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The Boston Conservatory Presents String Masters: Helen Callus

(BOSTON—Oct. 23, 2011) The Boston Conservatory presents Helen Callus, viola, and Boston Conservatory faculty member Max Levinson, piano, in the popular String Masters series, a unique offering of internationally renowned musicians performing under the artistic direction of Andrew Mark and Irina Muresanu. The performance takes place Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at 5 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and FREE for students with valid ID. Tickets are available by phone at 617-912-9222 or at http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com/. 

Program

Bach:Gamba Sonata in D Major 

  •     Adagio
  •     Allegro
  •     Andante
  •     Allegro

Mendelssohn: Sonata in c minor 

  •     Adagio-Allegro
  •     Minuetto: Allegro molto
  •     Andante con variazioni
  •     Allegro molto

Wieniawski: Reverie in f sharp minor

Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 25, No. 4 

  •     Sehr Lebhaft, markiert und kraftvoll
  •     Sehr langsame Vietel 
  •     Finale, lebhafte Viertel

About Helen Callus

Hailed by American Record Guide as “one of the world’s greatest violists”, British violist Helen Callus has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. She has delighted audiences from around the world including those of Russia, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and extensively throughout the United States. Callus has performed at chamber music festivals including the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Palaces of St. Petersburg Chamber Music Festival in Russia and the Dilijan Chamber Music Series in Los Angeles to name a few.  She has collaborated with such world class ensembles as the Tokyo and Juilliard String Quartets. Her 2006 recording of the Walton Viola Concerto, with

the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Taddei, was named ”orchestral disc of the month” by Classic FM Magazine, and “most beautiful Walton on disc” by the 2006 Penguin Guide to Compact Discs.

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu. 

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