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A. I. Lack Master Series

The A. I. Lack Master Series at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free master classes and recitals, which provide a wider educational experience for its students as well as the Houston community at large. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989. Lack’s daughter, legendary violinist and teacher, Fredell Lack Eichhorn, held the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at the University of Houston where she served for 50 years, until her retirement in 2009.

Previous Lack Series guests have included violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Yung Uck Kim, Ruggiero Ricci and Midori; vocalists Diana Soviero, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, and Samuel Ramey; pianists Christoph Eschenbach and Jeffrey Siegel; flutists Julius Baker and Paula Robison; and composers Philip Glass and Richard Rodney Bennett, among others.

View Lack Series Guests 1992-Present

All Lack Series events are FREE and open to the public.

 

2022-2023 A. I. Lack Master Series Events

Fall 2022

Mon., September 12, 9 a.m., via ZOOM
Master Class
JOHN BRUCE YEH, clarinet
Chicago Symphony

Tuesday, October 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Room 185
Improvisation Master Class
MIKE BLOCK, cello
www.MikeBlockMusic.com
Followed by a Solo Recital, 8 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall.

 Friday, October 14 
     1 -2:30 p.m., Room TBD
     Conversation with…
     ANDREW STERMAN, saxophone
     Sterman shares his experiences as a member of the Phillip Glass
     Ensemble. 

     3 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
     Violin Master Class
     WILLIAM FEDKENHEUER
     Miro Quartet, The University of Texas at Austin

Sat, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall 
Guest Recital
WILLIAM FEDKENHEUER, violin
TIMOTHY HESTER, piano
Works by Brahms, de Falla, Taylor-Perkinson, Beethoven, Still, White, and others

Tue., October 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Room 129
Master Class
GREGORY RADEN, clarinet               
Principal, Dallas Symphony

 

SPRING 2023

Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m., Christ Church Cathedral
Master Class
BRUCE NESWICK, organ
Trinity Epis. Cathedral, Portland OR
 
Sat., February 11, 2 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
Master Class
LYDIA ARTYMIW, piano
University of Minnesota, ret’d

Mon., February 13, 6 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby
Performance
KAZOKU QUARTET
Works for saxophone quartet by UH student composers inspired by Frank Stella’s dynamic mural, Euphonia, on view in the Moores Opera House. Drop-in docent tours of the mural will be hosted before and after the performance (5:00-5:45pm and 6:45-7:30pm). Presented in partnership with Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS).

Fri., April 28, 2-4 p.m., Room TBA
Double Bass Master Class
PAUL ELLISON
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University