Stephen Lester in Recital Sunday June 8th, 7pm

Make plans to get to the Fine Arts building on Sunday June 8th for an amazing solo bass recital.  Steve Lester is playing Bottesini and the Arpeggione on the same program!

Stephen Lester, CSO bassist since 1978, is performing several cornerstones of the bass repertoire in solo recital. Works include Bottesini, Schubert’s Arpeggione, and several works by R. Gliere.  In addition, Mr. Lester will be joined by violinist Rachel Goldstein and pianist Mio Nakamura to perform Three Romances by Clara Schumann.

The recital is June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Playhouse of the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave. (main floor, on the right). Admission is free to the public.


F. Schubert, Sonata in A (the Arpeggione)

G. Bottesini Concerto #2,

R. Gliere, Intermezzo and Tarantella

Stephen Lester, Double Bass and Mio Nakamura, Piano

Clara Schumann, Three Romances 

Stephen Lester, Double Bass,
Rachel Goldstein, Violin,
Mio Nakamura, Piano.

For this perfomance, Mr. Lester is using a double bass made in 2003 by Daniel Hachez, and a bow from the early 20th century by H.R.Preftzchner.

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