street Music School where she is currently serving as a full time violin, viola and chamber music faculty.
Recognized for his “rich, luscious tone quality” (The Clarinet), Rob Patterson has established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile clarinetists of his generation. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, Mr. Patterson will join the faculty at Boston University’s School of Music. Upcoming engagements include working with young composers at the Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest program, performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Weber and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintets with the New Asia Chamber Music Society, and a return to Scandinavia for a series of masterclasses.
Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Mr. Patterson earned degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Southern California. His principal teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Richard Hawley, and Donald Montanaro. He studied chamber music with Pamela Frank, Ida Kavafian, Meng-Chei Liu, Daniel Matsukawa, Peter Wiley, and Richard Woodhams. Mr. Patterson is proud to be a D’Addario and Buffet-Crampon performing artist