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Lynn Harrell

Lynn Harrell

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8 pm
Temple Beth Torah
7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA

“What’s the Score” Pre-Show Talk with Nuvi Mehta at 7:15 pm

The “Dean of American cellists,” Lynn Harrell celebrates his 50th year as an international concert cellist in 2014. Join us and be part of the celebration!

Mr. Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony. In Europe he partners with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Tonhalle and Israel. He has also toured extensively to Australia and New Zealand as well as the Far East, including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In the summer of 1999 Mr. Harrell was featured in a three-week “Lynn Harrell Cello Festival” with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He regularly collaborates with such noted conductors as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas and David Zinman. He also enjoys playing chamber music.

Highlights from his extensive discography include the complete Beethoven String Trios with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, the complete Bach Cello Suites and the world-premiere recording of Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields led by Sir Neville Marriner.

Mr. Harrell previously played a 1720 Montagnana cello he bought with the proceeds of his parents’ estate and also a 1673 Antonio Stradivarius cello that belonged to the late British cellist Jacqueline du Pré. His current instrument is a 2008 cello by Christopher Dungey. Mr. Harrell will be accompanied by Victor Asuncion, piano.

PROGRAM
7 Variations from The Magic Flute WoO 46 Ludwig v. Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)
Sonata No 2 D Major op. 58
  Allegro assai vivace
  Allegretto scherzando
  Adagio
  Molto Allegro e vivace
Felix Mendelssohn
(1809 – 1847)
INTERMISSION
Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in a minor D. 821
  Allegro moderato
  Adagio
  Allegretto
Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major Op. 119
  Andante grave – Moderato animato – Allegro moderato
  Moderato – Andante dolce
  Allegro ma non troppo – Andantino
Serge Prokofiev
(1891 – 1953)
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