October 10, 2022
2:00 PM
Rolston String Quartet
with David Shifrin, clarinet

Sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts

FULL SEASON SUBSCRIPTION FOR $75: Three tickets PLUS a bonus ticket for a total of four tickets. Tickets can be used at ANY concert, in ANY combination, for maximum flexibility and enjoyment.  Can be purchased online starting August 15 and/or at the door approximately one hour before each concert.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Individual tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online starting August 15 and/or at the door approximately one hour before each concert. Students are FREE at all concerts, with proper ID.

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Venue: Laurel Heights United Methodist Church,
227 W. Woodlawn Avenue

Sciolino Artist Management has announced that the Rolston String Quartet will collaborate with three-time Grammy nominated clarinetist David Shifrin in the 2022-23 concert season.  Their concert together for the Tuesday Musical Club will feature the following:  Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581; Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115; and Joerg Widmann String Quartet No.3 "Jagdquartett."   Listen to the Rolston String Quartet with David Shifrin perform the third movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.

Rolston String Quartet:   With their debut album Souvenirs—an all-Tchaikovsky release that was named Recording of the Year by BBC Music Magazine—the Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclaim for their musical excellence. The quartet was awarded First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was the recipient in 2018 of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. "The Rolston String Quartet performed with a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world." (Musical Toronto).  The quartet has performed at numerous important venues including Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC, and UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music; at chamber music societies in Vancouver, Houston, Detroit, , and Philadelphia, as well as European cities such as Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, Lucerne, Barcelona and Graz. Notable artistic collaborators have included David Shifrin, Miguel da Silva, and the St. Lawrence and Dover string quartets.   The quartet is an associated artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium, and most recently served as the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music.  Previously, they were the graduate quartet-in-residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. They have also taught at the University of Toronto and the Bowdoin (ME) International Music Festival.  Phoenix Chamber Music Society Executive Director Janet Green remarked, “We’ve never had a more enthusiastic reception for any musical ensemble that was new to our Phoenix audiences….. The second concert was Friday evening; on Monday morning, we booked them for an encore performance. They are that good!”  Their primary mentors include the Brentano Quartet, James Dunham, Norman Fischer and Kenneth Goldsmith, with additional guidance from the Barry Shiffman and Alastair Tait. In 2020, the quartet welcomed two new members as violinist Jason Issokson and cellist Yoshika Masuda joined first violinist Luri Lee and violist Hezekiah Leung as successors to founding members Emily Kruspe and Jonathan Lo, respectively. Those who have heard the newly reconfigured quartet in person have been quick to note the group’s captivating virtuosity and passion. The new Rolston String Quartet is poised to make an indelible impression on audiences around the world.

Three-time Grammy nominated clarinetist David Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator and educator. Winner of both the Fisher Career Grant (1987) and Avery Fisher Prize (2000), David Shifrin is one of only three wind players to have received the Avery Fisher Prize since its 1974 inception.  Shifrin's recordings on Delos, DGG, Angel/EMI, Arabesque, BMG, SONY, and CRI have consistently garnered praise and awards. He has received three Grammy nominations and his recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, performed in its original version on a specially built elongated clarinet, was named Record of the Year by Stereo Review.  Shifrin has received Grammy Award nominations for three different recordings: Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, with Nancy Allen, Ransom Wilson and the Tokyo String Quartet (1990); The Collected Chamber Music of Claude Debussy, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (2002); and Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Gerard Schwarz and New York Chamber Symphony (1989).

Recent releases include the Beethoven, Bruch and Brahms Clarinet Trios with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han on the ArtistLed label and a recording for Delos of works by Carl Nielsen, which includes the first recording of the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto arranged for chamber orchestra. In 2018, Delos released a recording of three clarinet quintets which were written for Shifrin by Peter Schickele, Richard Danielpour and Aaron J. Kernis with the Miro, Dover and Jasper Quartets respectively, as well as a second volume of clarinet quintets featuring David Schiff’s arrangement of Duke Ellington pieces.  The Musica Solis label will release a recording of original music and several newly arranged works for clarinet by Francis Poulenc.   Shifrin is the recipient of a Solo Recitalists' Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the 2016 Concert Artist Guild Virtuoso Award. He received an Honorary Membership by the International Clarinet Society in recognition of lifetime achievement and at the outset of his career, he won prizes at both the Munich and the Geneva International Competitions. He is also the recipient of Distinguished Alumni Awards from the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and a Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University. In January 2018 he received the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award at the Chamber Music America Conference, an award which recognizes an individual or entity who has provided historic service to the small ensemble music field.  An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, Shifrin served as its Artistic Director from 1992 to 2004. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. with CMSLC and hosted and performed in several national television broadcasts on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival.  He has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under Stokowski), the Honolulu and Dallas and New Haven symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony.   Shifrin joined the faculty as a full professor in the wind division at the Yale School of Music in 1987, and since 2008 has been Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Yale and Yale's annual concert series at Carnegie Hall (Yale at Carnegie). In January 2022, he was named the Samuel S. Sanford Professor in the Practice of Clarinet. He has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Hawaii.

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Artist Series

Since 1923, the Artist Series of the Tuesday Musical Club has featured concerts by premier world-class artists, including Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Josef and Rosina Lhevinne, Angelika Kirchschlager, Chanticleer, Joshua Bell, Nathan Gunn, Stephen Hough and Lawrence Brownlee.   The schedule for 2022-23 season is found here.

Junior TMC

The Junior Tuesday Musical Club gives young people in grades 1 - 12 an appreciation of the beauty of music. This season the Juniors held their monthly Saturday meetings by Zoom from September through February to meet, perform and learn from one another. The Juniors’ annual competition took place on February 26, 2022; winners performed for TMC members during March meetings.

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Young Artists Competition

Since 1956, a Young Artists Competition has been held each spring for serious college students of music who reside or study in Texas, with $10,000+ in cash prizes. The competition, focusing on voice, was held March 5, 2022.

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