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Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series

The JCCGW presents its 43rd season of rising stars and renowned artists in the 2014-2015 concert series that will delight and inspire. Musicians perform in the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts’ intimate Kreeger Auditorium.

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Weilerstein Trio Sunday, November 2nd
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen & Ettore Causa, Piano Trio + Viola Sunday, November 23rd
Fine Arts String Quartet Sunday, March 8th
Ran Dank & Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano Solos and Duo Sunday, April 12th
Augustin Hadelich & Joyce Yang, Violin + Piano Sunday, May 3rd

Weilerstein Trio

Sunday, November 2nd
7:30 p.m.

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“electrified the audience” (Boston Globe)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

The dynamic Weilerstein Trio showcases an astounding musical family–Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, one of the most sought-after soloists of her generation, is joined by her parents, Grammy-nominated Cleveland Quartet first violinist Donald Weilerstein, and noted pianist and pedagogue Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.

SCHUMANN From 6 Etudes in Canon Form, Op.56
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67
SCHUMANN Piano Trio in D minor, Op.63

 

“exceptional grace and fluidity”  (New York Times)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Trio con Brio Copenhagen has won first prizes in many esteemed competitions as well as the coveted Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Award.  The Trio of Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, his wife Soo-Kyung Hong on cello and her sister Soo-Jin Hong on violin will be joined by brilliant violist Ettore Causa.

MOZART Piano Quartet G Minor, K.478
RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op 25

 

Fine Arts String Quartet

Sunday, March 8th
7:30 p.m.

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“a powerhouse of American chamber music” (Washington Post)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

The venerable Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished and authoritative ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy.

MOZART String Quartet in A Major, K 464
BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge, Op 133
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet in F Major, Op. 22

 

“a tour-de-force account” (New York Times)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Married pianists Israeli-born Ran Dank and Korean-American Soyeon Kate Lee combine forces in a program to include solo piano works and four-hand arrangements.  These stellar young artists have received critical acclaim for their duo collaborations as well as their solo performances.

DEBUSSY Selections from the Preludes
CHOPIN Selected works
RAVEL La Valse
MENDELSSOHN String Octet Op. 20 for Duo Piano

 

“unassuming virtuosity and uncanny sophistication” (Dallas News)

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert

Violinist Augustin Hadelich has made an enormous splash on the concert stage with his fast-fingered virtuosity.  He is joined by the magnificent pianist Joyce Yang, who won international renown as the youngest competitor and silver medalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne
SCHUMANN Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105
FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major
SARASATE Carmen Fantasy