Chazen Museum of Art


Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen 3.5.17

March 5, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM | Brittingham Gallery III

A concert by Parry Karp, cello and Eli Kalman, piano

Listen to the concert streamed live at 12:30 pm Sunday, March 5, 2017.


Parry Karp, Cellist
Eli Kalman, Pianist

Cellist Parry Karp is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Chamber Music and Cello, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is director of the string chamber music program. He has been cellist of the Pro Arte Quartet for the past 41 years, the longest tenure of any member in the quartet's over 100-year history.

Parry Karp is an active solo artist, performing numerous recitals annually in the United States, and has recorded six solo CDs. He is active as a performer of new music and has performed in the premieres of dozens of works, many of which were written for him, including concerti, sonatas and chamber music. Unearthing and performing unjustly neglected repertoire for cello is a passion of Mr. Karp's. In recent years he has transcribed for cello many masterpieces written for other instruments. This project has included performances of all of the Duo Sonatas of Brahms.

As cellist of the Pro Arte Quartet, he has performed over 1000 concerts throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, and Japan. His discography with the group has been extensive (over two dozen recordings) and includes the complete string quartets of Ernest Bloch, Miklos Rosza, and Karol Szymanowski . Many of these recordings received awards from Fanfare and High Fidelity Magazines.

Former students of Mr. Karp's are members of professional string quartets, major orchestras, and teachers in North America. In 2012 he was a recipient of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the spring of 2016, Parry Karp was named a fellow of the Wisconsin Academy.

Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Minor, Op. 23 (1801)    Ludwig van Beethoven
(transcribed for Piano and Cello by Parry Karp)              (1770–1827)
                Andante scherzoso, più Allegretto
                Allegro molto
Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major (1886)                  César Franck
(transcribed for Cello by Jules Delsart and Parry Karp)    (1822–1890)
                Allegretto be moderato
                Allegretto poco mosso
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano (1980)                           Sulkhan Tsintsadze
(To Nataliya Shakhovskaya)                                             (1925-1991)
1. Maestoso
2. Moderato
3. Allegro assai
4. Larghetto
5. Allegro scherzando
6. Lento
7. Allegretto
8. Andante molto
9. Allegro con spirito
10. Allegro brillante
11. Choral preludio
12. Allegretto
13. Allegro marciale
14. Andante molto
15. Allegro assai
16. Andante sostenuto
17. Allegro con brio
18. Allegretto
19. Vivo
20. Ampiamente
21. Allegro molto
22. Andante sostenuto
23. Vivace-
24. Andante molto (epilogo)

The concert will be broadcast live over the Internet in cooperation with Audio for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public; Chazen Museum of Art members may call 608-263-2246 to reserve seating.

Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen is a monthly music concert performed in the museum's Brittingham Gallery III on the first Sunday of every month (except January). Performances begin at 12:30. The gallery seats approximately 100 people; admission is free and first-come, first served. Please note that Gallery III and the adjacent Gallery II are closed on Sunday before the performances for setup and rehearsal.

The eleven concerts will be streamed live on the Internet. During the concert intermissions, the Chazen director will engage a visiting artist or curator in a conversation about an art display in the museum. These conversations, however, will only be accessible on the Internet.

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