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Spring Intermezzo: Claudia Schaer and Max Lifchitz in Duo Recital

March 24, 2014 | By Laura Ellis
Director
Canadian violinist Claudia Schaer and Mexican-born pianist Max Lifchitz welcome spring on Sunday afternoon April 6 performing a program focusing on 20th and 21st century works by three generations of composers from Europe and the Americas.

The event – part of the 34th consecutive season of free-admission concerts sponsored by North/South Consonance, Inc –will start at 3 PM and end approximately at 4:45 PM.

It will be held at the intimate but acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St – between Broadway and Columbus) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The auditorium is ADA accessible. Admission is free – no tickets needed.

The program will introduce new works by emerging composers including Mexican Juan Pablo Contreras, Brazilian Silvia Berg, and Americans Tonia Ko and Matthew Peterson. It will also mark the 80th birthday of Pulitzer-prize winner Bernard Rands, the 85th birthday of Elizabeth Bell as well as the 10th anniversary of the passing of Luciano Berio, the Italian master.

Ms. Schaer and Mr. Lifchitz are available for media events and interviews and may be contacted through the North/South office at ns.concerts@att.net

Since its inception in 1980, North/South Consonance has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 recent works by composers representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. It activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For the complete concert series schedule please visit

http://www.northsouthmusic.org/calendar.asp

To stream, download and/or purchase the more than 60 compact discs released under the North/South Recordings label please go to http://www.classicsonline.com/North_South_Recordings/

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