Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum Mr. Kirshbaum begins the season on a tour with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Perth with the Barber Concerto.  He then returns to the United States for performances of the Haydn D Major Concerto with the San Diego Symphony and Jahja Ling.  In October, the Hyperion label will release a recording of the Schubert quintet with Mr. Kirshbaum and the celebrated Takács String Quartet.  Mr. Kirshbaum will join the quartet on a tour to include London's Wigmore Hall next spring.

Alongside his solo career, Mr. Kirshbaum is a renowned pedagogue who has influenced generations of young cellists as a committed and impassioned mentor. He served on the faculty of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for 35 years and remains International Chair of Cello. Currently he holds the Gregor Piatigorsky Endowed Chair in Violoncello at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.

This evening's masterclass will be live streamed.

The Program:

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A flat major
Sujin Lee, Dina Vainshtein
Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor
Seth Russell, Futaba Niekawa
Bach: Cello Suite No. 4
Zi Wang
Crumb: Cello Sonata
Marza Wilks

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Date: October 21, 2013 - 7:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Pierce Hall

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