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Walnut Creek Pinchas Zukerman Concert- February 26 3pm
February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$44 - $70
The multiple Grammy-winning marvel – equally renowned as violinist, violist and conductor – does not give many recitals in the Bay Area, so this will be a rare opportunity to hear one of the legends of our time: a deeply musical virtuoso, currently playing at the height of his powers.
MOZART Sonata in G Major, K. 301
BEETHOVEN Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3
BRAHMS Sonatensatz (from FAE Sonata)
BRAHMS Sonata No. 3 in D minor
“Mr. Zukerman is a total hedonist at heart, and without pressing or forcing his instrument he generated a warm, liquid sound that effortlessly filled the hall.”
—The New York Times
The multiple Grammy-winning Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards have inspired audiences and critics alike over four decades.
Mr. Zukerman’s 2015-2016 season included over 100 performances throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In his seventh season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, he lead the ensemble in concerts in the United Kingdom and on an extensive U.S. tour. Additional orchestral engagements include the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and New World Symphonies, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for tour dates including New York’s Carnegie Hall. He visited the Mariinsky, Korean Chamber and San Carlo Orchestras, toured with Salzburg Camerata and Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and returned to Australia for appearances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane and West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth. He performed recitals in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Australia, and toured with the Zukerman Trio in the US, Italy, Spain, Australia, Japan and throughout South America. In 2016, he begins his tenure as Artist-in-Association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1948, Pinchas Zukerman came to America in 1962 where he studied at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian. He has been awarded the Medal of Arts, the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence and was appointed as the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative’s first instrumentalist mentor in the music discipline. Mr. Zukerman’s extensive discography contains over 100 titles, and has earned him two Grammy awards and 21 nominations. This season sees the release of Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 and Double Concerto with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and cellist Amanda Forsyth, recorded in live performances at Ottawa’s Southam Hall.
February 26 3pm
Hofmann Theatre, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
RSVP at http://www.chambermusicsf.org/walnutcreek_concerts.htm#zuk