Martin Majkut Music Director

Masterworks 3

2016-2017 Season Sponsor
Jim Collier

January 27, 28, 29

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“A beautifully balanced approach … Refined yet impetuous, noble yet spirited” New York Times

Program

Lejava: Candide Overture
U.S. PREMIERE

Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Alon Goldstein, piano

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Masterworks Series Ashland performances
Sponsored by Bob Pohl
Masterworks Series Medford performances
Sponsored by Anonymous
Soloist Sponsored by Helen Hanson

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Program Notes

Alon Goldstein

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, and Vancouver symphonies as well as the Israel, London, Radio France and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, under the baton of such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Peter Oundjian, Yoel Levi, Leon Fleisher and others.

He opened the 2015-16 season with a concert tour in China performing Mozart concerti nos. 20 and 21 arranged for piano and string quintet. This same program was featured also at the Ravinia festival as well as New York’s Town Hall to sold out houses. Mr. Goldstein’s new CD featuring these two concerti together with the Fine Arts Quartet was just released to great critical acclaim on the Naxos label.

Other recent highlights include a debut with the Toronto Symphony, performances with the Tokyo Quartet in their final tour, two world premieres of concerti that were written for Mr. Goldstein – “Lost Souls” by Avner Dorman with the Kansas City Symphony under Michael Stern, and “Ornaments” by Mark Kopytman with the Jerusalem Camerata, and performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo. Solo recitals include concerts in Beijing (Forbidden City), Moscow (Kremlin), New York (Town Hall), Chicago, Guatemala City, Kent (UK), Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.

Goldstein has performed at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, Verbier, Prussia Cove and Jerusalem music festivals. Over the past several years he has also taught and played at the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, New York’s International Keyboard Festival and “Tel Hai” international piano master classes held in Israel.

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Listen to Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 Below: