Hamilton College Music Faculty to Present Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

The Hamilton College Music faculty will present a free concert onTuesday, October 28th at 8:30 pm. Faculty members Vladimir Pritsker, Gregory Wood,Steven Heyman, E. Michael Richards and Kazuko Tanosaki are among the musicians performing onthe concert which includes Quartet for the End of Time, or Quatuor pour la Findu Temps by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992).

In addition to the Messiaen piece, the program includes Xipi (Themes fromPeking Opera) by Ping Jim and performed by Vladimir Pritsker (violin), Gregory Wood (cello) and Steven Heyman (piano) and My Language by P.Q. Phan performed by E. Michael Richards (clarinet) and Kazuko Tanosaki (piano). My Languagewas written for and dedicated to the Tanosaki-Richards Due. The work waspremiered at Lincoln Center, New York in September, 1997.

The performers:Vladimir Pritsker (violin) is a member of the Syracuse Society for New Music, and the Syracuse Symphony. He has previously performed in theSkaneateles Festival, the Glimmerglass Opera, the Kharkov PhilharmonicOrchestra and as Associate Concert Master of the Kharkov State Opera Orchestra.He is currently a lecturer in Music at Hamilton College.

Gregory Wood (cello) is a member of the Syracuse Society for New Musicand the Syracuse Symphony. He is a Lecturer in Music at Hamilton College.

Steven M. Heyman (piano) received his bachelor's and master's degreefrom the Juilliard School of a scholarship student of Adele Marcus. Mr.Heyman appeared in solo, chamber, and concerto performances through the U.S.,Canada and Europe. In 1994, he was the top American and fourth Laureate inthe prestigious Palm Beach International Piano Competition. He was a solorecitalist at Carnegie Hall last year and is a Lecturer in Music at Hamilton College andSyracuse University.

Kazuko Tanasake was born in Japan and educated at the Kuniachi Collegeof Music. She received a M.A. in piano from the University of California, San Diego. A Lecturer in Music at Hamilton College, she is working towards a DMA in Music and literature from the Eastman School of Music. She has performed solo recitals through Japan, the United States and Europe.

E. Michael Richards has premiered over 125 clarinet works through theUS, Japan, Australia and Western Europe. Trained at the New EnglandConservatory of Music, Yale School of Music and the University of California,San Diego, Mr. Richards has been recognized for his work with a 1990 U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship and a grant from the Camargo Foundation.

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