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Viva Americas! Musical Bon-bons from North to South | The Klugherz- Heyman Duo

Week of May 18, 2019

Concert 1: From Rags to Riches
Beloved light music spanning the continent!
Music of Jacob Gade, Folcom, Foster, Joplin, Manuel Ponce, Gershwin

Concert 2: Cancion y Danza
Musical treasures with a Latin American tinge!
Music of Jean Baptiste Breval, Paul Schoenfeld, Maurice Ravel, Villa-Lobos, Arthur Foote, Manuel Ponce, Bernstein

Lectures with musical examples

From Huehuetl to Acordión: Viva Mexico
Mexican musical treasures

Son, Santería, Salsa… y Mucho Más
Powers of Cuban music


Lauded by the New York Times as “dramatic, emotional and evocative” violinist/violist Laura Klugherz appears nationally and internationally as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber artist. Laura has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including a student Fulbright award (Germany), and a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Award (Spain), and the Premio Juan Morales (Madrid) for Spanish music interpretation. After earning an Artists Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Munich and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of Texas (Austin), she was appointed concertmaster of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Bach Soloists. As specialist in music of Spain and the Americas and sponsored by the USIS and the Fundación Andes, she has regularly concertized and taught throughout Central and South America. Laura is the author of A Performer’s Guide to Spanish Music (Greenwood Press) and has recorded regularly on Centaur and Capstone Records. Her recording “The Violin/Viola Music of Amy Beach” was selected as soundtrack for Ken Burns’ PBS series “The War.”  From 2010-2016, Laura was  acting violist with the Cuarteto Carlos Chávez of Mexico, and Professor of Music/Latin American Studies at Colgate University where she directs the Colgate Chamber Players and teaches courses on Mexico, Cuba and Latin American music. Trained in yoga and Feldenkrais, Laura is also a specialist in somatic education for musicians.


Pianist Steven Heyman has appeared in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as concerto soloist throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has appeared in London, Paris, Prague, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Oslo, Montreal, Quebec, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Washington, Salt Lake City, Juneau, Philadelphia, and New York, among others. In New York, he has appeared in Lincoln Center, Columbia University, Carnegie Hall, and as an invited artist for a Juilliard tribute to the late legendary artist/teacher Adele Marcus. He received his education at the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Adele Marcus and at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Hans Graf. Mr. Heyman has won prizes in over a dozen national and international competitions. Very active in new music, he has been involved in dozens of premieres.  Mr. Heyman is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University where he is currently the Chair of the Department of Applied Music and Performance. At SU, he has received the School of Music’s Most Outstanding Faculty Member award. In addition, he has served as the Artist-in-Residence at Colgate University since 2000 and has appeared as soloist with the Colgate University Orchestra seven times.

Steve and Laura celebrated their 25th year of recording and performing together in 2016! Their recording, Echoes, Music for viola and piano of Spain, African and the Americas (Centaur) garnered a 2013 Sammy Award. They perform a repertoire rich in both well-known repertoire for violin/viola and piano, as well as a wealth of little known gems of Spain and the Americas.