Carrizozo Music begins its 2017 season with a performance by Piatigorsky Foundation musicians Igor Begelman, clarinet and Yoni Levyatov, piano, on Monday, February 20 at 6:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo. The musicians also will perform at 9:00 AM at the Old Gym of Carrizozo School. Both concerts are open to the public and the evening concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. Mr. Begelman performed to a SRO audience at Carrizozo Music’s premier classical concert in 2011. Thanks to the generosity of Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House for sponsoring these concerts.
Exhilarating virtuosity and imagination that compliment his “gracious sense of style and excellent musical personality” have become trademarks for clarinetist IGOR BEGELMAN. Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the award given to outstanding American artists, he has performed recitals in the United States, Europe, Japan and Israel and as a soloist with such orchestras as the Houston, Savannah and New Haven Symphonies, Boston Classical Orchestra, as well as the Odense Simfoniker and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Equally accomplished as a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Begelman has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at festivals throughout the world including Marlboro, Caramoor, Moab, Tanglewood and Schleswig-Holstein. He is Professor of Clarinet at the North Carolina School of the Arts and also teaches at Brooklyn and Sarah Lawrence Colleges. In addition to being part of The Piatigorsky Foundation roster, Igor Begelman is also affiliated with Astral Artistic Services, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization dedicated to guiding the careers of America's most exceptional musicians.
YONI LEVYATOV, winner of the San Jose International Piano Competition, is recognized as a musician with “an appealing electricity” (The New York Times). The Russian-born Israeli pianist and composer made his recital debut at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and his New York City concerto debut under the baton of Philippe Entremont. He has also been heard with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Bogota Philharmonic, Denver Brass, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. His compositional oeuvre includes works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra. Beyond the classical realm, he has toured with the JP Joffre Hard Tango Band across the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Levyatov was a recipient of the Dorothy McKenzie Artist Recognition Award, and was a Silver Medalist at the International Boesendorfer Piano Competition. He was awarded the Clairmont Prize in Tel Aviv and has been a scholar of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2017 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer pops and school outreach concerts with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and surrounding area.
To reach Trinity United Methodist Church from Route 54, turn West at 12th Street, between The 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks. Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 10th Street and D Avenue, GPS 1001 D Avenue. Carrizozo School Old Gym is directly across the street from the church.
Carrizozo Music will present two free, family-oriented concerts in Carrizozo in the latter part of October. On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 PM, Albuquerque-based Altura Winds Piano Trio will perform a program for bassoon, flute and piano by John Steinmetz, Johann Joachim Quantz, Friedrich Kuhlau and Daniel Davis. Davis will debut a piece written for this concert and will give a talk prior to its performance. A reception will follow with refreshments served. The event begins at 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 10th Avenue and D Street.
A school concert will take place the following day, Monday, Oct. 24 at the Carrizozo Old Gym beginning at 10 a.m. The community and school outreach concerts are sponsored by an Otero Electric Round-up Grant.
The Altura Winds Trio’s Danielle Frabutt plays flute, piccolo, alto and bass flute. Originally from Ohio, Frabutt has played with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Austin, Texas-based Brier Hill Revisited, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and the Festivale Della Culture’s Festival Orchestra in Bergamo, Italy. With her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Performance, Danielle whole-heartedly believes in the accessibility of music to others in the form of performance and education as a means to social connection and development
Stefanie Przybylska is the principal bassoonist with the NM Philharmonic and the Santa Fe Symphony orchestras. Before moving to New Mexico, Stefanie was active as a freelance musician in Chicago where she performed frequently with the Chicago Symphony both in the US and on tour. A graduate of Juilliard School, Przbylska recently finished her a doctorate from Texas Tech.
Steve Wiseman began piano studies at the Quincy Conservatory of Music, Quincy, Illinois, at age 11, giving his first full-length piano concert at age 12. He graduated from Oberlin with honors in 1971 with a senior recital chosen for broadcast on the nationally syndicated NPR radio program "music from Oberlin." Upon moving to New Mexico, Steve became Director of Keyboard Studies at the New Mexico School of Music where he taught and performed. Steve is currently active as staff pianist for Paradise Hills United Methodist Church. He can also be found on occasion every week at the Peyton-Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, performing a variety of piano solo selections.
On Friday, Oct. 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m., guitarist Jack Sanders will perform at the Carrizozo Town Hall, located at 400 9th Street. Come at 10 a.m. for coffee and muffins. Kids are welcome!
A recent soloist with The California Philharmonic and having performed during the Sitka Summer and Kapalua Music Festivals, Sanders in on a tour of Arizona and New Mexico on behalf of The Piatigorsky Foundation of NYC. An accomplished luthier, Sanders builds modern guitars, vihuelas, baroque guitars and 19th Century instruments. Recently, he built Rene Lacôte (c. 1830) copies for the San Francisco Conservatory and Yale University, and a baroque guitar after Stradivarius (1700) for the UCLA Baroque Ensemble. A faculty member of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University since 1980, he received his degrees from California Institute of the Arts in 1980.
Both concerts are presented by Carrizozo Music, a not-for-profit organization that sponsors classical and summer popular music concerts and whose mission is to bring free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County. The organization is also committed to bringing music to children through its student outreach concerts. For more information on the concerts or Carrizozo Music, call Elaine Brannen at (575) 648-2757.