Abendmusik: Musicians from the North Carolina Symphony perform chamber music for clarinet and strings
February 20, 7:00pm
Quartet for Clarinet and Strings Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
I. Notturno: Adagio
II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
III. Serenade: Tempo di Valse
IV. Abschied: Larghetto
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, op. 115 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
III. Andantino—Presto non assai
IV. Con Moto
Andrew Lowy, clarinet
Dovid Friedlander, violin
Maria Evola, violin
Sam Gold, viola
David Meyer, cello
About the Performers
Andrew Lowy is the principal clarinetist of the North Carolina Symphony, having been appointed to the position in 2010 at the age of 22 while a graduate student at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He previously completed his bachelor's degree at Harvard College, where he studied music and linguistics. In 2012, Andrew made his solo debut with the North Carolina Symphony, performing works of Debussy and Weber. Besides his work with the Symphony, Andrew has been an active chamber musician in the Triangle, performing with the Mallarmé Chamber Players and appearing on the Manning Chamber Music Series at William Peace University.
Before joining the North Carolina Symphony, Andrew performed with the New World Symphony and held summer fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center and Music Academy of the West. Originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, he attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division while in high school, and has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in the area, including the Queens Symphony Orchestra and the Yonkers Philharmonic. His primary teachers have been Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, and Tom Martin.
Dovid Friedlander, violin, has been a member of the North Carolina Symphony as Associate Concertmaster since 2005. He previously held a position in the Columbus Symphony and was the Assistant Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony. He has also played with the Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony in concerts and on tour, with such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Mariss Jansons, and Claudio Abbado.
In addition to playing with the North Carolina Symphony, Dovid is an active chamber musician in the Raleigh area. He also maintains a full teaching studio and was on the faculty of the Triada Music Festival in 2006 and 2007. Dovid has enjoyed soloing with the North Carolina Symphony each season, including three performances of Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 4 in January of 2009. He also played solo with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra during the Crosscurrents Chamber Festival in 2009 and 2010.
Mr. Friedlander studied with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster, William Preucil, at the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. While at the Cleveland Institute, he won the Jerome Gross award and his quartet was the recipient of the esteemed Darius Milhaud award.
Dovid plays on a David Burgess violin, made in 1987.
Principal Second Violin of the North Carolina Symphony, Elizabeth Phelps grew up outside New Haven, Connecticut and began playing violin at the age of 4. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Paul Kantor and Stephen Rose. While a student, she also played in a number of local orchestras, including the Canton Symphony under Gerhardt Zimmermann where she was assistant principal second violin. In 2009, she began her fellowship with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas where she performed as concertmaster and participated in many special chamber projects, including performing Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" with Paula Robison in February of 2012. She participated in the Verbier and Lucerne Festivals in Switzerland.
North Carolina Symphony Principal Viola Samuel Gold began studying the viola at the age of four with Sherida Josephson of the Des Moines Symphony. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied primarily with Martha Strongin Katz and Roger Tapping, and the University of Iowa, where he studied with Christine Rutledge and Elizabeth Oakes. Samuel has performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Taos School of Music, and the Montreal International String Quartet Academy. In May of 2008 he performed as soloist with the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra after winning the school's concerto/aria competition. Samuel is delighted to be joining the North Carolina Symphony this season as Principal Viola.
Cellist David Meyer joins the North Carolina Symphony after performing for a year as a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He has performed solo, symphonic, and chamber music in North America, Europe, and Asia as part of festivals of Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Britten- Pears, Moritzburg, Viana do Castelo, Carteret, and Colorado College. He served as principal cellist of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony, Britten-Pears Orchestra, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, NEC Philharmonia, NEC's conductorless Chamber Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Thornton Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and Claremont Young Musician's Orchestra. As concerto soloist he has performed with the Colorado College Summer Festival Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, and Claremont Young Musician's Orchestra. David gave the European Premier performance of the Sonata for Solo Violoncello by Los Angeles based composer NL Qosqadi in 2007, as well as several Boston premiers (BNMI) in 2008-2012. A zealous chamber musician, he was the cellist of the string quartet Tetrachord, performing in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in a 2009 Honors recital, and was a founding member of the Discovery Ensemble of Boston.
After childhood cello training with Rick Mooney in Southern California, and further schooling at the Chicago and Ithaca Suzuki Institutes, National Cello Institute, World Cello Congress, and Encore School for Strings, David studied at USC with Eleonore Schoenfeld. He later studied in the studios of Nathaniel Rosen and Laurence Lesser. He has also worked with cellists David Ying, Bion Tsang, Johannes Moser, Dorothea Figueroa, Gilda Barston, Ivan Monighetti, Peter Stumpf, and Bernhard Gmelin. In chamber music, his mentors include Midori, Kim Kashkashian, and David Dunford, and he has worked with Jan Vogler, Roger Tapping, Robert Mann, Victor Sazer, Donald Weilerstein, and the Borromeo, Cavani, St. Lawrence, and Ying String Quartets.
David holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, a Master's of Music from the New England Conservatory in Boston, and served a two-year fellowship at the New World Symphony. ?
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