March 6, 1997
Father and Daughter Team Play Brahms and Beethoven
at Concert Hall
Violinist Pamela Frank and her father, pianist Claude
Frank, who have been hailed as "the hottest tickets of the
musical season" by the Boston Globe, will give a concert
at Middlebury College on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in the
Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts.
Claude Frank, who has been known to transfix his
audience with emotion, has one of the most distinguished careers
of any pianist, having repeatedly appeared with the world's foremost
orchestras, at major festivals and at most prestigious universities
since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
in 1959. Last year, which marked his 70th birthday, Mr. Frank
gave joint recitals with his daughter, violinist Pamela Frank,
in Baltimore, Bethesda, Philadelphia, on St. Paul Public Radio,
at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, northern Italy and Japan.
He has appeared with the greatest orchestras on all the continents,
and with eminent chamber groups such as the Juilliard Quartet
and the Emerson Quartet.
Pamela Frank is one of the most sought after chamber
music partner by today's most distinguished soloists and ensembles.
She frequently receives standing ovations as she renders flawless
interpretations of violin concertos. Her 1995-96 season included
appearances with the Atlanta Symphony, the Boston Symphony, Washington's
National Symphony, Miami's New World Symphony, the San Francisco
Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Vancouver Symphony.
She was featured on a "Live From Lincoln Center" telecast
of "Hausmusik" with Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and others
from Alice Tully Hall. She has appeared at Tanglewood, Mostly
Mozart, Ravinia, the Hollywood Bowl, Aldeburgh, Colmar, Prague,
Grant Park, Riverbend the Blossom festivals, and has had recital
tours with Peter Serkin.
The March 15 program will include music by Brahms
and Beethoven. Tickets for this Concert Series event are $9 general
admission. Call 443-6433 to order tickets.