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Pianists Alon Goldstein, John Orlando and Soprano Solmaaz Adeli
Saturday, March 16th at 7:30pm PST
Online sale ends: 03/16/19 at 4:00pm PST
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Alon Goldstein

John Orlando

Solmaaz Adeli

Alon Goldstein, the pianist of the Tempest Trio, is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place when he was 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under Maestro Zubin Mehta; in April of 2008, he returned with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt. Since then, Maestro Goldstein has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver and Kansas City. Abroad, Maestro Goldstein has collaborated with orchestras in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.

During his 2012-13 season, Maestro Goldstein had toured Central and South America with the Israel Chamber Orchestra under the baton of respected conductor Yoav Talmi, giving highly acclaimed series of sixteen concerts that featured Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Other concerts include his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra – featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – and his performance with the Tokyo String Quartet in its final season of concerts.

Maestro Goldstein’s most recent debuts include his Carnegie Hall appearance in the Mozart Triple Concerto with Joseph Kalichstein and Shai Wosner, his successful performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and playing with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Leon Fleisher. His recital and chamber music concerts in Beijing, Guatemala City, Kent (UK), Chicago, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv were all highly acclaimed.

As a recording artist, Amit recently released his fourth Centaur Records CD, “Collage” which will be closely followed by his recording of the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Washington Chamber Orchestra. These records follow three immensely successful installments, “The Jewish Soul,” “Cellobration,” and “Reflections.” As an active chamber musician, Peled is a founding member of the famed Tempest Trio with pianist, Alon Goldstein and violinist, Ilya Kaler. Their Dvorak CD on Naxos has been described as “The best ‘Dumky’ on disk ever!”

Also performing with Alon Goldstein is Solmaaz Adeli. Recent highlights for the mezzo-soprano include a performance of the Austrian and American National Anthems at the US Embassy’s Independence Day Celebration for an audience of 3,000, people, a SongFest Fellowship for the 2017 Winter Intensive working with Graham Johnson, Sir Thomas Allen, and Susanne Mentzer, a debut of Gluck’s Orfeo with the Virtuosi Summer Music Festival in Connecticut under Maestro Adrian Sylveen, as well as Ravel’s Concepción in L’Heure Espagnole in a collaboration with the Opera Academy of California and Island City Opera.

Her 2017/18 recital, Latin Lovers, tours from Stanford for the Bing Music Series, to the Santa Cruz Chamber Players concert series, on down to Ajijic, Mexico, to Princeton for Salon 33 in Summer 2018 in a wonderfully diverse program from Vivaldi, to Berlioz, to Bésame Mucho.

Concert appearances and recitals have taken her to perform at the Vienna State Opera’s Marmorsaal, American Song at the US Embassy of Vienna, Vivaldi arias at the Palais Belvedere, British Art Song at the British Embassy of Vienna, newly composed I Breathed a Song by Christopher J. Hoh in the Brahms-Saal at the Wiener Musikverein, Lieder at the Austrian American Council West, for the Asheville Lyric Opera’s Winter Gala, Bach’s B-minor Mass with the Capella Leopoldina in Graz, for Austria’s Licht ins Dunkel campaign with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Janoska Ensemble and they recorded White Christmas on ORF Austrian National Television on Christmas Eve. Solmaaz sang the American National Anthem for the US Embassy of Vienna’s 10th Commemoration Ceremony of 9/11, which was also broadcast on ORF TV.

An avid performer of Contemporary music, Solmaaz Adeli debuted the West Coast premiere of Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen’s Requiem and together with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players gave the world premiere of Dolcissime Suite by Grammy Award Winning Barry Phillips. Solmaaz created the title role in François Pierre Descamp’s new opera Zumurrud and the role of Subaida in Rene Clemencic’s new opera Harun und Djafar with the Sirene Operntheater at the Vienna Chamber Music Festival under director Kristine Tornquist.​

Solmaaz Adeli gave her operatic debut in the 2010/11 season as Flora at the Vienna Chamber Opera in Tomaso Albinoni’s Baroque opera Il Nascimento dell’Aurora.

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7:30pm to 9:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

General Admission: $35.00
Senior: $30.00
Student: $12.50

All Ages

Peace United Church of Christ<br> 900 High Street<br> Santa Cruz, 95060

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