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Sundays @ Four

NOVEMBER 12, 2023

Jay Campbell ('03), cello


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    Jay Campbell ('03), cello

    Eric Zivian, pianoforte

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    A Crowden School Alumni Concert!

    The only musician ever to receive two Avery Fisher Career Grants —as a soloist, and again as a member of the JACK Quartet—Crowden alum cellist Jay Campbell’s performances have been called “electrifying” (New York Times) and “gentle, poignant, and deeply moving” (Washington Post). Join us for a an afternoon of music by Beethoven featuring guest artist Eric Zivian on an historic pianoforte.

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    November 12, 2023 @ 4pm

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    Ludwig van Beethoven:

    • 7 Variations on "Bei Mannern, welche Liebe Fuhlen"
    • Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
    • Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102. No. 1
    • Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

    Free Meet-the-Artists reception following the concert.

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    Ticket Info

    $35 general admission, $20 seniors/students 18+, and free for children 8 to 18. (Sundays @ Four concerts are about two hours in length, with a brief intermission, and are intended for audience members ages 8 and up.)

Praised by The New York Times for his “electrifying performances,” cellist and Crowden School alum Jay Campbell ('03) is currently the only artist to have received two Avery Fisher Career Grants: as a cello soloist and as a member of the JACK Quartet. Armed with a diverse spectrum of repertoire and eclectic musical interests, he has been recognized for approaching both old and new works with the same probing virtuosity and emotional commitment.

Among upcoming highlights are his world premiere performances of Andreia Pinto Correia’s new cello concerto with both the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil. He will return to San Francisco Performances and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series, where he previously served as co-curator with composer, John Adams. Mr. Campbell recently concluded (to rave reviews) a U.S. tour with Swiss violinist, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, with performances at major venues such as the Kennedy Center, Boston Celebrity Series, and San Francisco Performances; the Italian premiere of Luca Francesconi’s concerto Das Ding singt with Musica Milano; and a performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and violinist, Pablo Rus Broseta.

Recipient of awards from the BMI and ASCAP foundations, Jay Campbell was also First Prize winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild auditions, and Second Prize winner of the 2015 Walter W. Naumburg International Cello Competition, competing against more than a hundred cellists worldwide. He holds an Artist Diploma, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Fred Sherry.

Jay Campbell plays a cello crafted in the 1750s by Italian luthier, Paolo Antonio Testore of Milan.

 “... its textures whisper and quiver, with silences and faint notes, rendered almost orthographic by Mr. Campbell’s clarity and specificity, alternating with frenetic dissolution.”


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