The Middlebury Performing Arts Series presents Avery Fisher Prize-winning clarinetist David Shifrin, one of only two wind players to have been awarded the prestigious prize since the award’s inception in 1974. Shifrin is in constant demand worldwide as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber music collaborator. In this virtual concert, he’ll perform works by Mozart, Bassi, and Duke Ellington. Fun fact: Duke Ellington performed on Middlebury’s Performing Arts Series in 1960. This dynamic program also features violinists Danbi Um and Bella Hristova, violist Mark Holloway, cellist Dmitri Atapine, and pianist Gloria Chien.
This concert comes to us from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. CMS has developed a new digital initiative enabling local venues to present CMS: FRONT ROW, a series of exceptionally high quality, digital chamber music concerts. Middlebury is one of the national broadcast sponsors of the series, featuring beautifully shot, full-length HD performance videos from the CMS archive with remarks and Q&A sessions with the artists. Featuring multiple artists who’ve become dear to our campus audiences, the series is curated by CMS co-artistic directors and Performing Arts Series friends, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. This series will sustain audiences and provide a new way to experience this beautiful art form from the virtual “front row” in the comfort and safety of listeners’ homes.
Middlebury’s CMS: FRONT ROW broadcasts are part of the Nelson Fund series, and are made possible with generous support from Raphael and Jane Bernstein.
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- Performing Arts Series