A trio of celebrated musicians will perform "An Afternoon of Chamber Music" at Vassar College's Skinner Hall Sunday, November 4, at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Todd Crow, a professor of music at Vassar College, will play piano, with Laura Flax on clarinet and Ronald Carbone on viola. The three, also performing as duos during the concert, will play works by Brahms, Bruch, and Schumann. Crow, who has performed in concert halls in North and South America and Europe, maintains an active performance schedule with upcoming performances at Wave Hill in Riverdale, the Lincoln Center Library, and in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to live performances, Crow's recent recordings include a CD of Liszt's piano solo arrangement of Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique" released last spring and a two-CD set of Schubert sonatas, which came out last year.
Crow is the music director of the Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine. During the 38th season of the festival, this summer, he collaborated with members of the Shanghai String Quartet.Flax is currently a principal clarinetist with the New York City Opera and the American Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the Naumburg Award winning Da Capo Chamber Players for 20 years, and also appears regularly with Jaime Laredo's Chamber Music at the 92nd Street Y., Da Camera of Houston, and the Bard Festival.
Carbone is an ensemble member of Spectrum Concerts in Berlin. A member of the Composers String Quartet for 10 years, he is also an associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, assistant principal of American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, and a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's. For more information, call the Vassar College Department of Music at (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.