Faculty Recital with Ronald Feldman, cello
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8:00pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center 54 Chapin Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
Ronald Feldman is artist in residence in orchestral/instrumental music, and coordinator of student string chamber music at Williams College. Joined by Doris Stevenson on piano, Mr. Feldman presents works of Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Kohane. Mr. Feldman’s tastes and repertoire range across the centuries and across genres. He starts the program with the Sonata in F major by Ludwig van Beethoven followed by Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, op. 58. Never one to shy away from technically demanding works, Mr. Feldman also presents the Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy.
Doris Stevenson is Artist in Residence in Piano at Williams and has collaborated with Mr. Feldman for many years producing countless chamber music concerts in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. While the headline name on many of these collaborations might be that of the “soloist,” it must be emphasized that every performance is an equal musical partnership. Ms. Stevenson also joins Mr. Feldman in a world premiere performance of a new Piano Trio by Daniel Kohane. Mr. Kohane is a graduate student of composition a the prestigious Eastman School of Music and a member of the Williams Class of 2012. After a long career in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section starting in 1967 at the age of nineteen, Mr. Feldman has gone on to receive critical acclaim for a wide variety of musical achievements. Formerly music director and conductor of the Worcester Symphony Orchestra and of the Boston new music ensemble Extension Works, Ronald Feldman was also music director and conductor of the New England Philharmonic for five seasons. In 1991 he and the Berkshire Symphony were awarded the American Symphony Orchestra League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music. His also the musical director of the Longwood Symphony. He continues to be an active cellist, conductor, and a member of the Williams Chamber Players.
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