Chamber Music Athens Opening Concert
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music is proud to present the inaugural season of Chamber Music Athens, a new festival with a national scope that will bring together internationally acclaimed guest artists and UGA faculty and students for ten days of concerts, public masterclasses and panel discussions, and intensive collaboration in rehearsals and chamber music coachings.
The festival’s Opening Concert will take place in Ramsey Hall on Sunday, May 12th at 3 pm where the Jupiter String Quartet will be joined by pianists Peter Frankl and David Fung for a performance of Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Dvorak.
CMA is excited to announce the 2019 Guest Artists performing in this concert: the multi award-winning Jupiter String Quartet (Avery Fisher Career Grant, Banff International String Quartet Competition) and the preeminent pianist Peter Frankl (Yale School of Music professor for three decades)
The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (Meg's older sister), and cellist Daniel McDonough (Meg's husband, Liz's brother-in-law). Now enjoying their sixteenth year together, this tight-knit ensemble is firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. In addition to their performing career, they have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana since 2012, where they maintain private studios and direct the chamber music program. More info: www.jupiterquartet.com
Peter Frankl, piano (Budapest, Hungary), has been on the international concert circuit since the 1960s, performing solo recitals and appearing with many of the world’s great orchestras and conductors, including Abbado, Boulez, Haitink, Maazel, Masur, Solti, and Szell. He has been a regular performer at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Verbier, Kuhmo, Santander, Casals in Prades, Naantali, Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen, and Norfolk festivals, and at the BBC Promenade. He has recorded complete piano works by Schumann and Debussy; the Brahms piano concertos, violin sonatas, and piano trios; Mozart piano concertos; Schumann, Brahms, Dohnanyi, Dvorak, and Martinu Piano Quintets; and Hungarian Violin Sonatas, as well as many solo albums. He is on the faculty of Yale University and is an honorary professor of the Liszt Academy in Budapest. Peter is the recipient of the Order of Merit and Middle Cross of the Hungarian Republic. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2001)
Sunday, May 12 at 3:00pm
Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Concert Hall
230 River Road, Athens, GA 30605