The 2017-18 Season
 

 Midtown Series
 Fridays at 8pm
 
 
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Sat, Sept. 16, 2017
 Robert deMaine, cello 
 Adam Neiman, piano

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017


Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
 Ensemble 4.1
 Piano "Windtet"

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017
 Ling-Ju Lai, piano
 inDepth Mini-Series

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

Sat, Nov. 18, 2017
 Juilliard String Quartet


Sat, Dec. 2, 2017
 London Handel Players
 *Special Venue*

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
 Trio Solisti
 Oakland WinterFest
 
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
 Yuri Gandelsman
 Oakland WinterFest
 
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
 Aeolus Quartet
 Oakland WinterFest
 

Sat, Feb. 3, 2018
 Dover Quartet
 David Shifrin, clarinet

Fri, Feb. 16, 2018
Stewart Goodyear, piano
inDepth Mini Series

Fri, Mar. 2, 2018
Ursula Oppens, piano
inDepth Mini Series

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018
 Sergei Babayan, piano
 inDepth Mini-Series

Sat, Apr. 14, 2018
 Fauré Quartett
 Piano Quartet
 

Sat, May 19, 2018
 Zukerman Trio
 Piano Trio

Oakland WinterFest: Aeolus Quartet

Aeolus Quartet
Yuri Gandelman, viola

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2018, 3PM

Varner Recital Hall at Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester

 

Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works to widely diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. Violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson formed the Aeolus Quartet in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since its inception, the all-American quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe with showings “worthy of a major-league quartet” (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News). 

Yuri Gandelsman was born in Russia and studied in Moscow with professors Heinrich Talalyan and Valentin Berlinsky. After winning the National Viola Competition in 1980 and joining the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra as principal violist and soloist, he became one of the USSR’s leading musicians. His collaborations included concerts with such renowned musicians as Sviatoslav Richter, Yevgeni Kissin, Vladimir Spivakov and the Borodin and Shostakovich quartets. In 1990, Gandelsman became the principal violist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. During the next 10 years he frequently performed as a soloist with the IPO under Maestro Zubin Mehta in Israel, the United States, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain. Gandelsman has performed solo recitals in many parts of the world, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Warsaw, Istanbul, Budapest and Florence. He has made numerous solo recordings for “Melodya,” “Sony Classical,” “Lyrinx,” “ASV” and “Naxos” labels.

 

“...undoubtedly one of the greatest violists of our time" 

The Jerusalem Post of Yuri Gandelsman
 


Program 
Haydn: String Quartet in F major, Op. 74, No. 2
Bartok: String Quartet No. 6
Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111