Spotlight on Faculty – Music of Schubert and Kreisler
Featuring Tyler Cassidy-Heacock, soprano; Cora Swenson Lee, cello; Warner Iveris, guitar.
The program is built around two pieces David Hochstein is known to have played on violin: Schubert’s lied “Ave Maria” and Fritz Kreisler’s “Liebesleid.”
Schubert is now well known for his song cycles for piano and voice, but there is anecdotal evidence that he may have also played guitar. Using arrangements made by 19th-century Parisian guitarist Napoléon Coste, Tyler Cassidy-Heacock will be singing three Schubert songs accompanied Warner Iveris on guitar.
Cora Swenson Lee will perform Schubert’s famous Arpeggione Sonata, originally written for a type of bowed guitar-like instrument of the same name and piano, on cello with guitar accompaniment.
Austrian-born violinist Fritz Kreisler was one of the most famous classical musicians in the world during the first decade of the 20th century and his original compositions remain staples of the violin repertoire. Lee and Iveris will perform Kreisler’s “Liebesleid” as an homage to David Hochstein.
Since 1991, Spotlight on Faculty has highlighted the prestigious Hochstein faculty in a variety of ensembles and musical genres from chamber music and dance to jazz, contemporary, and classical. A key feature of the Spotlight on Faculty concerts is that Hochstein faculty members work together to create their own program and submit proposals to perform on the series.
Each concert begins at 7:00 pm, lasts about an hour, and is followed by a “meet the artists” reception. Admission is $10 per person, with a $20 family maximum. Concerts are free to Hochstein students/families, faculty, and staff.
The Spotlight on Faculty concert series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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