Melbourne Chamber Music Society: Frautschi, Nakanatsu & Manasse Concert
Jennifer Frautschi, Violin, Jon Nakanatsu, Piano, Jon Manasse, Clarinet | March 11, 2022
Two-time Grammy nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient, violinist Jennifer Frautschi has appeared as soloist with innumerable orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. As chamber musician she has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, La Jolla Summerfest, Music at Menlo, Toronto Summer Music, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Spoleto Music Festivals.
Comprised of clarinetist, Jon Manasse, and pianist, Jon Nakamatsu, two of America’s most distinguished artists, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo immediately distinguished itself with a highly acclaimed 2004 performance in Boston. Subsequent coast-to-coast touring featured appearances on many of the country’s most prestigious chamber music series. Since 2006, the Duo has served as Artistic Directors of the renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.
Individually, Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu have developed extensive repertoires and discographies. Their hundreds of performances include concerto engagements, solo recitals, and chamber music collaborations with orchestras, universities, and music festivals. Mr. Manasse served as principal clarinet with the Metropolitan Orchestra, and Mr. Nakamatsu was the Gold medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Chopin: Fantasy in F Minor, Opus 49
Debussy: Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano
Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat
Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Piano
Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano