Violinist Ben Kreith's Global Concert Career Brings Him Back Home


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(Sacramento, CA)
Sunday, March 5, 2006

Ben Kreith appears in recital Monday, March 6th at the Mondavi Center.  He plays the Berg Violin Concerto with the UC Davis Symphony on Sunday, March 12th, also at the Mondavi Center.  Visit link at right for more information.

Ben Kreith remembers Davis in the 1980s as a nurturing environment.

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He was soon introduced to conductor D. Kern Holoman of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.

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Fleezanis was with the San Francisco Symphony at the time. Kreith went on to the New England Conservatory, and his own career. Now, he’s come back to his old stomping grounds at Holoman’s invitation. Kreith will be the soloist with the UC Davis Symphony at the MondaviCenter this weekend. He’s aware that he’ll be on a stage where Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell played recently.

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Kreith will play the Berg Violin Concerto, which has been described as mystical, lyrical and luminous, as well as somewhat dissonant. Here’s a little of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s recording.

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Kreith studied the Berg Concerto under the man who premiered the piece 70 years ago, the late Louis Krasner. Kreith will be performing a version that few have heard.

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