Crowden Winter Benefit Concert 2020|
Acclaimed Berlin-based violinist Nora Chastain, a student of Anne Crowden, and sensational pianist Jeffrey LaDeur perform a memorable evening of masterworks.
General admission tickets include a dessert and wine reception with the artists following the concert. Proceeds benefit music education programs and scholarships at Crowden.
Nora Chastain, granddaughter of composer Roy Harris, was born in here Berkeley, where she began her violin lessons with Anne Crowden. Her studies continued at the Cincinnati Conservatory and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay, and in Europe with Alberto Lysy, Sandor Vegh, Ana Chumachenko, and Sir Yehudi Menuhin. At age sixteen she made her debut in Berlin playing Barber's Violin Concerto; since then she has been a regular guest with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, the Orchestre de Paris, Cincinnati Philharmonia, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Bern Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet and Trio Kreisleriana. An active teacher, Nora Chastain is Professor of Violin at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich.
Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his delicate keyboard touch and rich expressivity (San Francisco Chronicle) and playing described as deeply moving, probing, felt entirely in the moment (Eduard Laurel) Much sought after for his rare blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable, communicative stage presence, Jeffrey has captured the hearts and minds of audiences from the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall to the Shanghai Conservatory and the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands.
Crowden Music Center (View)
1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|