One Month Away!
Seymour Lipkin:
A Memorial Concert


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festivalin Blue Hill, Maine, one of the country’s leading chamber music schools that Mr. Lipkin led as director for nearly 30 years.

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Tickets: From $25 to $150
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“I first wanted to be musician at age 3. I never made a conscious decision, it was just such a big part of my life-and I never considered anything else. There was never any question about it, or thought that I would be, say, an economist, God forbid.” -Seymour Lipkin

Seymour Lipkin, noted pianist, teacher and conductor, passed away on November 9, 2015 (Read New York Times Tribute Here). One year later, his former students and contemporaries will pay tribute to the teacher, musical collaborator, and mentor who impacted them so greatly in a memorial concert to be held at New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2016 at 7:30pm. The concert (see program below) will feature performances by pianists Koji Attwood, Steve Beck, Andrius Zlabys, Jenny Q. Chai, Rieko Aizawa, Lora Tchekoratova, Ieva Jokubaviciute, as well as Laurie Smukler, violin and Joel Krosnick, cello (bios here). Tickets may be purchased here.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. Located in Blue Hill, Maine, Kneisel Hall, known as “the cradle of chamber music in America,” has provided musicians with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the chamber repertoire since 1902, realizing founder Franz Kneisel’s vision for over 100 years. During his nearly 30 years as director, Lipkin shaped the culture of the school and fortified its mission with a seriousness of purpose as Kneisel Hall evolved into a leading institution in the teaching of chamber music.


J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B-flat Minor, BWV 867
Steve Beck, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Barcarolle, Op. 11#1 in G minor from Six Morceaux, originally for 4 hands, arranged by Attwood
Koji Attwood, piano

Marco Stroppa: Tangata manu from Miniature Estrose Book I
Jenny Q Chai, piano

César Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Andrius Zlabys, piano

Franz Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme, D. 813
Rieko Aizawa and Lora Tchekoratova, piano four hands

Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65
Laurie Smukler, violin; Joel Krosnick, cello; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 1881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

VIDEO: Seymour Lipkin–Mozart:Piano Sonata, K.V.576, Mov.I


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