[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Saturday! Music for Peace: Johannes Brahms Birthday Concert

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UJP Activist: Saturday! Music for Peace: Johannes Brahms Birthday Concert  
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.. / Music from Brahms' Last Years... /

.. Victor Rosenbaum and Friends perform chamber works, including the brooding
   Clarinet Trio and the stormy Piano Trio in c minor, with two solo piano
   pieces, Intermezzi Nos. 1 and 2, from Opus 118.* *

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church • 1555 Massachusetts Ave • Harvard T -  
near Law School • Cambridge

Benefits *Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund*; part of the Music for  
Peace Series.

Tickets $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members,  
$10 for students, $35 at the door. Write check to “Massachusetts Peace  
Action Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 or  
purchase online at 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/474347 [1].

*Jonathan Cohler*, a Boston born, internationally recognized virtuoso  
clarinetist, began music studies at the age of six and was the youngest of  
seven finalists in the Munich International Music Competition.  He often  
performs with string trios and quartets, chamber orchestras, and noted  
pianists.  He earned a B.A. with honors in physics from Harvard, and is  
currently music director of the Massachusetts Philharmonic Orchestra.

*Victor Rosenbaum, *pianist, has performed internationally as soloist and  
chamber musician.  A member of the faculty of New England Conservatory,  
where he formerly chaired the Piano Department, and the Mannes College of  
Music in New York, he was also Director of the Longy School of Music for  
sixteen years.  His recordings of Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart are on  
Bridge Records and Fleur de Son Classics.  

*Anzel Gerber*, a South African cellist and exponent of the Russian school,  
has collaborated with numerous conductors and regularly performs with  
renowned pianist Ben Schoeman; they won the IBLA Grand Prize in Italy in  
2012.  Dr. Gerber is a dedicated lecturer and researcher, with a PhD in  
Music (Performance) from Goldsmiths Colege, University of London.

*James Buswell* has performed as solo violinist with virtually all the major  
orchestras in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well  
as in solo and chamber music recitals. He is Professor of Violin at New  
England Conservatory and is known for adventurous programming, combining  
standard and unusual works.

The *Clarinet Trio* is the first of four chamber works inspired by the  
principal clarinetist of the Meiningen Court Orchestra, Richard Mühlfeld.  
Brahms had been aware of Mühlfeld's artistry since the 1880s, for the  
Meiningen Orchestra had played his Second Piano Concerto and premiered his  
Fourth Symphony. It was in 1891, however, that Brahms, while on a week-long  
stay at the Meiningen court in March, asked Mühlfeld to perform privately  
for him. Apparently Brahms was impressed, and in November he returned to  
Meiningen with two new works in hand—the Trio for clarinet, cello and  
piano, Op. 114, and the Quintet for clarinet and strings, Op. 115.

Of Brahms' three known piano trios, plus one other which is attributed to  
him, the *Piano Trio in c minor* is by far the shortest and most compact  
work. By the summer of 1886, Brahms had finished and seen to the premiere of  
the last of his four symphonies, and he would not produce another large-scale  
orchestral work. During an extended stay at Thun, Switzerland, Brahms perhaps  
turned inward and was beginning to distill his musical thoughts down to purer  
forms. Always expansive, Brahms had been known for employing large  
four-movement structures in his piano concertos and trios. Although still a  
four-movement work containing a three-minute presto as second movement, the C  
minor trio is terse. And even though it has much to say, it is, by Brahmsian  
standards, positively taut and pithy.  -- /All Music Guide [3]/ 

United for Justice with Peace [4] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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