HAVERHILL, MA - World-renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and virtuoso violinist Andrew Kohji Taylor will join the Essex Chamber Music Players on Sun., May 19, at 2:00 p.m., to present the world premiere of “Streets of New York” by William Thomas McKinley in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are $15.00 for general admission, $10.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for students. Admission is free for NECC students with a college ID.
The program’s 10 movements have charming descriptive titles, such as “Flights of Fancy”, “All the Little Children Playing”, “Hot Nights of Dancing” and “The Speed of Light”, and an old favorite - “Sidewalks of New York”, is used throughout.
Stoltzman, a Winchester resident, is a two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist.
“His virtuosity, technique, imagination and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted,” Finegold said.
The performance will be a reunion of sorts for Stoltzman, McKinley, and Finegold, who were in the same Yale School of Music graduate class. Kohji Taylor also is a Yale School of Music graduate.
An audience question-answer period will follow with the composer and players.
The center is located at 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA. For additional information, visit www.ecmp.org or contact Michael Finegold at firstname.lastname@example.org.