The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association’s final Chamber Series concert of the season will feature world-renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pollard Auditorium.
Zukerman has been lauded not only for her playing, but also for her adventurous programming. Here’s what the The Sunday Telegram said: “Few major instrumentalists offer anything comparable to the intelligence and breadth of programming that she brings to her concerts.”
Her guest appearances have included engagements with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the China Philharmonic, and the Israel, Moscow, Prague, and Scottish chamber orchestras.
Recognized with an Emmy nomination as an important broadcast journalist, Eugenia Zukerman interviewed and created more than 300 portraits as an arts correspondent for the CBS Sunday Morning program. Her interview subjects included Edgar Meyer.
Pianist Milana Strezeva is joining with Zukerman in more than 20 recitals nationwide this year. She is a recipient of grand prizes at the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Australian Listeners Choice Award, among others. She is a founding member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, which appeared here last season.
Their “adventurous” program on Saturday includes, among others, two pieces by Bela Bartok, Gabriel Faure’s “Fantasy Op. 79,” and the Francis Poulenc “Sonata,” all for flute and piano, plus Frederic Chopin’s “Nocturne in C# minor for piano.”
ORCMA is most grateful to the concert’s primary sponsors, Lois and John McKeever. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Reserved seat tickets are $25 ($12 for students). Additional information is available at the ORCMA office at (865) 483-5569, or visit www.orcma.org or the Zukerman website: www.eugeniazukerman.com. Becky Ball’s program notes are also on the ORCMA website.