My Dear Friends,
Welcome to the Blue Candlelight Music Series’ 18th Season! Our BCMS team is delighted to bring exciting Sunday evenings to you, featuring some of the world’s finest musicians, up close and personal, in the Schulze’s gracious, soaring living room.
We proudly open our doors this season to several new musicians who will hopefully join our widespread BCMS family for many years to come.
Richard Young, violinist, violist, and legendary former member of the iconic Vermeer Quartet, will join violinist Gary Levinson, cellist Bion Tsang, and me in our opening concert.
Other new artists include Itamar Zorman, winner of the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, William Fedkenheuer, member of the world-renowned Miró Quartet, and Asiya Korepanova, pianist virtuoso born in Russia and based in Boston.
We are also delighted to welcome the latest sensation in social media and across the classical world, blind pianist Tamar Shalvashvili, who will charm us with her solo recital featuring diverse and colorful composers with varied musical styles.
Long time subscribers will be thrilled to see/hear again some of the outstanding, beloved musicians whose past BCMS performances left indelible memories in our hearts.
This season includes pieces composed by the masters of classical music as well as rarely performed works by composers such as Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint Georges, often known as the “Black Mozart of France”, and contemporary composer, saxophonist, Matthew Evan Taylor.
For the very first time, BCMS will feature pieces composed by Nodar Gabunia and Otar Tatishvili, two well known composers from my beautiful native country, Georgia.
Please know I welcome each one of you to this exciting and whimsical year filled with music, joy, and friendship!
P.S. Planning ahead? Save Tuesday night, February 4, 2020, for our truly amazing BCMS Gala honoring Enika and Richard Schulze, entirely onstage at Hill Performance Hall in the Eisemann Center, with cocktails, dinner, and “DOUBLE GOLD” entertainment! No two Van Cliburn Gold Medal winners have EVER performed together before: 2005’s Alexander Kobrin and 2013’s Vadym Kholodenko are as excited by this unique evening as we are to hear what they come up with to honor the Schulze’s! Yes, a perfect, once in a lifetime present for your beloved—or your whole family!