World Premiere of Richard Wernick Sonatina, at Kneisel Hall

Violinist Laurie Smukler and cellist Joel Krosnick will give the world premiere of Richard Wernick’s, Sonatina in the Shape of a Pearl July 4/6, a piece written for them. Wernick  is visiting Kneisel for the premeire.  On July 2 he is giving a public discussion on composing and on July 3 there will be an open rehearsal. We are honored and delighted to have Mr. Wernick with us and to present the premiere.

Kneisel Hall was awarded grant for community outreach.

We have been awarded a grant from an anonymous foundation to launch a new long-term outreach initiative in the Blue Hill community “KHBH – Together in Music”. The project will bring a team of Kneisel Hall musicians to Blue Hill for two week-long residencies each year.
The centerpiece of each residency will be creative work within the local schools, including George Stevens Academy, the Blue Hill Consolidated School and the Bay School.   The KHBH team will also present interactive performances throughout the community, custom-tailored to each venue, and design creative workshops and projects in collaboration with other community organizations and businesses, including the Blue Hill Library, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, and the Parker Ridge Retirement Community
Spearheading the project are alumnae violinist Clara Lyons, violist Megan Griffin and cellist Hannah Collins, all of whom are members of Ensemble ACJW, a highly selective teaching artist training program run by The Juilliard School and Carnegie Hall.
The first residency will take place September 22-27, 2014.   A full schedule of events will be available this summer.  The spring residency will be May 26-30, 2015 to coincide with GSA’s Arts Festival.  Kneisel Hall’s Artistic Director Seymour Lipkin says, “This outreach program is a splendid opportunity for Kneisel Hall to go into the community and schools to share our love of great music and increase exposure to the study and work done each summer on the Kneisel Hall campus.

2014 Master Classes

Artistic Director Seymour Lipkin announces the faculty for the season’s master classes – all are at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

Monday, July 14             Dmitry Kouzov
Thursday, July 17           David Bowlin
Monday, August 4          Katherine Murdock
Thursday, August 7        Xak Bjerken
Monday, August 11        Ronald Copes


Jeremiah Shaw, co-founder & cellist of the Telegraph Quartet (Joseph Maile, Eric Chin, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola) reports that the quartet won the Gold Medalin the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

MARK YOUR CALENDERS: The Telegraph Quartet will play the opening concerts in the 2015 season, June 26 & 27.

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