Oscar Shumsky
Oscar Shumsky

Musical Heritage: Oscar Shumsky

Monday, January 25, 2021, 7:30 PM at ChamberMusicSociety.org - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Lecture

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Founding Emerson String Quartet member Philip Setzer, who was a student of Shumsky, hosts an evening devoted to the legendary violinist Oscar Shumsky (1917-2000). Fellow Shumsky students Ida Kavafian and Eugene Drucker, Shumsky's recording producer Eric Wen, with special guest Eric Shumsky, the violinist's viola-playing son, join for an in-depth exploration of Shumsky's life. They shed light on the violin playing of this great master, who is too-often unsung and undiscovered, despite the frequent comparisons to only the most legendary of violinists, like Heifetz and Kreisler.

The Musical Heritage series explores the musical legacies of towering figures in classical music through exceptional conversations with the artist's students and colleagues along with film clips, historical photos and relevant documents.