Chamber Music Festival Benefits from Zukerman ChamberPlayers

There is a benefit concert for the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival featuring Zukerman ChamberPlayers.

Chamber Music Festival Benefits from Zukerman ChamberPlayersMouth of Amelia has sent word about a benefit concert for the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival featuring Zukerman ChamberPlayers.

WHEN: Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

WHERE: Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road

WHAT: The renowned Zukerman ChamberPlayers will perform a program of Brahms and Schumann that promises to be a signature event of the 2012 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Led by Pinchas Zukerman, universally acclaimed as one of the greatest violinists on the international stage, the Zukerman ChamberPlayers has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

Christopher Rex, artistic and general director of the AICMF, commented. “We are extremely proud to be presenting a performance of the Zukerman ChamberPlayers, a concert that certainly will be an extraordinary occasion for music lovers throughout this region. Pinchas Zukerman has been a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades, and his musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. He is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor and pedagogue. Hosting the Zukerman ChamberPlayers clearly reinforces the reputation and national stature of the AICMF.”

A frequent chamber music performer, Pinchas Zukerman has appeared regularly with such friends and colleagues as Daniel Barenboim, Vladmir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, the Orion and Tokyo String Quartets, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Ralph Kirshbaum, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Marc Neikrug and the late Jacqueline du Pré. His extensive discography contains over 100 titles and has earned him 21 Grammy nominations and two awards.

In a continuing effort to motivate future generations of musicians through education and outreach, Pinchas Zukerman teamed up in 2003 with four protégés to form the Zukerman ChamberPlayers. The ensemble has amassed an impressive international touring record of over 150 concerts and has performed with some of today’s most prestigious artists. The ensemble has appeared at such prestigious venues as the BBC Proms, Concertgebouw, Tivoli, the Kennedy Center, and the Ravinia, Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals. The Zukerman ChamberPlayers has recorded four discs on the CBC, Altara and Sony labels, including Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major with Yefim Bronfman, released in May 2008.

Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Jessica Linnebach, violin
Jethro Marks, viola,
Amanda Forsyth, cello
Angela Cheng, piano

WHY: The proceeds from this concert will benefit the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

COST: Available tickets are $50, $75 and $100. They can be purchased at www.aicmf.com or by calling the AICMF box office at 904-261-1779. The seating areas for the various ticket prices maybe be seen on line at http://www.aicmf.com/2012Schedule.html.

Note: the $125 premium seating tickets, which include a reception, are sold out. If you wish to be on the waiting list for premium seating, please call 904-261-1779.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call (904) 261-1779.

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