Free Recital by Violinist Carmit Zori and Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach

July 25, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
36 Tinker Street
FREE for Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Maverick Concerts members only


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Maverick Concerts are pleased to present a free recital for our respective members and supporters as thanks for the support you have shown us over the years.

Curated by Alexander Platt, Music Director of Maverick Concerts, this concert celebrates the centennial years of both Maverick Concerts and Alan Shulman’s birth. Shulman lived his last years in the Hudson Valley. The concert marks the opening of the exhibition Music in the Woods: One Hundred Years of Maverick Concerts, curated by Susana Torruella Leval on view at the Kleinert/James and the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum this summer.

The program will consist of duos for violin and cello by Maurice Ravel and Alan Shulman, and the famous Passacaglia arranged by Swedish composer Johan Halvorsen.

Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach‘s career is striking for its wide range of artistic collaborations. Gerlach has toured North America, Asia and the Middle East, and has commissioned and premiered new works from composers including Kevin Puts, Lowell Liebermann, Shulamit Ran, Richard Danielpour, Tigran Mansurian and Paul Moravec. Gerlach has appeared extensively as a soloist with orchestras across the world, performing with such conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, James DePreist and Peter Oundjian. She is a founding member of the acclaimed Trio Solisti and also of Concertante, a string sextet based in New York City. A frequent collaborator with dancers, Gerlach has performed as solo cellist with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and in a duo with New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel.

Violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from Israel at the age of fifteen to study with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo and Arnold Steinhardt at the Curtis Institute. She has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has given solo recitals at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and many national and international venues. She performed the premiere of the Violin Concerto by Marc Neikrug in Australia, and has recorded on the Arabesque, Koch International and Elektra-Nonesuch labels. Zori is the recipient of a Leventritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis International Award, and the top prize in the Naumburg Competition. Zori founded the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society in 2002.

The recital is generously funded by Paul Washington, Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and a trustee of Maverick Concerts.

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