International solo violist, chamber musician and educator Brett Deubner, will perform some of the most beloved works written in the third of four annual events under the aegis of Glen Ridge Community Concerts. Deubner, a resident of Glen Ridge, has been praised by in Willa J. Conrad in the Newark Star-Ledger “There is a burning intensity to Deubner’s playing and a refreshing variation in the color of his viola tone.” Deubner is on the faculty of the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College.
He is joined by his collaborator, the prize-winning pianist Thomas Steigerwald, who is a first-year Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony and a medal winner in the Wideman, New York, Dallas Chamber Symphony and San Jose international piano competitions. Steigerwald received his master’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2018. As Deubner’s collaborator, Steigerwald performed 18 concerts in a 2017 tour of China and will perform in Australia in 2019.
The program for March 10 includes selections from one of the greatest compositions written for Violin and Piano–Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A, which was first performed in 1886 and was written for a violinist friend of Franck’s on the occasion of the friend’s wedding. After a brief intermission, the duo will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Sonata. Rachmaninoff, a Russian composer, pianist and conductor, is known for the popularity and excellence of his late-Romantic era works. A reception will follow the concert.
The Glen Ridge Community Concert Series is held at:
“The Blue Room”
Glen Ridge Congregational Church UCC
195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge (use side entrance on Clark Street)
Tickets are available at the door: Adults $20; Seniors $15; Students $10;