Mount Holyoke and Smith College's Music faculty present an evening of romantic music for cello and piano.
F. Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise Brillante Op. 3 (arr. E. Feuermann)
J. Duke - Melody in E flat
R. Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op. 73
S. Rachmaninoff - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 19
Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello
Judith Gordon, piano
Pianist Judith Gordon gave her New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1990. She has been soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra in works of Mozart, Ravel and Saint-Saëns, and explored diverse repertory, from Bach to Boulez, with groups that include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She has collaborated with an unusually wide range of solo artists and small ensembles, and in recent years premiered and recorded works by John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Peter Lieberson, Salvatore Macchia, James Primosch, and Donald Wheelock.
A member of the Smith College music faculty since 2006, she is a returning guest-artist at the Bard, Bennington, and Charlottesville chamber music festivals, at ChatterABQ in New Mexico and the Dilijan Chamber Music Series in Los Angeles, and in Washington County, New York, where she is a consulting director of Music from Salem. Gordon studied with Patricia Zander at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she received an Outstanding Alumni Award in 2009.