HAMMOND PERFORMING ARTS SERIES Concert II
We are pleased to invite you and your friends as our guests to the second concert of the 2015 Hammond
Performing Arts Series on Sunday, February 1,2015 at 3:00p.m. We are sponsoring this recital in keeping
with our beliefs that talented music artists deserve performance opportunities and that we should enrich
the cultural life of the communities in which we live and do business.
Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004. A native of Israel, he has
distinguished himself as a solo performer, chamber musician, and contemporary music specialist. He
received the Presser Music Award in Boston, the Karl Zeise Prize as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow,
and won first prizes at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Competition and the Rubin Academy Competition
in Tel Aviv. He has been a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships since 1988. As
soloist, he has performed with several Israeli orchestras and locally with the Civic Symphony of Boston,
Symphony Pro Musica, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He graduated from the New England
Conservatory in Boston, where he was a Piatigorsky scholarship student of Laurence Lesser.
Constantine Finehouse was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and attended New England Conservatory,
Juilliard and Yale. His principal teachers included Fredrik Wanger, Natalia Harlap, Herbert Stessin,
Jerome Lowenthal, Boris Berman and Bruce Brubaker. Praised by Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine
Zeitung for his "interpretations of depth and maturity," Mr. Finehouse has performed extensively in the
United States and abroad (including in Lausanne, London, Odessa, St. Petersburg and Trieste). His
newest album with cellist Sebastian Baverstam features the universally admired Brahms Sonata, Opus 38
for piano and cello, as well as several new works in the High Romantic style by Boston composer Tony
Schemmer. His 2009 solo recording, Backwards Glance [Spice Rack Records 10101], interweaves the
music of Johannes Brahms and Richard Beaudoin.
Katz and Finehouse will be playing works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Schumann and Brahms.
Please join us in the Community Room for this event.