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Music for Peace: All-Schubert Program
February 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm$10 – $35
In the second concert of our 2015-16 Music for Peace concert series, Artistic Director Victor Rosenbaum teams up with two brilliant young stars of tomorrow, violinist XinOuWei and cellist Joseph Gotoff!
“Arpeggione” Sonata, D. 821 for cello and piano
Violin Sonata in A Major, D. 574 (“Grand Duo”)
Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 99
Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Reserve seats for $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 the entire series. The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert.
Violinist XinOu Wei has performed across the United States, Europe and China. He made his debut at age nine with Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, and in 2002 he was chosen to be a part of the program “Perlman in Shanghai”. XinOu has performed at America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration at Lincoln Center in New York, hosts by Itzhak Perlman. With a special interest in chamber music, he has collaborated with James Ehnes as well as leading the Rêveries Quartet in performance for Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and H.R.H Princess Madeleine. In addition to performing, XinOu also enjoys an active teaching career, having served as teaching assistant for Sally Thomas at Meadowmount School of Music in New York from 2009-2013. He has been a fellowship recipient at Aspen Music Festival and School, where he works closely with Hugh Wolff, Larry Rachleff, and Music Director Robert Spano. He holds a Master’s of Music degree from Mannes College of Music and in the spring of 2014 was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers.
Cellist Joseph Gotoff is poised to become one of the leading musical voices of his generation. Recent accomplishments include performances with world-renowned composer and pianist Lowell Liebermann of several of the composer’s own works, as well as other well-received performances in venues ranging from the City Museum of New York to Christie’s auction house. Joseph studied evolutionary biology as an undergraduate at Princeton University, and received his Master of Music degree from Mannes College studying with Barbara Stein-Mallow. Previous cello teachers include Thomas Kraines and the renowned pedagogue Orlando Cole, as well as chamber music studies with members of the Brentano and Juilliard string quartets. An accomplished chamber musician, Joseph has been a participant at numerous summer festivals, including Kneisel Hall and the Castleman Quartet Program. Joseph was recently awarded a scholarship to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, where he is currently studying with cellist Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet.
Pianist Victor Rosenbaum, former chair of the New England Conservatory piano and chamber music departments for more than ten years, has performed widely as soloist and chamber music performer in the United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, and Russia, in such prestigious halls as Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has collaborated with such artists as Leonard Rose, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Mann, and the Cleveland and Brentano String Quartets, among others. Festival appearances have included Tanglewood, Rockport, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall (Blue Hill), Kfar Blum and Tel Hai (Israel), Masters de Pontlevoy (France), the Heifetz Institute, and more. He has been a soloist with the Indianapolis and Atlanta symphonies and the Boston Pops. His highly praised recordings of Schubert and Beethoven are on Bridge Records and his recordings of Schubert and Mozart are on Fleur de Son. He serves on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music in New York, was Director and President of the Longy School of Music from 1985-2001, and is Music Director of the Music for Peace series.