South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) invites the public to observe renowned flutist, soloist and teacher Robert Stallman in action, as he leads a master class with accomplished students on Friday, July 18, from 2 to 4 pm, at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.
According to The London Times, Robert Stallman "dazzles because of his penetrating artistry." This artistry distinguishes all facets of Stallman's career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, master teacher and editor/arranger. His schedule has included concerts from New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to London's Wigmore Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus and Tokyo's Suntory Hall; festivals such as Mostly Mozart (New York), Musique à Cimiez (France), Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic), and Kuhmo (Finland); as well as guest performances with the American Symphony, Strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and numerous chamber orchestras. For twenty seasons Stallman directed the Marblehead Summer Music Festival, called "special occasions in every sense of the word," by The Boston Globe, and regularly broadcasted by WGBH. He has also collaborated with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Alexander, Mendelssohn, Muir, Orion and St. Lawrence Quartets in the US; the Artis Quartet, Vienna; and the Vlach and Martinu Quartets of Prague. His acclaimed recordings of flute repertoire and chamber music are aired on over 200 classical stations across the US.
A former faculty member at New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music and the Aaron Copland School at CUNY, Stallman has also served as guest faculty or given master classes at Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, Stanford University, Académie Internationale d'Eté in France, Domaine Forget Académie in Quebec, Montreal Conservatoire, National Conservatory of Mexico, Konitachi School of Music in Tokyo, Shanghai Conservatory, Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim, Prague Conservatory, Odessa National Conservatory and the Internationale Sommerakademie of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. The longtime editor/arranger has expanded the repertoire with well over 70 performing editions and arrangements published by leading houses in the US and Europe. Stallman graduated from the New England Conservatory with two degrees and the distinguished Chadwick Medal. As a Fulbright scholar, he also studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Jean-Pierre Rampal. Stallman's other honors include an NEA soloist grant, a Koussevitsky Fellowship, and the C.D. Jackson Prize at Tanglewood, as well as inclusions in Who's Who in America and other noted biographical references.
In a master class, a great artist/teacher works in a relatively short period of time to observe and assess a performer’s talents, and to impart insights and tidy up issues which may manifest themselves as a result of familiarity with a work. The teacher works to enlarge a performer’s understanding of the fabric of the composition being presented, and to spark an emotional and intellectual dialogue between the musician and the musical ideas that weave and dart throughout.
Robert Stallman shares this mastery with every performer he works with on stage. He begins each friendship with praise for the job done and then sets about with alacrity to transform the performer and the performance. And when the musical tête-à-tête is ended, the performer has a more profound understanding of the work and a greater awareness of “one way, one voice.”
The public is invited, free of charge, to attend and observe the Duxbury Music Festival Master Class with Robert Stallman. This is just one of many exciting events during the Festival. Concert and event tickets, as well as a variety of series subscriptions, are available. For complete program, ticket and event information, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.
About Duxbury Music Festival
Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), a program of South Shore Conservatory, is an intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England. Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, DMF brings faculty and students from around the world to the idyllic seaside community of Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod. DMF is a 16-day intensive program for the study and performance of solo and chamber repertoires for undergraduate and graduate students and adult professionals. Festival Director Stephen Deitz gathers to this historic and picturesque town a renowned faculty who offer chamber performances as well as individual instruction and ensemble coaching. Both Festival faculty and students perform in concerts in public and private venues, from the Duxbury Town Green and The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful seaside homes and barns. DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 150 volunteers and over 2000 patrons each season. DMF headquarters are located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.
About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating 44 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving 3500 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org.
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