November 30, 2016

UAB’s Yakov Kasman to perform Dec. 6 in Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster and Friends series

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yakov kasman asoProfessor of Piano Yakov KasmanProfessor of Piano Yakov Kasman, DMA, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham will perform with members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Dec. 6. 

Kasman is artist-in-residence and teaches in the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Music. He will perform as part of the ASO’s Concertmaster and Friends series “Quintessential Quintets” in Samford University’s Brock Hall. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m.

His performance partners will be ASO Music Director Carlos Izcaray, cello; ASO concertmaster and violinist Daniel Szasz; ASO assistant concertmaster and violinist Mayumi Masri; and ASO principal violist Michael Fernandez.

The group will perform together two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich, Kasman says.

“I have been a part of this ASO series for the last three years,” Kasman said. “This is an honor for me, and it is a great pleasure to perform this music with such excellent musicians, some of the very best in their fields in our part of the country.” 

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  • Event Date: December 6