Violin and Chamber Music Master Class with Andrew Jennings

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May
2017
Violin and Chamber Music Master Class with Andrew Jennings

May 01, 2017. 4:00 pm

Schoenberg Hall 445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA



Violin and Chamber Music Master Class with Andrew Jennings

May 1, 2017
4-6 PM
Schoenberg Hall

UCLA Strings: Violin and Chamber Music Master Class with Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Music. He was a founding member of the Concord String Quartet, a new ensemble that quickly gained international recognition by winning the Naumberg Chamber Music Award in 1972 and which performed more than 1200 concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Specializing in the performance of new works (with an emphasis on American composers), this Quartet gave more than 50 premieres and commissions; it also performed the standard repertory and 32 cycles of the complete Beethoven quartets and made numerous recordings, three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Mr. Jennings maintained his association with this Quartet until it disbanded in 1987. The Concord Trio, which Mr. Jennings subsequently formed with Norman Fischer and Jeanne Kierman, debuted in 1993.

Jennings' teaching career began at Dartmouth College where members of the Concord Quartet were engaged as artists-in-residence from 1974 to 1987. For 25 years he served on the faculty of Oberlin College and is currently chair of the String Department at Michigan. He devotes his summers to chamber music instruction at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts where he holds the Beatrice Proctor Master Teacher Chair. His recordings can be found on RCA, Nonesuch, Vox, Turnabout, Equilibrium, Danacord and MMO. A recording of Jennings performing George Rochberg's Caprice Variations for Solo Violin is currently available on YouTube.

Free Admission

Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2016-2017 Dobrow Series.