David Starobin, guitar
with Patrick Mason, baritone
Tickets: $25 general/$15 students with ID
These Peabody alumni will perform works by Fernando Sor, Niccolò Paganini, David Starobin, John Musto, Franz Schubert
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
David Starobin was called by Soundboard Magazine "arguably the most influential American classical guitarist of the twentieth century", and was given a lifetime acheivement award and inducted into the Guitar Foundation of America's "Hall of Fame" in 2011.
Composers including Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Lukas Foss, Poul Ruders, Gunther Schuller and Milton Babbitt have dedicated new works to him, producing a repertoire of more than 300 new scores. Among Starobin's honors are a Harvard University Fromm Grant, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Career Grant, ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award, and Peabody Conservatory's "Distinguished Alumni Award." David Starobin currently holds the "Fondation Charidu Chair in Guitar Studies" at the Curtis Institute of Music, and also teaches at Manhattan School of Music, where he held the "Andres Segovia Chair" (1993-2004). Starobin has performed with baritone Patrick Mason since the two met in 1969. Together with percussionist Daniel Druckman they have performed and recorded as the trio Crazy Jane.
Starobin currently holds the position of Director of Artists and Repertoire for Bridge Records, a company he founded in 1981.
His website is: http://www.bridgerecords.com/index.php?p=1&artist=David%20Starobin
Baritone Patrick Mason has been praised by critics and audiences for his performances of an enormously wide range of repertoire spanning the last ten centuries. He has made recordings for Sony, l'Oiseaux Lyre, Erato, Nonesuch and CRI. His long association with Bridge Records was crowned in 2006 when his CD of Songs of Amy Beach (BRIDGE 9182) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Vocal” category.
Mason's commitment to contemporary music has resulted in performances and recordings with many of this era's most notable composers including Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Elliott Carter, and George Crumb. Mason's recording of the dual lead in Tod Machover's opera, VALIS, was named 'Best of the Year' by The New York Times.
Mason studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory with Francesco Valentino and art song with Ellen Mack. As the vocal coordinator of the John Duffy Composer's Institute Patrick Mason works with young singers and composers to create and hear new works for the musical stage. Patrick Mason is a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is a Berton Coffin Faculty Fellow.
For more, please go to http://music.colorado.edu/faculty/patrick-mason/