The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on February 1, 1981 · Page 88
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Sunday, February 1, 1981
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THE TENNESSEAN, Sun-ay, February 1, 1981 5-F Two Generations of Pianists Scheduled Current Music Guide By GRAEME BROWNING .The old wisdom about "too much of a good thing" certainly won't hold true this month when two generations of a renowned musical family appear here in separate concerts. . Piano great Rudolf Serkin will be the guest of the Nashville Symphony on Tuesday, Feb. . 24, in the annual "Celebrity" concert. And his son, pianist Peter Serkin, a much-heralded performer in his own right, will give a con- "ior( QatiirHav in VanHorhilt'c T.anerfnrH Anrii- 1 b WMbMA UJ . V W1AA4 U UUUg.VI V ,torium in its regular Chamber Music Series. , dVVVUUlU U wtv VMVll uiniu iu titv v v his performance, it should be noted that Pe-. ter was born in 1947, the fourth of six children, and entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia 11 years later. He studied there with his father, among others, and -made his concert debut at age 12 in performance at the Marlboro Music Festival. Since then he has appeared with most of the world's major symphonies, both in the United States .ojiuautvaui In 1973 Peter formed the chamber ensemble TASHI (Tibetan for "good fortune") with .violinist Ida Kavaf ian, cellist Fred Sherry and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Three years later they became the first classical ensemble 'to appear at "The Bottom Line," one of New 1U1A A.IOJV UlgUWfVMI " HKI M f formed their signature piece, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. Peter himself has also been heard in chamber music with such string quartets as the Budapest, Guar- neri and Galimir, and at such festivals as the Tanglewood, Spoleto and the Casals Festival in botn rraaes ana ruerto ttico. ' - He was nominated for two Grammy awards in 11976 for a recording of six Mozart concertos and for a recording of Messiaen's Vingt " : Regards sur I'Enfant Jesus and he has been instrumental in introducing new works by such contemporary composers as Toru Tak-emiit'su. Beginning with his position as co-director of the noontime concerts for the Spole- i if ss t ? f Rudolf Serkin Annual 'Celebrity' soloist to Festivals in 1977, Peter has been widely involved with many of this country's most pres- tigious summer music events. This season, his schedule includes a performance with Andre Previn and the Pittsburgh Symphony and a solo recital on the Lincoln Center "Great Performers" series, as well as the recital at Van-derbilt. ... . Rudolf Serkin has been called "the outstanding living exponent of the German Romantic piano tradition" by the New York Times. He was born in Eger, Bohemia (now Czechoslovakia) in 1903 and educated in Vienna, where he made his debut at age 12 with the Vienna Symphony. In 1933 he made his first appearance in the United States in a concert with the Busch Quartet in the Coolidge Festival at the Library of Congress, and three years later he made a formal debut here with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Arturo Toscani-ni. He taught at the Curtis Institute from 1939 to 1975 and served as its director from 1968 to 1975. With three performances at White House state dinners to his credit, Rudolf Serkin also holds honorary doctorate degrees from the Curtis Insitute, Harvard University, Williams College, Temple University, Oberlin College,. Marlboro College, the University of Vermont and the University of Rochester. In late 1960 he toured the Orient on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in 1963 President Johnson awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A resident of Vermont, Serkin serves as president and artistic director of the Marlboro School of Music and the Marlboro Festival, whose touring chamber ensemble will also perform at Vanderbilt on March 14. Peter Serkin's program Saturday will include Haydn's Sonata No. 59 in E flat, Stefan Wolpe's Passacaglia and Bach's Aria With Thirty Variations. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $3, $4 and $5 or free with a Vanderbilt I.D. For. information call 322-2425. Rudolf Serkin's performance will also begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7.50, $12.50 and $15.50, available from the TicketMaster box office at the Performing Arts Center and at Ticket-Master outlets. For information call 741-2787. Sack Lunch Highlights Pianists Those whose work takes them to the downtown business district will want to note that the second "Sack Lunch and Symphony" lecturediscussion will be held Thursday on the stage of the Performing Arts Center's Jackson Hall. Sponsored by the Nashville Symphony Guild and the Junior League of Nashville, the series is designed as a free lunch-hour music appreciation course directed toward, but not limited to, persons in the downtown business district. At this week's session pianists Anne Gamble Kennedy and Matthew Kennedy, husband and wife members of the faculty at Fisk University, will discuss the upcoming Nashville Symphony concert featuring pianist Gary Graffman. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy will focus on Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand, Graff- 'f Nw - PeterSerkin Recital set at Vanderbilt man's solo for the concert, and certain passages from the work will be highlighted and performed. The public is invited and encouraged to bring sack lunches. Coffee will be available and tickets for the upcoming concert may be purchased at the lecture. Nine Choirs Set In Belmont Festival Belmont College will host nine outstanding high school chamber choirs Thursday through Saturday in its first Chamber Choir Festival, featuring noted composer Jean Berger. The Festival will include master classes with Berger, intermediate-size choir concerts open to the public and a final mass choir concert featuring Berger's choral cycle Of Life. The intermediate choirs will be directed by Belmont music faculty members Sherry Kelly, Keith Moore and Jerry Warren, and the final concert will be under the composer's direction. A graduate of the University of Vienna, Berger received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. He has toured Europe and the Near East as a pianist and accompanist and has also served as assistant conductor at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro and as a member of the faculty of the Conservator Brasileiro de Musica. In 1942 he became a U.S. citizen and served in the Army in World War II. Afterward he was an arranger for CBS and NBC and a member of the music faculties of Middlebury College, the University of Illinois, the University of Colorado, Temple Buell College and the University of Arizona. He has won countless prizes for his choral works and has published widely inthe field of music history. The concerts will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. Saturday in Massey Auditorium. Admission is free to all. Sunday Crossword Puzzle Edited by Margaret Farrar and James C. Boldl fly'Francas . ,Henn . - ACROSS -1 'Joyce Carol ; fales book . . 5 ." 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M SHOPPING CENTER 2Jmtl ye-a-J LOCATION ONLY LADIES Interested in staying For the latest in fashion jf, Nashvje to attend news read Gloria Ballard appearing regulorly in college? The TENNESSEAN t"" j firstinfasnfannew, liiS-Tltf TODAY 'Kathryn Plummer, violist, and Marilyn Shields, pianist. Der-ryberry Hall, Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m. Free. Pat Woliver, tenor, and James Martin, pianist (faculty recital). Clement Auditorium, Austin Peay State University, 3 p.m. Free. TUESDAY Belmont Chorale Home Concert, Jerry L. Warren director. Massey Auditorium, Belmont College, 7:30 p.m. Free. THURSDAY "Sack Lunch and Symphony," featuring Anne Gamble Kennedy and Matthew Kennedy, pianists, in discussion of upcoming Nashville Symphony concert. Stage, Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, noon-1 p.m. Free. The Blair Quartet. Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave., 8 p.m. Admission. 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