Kilbride/Kramer/Cyzewski/Burbage Ensemble

November 18, 2012 @3pm

NC Museum of Art East Building

Violin, cello, clarinet, and piano ensemble plays works from the time of Edvard Munch.


David Kilbride, violin; Jonathan Kramer, cello; Michael Cyzewski, clarinet; June Burbage, piano

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Munch, Music and the Modern World

Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b

D’Indy: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 29

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano

David Kilbride joined the North Carolina Symphony as Assistant Principal Second Violin in 2007. He has been featured as a soloist most recently with the Symphony, performing “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” in May 2009. David also enjoyed playing Celtic fiddle on North Carolina Symphony’s “Blue Skies and Golden Sands” tour, as well as on the “Showstoppers” concert series.

Mr. Kilbride studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Bernard Goldschmit, principal second violinist of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell. Other principal teachers include renowned teachers and chamber musicians, Linda Cerone, Dr. James Stern and Kay Stern. He was selected to perform with Sir George Solti in the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. After serving as concertmaster with the New World Symphony, David won an international audition to become a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Since returning to the US he has been Assistant Concertmaster of the Stockton Symphony & a member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra & Opera Pacific Orchestras in California. In Virginia David was a member of the Richmond Symphony and the Virginia Symphony where met his wife Christine, also a violinist. David has played on several recordings, one of his favorites being Ray Charles’ final recording “Genius Loves Company”. David is an avid baseball fan and as a teenager got his first job as an usher at Wrigley Field in his native city of Chicago. David has been a private teacher for over 15 years and is currently on faculty at the Hayes Barton School of Music in Raleigh. He performs on a Georg Kloz violin, circa 1755.

Dr. Jonathan C. Kramer is Teaching Professor of Music and Arts Studies at North Carolina State University, and Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology at Duke University.  As a cellist, he has performed as principal of the Tucson Symphony and as a member of the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras and the North Carolina Symphony.  Among his teachers are Aldo Parisot, Gordon Epperson, Raya Garbousova, David Wells, Madeline Foley, and Maurice Gendron.  He has concertized extensively as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. as well as in Russia, India, Korea, Canada, Austria, Bulgaria, U. K., Switzerland, and Italy.  He has  performed with The Mostly Modern series of San Francisco, Mallarme Chamber Players, Duke University Encounters Series, the Piccolo Spoletto Festival,  Raleigh Chamber Music Guild; and presented solo concertos with a number of regional orchestras. He has recorded for Albany Records, and Soundings of the Planet Studios.   He is on the teaching faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Institute and frequently accompanies Rumi translator Coleman Barks in poetry readings.   He has served as moderator of the Pedagogy Panel at the American Cello Congress and his An Homage to Pau Casals for cellist and narrator has been presented at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, the 92nd St. Y in NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and elsewhere.  Kramer maintains an active cello studio, and former students have attended Juilliard, Peabody, Manhattan, New England Conservatory,  and other schools of music.

As ethnomusicologist, Dr. Kramer has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowships at Banaras-Hindu University in India and at Chosun University in Kwangju, South Korea, and spent two summers at the Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts in Seoul. He has lectured on global issues in music and aesthetics in the United States, the U. K., Korea, India, China, Japan, and for the Semester at Sea program during their spring, ’06 around the world voyage. He has presented papers before the Society of Ethnomusicology, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, International Committee for Traditional Music, Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME), The Association for Technology in Music Instruction, the Ramakrishna Mission in Kolkata, India, and the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research (CHIME) with whom he participated in the 2006 fieldwork expedition and conference in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, PRC.

Recently, he has consulted with the Tibetan (now Plateau) Endangered Music Project in Qinghai Province, PRC and has read papers on the subject in Shanghai and Beijing and was quoted by National Geographic Magazine in their article on the Project.  In March, 2008 he presented a lecture at the invitation of the American Corner of the US Embassy in Parimaribo, Suriname (former Dutch Guyana) on “Surinamese Music in a Global Context.”  Since then he has twice returned to Suriname as a consultant in the role of the performing arts in the development of cultural tourism.  Dr. Kramer was a member of the Tanglewood II Symposium (2007) on the Future of Music Education at Williams College and one of the primary authors of the Tanglewood II Declaration.  He is currently writing a college-level Music textbook with associate Dr. Alison Arnold called (provisionally) “What in the World is Music?”  He holds advanced degrees from Duke and the Graduate School of the Union Institute where he completed a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and Performance Studies with a dissertation on traditional Korean music.

Since joining the North Carolina Symphony in 1973, clarinetist Michael Cyzewski has been invited to perform as soloist with the orchestra on three separate occasions.

Prior to joining the Symphony, he was a member of U.S Army Band (Pershing’s Own) where he also served as soloist. Previous orchestral experience includes the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra and the Arlington Symphony. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Temple University where he studied with Joseph Gigliotti and his Master of Music degree from Catholic University where his principal teacher was Anthony Gigliotti.

An active teacher and clinician, Cyzewski has served on the faculties of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, the North Carolina Governor’s School as well as the Interlochen Arts Academy. Presently he serves on the faculty of St. Augustine’s College and is the woodwind coach for the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and Youth Symphony.

Cyzewski can be found performing regularly in the Triangle with his wife, soprano Judith Bruno, and as a member of woodwind quintet “Symphony Winds” (of which he is co-founder) and the Mallarme Chamber Players. Recently he has commissioned a clarinet concerto from North Carolina composer Terry Mizesko and continues his musical pursuits with annual collaborations with Donald Montanaro of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute.

Collaborative pianist June Burbage is engaged in extensive accompanying, vocal and instrumental coaching and the performance of chamber music. Her activities include Capital Opera Raleigh (Impresario and I Pagliacci 2006), Triangle Youth Philharmonic Honors Auditions and the Performing Arts Camp at Meredith College for which she is also resident composer. Burbage, a Meredith College graduate, earned her Master of Music in performance at UNC Chapel Hill. Postgraduate studies include acceptance as a performer at Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, where she studied with Guido Agosti and worked as recitalist in western Europe. Winner of the Brevard Music Center, NC Symphony and UNC/CH concerto competitions and NCMTA auditions, Burbage began her career as recitalist and member of the Meredith College Piano Faculty and has also taught at UNC and served as Music Director for the UNC Drama Department and Playmakers Repertory Company.  She currently teaches at the Hayes Barton School of Music.


Featured Exhibition: Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print