At 2 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, violinist Jacques Israelievitch, violist Caroline Coade, cellist Arie Lipsky and pianist Kanae Matsumoto — faculty members and accomplished musicians in their own right — will blend their skills together in the Faculty Artist Chamber Concert.
When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory, the English mountaineer who was among the first to attempt the climb, replied, “Because it’s there.” Jacques Israelievitch, faculty member in the School of Music’s Instrumental Program, cited the same reasoning for deciding to perform a marathon concert of Johannes Brahms’ viola and violin works.
Jacques Israelievitch revels in deciphering the notes less-played. Kanae Matsumoto loves to give spirit to the notes she plays. Together, they revitalize classics.
In a dedication to rarely performed classical pieces, violinist Israelievitch and pianist Matsumoto will host a recital at 4:30 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall.
One of the last times the two appeared on stage, they played all 10 Beethoven sonatas in one day. It took six hours.
“We came out fairly unscathed,” Israelievitch said. “So, when we finished the last sonata, I felt like we could start all over again.”