Bloomingdale School of Music
Haydn and Brahms: Trios and Quartets
October 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
New York, New York — Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to a free concert of Haydn and Brahms: Trios and Quartets on Friday, October 21 in the David Greer Recital Hall at their home site located at 323 West 108th Street (off of Broadway) in Manhattan. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.
Chamber music for piano and strings is central to the works of Haydn and Brahms. This program features one of the final piano trios by Haydn, followed by the last piano quartet of Brahms. Haydn’s light-hearted and virtuosic trio is joyful and extroverted. By contrast, Brahms’ quartet is brooding and dramatic as it journeys across a spectrum of tragedy and heroism. Featured musicians will include: Tim McCullough, piano, Naho Parrini, violin, Aundrey Mitchell, viola, and Alberto Parrini, cello.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Naho Tsutsui Parrini, violinist, a native of Japan is a member of South Country Concerts, the Contemporary Chamber Players and the Booklyn Chamber Players and has collaborated in performances with distinguished artists such as Colin Carr and members of the Emerson and Mendelssohn String Quartets. Ms. Parrini has given recitals throughout the United States and Japan and soloed with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bacheclor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and Master of Music Doctorate of Musical Arts at SUNY at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers include Kevin Lawrence, Mitchell Stern and Philip Setzer. She is a professor of violin at the Bloomingdale School of Music and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.
Born in Italy, cellist Alberto Parrini has been principal cellist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic since 2007 and performs regularly with the American Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As a founding member of the Zukofsky Quartet he has given performances of the complete string quartets of Milton Babbitt in New York and Chicago. He performed throughout the U.S. with the American Chamber Players from 2004 to 2010, was the cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in 2002-03 and spent one season as assistant principal cellist with the Richmond Symphony. Alberto has toured extensively with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project and performed with Continuum, New Jersey Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra. His festival appearances include Evian, Tanglewood, Taos, Verbier, Ottawa, Montreal, San Miguel de Allende, Spoleto U.S.A., [email protected], The Weekend of Chamber Music and the Piatigorsky seminar. His principal studies were with Timothy Eddy, Joel Krosnick, David Soyer, Colin Carr and Enrico Egano; he is a graduate of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School.
Aundrey Mitchell, violist, has performed throughout the United States and abroad as an orchestra player, chamber musician, and soloist with appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kimmel Center. As soloist, she has performed with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, and the Antara Ensemble. An avid chamber musician, she has participated in numerous festivals including the Taos School of Music and the L’Ecole d’Arts Americaines at Fontainebleau, France. Ms. Mitchell received BM and MM degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Lucien Joel, post graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Karen Ritscher, and earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rutgers University studying with Michael Tree. In addition to performing, Ms. Mitchell is a dedicated teacher and active clinician. She teaches at the Bloomingdale School of Music, the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont and at the City University of New York.
Pianist Tim McCullough was born in Cardiff, Wales into a musical family. He considers himself fortunate to have a father who is a very accomplished pianist. By the time he was about six weeks old he had already heard a whole host of beautiful piano literature. As a result he grew up swimming in the sound of piano music. At age eight his family relocated to Dallas, Texas and he later moved to New York to pursue graduate piano studies. He received his B.M from the University of Texas and his M.M from Manhattan School of Music. Although he can’t choose one favorite composer, he particularly enjoys playing the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Messiaen.
ABOUT BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Now in its 52nd year, BSM has served more than 80,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music-making, including early childhood classes, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. With accessibility central to its mission, more than 20% of Bloomingdale’s student body receives financial aid and scholarship assistance annually. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit www.bsmny.org, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email [email protected]