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May 16: Concert!

posted May 14, 2016, 3:00 PM by Andy Fiss
Please join us Monday for a concert at the Calumet Theatre!

Information below.

Anyone interested in having dinner with the artists, please contact Susan.
And, we are looking for cat free housing for Robert Conway . . .

The Cello and Piano Music of Richard Stohr, (1874-1967) will be performed
by Stefan Koch, cello and Robert Conway, piano at two venues in the Upper
Peninsula during the third week of May.

The duo will be at the Calumet Theatre on Monday May 16 at 7:30 pm. They
will perform Four Fantasy Pieces, Opus 17 (1907) and Sonata for Piano and
Cello, Opus 49 (1915) along with a power point presentation about the life
of Richard Stöhr.

Richard Stöhr (1874­-1967) was a prolific and highly respected Viennese
composer, author and teacher. His output includes seven symphonies, two
operas, choral music, lieder, numerous chamber works and solo piano music,
as well as half a dozen widely used textbooks. During his 50-year career as
a teacher, his students included Herbert von Karajan, Erich Leinsdorf,
Rudolf Serkin, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Marlene Dietrich.

After he was forced to leave Austria by the Nazis, he continued his
composing and teaching career in the United States, but his later
compositions went unpublished and have been rarely performed. (from the
Richard Stöhr website)

Stefan Koch will offer private lessons or a Master Class in Calumet on
Monday May 16. Please contact 906 482 3270 or to schedule.

Stefan Koch is a native of York, PA and received his musical training at
Temple University in Philadelphia, He has a Masters Degree in Philosophy
from the University of Michigan. Mr. Koch is a member of the Lansing
Symphony and is a frequent performer with the Kalamazoo Symphony, West
Michigan Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre and Grand Rapids
Symphony. In 2004, 2006 and 2007 he toured the U.S. and Canada with the Carl
Rosa Opera Company (London, UK), and since 2007 has been spending his
summers at the Utah Festival Opera in Logan, Utah. He has performed with
Sarah Brightman, Anne Murray, Barbara Cook, Dionne Warwick and Burt
Bacharach, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Garrison Keillor, Dave Brubeck,
The Boys Choir of Harlem, Mannheim Steamroller, Bernadette Peters, Amy
Grant, the Von Trapp Family, Doc Severinsen, Earth Wind & Fire, and Julius
'Dr. J.' Erving.

Robert Conway is an associate professor of piano and music history at Wayne
State University, where he is also the director of the piano area. Since
1989, he has performed regularly as orchestral keyboardist with the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra and has been a soloist with them on several occasions. He
has been an Artistic Ambassador of the United States Information Agency on a
tour of South Asia and the Middle East in 1997, and a Department of State
Cultural Envoy to Jamaica in 2005 and Azerbaijan in 2008. As a soloist and
chamber musician, he has appeared at numerous national and international
festivals, performed concertos with many orchestras, collaborated with
prestigious composers, given countless premieres and is featured on several
recordings on a variety of labels. Conway received a bachelors degree in
piano performance from the New England Conservatory and masters and
doctoral degrees in piano performance from the University of Michigan.

The concerts are sponsored by Temple Jacob with support from L'Dor v'Dor, a
Consortium of six Jewish congregations in the UP and northern lower
Michigan, with funding from the Jewish Women¹s Foundation of Metropolitan