Backstage show launches arts season

Eugenia Zuckerman, Milana Strezeva and Sophie Shao will perform at the Jasper Arts Center on Oct. 4.

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JASPER — Eugenia Zukerman will play backstage at the Jasper Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

While maintaining an international concert calendar with more than 30 performances annually, Zuckerman’s multifaceted career also includes work as an arts administrator, author, educator, international entrepreneur and journalist. She may be best known for her position as a classical music correspondent for “Sunday Morning” on CBS, for which she was nominated for an Emmy.
An accomplished flutist and a graduate of Julliard, Zukerman’s performance will consist of music from the Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary periods.  The performance will also feature pianist Milana Strezeva and cellist Sophie Shao.

Zukerman has performed with some of the most notable names in classical music, including Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Az, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and James Galway.

She was a Young Concert Artists award-winning flutist and received the organization’s Lifetime Honor Award in 2006. In 2009 she received the Concert Artists Guild Virtuoso Award for Dedication to the Arts.

As an innovator, Zuckerman founded ClassicalGenie, an Internet company that provides video content to music schools, artists, managers, orchestras and other institutions for use on their websites. The video material helps promote reputation, attendance, interest and fundraising. She has performed many benefit concerts, including concerts for Roundup River Ranch, an organization that was founded by Paul Newman and provides camp experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses.

As an author, discographer, guest speaker and performer, Zukerman continues an active role in the classical music scene. A Massachusetts native, Zukerman makes her home in New York City and in upstate New York where she shares a small farm with her husband, broadcaster Richard Novik, two horses and two dogs. She has two grown daughters.

Tickets — priced at $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for children and students — are still available and may be purchased by calling the arts center at 482-3070.


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