Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis
Voice in the Stillness (The Clara Cycle)
with Allison Charney, soprano
poems by Royce Flippin '80
Fiddler on the Roof:
Rhapsody and Scherzo
If I Were a Rich Man
About the Artist:
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive” and for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music Magazine) and “searing intensity” (American Record Guide), violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins is forging a dynamic career as a soloist and chamber musician. Winner of a Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize as well as a Concert Artists Guild Career Grant, Ms. Hall-Tompkins has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Dallas Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of New York, and a Brevard Festival Orchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart, in addition to numerous concerts and recitals in cities including Kiev, Ukraine; New York, Washington, Cleveland, Toronto, Chicago, Baltimore, and Greenville, South Carolina, and at festivals in France, Germany and Italy.
Pianist Donna Weng Friedman '80 enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and app developer. Ms. Weng Friedman has appeared as recitalist at Caramoor, the Flagler Museum , the 92nd St. Y, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall. She has collaborated with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Carter Brey, Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin and Paul Neubauer, and has performed as soloist with the Atlanta, Philadelphia and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, to mention a few. Ms. Weng Friedman has conducted master classes at the conservatories of Shanghai and Beijing and is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, Prep Division. As the creator of the MusicBee Club interactive classical music apps for children, Ms. Weng Friedman has inspired children throughout NYC’s private, charter and inner city public schools, giving special workshops and music presentations for students and teachers alike. Ms. Weng Friedman is the coordinator of the Donna Weng Friedman '80 Master Class Series at Princeton University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree as a University Scholar. She received a Masters of Music Degree from the Juilliard School, where she was awarded the prestigious Gina Bachauer Award as well as the William Petschek Full Scholarship Award.