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June 6, 2020
10:30 am
12:00 pm

Katherine Needleman and Lachezar Kostov: LIVE STREAMING CONCERT

João Guilherme Ripper (b. 1959) – Duo Sonatina for Oboe and Cello
I. Allegro
II. Calmo
III. Rondo-Tango

Bela Bartok (1881-1945) – From Forty-four Duos, Sz. 98 (1931)
Mosquito Dance
Bride’s Farewell
Comic Song
Limping Dance
Harvest Song
Ruthenian Kolomejka

George Crumb (b. 1929) – Sonata for Solo Cello (1955)
I. Fantasia
II. Tema Pastorale con variazioni
III. Toccata

Alejandra Odgers (b. 1967)
Tema y variaciones para oboe solo

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) – Histoire du Tango (1986)
Cafe 1930
Nightclub 1960

Katherine Needleman won first prize at the International Double Reed Society’s Gillet-Fox Competition and joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as principal oboist in 2003. As soloist, she has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia in addition to numerous appearances with the Baltimore Symphony. In the 2019-2020 season, she has performed multiple programs as guest principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic; a recital program for oboe alone in Northfield MN, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Iowa City, Madison WI, Eau Claire WI, and Greensboro VT; a recital program with pianist Hanchien Lee of music by women composers in Philadelphia, Tampa, New York City, Washington D.C., Oberlin OH, and Pittsburgh; and eleven different weekly solo oboe programs live-streamed from her living room during the COVID-19 Quarantine. A native of Baltimore, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and is currently on the faculty at the young Artist Summer Program at Curtis SummerFest.

Lachezar Kostov is the newly appointed Associate Principal Cellist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist in some of the world’s leading concert venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and Oji Hall in Tokyo. In October 2011 Lachezar Kostov and pianist Viktor Valkov won the First Prize and all the special prizes at the Third International Liszt-Garrison Piano and Duo Competition in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Kostov has appeared as a guest soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. Prior to his appointment with the Baltimore Symphony he was a tenured member of the San Antonio Symphony, and also performed regularly with the Houston Symphony.

Streaming cost is $5
Donations are welcomed.
The link will be emailed to you approx. 15 minutes prior to the show
and will remain active through June 12


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