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Ran Kampel and Daniel Baer – Clarinet and Piano Recital
March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Clarinetist Ran Kampel and Pianist Daniel Baer as they present a program of music by Jewish composers.
Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Joseph Horovitz: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat Major
Eva Wasserman Marglois: The Generation of Hope
Paul Ben-Haim: Three Songs without Words
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major MWV Q 15
Sponsorship tickets are available for 50 dollars each. Sponsors are invited to an open dress-rehearsal before the performance beginning at 1:30 and a pre-concert discussion with Ran and Daniel.
Tickets are 20 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for students 18 years and younger.
If you prefer, you can watch the recital online for free. Donations are welcome and accepted through Zelle, Venmo, or PayPal.
Israeli born clarinetist Ran Kampel enjoys a versatile career of solo, chamber music, orchestral performances, and teaching. Currently living in Texas, he serves as the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Baylor University School of Music. Before joining Baylor University, Ran held principal clarinet positions with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He also has performed as a guest musician with The Cleveland Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. During the summers, Ran has performed at Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, Yellow Barn, Krzyżowa-Music, Lakes Area, Aspen, Norfolk, Sarasota, Britten–Pears and Breckenridge music festivals.
A versatile chamber musician, Ran has collaborated with leading musicians such as Gilbert Kalish, Martin Chalifour, Roger Tapping, Lucy Shelton, Erik Schumann, Scott Yoo and Lahav Shani. He performed at the Residence of the President of Israel, the Israeli Ministry of Education, and the Israeli Consulate in LA . Ran’s chamber groups have also performed at the Eastman Virtuosi Series, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, at the WinterMezzo concert series of Festival Mozaic, in Festival del Sole Napa Valley, Sunset ChamberFest, and as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Celebration in Miami. In 2020, Ran was awarded a Houston Arts Alliance Let Creativity Happen! Grant for his chamber music concerts, aimed to bring classical music to new audiences in the Houston area.
Ran received degrees with high honors from USC Thornton School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His primary teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Jon Manasse, Andrew Brown and Eva Wasserman-Margolis. Ran is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon instruments.
Outside the concert hall, Ran enjoys cooking, skiing, hiking, playing tennis and soccer.
The New York Times has hailed Daniel Baer as a pianist who plays with “fluidity, warmth, and sparkle” who “achieved the often elusive…goal of putting virtuosity at the service of bigger ideas.” He has performed across the United States and Europe, including in solo and collaborative recitals at the International Bergen Arts Festival, the Grieg Society of Oslo, Avery Fischer Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Nichols Hall, and Steinway Hall. Dr. Baer won first prize, the Marshall Prize, at the 2015 Grieg Festival Young Artist Competition held in Sarasota, Florida. He has been a prizewinner in many other national and international piano competitions including the Iowa Piano Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Competition, and the Empire State young artist piano competition. Dr. Baer was invited to be the guest artist at the Leschetizky Annual Birthday Recital and was praised for a performance where “every note had color, depth, emotion, and meaning.”
Daniel Baer has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Community Music School, and Syracuse University. His students have won piano competitions, participated in local and statewide music programs, and earned admittance to college music programs. Dr. Baer lectured and worked as an accompanist at Syracuse University in 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the Teaching Assistant Prize in recognition of his work as a teacher for the Eastman School of Music. For his achievements in the study and performance of piano, the Eastman School of Music awarded Dr. Baer the 2017 Cobos Piano Prize.
Daniel Baer has studied with Seymour Bernstein since 2005 and has taken lessons from Richard Goode, Joeseph Kalichstein, Nina Tichman, and Jerome Rose. Dr. Baer received his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at Juilliard where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and earned his Doctorate at the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Douglas Humpherys. He is currently on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago.