The Katonah Village Library Presents
Robert Kogan, cello
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
In a Concert of
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century music
for Cello and Piano
afternoon September 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Katonah Village Library,
26 Bedford Road Katonah, New York
10536, Telephone 914-232-3508
Igor Stravinsky, Suite Italienne (1932)
from Pulcinella Ballet (1920)
Cello Sonata (1915)
Eric Stand, Prelude and Fugue (2012), premier performance
Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello Sonata (1934)
About the performers:
ROBERT KOGAN, cellist
Robert Kogan performs regularly with the Trio Con Brio in Westchester and with Downtown Music Productions in New York City. He has been a member of the Bridge Trio and other chamber ensembles in the New York metropolitan area. A past member of the New Jersey Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and other orchestras and ensembles, Robert was founding conductor of the Staten Island Symphony and music director and conductor of the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester. Robert is a featured performer in the documentary film “All the Way through Evening,” by Australian film maker, Rohan Spong.
MIMI STERN-WOLFE, pianist
Mimi Stern-Wolfe studied with pianists Ray Lev and Leonid Hambro, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Queens College, received a Masters in Music from New England Conservatory, and did graduate studies in Paris with Nadia Boulanger
In 1989, Mimi launched a series of 'Composers of the Holocaust' concerts which culminated in the CD recording Composers of the Holocaust (1990). In 1990 she began the annual Benson AIDS Series to perform the works of composers afflicted with or lost to HIV/AIDS. Mimi’s work on this series is the subject of the documentary “All the Way Through Evening” by Australian film maker Rohan Spong.
Mimi has received the New York Mayor's only Very Special Arts Award in Music for her "exceptional contribution to the arts and multicultural life of New York City. She is Artistic Director and founder of the award-winning Downtown Music Productions and its ten-year-old East Village Concert Series in residence at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery.