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Brahms' Clarinet Trio

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Brahms' Clarinet Trio

Tuesday, February 7, 2023—7:00pm

Tuesday, February 7, 2023—7:00pm
In Your Community
1 hour and 30 minutes

At Ferndale First United Methodist Church

Join us for a program including Brahms's introspective trio written for the harmonious combination of clarinet, cello, and piano.

Program

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Clarinet Trio
SVANTE HENRYSON
Suite Off Pist
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Primavera Porteña

Artists

Jack Walters

Jack Walters joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2017 under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. In 2016, he was awarded the Zarin Mehta Global Academy Fellowship with the New York Philharmonic. He has also performed with the New World Symphony in Miami. In the summers of 2016 and 2017, Jack has been a festival participant at the Music Academy of the West as a recipient of the Spencer and Myra Nadler scholarship and has also attended the Texas Music Festival and Blossom Music Festival.

After completing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dan Gilbert and Chad Burrow, he attended the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University studying with Richie Hawley. His other principal teachers include Craig Lawrence and Sean Osborn. Jack is a D’Addario artist and plays exclusively on Reserve Classic reeds.

David LeDoux

David LeDoux comes to the orchestra from the Syracuse Symphony, where he served as Principal Cellist from 2006-2012.

David has appeared as a soloist with the Syracuse Symphony, the Skaneatelas Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Oklahoma State University Symphony, the Louisiana Sinfonietta and the Mid-Texas Symphony.

David is an active and avid chamber musician, performing for many years with the Syracuse Society for New Music. As a committed private teacher, he spent last year as a cello instructor for Imagine Syracuse—-a music program in an inner-city school that was modeled after the El Sistema program in Venezuela.

Previous professional engagements for David included serving as Principal Cellist with the Baton Rouge (LA) Symphony, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony and the Louisiana Sinfonietta.

David has studied with Ronald Leonard, Dennis Parker and Kari Padgett Caldwell. Currently a resident of Madison Heights, David’s hobbies include reading, running and movies.

Pauline Martin

piano

Pianist Pauline Martin captured the headline Pauline Martin's Dazzling Debut from Kenneth Townsend of The Washington Post, when she “performed rapturously and sensually… a fine recital rewarded by loud, sustained applause”. The Canadian-born pianist has earned international recognition for her solo and chamber music performances and has been featured on national radio broadcasts in Canada, the US, and Europe. She has performed as concerto soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New American Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London Canada, the Florida West Coast Symphony, among others, including a live 2009 performance of Mozart’s Concerto K. 365 with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra (Charles Burke, conductor), broadcast to an audience of over a billion viewers by Chinese National Television.

Martin's recordings have earned a first-round Grammy nomination (Hobson’s Choice (St. Clair Trio: works by Sir Malcolm Arnold, Koch International Classics) and a 2000 Chamber Music America-WQXR/FM award (Old Acquaintances St Clair Trio and Friends: works by Franz Waxman, also Koch). Her diversity in standard through contemporary repertoire is represented on the Naxos American Classics’ CD Imaginary Creatures (works by James Hartway) and Postcard from Europe with clarinetist George Stoffan (Kipling House Recordings). Of her world premiere performance of ‘Configurations’ for piano solo, composer Leslie Bassett wrote that she “played [them] as I had always hoped they would be played. In my view... the definitive performance, upon which subsequent performances may be modeled.”

Martin has been active as soloist and chamber musician at a host of regional and international festivals, such the Ann Arbor, Sarasota, Summer Serenades (Rockville, Maryland), Grove (MI), Mackinac Island, Detroit Symphony Tchaikovsky and Meadow Brook Music Festivals, the Aria International Summer Music Academy, Winter Days Festival of Scandinavia, and the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, as well as several Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Educational programs. 

A dedicated teacher, she celebrates the achievements of numerous former Michigan State, Wayne State and Oakland Universities students who now enjoy thriving careers in music. Her own training, beginning with her mother Lilja Martin, led to studies with Menahem Pressler for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance at Indiana University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, as a student of Gary Graffman, Theodore Lettvin, and André Watts.

Martin is a Steinway Artist. She currently balances her performances and artistic direction of Chamber Soloists of Detroit with private instruction at her West Bloomfield, Michigan home, where she resides with her husband Haukur Ásgeirsson.

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