Cellist Anne Fagerburg, violist Morris Jacob and violinist Erin Schreiber — all members of the St. Louis Symphony — will join pianist Martin Kennedy, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences, and mezzo-soprano Nöel Prince, instructor in voice, for a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28.
Sponsored by the Department of Music and the St. Louis Symphony Community Partnership program, the concert will take place in Washington University’s E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, located in the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave., at the intersection with Delmar Boulevard.
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The program will open with Kennedy and Prince performing three works by Franz Liszt (1811-86) — Die Lorelei, Der du von dem Himmel bist and Jeanne D’Arc au Bucher — in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Prince and Kennedy will then present Drei Lieder, Op.11, by the American composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908), followed by MacDowell’s Three Songs for voice and piano, Op. 58.
Next, Schreiber, Jacob and Fagerburg will take the stage to perform the first String Trio in B-flat Major (allegro) for violin, viola and cello by Franz Schubert (1797-1828).
The three will then be joined by Kennedy for the concert finale, Piano Quartet in A minor by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) — a work chosen in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.
In addition, Dolores Pesce, professor and chair of music, will introduce the works by Liszt and MacDowell.
Fagerburg, a member of the cello section of the St. Louis Symphony since 1980, earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Ohio as well as both a master’s and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Before joining the orchestra, she toured the United States as a member of the Carmel Quartet and the Ellicott Piano Trio. She has played recitals in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland, New York City, Rochester, Buffalo, St. Louis, Albany and Fountainbleau, France. She also performs with the Ilex Trio.
Jacob, a member of the St. Louis Symphony since 1981, received his musical training at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Before joining the orchestra, he spent four years as associate principal violist of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony. Since coming to St. Louis, he has been very active playing chamber music and has appeared as a soloist with the Saint Louis Symphony Chamber Orchestra.
Kennedy earned a doctorate in composition from The Juilliard School as well as both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Indiana University. His music — published by Theodore Presser Co. — has been performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, the Haddonfield Symphony and the Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, among others. He remains active as a pianist, performing both as a soloist and in collaboration with such distinguished artists as violinist Lara St. John and flutist Thomas Robertello.
Prince, a longtime piano teacher in the St. Louis area, earned her master’s from Webster University, where she was among the 1997 University Aria Competition Winners. The following year, she participated in the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies at the Paris Conservatoire in France, where she received the Niekamp Award for Excellence in the interpretation of French melodie. In addition to teaching at Washington University, she remains adjunct voice faculty at Webster and teaches for Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ Spring Training for young singers.
Schreiber is currently the assistant concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, a post she assumed in May 2008 at age 20. She previously held a concertmaster fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She has appeared in recital throughout the United States as well as in London, Sweden and Germany, and has appeared as soloist with the Richardson, Gateway and Alton Symphony orchestras. Last summer she was a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.
WHO: Cellist Anne Fagerburg, violist Morris Jacob, violinist Erin Schreiber, pianist Martin Kennedy and mezzo-soprano Nöel Prince
WHAT: St. Louis Symphony Community Partnership concert
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28
WHERE: E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave., at the intersection of Trinity and Delmar Boulevard
COST: Free and open to the public
PROGRAM: Music of Franz Liszt, Edward MacDowell, Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler
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