The McIntire Department of Music is proud to present the University of Virginia Baroque Orchestra with special guest artist, fortepianist David Breitman in concert on Friday, April 28th at 8:00pm in Old Cabell Hall.
The UVA Baroque Orchestra, directed by faculty violinist David Sariti, is joined by Weber guest artist, fortepianist David Breitman in an all-Classical program. Works include Mozart Violin Sonata K. 379, Haydn Symphony No. 44, and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12, all heard for the first time at UVA on period instruments. Breitman is Director of Historical Performance at Oberlin College Conservatory, and will be performing on his reproduction 1780-era instrument. Breitman will coach the group in special masterclasses twice during the semester.
Pianist David Breitman directs the Historical Performance program at Oberlin. He is equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, and enjoys both solo and ensemble playing. Recent seasons have included Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto and Choral Fantasy on both historical and modern pianos, and several performances at the renowned Cobbe Collection of historical instruments outside of London. His collaboration with baritone Sanford Sylvan spans more than thirty years, with several hundred recitals and four CD’s, ranging from Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, to the premiere recording of The Glass Hammer, a major song cycle by the Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin. He has recorded the Mozart piano-violin sonatas on historical instruments with Jean-François Rivest for Analekta, and, in a collaboration of a different sort, he is one of seven fortepianists on the 10-CD recording of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle on CLAVES.
Breitman’s most recent projects involve more Beethoven: a recording of the violin sonatas with Elizabeth Wallfisch will be complete by the end of 2012; the cello sonatas with Jaap ter Linden are projected for 2013. He now shares his enthusiasm for this repertoire with students in the courses “Performing Beethoven’s violin/cello sonatas,” and is currently working on a book titled “Time-Travel for Pianists: How Today’s Players Can Learn from Yesterday’s Instruments.”
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $9 for UVA Faculty and Staff, $5 for students and free for UVA Students who reserve in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Box Office by calling 434.924.3376 or visiting www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.
Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.
This concert is supported by the Gertrude Weber Endowment for Music.
All programs are subject to change. For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.