Classical music fans have the special opportunity to experience Bonnie Thron, North Carolina Symphony cello principal, playing at Weymouth Center for the first time, with clarinetist Fred Jacobowitz and pianist Anatoly Larkin, performing a program ranging from contemporary masters to romantics.
The afternoon will be filled with French, German, Russian, and American works including Under the Lindens by Jules Massanet; Fantasy Trio by Robert Muczynski; Trio op. 114 by Johannes Brahms; 3 Pieces for Clarinet Alone by Igor Stravinsky; Elegy by Gabriel Faure, and Trio by Nino Rota. Rota is best known as a Hollywood film composer having written all the Fellini themes and scored The Godfather.
A light reception to meet the artists will follow.
Tickets are $10 members and $20 nonmembers.
Students under 18 are free.
Bonnie Thron joined the North Carolina Symphony as principal cellist in 2000. An active chamber musician she plays locally with Quercus, the Mallarmè Chamber Players, and as a guest with the Ciompi Quartet. While in the Washington DC area she performed as a guest artist with the American Chamber Players and on the Washington Musica Viva series. Thron has been a guest artist and teacher at the East Carolina University Summer Chamber Music Institute in 2016 & 2017. Previously the assistant principal cellist of the Denver Symphony, Thron played and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble. She received both Bachelor and Master degrees from Juilliard.
Fred Jacobowitz also received his Bachelor and Master degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with the late Leon Russianoff. Jacobowitz made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition. In New York, he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and played in the Verrazano Winds Woodwind Quintet. Jacobowitz is equally at home in the worlds of Classical, Jazz and Folk, performing and recording with the Kol Haruach Klezmer Band and the duo, Ebony and Ivory.
Jacobowitz is married to Thron and performs across the United States.
Born in Russia and emigrating to the west at thirteen, Anatoly Larkin studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and completed his doctoral studies in piano performance at University of Minnesota pursuing his passion for contemporary and avant-garde music with the Zeitgeist music ensemble. Larkin moved to Raleigh to join Zenph, a music technology company, where he developed a software/manual process, trademarked as “Re-Performance®”, which makes it possible to hear performances of golden age pianists in famous audio recordings (such as those on wax cylinders, or from 78s) live again, with state-of-the-art reproducing piano technology. In 2010 and 2012, his re-creation of Rachmaninoff’s and Marvin Hamlisch’s pianism (respectively) was featured in ‘Live from Lincoln Center’ PBS telecast, in collaboration with violinist Joshua Bell.
Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, and home to the NC Literary Hall of Fame.