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November 19, 2017 - 3pm

A special program with Ken-David and Melinda Lee Masur to benefit Music for Food and the Food Pantries of Newton; Featuring the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Lee Trio.

Ken-David Masur

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Ken-David Masur began the 2016/17 season by standing in at the last minute for an indisposed Christoph von Dohnanyi July 16th to lead the Boston Symphony in a program of Ives, Strauss (Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming) and Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony, the Pathetique.Masur, who has been hailed as "fearless, bold, and a life-force" (San Diego Union-Tribune) and "a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma" (Leipzig Volkszeitung)again stepped in two days later to lead a performance of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.  Both concerts were notable successes.  Further 2016 Tanglewood activities include leading the BSO again in Mozart for the annual Tanglewood on Parade concert, and conducting in a gala concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Boston University's Tanglewood Institute (Wagner, Brahms, and Bernstein).  He ended the summer making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leading a concert of the Korngold Violin Cto. with Gil Shaham and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 at the Hollywood Bowl.

In addition to continuing in his post as Assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony, Ken-David also conducts in France, Germany, Korea, and Russia in the 2016/17 season, and extends his reach into the Boston musical community leading the New England Conservatory Orchestra at Jordan Hall, and the Boston University Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall.  In January 2017 he will once again lead a regular subscription week with the BSO.  He makes his Chicago debut with the Civic Orchestra in a program of Brahms and Mendelssohn in the spring.

The Lee Trio

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Since its critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in 2002, The Lee Trio's "gripping immediacy and freshness" and "rich palette of tone colours" [The Strad] continue to move audiences and critics around the globe. The Trio's awards include the Recording Prize at the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition in Finland, 2nd Prize in the G. Zinetti International Chamber Competition in Italy, and the Gotthard-Schierse-Stiftung grant in Berlin for rising international artists. In recent seasons, the Trio has given recitals and masterclasses in cities from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, San Francisco, New York and Toronto to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris and Kiev. The Lee Trio has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Shanghai Philharmonic, Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Shenzhen Symphony and Macao Youth Symphony. The Trio's tours of China have included recitals and masterclasses in Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Shanghai, at the Zhongshan Culture and Art Center, Hong Kong's City Hall Theatre and Lee Hysan Concert Hall, recordings for RTHK4, Hong Kong's classical broadcast radio, and a guest appearance on the televised program, Music of Friends.

The Lee Trio is passionate about working with and performing the music of living composers. As a recipient of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant, The Lee Trio commissioned and premiered Nathaniel Stookey's Piano Trio No. 1 in 2009. Other piano trios by celebrated composers including Uljas Pulkkis, Philip Laser, Laurence Rosenthal, Julian Yu and Sylvie Bodorova have been given their world, American and European premieres by The Lee Trio. The Trio served as the first Ensemble-in-Residence of the Chelsea Music Festival in New York City, performing the world-premiere of Jane Antonia Cornish's Duende there in 2010. The Trio's recording of Duende was released on the Delos label in 2014 to critical acclaim. A new composition for the trio is in the works by Jerry Bilik, who has composed music for television series, Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels.

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