World-renowned cellist Amir Eldan will lead a master class and present a concert at Hope College on consecutive evenings on Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The master class will be on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall. The concert will be on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The public is invited to both events. Admission is free.
The April 3 master class will feature Hope students Keegan Young, Jonah Whalen, Emma Hakken, Caroline Madison and Katie Rae Hayduk, and pianist Jane Bosko, who is a staff member in the college’s Department of Music. The program will include the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5, the first and second movements of Henry Eccles’ Cello Sonata in G minor, and the first movement of Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1.
Eldan will be joined by pianist Christina Giuca Krause, a staff member in the college’s Department of Music, for the April 4 concert. The program will feature music by 19th- and 20th-century female composers, including the cello sonatas of Dutch composer Henriette Bosmans and Croatian composer Dora Pejačević, as well as three pieces from Amy Beach’s Op. 40 and “Die Mainacht,” by Fanny Mendelssohn.
At age 22, Eldan became the youngest member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, when he won the position of associate principal cellist. He served as principal cellist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and as guest principal cellist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated in performances with members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard and Tokyo String Quartets, the Beaux Arts Trio, and pianist Richard Goode. In 2019, he was appointed cello professor at the University of Michigan.
The events are sponsored by the college’s Department of Music, Cultural Affairs Committee and Great Performance Series.
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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.