International Center for Music

Spring 2017 Performances


ICM Young Artist Showcase

Features solo and chamber music performances by world class ICM students selected through auditions.

Event Details
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Parkville Campus, Parkville, MO
Open to the public, no admission charged.


INTERNATIONAL GUEST ARTIST CONCERT SERIES: Shmuel Ashkenasi (violin) and Meng-Chieh Liu (piano)

Limited seating in the intimate setting of the Parkway Room at the 1900 Building.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Shmuel Ashkenasi attended the Musical Academy of Tel Aviv and gave his first public performance at the age of eight.  He won the Merriweather Post Competition, was a finalist in Belgium's Queen Elisabeth competition, and received second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In 1969, he formed the famed Vermeer Quartet and remained its first violinist throughout the quartet’s 39-year career, gaining a reputation as one of the world's outstanding chamber musicians.

A recipient of the 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Meng-Chieh Liu first made headlines in 1993 as a 21-year-old student, when he substituted for André Watts at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with three hours' notice. His acclaimed performance was followed by a number of widely praised appearances, including a recital at the Kennedy Center.

Event Details
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
1900 Building
Tickets: $20 | Buy Tickets


International Center of Music Orchestra Concert

Conducted by Dr. Steven McDonald, Associate Professor of Music

Event Details
Sunday, February 25, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, Parkville, MO
Open to the public, no admission charged

A program of Baroque concertos featuring soloist from the ICM Orchestra.  Dr. Steven McDonald joined the faculty of the International Center for Music this past fall as the first fulltime director of the International Center of Music Orchestra.


ICM Side-by-Side Concert

ICM Faculty and Students performing together.

Event Details
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, Parkville, MO
Open to the public, no admission charged


INTERNATIONAL GUEST ARTIST CONCERT SERIES: Abel Pereira, Principal Horn, National Symphony Orchestra 

Abel Pereira, Horn; T K DeWitt, Bassoon; Raymond Santos, Clarinet;  Ben Sayevich, Violin; Laurel Gagnon, Violin; Christine Grossman, Viola; Daniel Veis, cello. Limited seating in the intimate setting of the Parkway Room at the 1900 Building.

http://www.abelpereira.com/

Abel Pereira was appointed principal horn of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2015 by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. He has performed in the most well-known concert halls all over the world, including Royal Albert Hall, London Festival Hall, Barbican, Carnegie Hall, Cite de la Musique, Teatro all Scala, Concertgebouw, Munich Gasteig, Musikverein, Berline Philharmonie and Kennedy Center. As a soloist he played more than 60 solo concerts with many world class orchestras. 

Event Details
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
7:30 p.m.
1900 Building
Tickets: $20 | Buy Tickets


ICM FACULTY RECITAL: Daniel Veis (cello) and Helena Veisova (piano)

ICM Student Scholarship Fundraiser. Reception following concert in the President’s home, Parkville Campus

Event Details
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, Parkville, MO
Open to the public, no admission charged


International Center of Music Orchestra Concert

Conducted by Dr. Steven McDonald, Associate Professor of Music

Event Details
Sunday, April 30, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, Parkville, MO
Open to the public, no admission charged

A program works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Hindemith, and Shostakovich.  Dr. Steven McDonald joined the faculty of the International Center for Music this past fall as the first fulltime director of the International Center of Music Orchestra.