Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Who says public anniversary celebrations must be limited to decade or half-decade observances? Not Russell Sherman and Wha-Kyung Byun. They celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary with a duo-piano concert that features music that was a wedding present to them. The late composer Earl Kim gave them a two-piano transcription of Mahler's Fourth Symphony arranged by Josef Venantius von Wöss, a prolific Viennese arranger and editor, who set numerous large scale Mahler works for two pianos. Sherman and Byun will play the Mahler, assisted by flutist Sooyun Kim, who will perform the music sung by a soprano soloist in the orchestral original. The program opens with Schubert's Divertissement à la hongroise.