An Evening of the Music of Steven R. Gerber To Be Presented at the State
Department in Washington, D.C. - June 8 Concert Features Five of Composer's
Most Important Chamber Works
Five of American composer Steven R. Gerber's most important chamber works
will be presented on Wednesday, June 8, 12:30 PM at the State Department,
C Street NW, between 21st and 23rd Streets in Washington, D.C.
Works to be presented will be Elegy on the Name "Dmitri Shostakovich"
for solo cello, 3 Songs Without Words for solo violin, Notturno for piano
trio, 3 Folksong Transformations for piano trio and Cocktail Music: Song
Without Words for solo piano. Performers for this concert will be violinist
Emil Chudnovsky and cellist Daniel Levitov, with the composer at the
This concert is free and open to the public, however reservations are
required. For more information, please contact Carol Fisher at 301-933-6373.
Steven R. Gerber's music has gained international attention as a result
of two CD releases (on Chandos and KOCH) featuring several of his major
orchestral works, including the Symphony No. 1. Gerber has also achieved
great success in the United States and in his ten tours of the former
Soviet Union, perhaps becoming the most often-played living American
composer in that area. Of the Symphony No. 1, Evening Moscow wrote,
"Gerber could serve as an example of American musical professionalism
...he stands out with the highest of temperaments and musical taste." Mr.
Gerber has written for a number of fine soloists including Yuri Bashmet
for the viola concerto, Kurt Nikkanen for the violin concerto and Carter
Brey for the cello concerto. His work has been performed by groups such
as the Louisville Orchestra, Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, the Fine Arts
Quartet, the National Chamber Orchestra and the Russian Philharmonic.
Steven R. Gerber is the subject of an Electronic Dialogue interview in
Sequenza 21 web magazine. Read the interview at
http://www.sequenza21.com/gerber.html. Visit his website at
Steven R. Gerber is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting. For a
CD sampler of Steven R. Gerber's music or more information, contact them
at 516-797-9166 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting