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New York Philharmonic cellist to give recital at UB

By PHILIP E. REHARD

Published November 2, 2018

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Portrait of Sumire Kudo with cello.

Sumire Kudo

New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo will present the third concert in this year’s Slee Visiting Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

Pianist and UB faculty member Eric Huebner, a New York Philharmonic colleague, will join Kudo for the second half of her program featuring Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, Op. 19.

The first half of the program will consist of an all-solo repertoire: Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWC 1009; Cassadó’s Suite for Cello Solo, in 3 dance movements; and Mayuzumi’s Bunraku for solo cello.

Kudo joined the New York Philharmonic in 2006 after previously performing with the Avalon Quartet. In 2005, she was selected by Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi to be the recipient of the 2005 Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award. The award, established in 2002 by the Sony Music Foundation, recognizes the most promising cellist and conductors of the year.

The native of Japan, Kudo also has been awarded prizes at the Sapporo Junior Cello Competition and the 62nd Japan Music Competition. Japan’s leading classical music magazine gave its Best Recording Award to her second solo CD, “Love of Beauty.”

Huebner, an associate professor of music at UB, has drawn worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 17. In January 2012, he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and currently holds the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Piano Chair.

A passionate interpreter of the music of our time, Huebner has premiered countless new works, including a recent set of piano études by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds.

At UB, he maintains a studio of graduate and undergraduate piano majors and minors, and teaches courses in 20th-century piano music and piano literature. He also is been a member of the adjunct faculty of The Juilliard School, where he teaches a course in orchestral keyboard performance. 

Tickets for the Sumire Kudo recital are available through a variety of outlets at the following pricing structure:

UB faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-UB students

$10 plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com

$10 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)

$14 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)

$17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

General public

$15 plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com

$15 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)

$19 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)

$22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

UB students are admitted free with ID.

For a complete listing of all concerts being presented by the Department of Music, visit the department’s website.