November 13, 2000
Zuckerman to play Glenn Nov. 14
By Deb Hammacher
World-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman will kick off the 2000-01
Candler Music Series at Glenn Auditorium, when he headlines a chamber
ensemble performance of Mozart and Schubert, Nov. 14 at 8:15 p.m. Also
performing will be Cynthia Phelps on viola, Ralph Kirshbaum on cello,
Yefim Bronfman on piano and Timothy Cobb on double bass.
Zukerman is himself one of the finest musicians in the world today,
both as a soloist and as a chamber player, said Kendall Simpson,
director of the concerts division. The artists on this program,
who all are renowned in their own right, have decided to come together
to perform some of the most noted classical music for the chamber repertoire,
and its always a privilege to have Zukerman on your stage for what
he can do as an artist.
The program is an excellent selection of pieces for a chamber ensemble,
according to Simpson. Mozarts Divertimento has been
arranged in many configurations and this time will be performed in an
arrangement for string trio. Schuberts Trout is
one of the most noted quintet pieces in the entire chamber repertoire,
so it will be a treat to see such a gifted ensembles interpretation,
Zukerman was music director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota
from 198087. He also served as music director of the South Bank
Festival in England from 197981; principal guest conductor of the
Dallas Symphonys International Summer Music Festival from 199195
and the Dallas Symphony from 199395; and artistic director of the
Baltimore Symphony Orchestras Summer MusicFest from 199699.
In 1999 Zukerman was named to a three-season term as artist-in-residence
of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted many of the worlds
leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic,
Boston Symphony, Montreal Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic.
Born in 1948 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Zukerman began musical training with
his father. Guided by Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals, and with the support
of the America-Israel Cultural and Helena Rubinstein foundations, he came
to America in 1962 to study with Ivan Galamian at Juilliard. In 1967 Zukerman
won the 25th Leventritt International Competition.
Zukermans discography of more than 100 releases includes recordings
that have garnered 21 Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards for Best
Chamber Music Performance in 1980 and Best Classical Performance-International
Soloist with Orchestra in 1981.
Phelps is currently the principal violist of the New York Philharmonic,
and her career includes both solo and recital work, as well as numerous
chamber music appearances.
Kirshbaum is considered a member of the highest echelon of todays
cellists (Los Angeles Times), and his career includes performances
with the worlds leading symphony orchestras, solo recital appearances,
chamber music collaborations and recordings.
Bronfman was born in the former Soviet Union, emigrated to Israel in
1973 and later became a U.S. citizen. He made his Washington recital debut
at the Kennedy Center in 1981 and at Carnegie Hall in 1989, the year he
became an American citizen. In 1991, he was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize,
one of the highest honors given to an American instrumentalist.
Cobb is associate principal double bassist of the Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra. He is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and Purchase
College (N.Y.). He became a member of the Chicago Symphony during his
senior year of high school, then went on to graduate from the Curtis Institute
This is Zukermans second Emory appearancethe first was in 1988and only a few tickets remain. Tickets range from $23 to $30. To order or for more information, call 404-727-5050 or e-mail email@example.com.