Chrysler Museum of Art in the Kaufman Theater
Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 2 p.m.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Stay for a little… or stay for a while!
Feldman Chamber Music Society: Summer Music Series
Chopin: Polonaise – Fantasie, Op. 61
Faure: Elegie, Op. 24
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 49
* Program is expected to run about an hour. Program subject to change.
Location: Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510.
Alexander Beyer, piano
Alexander Beyer has received warm praise for his performances nationally and internationally. In 2016, he received Third Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and was named one of five finalists of the American Pianists Association Awards. He has been a guest soloist with major orchestras in the United States and Europe, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia, and the Irish National Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. He received Sixth Prize at the 2015 US Chopin Competition, and Third Prize at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition. Beyer was a 2012 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Beyer has performed in benefit concerts for local arts initiatives in his hometown of Fairfield, CT. An aviator with the US Navy, he has lived in Norfolk, VA since 2021.
Rebecca Gilmore, cello
Rebecca Gilmore is Assistant Principal Cellist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra where she has been a featured soloist in operas, chamber music, in an NPR broadcast featuring Schubert’s Guitar Quartet with JoAnn Falletta, and as cello soloist, in the epic Beethoven Triple Concerto. Through the Virginia Arts Festival, both Ms. Gilmore and her group, Ambrosia Quartet, have been featured along with internationally acclaimed pianist, Olga Kern. Making her mark with the universities, Ms. Gilmore recently collaborated as soloist in Schumann’s poetic Cello Concerto with the Old Dominion University Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore. With performance degrees from Indiana and Rice Universities, Ms. Gilmore continues to seek the highest quality collaborations. As a cello pedagogue, Ms. Gilmore shares her entrepreneurial spirit, her vision as a cello artist, and her drive with students from ages four through college.
The Feldman Chamber Music Society
The Feldman Chamber Music Society is south Hampton Roads’ premier presenter of chamber music for the enjoyment, education, and enrichment of our community. Each year we bring the world’s finest string quartets and piano trios to Norfolk to perform a series of six concerts held on Monday nights from September to April at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s lovely Kaufman Theater. Season tickets are $180 ($100 student) and $35 ($20 student) and are available online. Please join us for a concert!