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Levine Presents 2022-23

Sound, Silence, and Hope

What Beethoven and Faure wrote but never heard.

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7 PM ET

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Piano Trio in D Major, opus 70, No. 1   |  Ludwig van Beethoven

I. Allegro vivace e con brio

II. Largo assai ed espressivo

III. Presto

Piano Trio in d minor, opus 120   |  Gabriel Fauré

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Andantino

III. Allegro vivo

About the Performers

Violinist Erin Durham is an avid chamber musician and has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and at festival and outreach concerts in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She has appeared as a soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony and Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra. After moving to Maryland in 2015, Erin joined the faculty at Levine Music and has performed with chamber and orchestra ensembles at venues in the DC region, including Wolf Trap, The Mansion at Strathmore, The Church of the Epiphany, and with the Washington Chamber Orchestra and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

Pianist Dr. Amanda Halstead is an active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist in the DC area. She frequently performs with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she has performed on the Millennium Stage and the Church of the Epiphany Concert Series. During the summer, she is resident pianist for the Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Festival in the Outer Banks. Since 2005, Dr. Halstead has collaborated with the John Duffy Composers Institute, a program at the Virginia Arts Festival dedicated to promoting new opera and musical theater productions. She joined the Levine Music faculty in 2010 and serves as Chair of the Suzuki Piano Department. Dr. Halstead earned her Bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas and her Master’s and Doctorate from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati. She resides in Springfield, Virginia, with her husband and their two young children.

Simon Harding is an award-winning set and video designer for live performance, interested in aspects of design that create a living space between objects and the body. He has designed nationally and internationally for theater, dance, and performance art work. Upcoming/Recent: Ohio (The Bengsons)(co-design with Jeff Sugg), Park Avenue Armory Gala, Triptych: Eyes on One Another (Touring), Custodians of Beauty (Palissimo), The Echo Drift (Beth Morrison Projects), Strangers in Paradise (Opera Omaha).

Henry Stubbs is a cellist and teacher based in Washington, DC. He received his MM in Cello Performance/Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Before CIM, Henry graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a BM in Cello Performance. Henry has received fellowships and full-tuition scholarships to participate with the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and Kent/Blossom Music Festival–a summer partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra. Fully committed to the continuous process of pedagogical development, Henry has completed two rounds of long-term teacher-training in Suzuki units 1-10 and continues to seek out opportunities to further enrich his teaching.