AVERY FISHER PRIZE WINNING VIOLINIST TO PERFORM IN HUDSON

Elmar Oliveira with Robert Koenig
Saturday, May 12th – 5 p.m.
The Hudson Armory
51 North Fifth Street, Hudson, NY

Elmar Oliveira, the only American violinist to ever win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition (1978), will be performing in Hudson as the finale of the 2011-2012 season of ClaverackLanding.  The musician, who began his study of the violin at the age of 9, has been a Grammy nominee and is Artist-in-Residence at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida.

Come listen to an “old fashioned” violin concert.

Oliveira has chosen a traditional program beginning with a Handel Sonata.  “It’s a piece that used to be played quite often,” he says, “but is seldom on programs these days.  He’s following that with Dvorak Opus 100 for violin and piano – another piece not performed often.  “They are both beautiful, but seem to be out of favor,” he explains.  After intermission the program will continue with Debussy.  Oliveira says the choice is “very impressionistic” and “Stylistically very different from what comes before.”

“Finally,” he says with a laugh, “are the pieces that I consider dessert.  “Included are Brahms – Scherzo from the FAE Sonata, Tchaikovsky – Melodie, Opus 42, No. 3, and Wieniawski – Mazurka Opus 19, No. 2.   “They are all short pieces,” he explains.  “Once I’ve finished with the more substantial and complicated sonatas, these allow me to have much more fun with the audience.”

Please join us for the fun.

The violinist, and his accompanist, pianist Robert Koenig, will be performing in The Hudson Armory, 51 North Fifth Street, a building that is about to embark on a major make-over.  “We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to use this historic space,” says Gwen Gould, founder of ClaverackLanding.  “The room we’re using has wonderful acoustics and most of its original detail.  It’s a great venue for this season’s final performance.”

The concert begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th.  A reception, also in The Hudson Armory, will follow the performance and will be an opportunity for those attending to meet the musicians.  Tickets for the concert are $30.00.  An additional $15.00 is required to attend the reception.  For information and tickets, go to www.ClaverackLanding.org.

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Thanks and we look forward to seeing you.

The Music Lovers of ClaverackLanding