Live from Gallery One

Last week my good friend and colleague Sean Neukom presented a wonderful recital at Gallery One.  From top to bottom, the event was really terrific.  Gallery One is a beautiful room with fascinating works that made for a great setting.  The artist Lori-Gene, who sketched each of the three performed pieces, produced amazing results.   Sean not only played spectacularly, but also dissected and presented each of the pieces for the large audience beforehand.  Like living liner-notes, Sean’s presentations helped the large audience get a familiarity with the pieces they were about to hear.  Below I have posted Sean’s presentation on Trio For Oboe, Violin, and Cello by Alyssa Weinberg, as well as the subsequent performance.  I hope you enjoy! Sean’s Presentation Trio For Oboe, Violin, …

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An Exciting Evening of Music and Art

It is with great pleasure that I tell you about an upcoming evening of music and art which I am honored to be a part of. Gallery One of Nashville is to present a chamber music recital on the 11th of March, 2009, at 7pm. The recital will feature violinist Sean Neukom, cellist Alicia Storin, and Oboist Evan Cobb. The design of the program is to highlight employment of color and texture in music. First on the program is Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel. While this work utilizes the typical subtlety and contour of Ravel, it also hinges on the use of dissonance, vivacious rhythmic patterns, and Gypsy bravura found throughout the composer’s later works. Second, Mr. Neukom will parry with the …

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