Three Is Not a Crowd
Witt Series continues with Goldstein, Peled, Fiterstein Trio
Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University will welcome the Goldstein, Peled, Fiterstein Trio for a concert as part of the 2016-17 Wittenberg Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in historic Weaver Chapel.
Longtime friends bound by their Israeli roots and summers shared in Vermont at the Marlboro Music Festival, trio members Alon Goldstein (piano), Amit Peled (cello) and Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet) perform recitals that reflect their special gifts and originality as soloists, as well as their sense of ensemble and love of chamber music.
Varied programs include such works as the Beethoven and Brahms Clarinet Trios, sonatas and solo works that demonstrate both the artists' virtuosity and musicality.
Goldstein is admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Israel.
Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed as one of the most exciting cellists on the concert stage today. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls.
Fiterstein is recognized for combining flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm, soulful tone. A recipient of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, he is a first-prize winner of the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Now in its 34th year, the Wittenberg Series brings distinguished lecturers and performing artists of national and international prominence to the Wittenberg campus and Springfield community. To make special arrangements, request a Series poster, or become a friend of the Wittenberg Series, contact Lisa Watson at WatsonL4@wittenberg.edu. All Wittenberg Series events are free and open to the public.
Additional 2016-17 Wittenberg Series Events:
- Wednesday, March 15, 2017: IBM Endowed Lecture in the Sciences, 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium, Innovation at IBM, Smarter Planet Initiative, featuring Valentina Salapura, IBM.
Friday, March 31, 2017: William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture, 7:30 p.m. Bayley Auditorium, The Bioarchaeology of the African Burial Ground in New York City, featuring Michael Blakey, American anthropologist.
-By Cindy Holbrook, Office of University Communications
A nationally ranked university for the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wittenberg University has repeatedly been ranked throughout the years by the Princeton Review for the quality of its teaching and faculty, including 11th in the nation for “Best Classroom Experience” and 15th in the category “Professors Get High Marks” in the 2011 edition of Princeton’s annual Best Colleges guide. Most recently, Wittenberg earned the No. 4 spot in the category of “Most Accessible Professors,” and the university earned a spot on the “Best Buy” list in the 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Wittenberg appeared in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges in 2013 and again in 2015. Additionally, Wittenberg currently has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any other four-year institution in the state, and has been recognized nationally for excellence in service and athletics.