The third concert of the Kandinsky Trio’s 24th anniversary season will be on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Olin Theater on the Roanoke College campus. Guest artist, clarinetist David Niethamer will join the Kandinsky Trio in performances of Beethoven’s Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 11 and Bartok’s “Contrasts” for clarinet, violin, and piano, originally composed for Benny Goodman and Joseph Szigeti. After intermission, the Trio will perform the G Minor Piano Trio of Ernest Chausson, a sweeping work in the grand Romantic tradition.
Formerly the Principal Clarinet of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (1979-2002), David Niethamer was also the founder and director of the Roxbury Chamber Players. He currently performs with the Richmond Chamber Players and the National Gallery Orchestra.
Niethamer teaches clarinet at Longwood University, VCU, and University of Richmond, where he also directs the University Wind Ensemble. He has given Master Classes at UNC Chapel Hill, Oberlin College, Furman University, University of Vermont, Tennessee Tech, and the University of Alabama/Huntsville.
Now in its twenty-fourth season, the Kandinsky Trio is celebrating one of the longest and most successful artist residencies in the United States with over a thousand concerts of high caliber chamber music in the U. S., Europe, and Canada, including New York (Miller Theater and Merkin Hall), Washington (The Kennedy Center), Atlanta (Spivey Hall), Oklahoma City, Tampa (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center), Portland, Charleston, San Francisco, Banff, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, and Zagreb.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $12 for students and seniors.Tickets are available from the Roanoke College Olin Box Office by calling 540-375-2333 or going online to www.roanoke.edu/tickets. The box office is open Monday – Friday 1-4pm, closed school breaks and holidays.