8PM June 23, 2018:  Tempest Trio – Alon Goldstein, piano; Ilya Kaler, violin; Amit Peled, cello

8PM June 23, 2018: Tempest Trio – Alon Goldstein, piano; Ilya Kaler, violin; Amit Peled, cello

The Tempest Trio has performed in cities throughout the US, Europe, Israel and Asia, and is applauded for its unique and exotic programs of trios, ranging from the standard repertoire of Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Dvořák, to newly commissioned pieces. Their repertoire also includes lesser known compositions by Bernstein, Bloch and Amy Beach. Combining technical mastery and expressive depth, pianist Alon Goldstein, Ilya Kaler and Amit Peled form one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. The Trio was recently Ensemble in Residence at the Heifetz International Music Festival, as well as at the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. The members of the Tempest Trio take pride in sharing their joy in music making through intensive educational residencies, masterclasses and lectures, which they offer at prominent universities and summer festivals each season.

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensi- tive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place when he was 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under Maestro Zubin Mehta. Since then he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, appearing as a soloist with major orchestras in France, Russia and Eastern Europe. His recitals and chamber music concerts include performances in Beijing, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tannery Pond.

Ilya Kaler, the only violinist to win Gold Medals at three highly prestigious com- petitions — The International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1986), The Sibelius (Helsinki, 1985), and the Paganini (Genoa, 1981), and has received enthu- siastic reviews for both his distinguished solo performances and highly acclaimed recordings, now available on Naxos label. He has performed extensively as a recitalist as well as soloist with leading orchestras throughout the world. He is currently a Professor of Violin at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois.

Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound art- istry and charismatic stage presence, is one of the most acclaimed cellists on the concert stage today. He has performed as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and in the world’s ma- jor concert halls as well as at prestigious summer music festivals. He teaches as a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 11

Amy Beach (1867-1944):   Piano Trio Op. 150

INTERMISSION

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):   Piano Trio in D minor, No. 1, Op. 49

 

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