WHAT: St. John’s College Dean’s Lecture & Concert Series:
Stefan Jackiw, violin, and Max Levinson, piano
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 8 p.m.
Mozart: Sonata in A major, K. 305
Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano
John Adams: Road Movies
Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 No. 1
COST: Tickets are $20 at the door.
DESCRIPTION: Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of the most significant artists of his generation. In the U.S. Mr. Jackiw has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Seattle, and Utah Symphonies, the Naples Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Abroad, Mr. Jackiw has performed with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic.
Born to physicist parents in 1985, Mr. Jackiw began playing the violin at the age of 4. His teachers have included Zinaida Gilels, Michèle Auclair, and Donald Weilerstein. Mr. Jackiw holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, as well as an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Mr. Jackiw makes his home in New York City.
Pianist Max Levinson’s career was launched when he took first at the 1997 Guardian Dublin International Piano Competition, the first American to achieve this distinction. He was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1999 and the 2005 Andrew Wolf Award. Mr. Levinson has performed as soloist with the San Francisco, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Colorado, Utah, and Oregon Symphonies, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, Boston Pops, and National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, amongst others. Mr. Levinson has collaborated with such renowned artists as the Tokyo, Vermeer, Borromeo, and Mendelssohn Quartets, Pinchas Zukerman, Stefan Jackiw, Nathaniel Rosen, and Marc Neikrug.
Born in the Netherlands and raised in Los Angeles, Max Levinson began studying piano at age five. He attended Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music. He currently lives in the Boston area with his wife and their two daughters.
WHAT: St. John’s College 15th Annual Student Art Show
WHERE: Art Gallery, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 5 – 8 p.m. (Exhibit continues through Sunday, February 24)
GALLERY HOURS during the exhibit: Friday and Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.; or by appointment (505-984-6199)
COST: This event is free and open to the public.
DESCRIPTION: Studio art classes are offered only on an extra-curricular level at St. John’s College, so dedicated student artists must make exceptional time commitments to practice their craft. What results is an extraordinarily varied and inspiring range of artwork. Powerful, daring, and provocative, the annual juried student show runs the gamut from the realistic to the abstract. The show is juried by members of the Friends of St. John’s College. The jury will present five cash awards, as well as honorable mentions. Awards will be presented at the opening reception.