Boston University College of Fine Arts graduates Lee Anne Blackmore, violin, and Michael Sherman, piano, present "Solos and Duets," excerpts from their graduation recitals Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m. at the Sondheim Center at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.
Lee Anne Blackmore, a Fairfield native, has been studying violin since the age of five and has just received her Bachelor's of Music in Violin Performance from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her principal teachers have been Dawn Marino-Ohmes of Iowa City, Yuri Mazurkevich at Boston University, Ani Schnarch at the Royal College of Music in London, and Sarita Uranovsky of Boston. Locally, Lee Anne has performed with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra and the IHSMA Allstate Orchestra, where she was ranked First in Center for Southeast Iowa her final year.
Lee Anne has attended numerous intensive summer music programs throughout her life including six summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp, two summers at the Meadowmount School of Music, and one session each at international music festivals in Birkelhof, Germany and Bowdoin, Maine. She plans to continue her private studies and prepare for graduate school auditions with Ms. Uranovsky in Boston this coming year.
A native of Los Angeles, Michael Sherman has been playing the piano since the age of seven. A recent graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Michael has studied with Anthony di Bonaventura and Linda Jiorle Nagy, as well as Edna Stern at the Royal College of Music in London. He is a recipient of the Norman J. Pattiz Performer of the Year Scholarship, and the Jack Kesselman Award from the Kadima Conservatory of Music.
An active accompanist in the Boston area, Michael has collaborated with the Lowell House Opera Company, the Boston Children's Chorus, and the Boston University Choral Society, and has performed extensively with regional ensembles including the Tanglewood Institute's Young Artist Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chorus, as well as the New Perspectives ensemble at the Royal College of Music.
Last summer Michael attended SongFest in Malibu, CA, where he participated in master-classes with Jake Heggie, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Libby Larsen, John Musto, Roger Vignoles and Mohammed Fairouz. This fall he will begin work as a full scholarship student toward an MA in Collaborative Piano Performance under Professor Martin Katz at the University of Michigan School of Music.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)-Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Op. 12 No. 2
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante, pił tosto allegretto
III. Allegro piacevole
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)-Transcriptions of Songs by Schubert
Max Bruch (1838-1920)-Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 44
I. Adagio non troppo
II. Recitativo: Allegro moderato (attacca)
III. Finale: Allegro molto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)-Jeux d'eau