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Vadim Gluzman, Angela Yoffee

Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe, classical chamber

Saturday, May 19th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 7 pm

$25 and up

$10 student tickets

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Following his Friday evening performance with the WMS, Gluzman is joined by his spouse, Tel Aviv-based pianist Angela Yoffe, for an intimate evening
of classical chamber music.

PROGRAM

PÄRT: Mirror in Mirror

STRAUSS: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, op.18
Allegro, ma non troppo
Improvisation: Andante cantabile
Finale: Andante – allegro

INTERMISSION

STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
Introduzione
Serenata
Tarantella
Gavotta con due variazioni
Minuetto e finale

BLOCH: Baal Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)
Vidui (Contrition)
Nigun (Improvisation)
Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)

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VADIM GLUZMAN
Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman’s wide repertoire embraces new music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.

The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Gluzman has enjoyed collaborations with many of today’s leading conductors, including Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paavo Järvi, Hannu Lintu and Peter Oundjian. His festival appearances include performances at Verbier, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Lockenhaus, as well as the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, which was founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.

Highlights of his 2016-17 season include appearances in London at The Proms with the BBC Symphony and Edward Gardner, with the Chicago Symphony under Neeme Järvi, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg under Christoph von Dohnányi, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev, and with the Orchestre de Paris under Juraj Valčuha. He will tour the United States with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including an engagement in New York at Carnegie Hall, and perform with Baltimore Symphony, NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris, among other engagements. Gluzman will lead performances with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he continues in his third year as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.

This season Mr. Gluzman will give the world premiere performances of new concertos written for him by two of today’s most important composers: Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Bayan with Elsbeth Moser, Nicolas Altstaedt and the NDR Radio Philhamonic in Hannover under Andrew Manze; and Elena Firsova’s Concerto for Violin and Cello with Johannes Moser and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev. Gluzman has given live and recorded premieres of other works by Gubaidulina, as well as Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and most recently, Lera Auerbach.

Vadim Gluzman’s latest CD for the BIS label features Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Concertos No. 1 and 2, as well as the composer’s Sonata for Violin Solo, with Estonian National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi. Accolades for his extensive discography on BIS include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica Magazine’s esteemed Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, ClassicFM, and others.

Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, Gluzman began violin studies at age 7. He studied with Roman Sne in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia before moving to Israel in 1990, where he became a student of Yair Kless. In the United States, he studied with Arkady Fomin in Dallas and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and mentorship of Isaac Stern which continued until the Stern’s passing in 2001. In 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award.

Vadim Gluzman plays the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

ANGELA YOFFE
Pianist, producer, and educator, Angela Yoffe, is widely admired for her dazzling musicianship and passion for music education. In 2010, Yoffe created Chicago’s annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival, now in its 7th season, and each year presents career advancement awards, such as the Arkady Fomin Scholarship, to exceptional emerging artists. Yoffe is also founder of the Collaborative Piano Class at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Creative Learning Program of the Betty Haag Academy of Music. She has created collaborative projects with the International Center on Deafness and the Arts and the Lurie Children’s hospital.

Ms. Yoffe has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Rome and Tokyo. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, SWR Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony and with New York’s Jupiter Symphony under the batons of Andrey Boreyko, Gerard Schwarz, Jens Nygaard, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, and Victor Yampolsky. Yoffe has been invited to perform at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Lockenhaus Festival in Austria, Festival de Radio France, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Colmar Festival in France, MIDEM Festival, Ravinia Festival, Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Schwetzingen Festspiele, and the Bantry Festival in West Cork.

Yoffe records exclusively for BIS Records, and her discography includes a recently release album with violinist Vadim Gluzman of Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Sonatas. Her world premiere recording of Lera Auerbach’s “24 Preludes for Violin and Piano” (composed for Ms. Yoffe and Mr. Gluzman) was released on BIS Records to rave reviews, as well as their other albums: “Time… and Again,” “Ballet for a Lonely Violinist,” and “Fireworks”.

Angela was born in Riga, Latvia into a family of respected musicians. After studying piano performance in the Soviet Union and Israel she continued with Joaquín Achúcarro and Jonathan Feldman in the United States and became an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music.

Vadim Gluzman, Angela Yoffee

Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe, classical chamber

Saturday, May 19th, 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 7 pm

$25 and up

$10 student tickets

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Following his Friday evening performance with the WMS, Gluzman is joined by his spouse, Tel Aviv-based pianist Angela Yoffe, for an intimate evening
of classical chamber music.

PROGRAM

PÄRT: Mirror in Mirror

STRAUSS: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, op.18
Allegro, ma non troppo
Improvisation: Andante cantabile
Finale: Andante – allegro

INTERMISSION

STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
Introduzione
Serenata
Tarantella
Gavotta con due variazioni
Minuetto e finale

BLOCH: Baal Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)
Vidui (Contrition)
Nigun (Improvisation)
Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Figaro: Concert transcription after Rossini’s Barber of Seville