SLC to present pianist Victor Rosenbaum in concert on Nov. 13

Posted On November 02, 2015

World-class American pianist Victor Rosenbaum will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

His concert, “Final Statement: Late Music of Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert,” is part of 2015-2016 Artist Music Series.

The music on his program — all works from 19th century Vienna — are “final statements” in different respects. Johannes Brahms’ pieces are among his last works and the very last for solo piano. Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert works are the last for each composer in the sonata genre, and the Schubert sonata was written just weeks before his death.

Described by the Boston Globe as “one of those artists who make up for all the drudgery the habitual concertgoer must endure in hopes of finding the real, right thing,” Rosenbaum has performed solo and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, and Russia, in such prestigious halls as Tully Hall in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Acknowledged as one of today’s leading teachers, Rosenbaum serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he formerly chaired the piano and chamber music departments, and the Mannes College of Music in New York.

His release of the last three Beethoven sonatas on Bridge Records was named by American Record Guide critic Alan Becker as one of the top 10 classical recordings of 2005. Two discs on the Fleur de Son label feature music of Schubert and another Schubert disc on that label will be released in fall 2015. 

Rosenbaum will give a Master Class to advanced Silver Lake College music students at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13, the day of the concert.

Concert tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 65 and older), $5 for children ages 5 to 18, and free for children 4 and younger. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Capitol Civic Centre box office, 913 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, by calling (920) 683-2184 or logging on to www.cccshows.org.