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Hoch Chamber Music Series to Feature 'A Night of Reformation' Saturday, October 21 PDF Print Email


By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory

Oct. 18, 2017:  As part of Concordia College's ongoing cultural programs for the public, the Hoch Chamber Music Series at Concordia Conservatory presents internationally acclaimed violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins of the Emerson String Quartet, along with violinist Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and pianist Jon Klibonoff, in a concert featuring works by J. S. Bach and Antonin Dvořák.

Titled "A Night of Reformation," the concert will take place in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts at Concordia College on Saturday, October 21, at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $38 for adults and $19 for seniors and children. To purchase tickets, visit or call 914-395-4507.

About the Artists

Lawrence Dutton has served as the artistic director of the Hoch Chamber Music Series for sixteen years, transforming the series into a world-class chamber music series with an eclectic mix of repertoire and artists. Hailed as a "poet violist" (New Yorker), he has been violist of the Emerson String Quartet for over three decades and has earned distinction performing more than 100 concerts each season throughout the United States and abroad. Dutton's unparalleled list of achievements with the quartet includes more than 30 acclaimed recordings since 1987, nine Grammy Awards, and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time. Dutton is professor of viola and chamber music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Paul Watkins, acclaimed for his inspirational performances and eloquent musicianship, enjoys a distinguished career as concerto soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. Born in 1970, he was appointed principal cellist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the age of 20. Watkins performs regularly with all of the major British orchestras and others further afield and has also made eight concerto appearances at the BBC Proms. A dedicated chamber musician, Watkins was a member of the Nash Ensemble from 1997 to 2013 and joined the Emerson String Quartet in May of 2013. He is a regular guest artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York and Music@Menlo, and in 2014 he was appointed artistic director of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit. Watkins also maintains a busy career as a conductor and, since winning the 2002 Leeds Conducting Competition, has conducted all of the major British orchestras. Paul Watkins is an exclusive recording artist with Chandos Records, and his recent releases include Britten's Cello Symphony, the Delius, Elgar, Lutoslawski, and Walton cello concertos, and discs of British and American music for cello and piano with Huw Watkins. His first recording as a conductor, of the Berg and Britten violin concertos with Daniel Hope, received a Grammy® nomination.

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, the Far East, and Australia in a variety of world-class ensembles, including the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Steve Reich and Musicians and the Steve Reich Ensemble, the New York Pops Orchestra, and the Stamford Symphony. She is also a much in demand studio and Broadway violinist; Broadway credits include Matilda; Promises, Promises; The Sound of Music; La Boheme; and A Catered Affair. She has performed with a wide variety of ensembles, including as a member of the New York Pops and New Haven Symphony and with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Lim-Dutton has appeared as guest artist with the Laurentian and Mendelssohn String Quartets as well as with the Emerson String Quartet.

Jon Klibonoff, a versatile recitalist, orchestra soloist, and chamber musician, has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. His various honors include first prizes in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition and the silver medal in the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Klibonoff has appeared as soloist with the Utah, Baltimore, Richmond, Denver, New Orleans, Oakland, Syracuse, and North Carolina symphonies, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Denver Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Klibonoff is a past recipient of an NEA solo recitalist's grant and has been sponsored by the Pro Musics Foundation in recital throughout the world. A founding member of the acclaimed ensemble Trio Solisti, he has performed in major venues such as Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center and at numerous colleges and universities throughout the United States. Mr. Klibonoff is also a principal member of Associated Solo Artists, an organization that sponsors concerts, educational programs, and corporate events. He holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and from The Juilliard School and is on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Concordia Conservatory.

For more information, call 914-395-4507 or email CLOAKING .

Pictured here:  Larry Dutton and Elizabeth Lim-Dutton.

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Lim-Dutton


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