Our next online streaming event features Julia Bruskin, cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, with Aaron Wunsch, piano, from the stage of the Howland Cultural Center. July 11, 2020, 8:00 PM.

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This concert from the Howland Cultural Center is a co-presentation with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and numerous other presenters.

“exquisite beauty of sound and expression” Fanfare Magazine
“power, passion, and precision” Syracuse Post-Standard

Artist Website: Julia Bruskin
Artist Website: Aaron Wunsch

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,”
(“Among Men Who Know the Feeling of Love”), WoO 46

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979): Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
Sans vitesse et à l’aise
Vite et nerveusement rythmé

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Sonata for Cello and Piano
Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
Sérénade: Modérément animé
Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux

Ludvig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Andante — Allegro vivace
Adagio — Tempo d’Andante — Allegro vivace

Program is subject to change

First prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2001, Julia Bruskin is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and is also the cellist of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, inaugural winner of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Award founded by the Chamber Music Society of Detroit. The Claremont Trio tours extensively, including concerts this past year for the Library of Congress, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A frequent guest at summer music festivals, Ms. Bruskin has performed at La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Saratoga, Bard and Norfolk, and has toured with the Musicians from Ravinia.

Praised for his bold interpretations and communicative sensitivity, pianist Aaron Wunsch appears regularly on concert stages throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has performed in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and Duke’s Hall in London, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. A ten-city solo recital tour of China garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience responses. Lauded for his “masterful” chamber music performances (Hartford Courant), he has appeared at the Norfolk, Bowdoin, Sarasota and Great Lakes chamber music festivals, collaborating in performance with cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetist Charles Neidich, and the New York Woodwind Quintet.

Mr. Wunsch is a full-time faculty member at the Juilliard School and serves as Artistic Director of New York’s Music Mondays chamber series.

Julia Bruskin and Aaron Wunsch reside in New York City and serve as Artistic Directors of the Skaneateles Festival in upstate New York.