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Jewish Voices II

CMSPB MEMBERS MUST PURCHASE TICKETS SEPARATELY FOR THIS CO-PRESENTED CONCERT 

CMSPB Artistic Director and violinist Arnaud Sussmann and pianist Michael Brown return with the second installment of Jewish Voices, featuring music by Jewish composers whose lives and music were cut short or impacted by the Holocaust.

Something Interesting

  • Drawing inspiration from his own grandfather’s survival of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sussmann and pianist Michael Brown will perform works by Jewish composers whose lives were directly impacted by the war.

  • This concert is a second installment featuring additional works not heard in the well-received 2022 Jewish Voices program.

Featured Artists

Arnaud Sussmann

Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura, and profound musicianship. Minnesota’s Pioneer Press writes, “Sussmann has an old-school sound reminiscent of vintage recordings by Jascha Heifetz or Fritz Kreisler, a rare combination of sweet and smooth that can hypnotize a listener.”

Mr. Sussmann he has recently appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, and the Vancouver, and New World Symphonies. As a chamber musician, he has performed at the Tel Aviv Museum, London’s Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, and the White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg. He has also given concerts at the Caramoor, Music@Menlo, La Jolla SummerFest, Mainly Mozart, and Seattle Chamber Music festivals, collaborating with many of today’s leading artists including Itzhak Perlman, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Wu Han, David Finckel, and Jan Vogler.

Sussmann is Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Co-Director of Music@Menlo’s International Program, and teaches at Stony Brook University.

Michael Brown

“One of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performercomposers.” -New York Times Michael Brown has been described as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performercomposers” (New York Times). Winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he is an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two). He makes regular appearances with orchestras such as the National Philharmonic, the Seattle, Grand Rapids, North Carolina, and Albany symphonies, and was selected by pianist András Schiff to perform an international solo recital tour, making debuts in Zurich’s Tonhalle and New York’s 92nd Street Y.

He has appeared at the Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Tippet Rise, Bridgehampton, and Bard music festivals and performs regularly with his longtime duo partner, cellist Nicholas Canellakis. A prolific composer, Mr. Brown’s Piano Concerto will be premiered in 2020 at the Gilmore Festival and by the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra in Poland. He was the composer and artist-in-residence at the New Haven Symphony for the 2017-19 seasons and a 2018 Copland House Award winner. He is the First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and earned degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, where he studied with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald and composers Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser. A native New Yorker, he lives there with his two 19th-century Steinway D’s, Octavia and Daria.

About The Music

Monday, March 20, 2023

Tickets must be purchased outside of your CMSPB membership

7:00pm: Concert

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART
1450 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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