November 15, 2000
Violinist Miriam Kramer to Perform
Nov. 29 Concert is Free and Open to the
"Kramers performance could
hardly be more heartfelt. Scanning
the catalogue for rivals, her
musicianship is irresistible."
---Robert Cowan, Gramophone
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Critically
acclaimed violinist Miriam Kramer and pianist Simon Over will perform
at Middlebury College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the
Concert Hall of the Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route
30). The recital is free and open to the public.
This concert will be
Kramers second at the College―her first was a lunchtime
recital last year. The Middlebury recital will afford her an
opportunity to perform the program she will present at her debut at
Lincoln Center in New York in December. The concert will include
works by Brahms, Bach, Franck, Bloch, Achron, Ravel, and contemporary
composer Deborah Netanel.
Born in Connecticut, Kramer now lives
in London and plays with orchestras all over Europe and Britain.
After her debut in 1999 at Wigmore Hall in London, Kramer received
rapturous reviews. She has performed most of the concerti repertoire
with various orchestras, including the Beethoven Triple Concerto at
the Theatre Champs Elysees with Philippe Herreweghe conducting, and
at the Barbican Hall in London with conductor Adrian Leaper. She has
also performed with the City Orchestra of Bath, with the London
Soloists Chamber Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and has
played at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C., with Alexander Schneider. In a recent radio
broadcast, she was soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra with Sir
Edward Heath conducting.
Simon Over studied organ at the
Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam, piano at the Royal Academy of
Music in London, and holds a bachelors and a masters degree in
music from Oxford University. He accompanies many acclaimed singers
and instrumentalists, including Judith Howarth, Simon Keenlyside,
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, and Willard White. Over is director of music at
St. Margarets Church at Westminster Abbey and will return to
Middlebury with the Choir of St. Margarets in April
The 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.