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Music for Peace: Music of Brahms and Dvoràk

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Klaudia Szlachta, violin
Jean Huang, violin
Amy Galluzzo, viola
Hyun-ji Kwon, cello
Victor Rosenbaum, piano

In the third and final concert of our 2018-2019 Music for Peace series, we present music of Dvoràk and Brahms, featuring Dvoràk’s “Dumky” Trio in e minor, and the Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 32, “often called the crown of his chamber music” according to his biographer Jan Swafford.

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door. Series of 3 concerts: member $65, non-member $80, student $25.

To reserve, write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 with credit card number. Or reserve seats online for the single concert or purchase online for the entire series.

Donations to support our work for peace are needed in any amount.  Supporters donate $250 or more to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; they receive two tickets with preferred seating in the first 3 rows to each of the next 3 concerts and recognition in the programs. Sponsors donate $500 and receive four tickets; Benefactors donate $1,000 and receive eight tickets.

The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert.

Klaudia Szlachta

is an award-winning violinist who has both performed and taught internationally. Moreover, a Polish national, Ms. Szlachta was a scholarship recipient, earning her Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory, summa cum laude, with Professor Magdalena Suchecka Richter as her teacher. Her Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees were achieved at Boston University under the tutelage of Professor Yuri Mazurkevich.

Jean Huang

Described as “a consummate artist,” violinist Jean Huang has concertized throughout the United States and Taiwan. Praised for her poised and expressive playing, Jean enjoys playing both standard repertoire and new music, and she is constantly searching for new ways to reach audiences. She also holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory (NEC), and is currently a doctoral candidate there.

Amy Galluzzo

Violinist Amy Galluzzo is a Jules C. Reiner Prize winner and a finalist in the Naftzger Competition and the Concerto Competition. Her career started with the Boston Philharmonic and Indian Hills orchestras and has continued internationally, from London’s Barbican to Boston’s Jordan Hall. Moreover, she attended the Tanglewood Music Festivals for several years and served as concertmaster under renowned conductors. Ms. Galluzzo collaborates in chamber music concerts and freuently performs as a part of the NEC Avant Garde Ensemble; the Calithumpian Consort, an ensemble that specializes in contemporary music; and Carpe Diem String Quartet.

Hyun-Ji Kwon

Hyun-Ji Kwon has participated in numerous music festivals and concerts in both Korea and North America. She serves on the faculty of Boston University’s summer Tanglewood Institute and joined the BU School of Music cello faculty in 2015.  She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea; a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance as well as a Graduate Diploma at New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance at Boston University’s School of Music.  She last performed for Music for Peace in January 2018, appearing with Szlachta and Rosenbaum.

Victor Rosenbaum

Pianist Victor Rosenbaum has concertized widely as soloist and chamber music performer in the United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, and Russia in such prestigious halls as Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.  A long-time member of the faculty of New England Conservatory in Boston, he has also been on the faculty of Mannes School of Music in New York.  He has been Visiting Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music and a guest teacher at Juilliard.  He has also served on the jury of several international piano competitions.


May 4
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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