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Friends of Music present a Tribute to Fritz Kreisler
Stuart Canin, Martin Stoner, and Mark Volkert are the guests for "A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler", featuring a panel discussion and a live performance. Kreisler, an Austrian-born violinist and composer, is regarded as one of the greatest violin masters of all time. He was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing.
Speakers Stuart Canin and Mark Volkert will explore Kreisler the musician, highlighted by a short silent film of him playing violin and his recordings of Bach, Dohnanyi, Heuberger, Kreisler, and Winternitz. Canin served for over a decade as concertmaster of the S.F. Symphony. He was a founding member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra and served as its first Music Director. Composer and violinist Mark Volkert's 40 years with the San Francisco Symphony make him the orchestra's longest-serving member. He has been the SF Symphony's Assistant Concertmaster since 1980.
Violinist Martin Stoner will also perform, accompanied by Stanford Department of Music pianist Lori Lack. Stoner studied at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian and later with David Nadien. As a soloist, Stoner has given numerous recitals in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.