Hubbard Hall to present cellist Florian Kitt

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> With a cello made by Shushan luthier Geoffrey Ovington, Austrian Cellist Florian Kitt is one of the best exponents of the contemporary cello repertoire. Joined by Pianist Harald Ossberger, this international duo plays a "one night only" performance on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. The evening's program will include both classic and contemporary works, expertly pairing Beethoven and Janácek with Gadenstätter and Britten.

Florian Kitt made his debut at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in 1964, has appeared as soloist with many leading orchestras and conductors, and made numerous recordings of his extensive repertoire drawing from both classical and romantic works. Kitt completed his studies with Gaspar Cassadó in Cologne and André Navarra in Detmold after graduating from the Vienna Musikakademie as a pupil of Frieda Litschauer. He will be accompanied by Harald Ossberger, a concert pianist and Professor of Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Ossberger teaches seminars world-wide, has held workshops with musicologist Hartmut Krones examining the synergy of art and science, and served on both the music advisory board of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Austrian Music Council. He is an active festival competitor and over the past decade has been working together with the Greek pianist Christos Marantos, very successfully performing music for piano four-hands.

Tickets are $15 General Admission/$5 Students and are available online at www.hubbardhall.org, by calling 518-677-2495 weekdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., or at-the-door.

Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, N.Y.


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