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Come hear the great Elmar Oliveira, recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, the first and only American to win Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition Gold Medal, and Grammy nominee for his 1990 CD with Leonard Slatkin. Oliveira will be playing some of the most appealing and beloved selections in a violinists’ repertoire: a Handel sonata, Dvorak’s Opus 100 for violin and piano, a Debussy sonata, Brahms Scherzo from the FAI Sonata, Tchaikovsky’s Melodie, Opus 42, No. 3 and Wieniawski”s Mazurka Opus 19, No. 2. There will be lots of variety – moods that run the gamut from brooding and dramatic to buoyant and uplifting. A wonderful evening!

Oliveira will be accompanied by Robert Koenig, a pianist with whom he has played for the past 15 years. Koenig himself is much sought after as a collaborative artist and has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Seoul Arts Centre and the Louvre. “He is the true meaning of a collaborator,” says the violinist. “I don’t need to explain the notes or meaning of phrases to him. He doesn’t need words. He has passion.”

The concert begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th. Tickets are $30.00 each. A private wine and cheese reception, where those in attendance can meet the performers, costs an additional $15.00 per person. Both the performance and reception take place at The Hudson Armory, 51 North Fifth Street, Hudson. For information and tickets go to ClaverackLanding.org.

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