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The Heifetz 25-Year Advent Calendar

Day 24: 1997 - Daniel Heifetz Debuts!

Welcome to December! For our final-month celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Heifetz Institute, we’ll be sharing audio, video, images, and programs from across the decades of the Institute. Check back each day from Dec. 1 – Dec. 25 as we share some memorable moments from each golden year of the Institute!

This is the first time I've ever performed at my Institute. I feel that the Institute is a place for our students and faculty, not for me, to do any performing. But we are starting a tradition that will continue next year - in the Marlboro style of bringing in great guest artists and inviting the highest caliber students to perform together in a professional performance setting.  - Heifetz Institute founder Daniel Heifetz, 1997 

July 26, 1997: Annapolis, MD

Today’s penultimate installment in our 25-year Advent Calendar offers but both a riveting performance and a slice of Heifetz history.  See and hear founder Daniel Heifetz explain why after a long career as an international concert soloist and chamber musicians he was performing for the very first time at his own Institute! Joining him onstage at one of the last concerts of the 1997 season are violist Sel Kardan (now the President & CEO of the Colburn School in Los Angeles), cellist Elizabeth Su, and pianist Micah Yui. Daniel introduces and then the group performs the final two movements of the Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25, by Johannes Brahms. In concert at the Great Hall of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.



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