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.