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Arie’s Angels show the cello has a voice, too

Arie’s Angels show the cello has a voice, too

Ten cellists and a singer transform into “Arie’s Angels” in the season-ending student recital from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today in McKnight Hall.

“It’s a cello party,” said chamber music chair Arie Lipsky.

The program features pieces from Heitor Villa-Lobos and Richard Strauss.

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 is Villa-Lobos’s way of giving Bach to Brazil.

“It’s an homage to Bach,” Lipsky said. “If Villa-Lobos has a cellphone, he’d probably have Bach as his ringtone.”

Trio’s final performance showcases Beethoven, Brahms

Trio’s final performance showcases Beethoven, Brahms

The New Arts Trio will expose a ghost during its closing performance at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. The final program for the season features trios from Beethoven and Brahms.

The scores are also on the New Arts Trio’s past CD, recorded in Chautauqua and which will be available at the faculty artist recital, featuring the trio’s founder and pianist Rebecca Penneys, cellist Arie Lipsky and violinist Jacques Israelievitch.

In School of Music first, chamber music enters second phase

In School of Music first, chamber music enters second phase

Entering the 2012 chamber music recital series’ second phase, Oliver Dow, School of Music managing director, looks to do something that has not been done during his 17 years at Chautauqua.

The experimental second phase, which starts with a doubleheader from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Fletcher Music Hall, and 4 to 5:30 p.m. in McKnight Hall, lasts for eight days.

In previous years, the School of Music’s seven-week season was broken down to four weeks of the Music School Festival Orchestra, two chamber music weeks, and one orchestral week. Now, MSFO goes for four weeks, eight days for chamber music, and two orchestral weeks.

New Arts Trio unwinds via timeless music

New Arts Trio unwinds via timeless music

“Beauty … and the beast,” violinist Jacques Israelievitch said, pointing to his instrument, and then to his fellow ensemble mate, cellist Arie Lipsky. Rebecca Penneys, pianist, smiled in the background as all three unwound before their morning rehearsal.

The New Arts Trio, featuring Israelievitch, Lipsky and Penneys, will perform in the faculty chamber concert from 4–5:30 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. The self-described low-budget orchestra will play Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Op. 70 No. 2, and Schubert’s Piano Trio, Op. 99.

“It’s very juicy music,” Israelievitch said. “Especially with Schubert, you go on a journey. As you take your time, the audience should feel like they are in an oasis of beauty. And they can forget about everything else for about 40 minutes.”