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November 29, 1996

Premiere by William Bolcom Highlights Beaux Arts Trio and Richard Stoltzman Concert

Under the auspices of the Library of Congress, the acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio -- pianist Menahem Pressler, violinist Ida Kavafian, and cellist Peter Wiley -- returns to the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Famed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will join the Beaux Arts Trio in the world premiere of William Bolcom's Second Piano Quartet, commissioned by the Isenbergh Clarinet Fund in the Library of Congress. The concert will also include the Trio in C major, H. XV, No. 27 by Haydn and the Trio in B major, Op. 8 by Brahms.

Since the Beaux Arts Trio became the first trio- in-residence at the Library of Congress in 1982, it has enjoyed great success through concerts the world over. The group performs regularly in cities across the country, as well as Europe, Japan, South America, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. At the group's 30th anniversary celebration at Indiana University in 1985, the president of the university presented the trio with the University's Medal of Excellence, and President Ronald Reagan awarded each member a silver medallion and commended the group's artistry.

Recently the trio participated in the centenary celebration of Carnegie Hall, and in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Mostly Mozart Festival. In recent seasons, the Beaux Arts Trio has performed Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" with the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, and the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig under Kurt Masur. The Beaux Arts Trio has participated in the "December Evenings" Festival in Moscow and performed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship, and sheer personal magnetism have catapulted him to the highest ranks of international acclaim, and make him one of today's most sought after concert artists. As a soloist with symphony orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and innovative jazz artist, Mr. Stoltzman continues to defy categorization and dazzles critics and audiences alike in his performance of all genres of music.

All Library of Congress concerts are free and open to the public. Performances at the Terrace Theater will require tickets, however. Tickets, two per person, will be given out at the entrance to the Terrace Theater, beginning at 6 p.m. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. No telephone ticket reservations are accepted.

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PR 96-173
ISSN 0731-3527

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