Chamber Music Society of Detroit to Welcome Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, 11/8

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents clarinetist Richard Stoltzman in his only Detroit area appearance performing a recital with pianist David Deveau Sunday, November 8, 3:00 PM. The concert takes place at Varner Recital Hall, located on the campus of Oakland University at 2200 N Squirrel Road in Rochester. The program includes Sculthorpe's Songs of Sea and Sky, Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Schubert's Sonatina in D major and Brahms' Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor. General admission tickets priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students are available by phone at 248-855-6070 or online at Tickets may also be purchased at the Varner Recital Hall box office beginning one hour prior to performance.

Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship and personal magnetism have made him one of today's most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with over a hundred orchestras, a captivating recitalist, an innovative jazz artist, and a prolific recording artist, the two-time Grammy Award winner has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences across many musical genres. Mr. Stoltzman's unique way with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation and has opened up new possibilities for the instrument. He gave the first clarinet recitals at both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and became the first wind player to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. He has performed or recorded with such jazz and pop greats as Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Eddie Gomez, Woody Herman, Keith Jarrett, Mel Torme, and Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall. Richard Stoltzman's discography numbers well over sixty recordings and he has won Grammy Awards for his recordings of the Brahms Sonatas with Richard Goode and Trios of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax.

Boston-based pianist David Deveau has performed extensively throughout North America, appearing as guest soloist with the Boston, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston and St. Louis Symphonies, the Minnesota Orchestra, and abroad with l'Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse in France and the Qingdao Symphony in China. He has appeared in recital throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China and has performed chamber music with the Juilliard, St. Lawrence, Ying, Vermeer, Shanghai and Borromeo String Quartets. This season David Deveau is celebrating his 20th anniversary as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and has been a member of the music faculty at MIT since 1988. He is heard internationally on PRI, as well as on the BBC, CBC and, NPR; he has recorded for the Albany, Centaur and EcoClassics labels.

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