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.