On Monday, April 14, at 7pm, Qing Li, violin, and Richard Dowling, piano, will present an evening of Mozart, Debussy, Saint-Saens and Shostakovich at the Trinity United Methodist Church on 10th at D Ave. in Carrizozo. This Carrizozo Music in the Parks and Piatigorsky Foundation of NYC concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. The performance is free and open to the public. To reach the church, turn west from Route 54 at the Carrizozo Chamber Caboose, go to the stop sign and turn South on E Avenue, then take the first right to D Avenue and 10th. Carrizozo Music is able to offer this concert thanks to the generosity of Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House and their commitment to enhancing the quality of cultural entertainment and education in Carrizozo.
Last Fall, Richard Dowling played to a standing room only audience. We are pleased to welcome him back to Carrizozo.
For more information about 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 provide free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizon Development Center.
For over 23 years, The Piatigorsky Foundation’s commitment to artistic excellence and public outreach has fascinated many avid concert goers, as well as curious first-timers. It is this combination of complimentary access, flamboyant performances, and human warmth that makes Piatigorsky Foundation concerts so appealing to diverse audiences. Last year, the Foundation presented two tours of 16 concerts in New Mexico reaching over 2,500 people in Lovington, Jal, Carrizozo, Albuquerque, and Hobbs. This season, The Foundation will again present two tours in the state. The Fall tour took place in October 2013, and the Spring tour will take place April 2014, beginning in Carrizozo and concluding in Las Cruces.
Astonishing in her musical versatility, violinist QING LI brings great warmth, poise, and insight to
her music making. Solo performances have garnered such critical praise as, “Qing was flawless... Her
style was impeccable..." (The Richmond Times, 2008). At the same time, she is a sought-after chamber
musician, having collaborated with such luminaries as Pinchas Zukerman and Leon Fleischer. She is also admired as one of the country’s most accomplished orchestral players and was appointed Principal Second Violin with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001. Born in Beijing, China, Qing Li began studying violin at age four, and by age twelve, won her acceptance to the Central Conservatory. Discovered at a master class by Berl Senofsky, who brought her to the Peabody Conservatory with a fellowship scholarship, Ms. Li has won numerous international competitions and awards. She has been a recitalist and chamber musician in halls throughout the great cities of America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Radio and television broadcasts of her work as soloist and chamber musician have been aired on National Public Radio’s Baltimore affiliate station WYPR, and were featured on the Voice of America.
Hailed by The New York Times as “an especially impressive fine young pianist,” RICHARD DOWLING appears regularly across the United States in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras. Career highlights include a sold-out New York orchestral debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and a solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York. Mr. Dowling has performed in the Far East, Australia, Africa and Europe. In 2001, Mr. Dowling released a compact disc entitled Sweet and Low-Down containing virtually all of the solo piano works by George Gershwin on the Klavier Records label. World’s Greatest Rags, a disc of Dowling playing a collection of his favorite American ragtime piano repertoire, was released in 2004. He has also recorded two CDs of Chopin, three CDs of cello and piano works with cellist Evan Drachman and a three-CD set of pop songs called A Perfect Moment. His most recent recording, Music of Old New York, features songs and piano rags inspired by The Big Apple at the turn of the century. Mr. Dowling studied at Yale University and The University of Texas, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance.
About The Piatigorsky Foundation: Evan Drachman established The Piatigorsky Foundation in 1990 in honor of his grandfather Gregor Piatigorsky. Piatigorsky deeply believed in the healing and inspiration power of classical music. He once said, “Music makes life better. Music is a necessity. It is rich. It is imaginative. It is magnificent. And it is for everyone.” The Piatigorsky Foundation is committed to carrying on Piatigorsky’s mission by evoking cultural curiosity through educational and accessible live performances.