Performance Schedule 2018/19

Kandinsky Trio Series:

Opening Concert, World Premiere of Hyperion

Saturday, September 15, 7:30 pm
Olin Theater: $20/$12
Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333

The Kandinsky’s 31st season will kick off with a program of beloved classics and include a world premiere. Haydn’s charming, succinct Trio in F Major will serve as an aperitif for the premiere of Eric Lyon’s Hyperion, a work for piano trio and computer. Renowned electro/acoustic composer Eric Lyon is an Associate Professor of Composition at Virginia Tech and a recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Award.

Hyperion was composed to fulfill this prestigious national award. This program will close with Mendelssohn’s Trio in D Minor, called: “a master-trio of our time…it shows the creator’s artistic power, which now appears to be near its full bloom” by the composer Robert Schumann in 1840. A thought that still holds true today!

Kandinsky Trio Series:

Baroque Extravaganza

Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Olin Theater: $20/$12
Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333

Acclaimed tenor, Brian Thorsett, a popular collaborator with the Kandinskys over the past 3 seasons will honor our series again with a performance of Monteverdi’s beautiful and innovative II combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Handel’s breathtaking cantata Armida abbondonata will also be featured.

Assisting artists are violinist John Irrera, called “moving and hypnotic” by the Santa Barbara Daily Sound, and violist Molly Wilkens-Reed, winner of the Israel Dorman Memorial Award in Strings given by Peabody Conservatory in 2018.

Kandinsky Trio Series:

Reflections on Eternity

Saturday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Olin Theater: $20/$12
Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333

Join us for a multimedia presentation of Olivier Messiaen’s stunning Quartet for the End of Time. One of most significant works of the 20th century, this piece was composed while Messiaen was an inmate in a German prisoner-of-war camp in 1940. His musical source was not in “the cataclysms and monsters of the Apocalypse, but rather in its silences of adoration, its marvelous visions of peace”.

Performing with the Kandinskys will be clarinetist Igor Begelman, award winning actress /narrator Patricia Raun and featuring the brilliant art work of Bill Rutherfoord. Beethoven’s exuberant Trio in E flat Major, Op. 1,#1 will open the concert.

Lynn University, Artist Series:

Music of Mozart and Czerny with violist Ralph Fielding

Sunday, February 10, 4:00 pm
Lynn University
Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Lynn University, 3601 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Roanoke Beth Israel Synagogue:

Music of Shostakovich and Fanny Mendelssohn
Sunday, March 10, 3:00 pm
Roanoke Beth Israel Synagogue
920 Franklin Road

LyonFest 2019:

Beats and Chaos

Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm – 11 pm
Hosted by Eric Lyon and Mary Guidera
Areté Venue and Gallery
67 West St #103
Brooklyn, New York 11222

A night celebrating the music of 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and computer music pioneer, Eric Lyon featuring long-time collaborators violin duo, String Noise (Conrad Harris & Pauline Kim Harris), Kyle Hutchins (saxophone), Kathleen Supove (piano), Max Mandel (viola), Margaret Lancaster (flute), Jay Crone (trombone), Jason Crafton (trumpet), Cory Bracken (percussion), and the Kandinsky Trio (Elizabeth Bachelder, Benedict Goodfriend, and Alan Weinstein).

This event will present two marathon sets of mostly recent works involving instrumental and electronic interactions with beats and chaos.

Kandinsky Trio Series:

Wonders of the Classical Age

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 pm
Olin Theater: $20/$12
Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333

Mozart’s radiant Piano Quartet in E flat Major and Czerny’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, an unknown gem, will be the featured works for this concert. Today, Czerny is remembered as a famous piano teacher but he wrote over 1,000 compositions. This passionate, stormy piece is a wonderful example of his gift for melody and master of the classical form.

Violist Ralph Fielding returns to perform with us for a second time. Mr. Fielding is a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and has held positions in the Utah Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

River Arts Series:

Music of Beethoven and Messiaen with clarinetist Igor Begelman, Art by Bill Rutherfoord.

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Andrus on Hudson Auditorium
185 Old Broadway
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Concerts at the Lounge Series:

Music of Beethoven and Messiaen with clarinetist Igor Begelman, Art by Bill Rutherfoord, narration by Patricia Raun.

Sunday, April 7, 4:00 pm
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
128 Pinehurst Avenue at West 183rd Street
New York, New York

Season Extra:

The Solace Quartet

Sunday, May 5, 3:00 pm
Olin Recital Hall: Free event

This NYC piano quartet will perform Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E Flat Minor