On Sunday, May 20, at 3:00 p.m., Cellist David Heiss and Pianist Warren Jones will perform at the Phelps Museum at 191 Court Street in Binghamton.
$20 general public; $15 for members & seniors; $5 students with I.D.; children 12 and younger are free. For more information, please call (607) 722-4873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Binghamton native DAVID HEISS is a member of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has performed with the company as cello continuo soloist in the entire canon of Mozart and Handel operas, and in recent seasons has joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the same capacity for their performances of “Le nozze di Figaro” and “Cosi fan tutte”, both conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Mr. Heiss is principal cellist of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and has been featured as concerto soloist and and recitalist in a wide range of repertory, including the American premieres of concertos by Irving Robbin and Theodore Antoniou (at the Tanglewood Festival) and the world premiere of the Robert Manno Cello Sonata, which was dedicated to him. He is a founding member of the OMNI Piano Quartet, and is a frequent guest artist and teacher at conservatories and music festivals.
He was involved in the conception and development of the Broadway production of “The Elephant Man” as composer and arranger of incidental music for the Tony Award winning play, and performed on Broadway and throughout the United States as the on-stage cellist in the drama. His television credits include The Today Show and Late Night with David Letterman, and his career has been profiled twice (2010 and 2013) on “Expressions”, a series produced by the Binghamton PBS station WSKG. He has also been featured several times on American Public Radio’s series Performance Today. Mr. Heiss studied with famed cellist Leonard Rose at The Juilliard School. He plays a John Betts cello, dated 1789.
WARREN JONES, pianist, was born in Washington, D.C., and lives in New York City. On the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University, he is guest artist in residence at the New England Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts. Mr. Jones is a former faculty member of the Music Academy of the West, a jury member of the 2018 Montreál International Vocal Competition. He is principal pianist for Camerata Pacifica, a recital partner for Stephanie Blythe, Anthony Dean Griffey, Eric Owens, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey, Kiri Te Kanawa, Christine Brewer, Salvatore Licitra, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Blegen, Håkan Hagegård, Marilyn Horne, Thomas Hampson, Martti Talvela, Barbara Bonney, James Morris, Carol Vaness, Richard “Yongjae” O’Neill, and Lynn Harrell, among others. Mr. Jones was selected as Musical America’s “Collaborative Pianist of the Year.” He has appeared at the White House, and has been invited by the Justices of the United States Supreme Court for performances. Mr. Jones has also conducted operas by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Mascagni, Bernstein and Menotti. His discography contains over thirty recordings on every major label in a wide range of repertory.
J. S. Bach Adagio (from the Toccata in C Major for Organ)
Johannes Brahms Three Songs
Wie Melodien (Melodies) The melodies pass like breezes, the words like memories.
Feldeinsamkeit (Loneliness in the Woods) Nature is so peaceful –it is as if I had died and gone to heaven.
Minnelied (Love Song) Everything was so beautiful when my love was alive and we were together.
Anton Webern Drei kleine Stuecke (Three Little Pieces) opus 11
Sehr bewegt (Very quickly)
Auesserst ruhig (Especially peaceful)
Robert Schumann Fantasiestueke (Fantasy Pieces) opus 73
Zart und mit Ausdruck (Sweet and with expression)
Lebhaft leicht (Lively and light)
Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)
Edvard Grieg Sonata for Cello and Piano opus 36
Andante molto tranquillo
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council.