Ronald Feldman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano - Faculty Recital
Fri, September 20th, 2019
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Presenting works of Beethoven, Ronald Feldman, cello, and Doris Stevenson, piano, are joined by special guest Sheila Fiekowsky, violinist with the Boston Symphony, and visual artist Martina Muller.
Martina Muller presents a visual representation of Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 102, No. 1 in a video shown simultaneously to the musical performance. The work interprets the colors and motions of the music, and the inner essence and mood of the piece in flowing and translucent paint.
The night of Beethoven continues with 7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; 12 Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Händel, from Judas Maccabaeus; and Sonata for Cello and Piano op. 102, No. 2 in D Major. For Beethoven’s Piano Trio op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost,” Mr. Feldman and Ms. Stevenson are joined by violinist Sheila Fiekowsky.
About Ronald Feldman
After a long career in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section starting in 1967 at the age of 19, 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, Mr. 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. He is the musical director of the Longwood Symphony and continues to be an active cellist, conductor, and member of the Williams Chamber Players.