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Music for Peace: Music of Sorrow, Contemplation, and Rebirth
Fri May 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Music of Sorrow, Contemplation, and Rebirth
The concert will be performed live at Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church for a limited number of socially distanced attendees, who should already have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations. It will also be livestreamed for those who prefer to watch online from home, or if the number of in-person attendees has been reached.
Mozart: Adagio in b minor, K. 540 for solo piano
Brahms: Sonata in G Major, Opus 78 for violin and piano
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, Opus 24 (“Spring”) for violin and piano
Victor Rosenbaum, piano
Jean Huang, violin
Reserve your tickets online, or write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 with credit card number.
The music will be performed without an intermission and there will be no reception after the performance.
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. Rosenbaum’s latest Bridge release, “The Last Piano Pieces of Brahms” has received high praise, one critic saying this “will be the disc I return to when I want to hear any or all of these remarkable pieces”. He is Music Director of the Music for Peace concert series.
Described as “a consummate artist,” Taiwanese violinist Jean Huang’s active performing career has brought her to concert halls internationally and throughout the United States. Dr. Huang holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees (BM 12′, MM 14′, DMA 19′) in Violin Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory. Jean started violin at the age of five and came to the United States when she was fifteen. She studied at the NEC Preparatory School from 2005 to 2008 with the late Marylou Speaker Churchill. In 2014, Huang enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at NEC with a merit scholarship, studying with James Buswell, Jennifer Frautschi, and Peter Zazofsky. In 2016, she excelled and passed all her doctoral qualifying exams to become the youngest doctoral candidate in her class and completed her Doctoral studies with the thesis topic “Performative Analysis and the Critical Edition of Francis Poulenc’s violin sonata” in 2019, under the guidance of Sean Gallagher and Pascal Rogé.
Dr. Huang is concertmaster of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, a member of the Phoenix Orchestra (Boston), and the newest first violinist of CØDA ensemble. Dr. Huang is recognized for her performances in which she combines virtuosic violin playing and commentary that audience members of all experience levels can understand.
She has served as a teaching assistant at the Walnut Hill Summer Music Festival held by the Chinese Performing Arts Foundation since 2006, and worked at NEC as James Buswell’s teaching assistant and as teaching assistance in the music history and music theory departments. She serves as the violin faculty at the New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education and preparatory school.