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String Masters Series presents Yizhak Schotten, viola

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 5:00pm
Seully Hall

“One of America’s finest viola players. A leading light of the U.S. viola establishment.” —Strad Magazine

Accompanied by Katherine Collier, piano.

Israeli-born violist Yizhak Schotten was discovered and brought to the United States by the renowned violinist William Primrose. He won the prestigious Concert Artist Guild International Competition as a member of the Trio d'Accordo. Former member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he later became principal violist of the Cincinnati and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He and his wife, Katherine Collier, are artistic directors of the Maui Classical Music Festival in Hawaii and Strings in the Mountains in Colorado. Schotten is on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Music and has given master classes throughout the United States and abroad.

BACH: Sonata for viola and piano in c minor
    Adagio e mesto 
    Allegro non troppo
    Allegro scherzando

SCHUBERT: Sonata Arpeggione for viola and piano in a minor, D. 821
    Allegro moderato   

TETRIS: Transcriptions for viola and piano
    LISZT: Liebestraum
    J. S. BACH: Komm’, Susser Tod (Come Sweet Death)
    MENDELSSOHN: Song without Words (Sweet Remembrance)
    KREISLER: Tambourin Chinois
    BRAHMS: Minnelied, op. 71, No. 5

PROKOFIEV: Five Pieces from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet
    The Young Juliet
    Dance of the Knights
    Balcony scene

Masterclass: Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Studio 401 (FREE)

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