First Loves and Fresh Ink — the second concert in Classics on Hudson’s 2017 season at the restored 1885 landmark Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
Works by — Glass, Kreisler, Franck, Tchaikovsky,
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm
Tim Fain, violin
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
First Loves and Fresh Ink brings together violin masterpieces from Fain’s most recent album, First Loves (VIA), alongside works by Philip Glass and some of Fain’s own arrangements. The program includes J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata in G Major, Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler, and Cesar Franck’s Sonata for violin and piano, as well as Arches by Kevin Puts and Fain’s remix of Tchaikovsky’s ballet classic, Swan Lake.
“Violinist Tim Fain plays like a virtuoso and thinks like a cinematographer.” – Vanity Fair
“Roman Rabinovich is an artist of the highest caliber; a pianist with complete technical command, a prodigious memory and a highly individual personality at the piano” – Palm Beach Arts Paper
“Zukerman’s musicianship is consummate, her taste immaculate, and her stage presence a sheer pleasure!”— The New York Times
Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning violinist Tim Fain can be seen on screen and heard on the Grammy nominated soundtrack to the film Black Swan. He can also be heard on the soundtrack to Moonlight, and gave “voice” to the violin of the lead actor in the hit film 12 Years
a Slave, as he did with Richard Gere’s violin in the film Bee Season. Recipient of the Young Concert Artists International Award, he has appeared internationally as soloist with the world’s major symphony orchestras. He has also toured with Musicians from Marlboro, and as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and around the globe in a duo-recital program with Philip Glass. His multi-media solo evening Portals premiered to sold-out audiences on both coasts and continues to travel worldwide. He has collaborated with an eclectic array of artists from Pinchas Zukerman and Mitsuko Uchida, the Mark Morris Dance Group and New York City Ballet, to Iggy Pop, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), and Bryce Dessner (The National), and has performed for the Dali Lama. His discography includes River of Light, (Naxos), and Philip Glass: The Concerto Project IV with the Hague Philharmonic, Tim Fain Plays Philip Glass (Orange Mountain Music), and First Loves (VIA).
Tim Fain performs on a violin made by Francesco Gobetti, Venice 1717, the “Möller”, on extended loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Praised by The New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling”, the eloquent young pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall in London, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Carnagie’s Zankel Hall, as well as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. This concert marks Rabinovich’s return to the Hudson Opera House, having performed there in 2015 as part of the Classics on Hudson season. Born in 1985 in Taskent, Uzbekistan, he began his piano studies at the age of six with his mother, Mira. In 1994, he and his parents immigrate to Israel where he studied with Irena Vishnevitsky, and later with processor Arie Vardi at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin and obtained his Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Robert McDonald. Mr. Rabinovich also excels as a gifted artist and often combines his concerts with exhibitions of his paintings.
Eugenia Zukerman, the Artistic Director of Classics on Hudson and the Music Director of Clarion Concerts in Columbia County’s Leaf Peeper Concerts, has been hailed by the press as “one of the finest flutists of our time.” Artistic Director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival from 1998 through 2010, Ms. Zukerman was instrumental in bringing the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony to the festival for extended residencies each summer. A recipient of the Young Concert Artists International Award, she is renowned worldwide as a recitalist and soloist. Eugenia also continues with a dramatic schedule as a writer, artistic director, television journalist, educator and internet entrepreneur. A Massachusetts native, Ms. Zukerman makes her home in New York City and in upstate New York where she shares a small farm with her husband, broadcaster Richard Novik, two horses, two dogs, and a cat named Lulu.
The 2016-2017 season of Classics on Hudson is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, the T. Backer Fund, and by generous members of the community.
ABOUT CLASSICS ON HUDSON
Celebrating its third season, and led by Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman, Classics on Hudson seeks to enrich the cultural life of the greater Hudson community by presenting concerts that span the classics to the contemporary, performed by internationally celebrated artists. Classics on Hudson serves to promote understanding and enjoyment of music through educational and concert experiences for audiences of all ages.
ABOUT HUDSON HALL
Hudson Hall is a cultural beacon in the Hudson Valley, offering a dynamic year-round schedule of music, theater, dance, literature, workshops for youth and adults, as well as family programs and large-scale community events such as Winter Walk. Located in an historic landmark that houses New York State’s oldest surviving theater, Hudson Hall reopens following a yearlong historic restoration with an inaugural season beginning in spring 2017. The newly restored Hudson Hall reflects Hudson’s rich history in a modern facility that welcomes residents and visitors from throughout our local community, across the nation, and around the globe.