jpr classics live

Alon Goldstein is a brilliantly inventive pianist. He's also a bright character who is quick to crack a joke.  He stopped by the JPR studio prior to a performance at SOU for the Tutunov Piano Series to speak with JPR's Eric Teel about his time learning at the side of Leon Fleisher, his particular interest in music for four hands, and his interest and expertise in the baroque music of Scarlatti.

Now in it's 32nd year, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, and its commitment to promoting the work of New Zealand composers. They were in town for a pair of performances as part of the Chamber Music Concerts season, and dropped by the JPR Steve Nelson Performance Space to play selections from Haydn, Smetana, and Jack Body.

In Ashland for a weekend of performances with the Rogue Valley Symphony, cellist Sujari Britt joined Don Matthews on First Concert for a performance of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G.

Oregonian pianist Joseph Yungen has had tremendous success as a soloist and performer of chamber music, art song, and new music. He enjoys an active life as a performing pianist and instructor throughout the United States, and has performed and taught in China as guest artist on numerous occasions.

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances in London for the Sapphire Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, New York's Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs - in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio's Performance Today, Boston's WGBH, New York's WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada's CBC Radio and Radio France.

Through her acclaimed international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings, Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today's most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe... the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.