October 24, 2000

Israeli Pianist Alon Goldstein to Give Lunchtime Recital at Middlebury College Nov. 6


MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—The young Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein will give a lunchtime recital on Monday, Nov. 6, at 12:15 p.m. in the concert hall of the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30). Goldstein will play Four Impromptus by Franz Schubert; Sonata 1, x, 1905 "From the Street" by Leos Janácek; and Four Preludes from Claude Debussy’s second book of preludes. The recital is free and open to the public.

Admired for his technical prowess and his musical intelligence, Goldstein is poised to be a musical leader of his generation. He earned his masters degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he worked intensively with pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher. He has earned glowing recommendations from several renowned conductors, including Fleisher, Claudio Abbado, and Zubin Mehta, among others. He has participated in the Aspen, Marlboro, Ravinia, and Tanglewood music festivals, and has performed with many top orchestras, such as the Israeli Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony. Since 1997, Goldstein has been a Performance Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

In September, Goldstein played Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony under the direction of Peter Oundjian.

Goldstein’s recital is the part of the "Brainerd Commons Presents" series, which is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Foundation. Brainerd Commons is part of the Middlebury College commons system, which divides the campus into five groups of dorms housing approximately 400 students each.

For more information about the concert, please contact Jennifer Nelson, Brainerd Commons co-faculty head, at 803-443-3321.

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