Trio brings music of Beethoven and Brahms to Jasper

Cellist Amit Peled, left, pianist Alon Goldstein and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jasper Arts Center.

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JASPER — The Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio will perform the music of Beethoven, Stutschewsky, and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jasper Arts Center. The show is presented by Jasper Community Arts.

Bound by their Israeli roots, pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005. Today, the ensemble’s performances reflect the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists, as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music.

The New York Times praised the ensemble for displaying “the kind of spotless technique that keeps the attention focused on the score rather than the vagaries of the performance.”

Goldstein is admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Israel. He has been hailed across the country as a superb artist and exciting soloist with such orchestras as Philadelphia, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many others. Goldstein’s past appearances include performances at Carnegie Hall, with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia and during the Indianapolis Symphony’s Prokofiev festival, as well as international engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Israeli American cellist, conductor and pedagogue Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Highlights of Peled’s 2019-20 season include performances with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Abilene Philharmonic, Bellingham Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, Auburn (California) Symphony and Fargo-Moorhead Symphony; the premiere of Joshua Bornfield’s Concerto for Cello and Choir with the Händel Choir of Baltimore; a Beethoven cycle with Alon Goldstein in Mexico; and his debut conducting the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. Peled performs on an 1800 Thomas Dodd cello.

Fiterstein is recognized for playing the clarinet in a way that combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm, soulful tone. A recipient of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, first-prize winner of the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he has appeared with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Polish Kammerphilharmonie, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic and China National Symphony Orchestra. In recital, Fiterstein has appeared at the National Gallery of Art, Kennedy Center, 92nd Street Y, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Louvre in Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He is professor of clarinet at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Tickets — priced at $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for students — can be purchased by calling 812-482-3070 or visiting www.jasperarts.org. Group rates are available.




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