We are excited to announce our 2017-18 Season of concerts at Cecilia S. Cohen Hall on the campus of East Stroudsburg University.
I’m personally gratified that THE ULYSSES QUARTET will serve as our Principal Artists for 2017-18. These remarkable young musicians will present three separate concerts dedicated to “The Art of the String Quartet.” Their appearance last April (which included Haydn, Brahms and the first performance of David Williams’ Quartet “Black Horses”) was an audience sensation. Returning to Cohen Hall as laureates of the 2017 Osaka Chamber Music Competition, the Quartet will explore repertory from the Classical period through the Modern era.
Pianist LANIA PANIYEVA will appear in October 2017 with music by Rachmaninov, Brahms, Ravel and the “Appassionata” Sonata of Beethoven. Born in Ukraine, Miss Paniyeva has taken the world of international competitions by storm, winning prizes at the Gilels, Prokofiev Memorial and Voice of Music contests, among others.
TINA BOUEY, Violin and TATIANA TESSMAN, Piano will give a Duo Recital in May 2018 with a program including the Saint-Saens D Minor Violin Sonata. Both artists have been hailed as among the most powerful performers of their generation, as independent soloists and as a Duo.
STEPHEN WHALE Piano, previous L’ARCHET Principal Artist and a great favorite of our audiences, will appear in recital in April 2018 with music by Debussy, Mozart, Rautaavara and Chopin.
Finally, THE AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA will return to our series in Spring 2018, date to be determined, with an all-Bach Concert featuring acclaimed Violinist Stephanie Chase as soloist.
I won’t say more for now except that we hope you will join us! Please feel free to write to me with your thoughts and reactions.
—Donald Dal Maso