New Music by David Keberle Featured at Merkin Concert Hall

New York City — A new music concert by College of Staten Island (CSI) music professor David Keberle will be featured at Merkin Concert Hall on March 7 at 8:00pm. Merkin Hall is located at the Kaufman Center in New York City.

The concert consists of six original compositions by Keberle including one world premiere (WP) and three New York premieres (NYP): Percorsi d’anima for violin, clarinet, violoncello, and piano (WP); African Reveries for solo piano (NYP); Galoppando attraverso il vuoto for clarinet solo (NYP); Three Songs on the Poetry of Yeats for tenor and piano (NYP); Quattro chiacchiere ed un aperitivo for violin, violoncello, and piano; and SLICE for solo violin.

In addition to the Trio Johannes (Italy) — Francesco Manara, violin; Massimo Polidori, violoncello; Claudio Voghera, piano — the concert also features Grammy-Award winning American tenor Richard Clement, and composer/clarinetist David Keberle.

After receiving a Fulbright Scholarship in composition, David Keberle worked in Rome for 16 years as a freelance composer and clarinetist specializing in new music. His compositions are published and recorded by EDIPAN, Rome and BMG Ricordi, Rome.

Keberle joined the music faculty of CSI in the fall of 2004. He teaches music composition, clarinet, electronic music, and music theory.

Tickets are $20; $10 for students and seniors with ID. Tickets are available at the Merkin Concert Hall box office located at The Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street in Manhattan, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

To purchase tickets and for more information call 212-501-3330 or visit www.merkinconcerthall.org.

Funding for this concert is provided in part by a grant from The City University of New York (CUNY) PSC-CUNY Research Award Program and a generous gift from Geraldine S. Kunstadter. Additional support comes from the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at CSI/CUNY, and the CSI Performing and Creative Arts Department.

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban university. CSI offers 36 academic programs, 15 graduate degree programs, and challenging doctoral programs to 12,000 students.

The 204-acre landscaped campus of CSI, the largest in NYC, is fully accessible and contains an advanced, networked infrastructure to support technology-based teaching, learning, and research.

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BACKGROUND

Of David Keberle:

“Giacinto Scelsi meets Benny Goodman…”
-Chicago Tribune

“a wonderful example of what the clarinet is capable of doing in a master’s hands.”
-The Clarinet

“…the superlative art of interpretation with David Keberle as the protagonist. A clarinetist who demonstrates the capacity to invent and reinvent…”
-RADIOCORRIERE, Italy

Of the Trio Johannes:

“Brilliantly insightful performances.”
-Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“the rightful successors of their mentors, Trio di Trieste.”
-Fedeltá  del Suono, Italy

Editor’s Note:

For more information, to schedule an interview, or obtain high-resolution images, contact:

David Keberle
Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Performing and Creative Arts, 1P-203
The College of Staten Island/City University of New York (CSI-CUNY)
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel: 718-982-2523

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