Time and Location
Nov 6, 4:00pm
Sweeney Hall, Smith College, 51 College Ln, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
About the Event
A benefit concert for NCMC featuring Ronald Gorevic, violin and Larry Wallach, piano, performing the complete Mozart sonatas for violin and piano, part 2
Ronald Gorevic has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola. He is a founding member of the ensemble “Prometheus,” with which he has recorded piano quartets of Saint-Saens and D’Indy for Centaur. He has also recorded for Koch International and Crystal records. His most recent recording, of Brahms clarinet quintet and trio in Brahms’s own arrangement for viola instead of clarinet, was released in June of 2010 on the Centaur label. He has recently formed the Revere Piano Quartet, made up of New England Conservatory of music prep faculty. This summer he will be recording all the Bach cello suites and the famous Chaconne on the viola for Centaur records. He is currently on the faculties of Smith College, the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Larry Wallach holds the Livingston Hall Chair in Music at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where he has taught for five decades. He is a performer, composer, musicologist, and educator whose interests span the history of Western music up to the present day, with particular focus on baroque and modern repertories. He has published articles about Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms, and as pianist performed all the Ives violin sonatas. He was a founding board member of the Berkshire Bach Society. Dr. Wallach is active as a keyboard player on harpsichord, organ, and piano, collaborating with Ronald Gorevic, Paul Green, the Avanti Wind Quintet, John Cheek, Daniel Stepner, Stephen Hammer, Lucy Bardo, Paul Green, Susanna Ogata, Allan Dean, Ronald Barron, the Berkshire Bach Society chorus, Crescendo, and Anne and Eva Legêne. He has organized and performed in a concert for the Bard Retrospective Festival for Charles Ives in 1996, for the Housatonic River Festival Concert in 2004, for the Boston Early Music Festival in 2009, and for a program of music for four harpsichords that was performed in Norfolk CT, Great Barrington, MA, Albany NY and Hunter NY in 2009 and 2010. In the past four years, he has collaborated with Ronald Gorevic to perform complete cycles of the violin and viola sonatas of Brahms, the violin sonatas of Beethoven, and currently, those of Mozart. His compositions, primarily of chamber music, have been performed across the United States. In 2020, his orchestral composition “Species of Motion” was recorded by the Janacek Philharmonic in the Czech Republic for Navona Records. His music reviews have appeared in the Columbia Spectator, the Berkshire Review of the Arts, and now in the Berkshire Edge.