Classical Spotlight
12:33 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Camerata San Antonio Recital Features Co-Founder Emily Watkins-Freudigman

Violist is joined by Carolyn True in romantic favorites

Emily Watkins-Freudigman talks about her Camerata SA recital

Each season, Camerata San Antonio features one player in concert for the "Camerata Recital." This year will be the first for co-founder  Emily Watkins-Freudigman, who will play music by Benjamin Britten, Darius Milhaud, Robert Schumann, and Sergei Prokofiev.

"These were transcribed by a Russian violist Vadim Borissovsky, a member of the Beethoven Quartet - which premiered many of Shostakovich's Quartets, and was the founder of that big Russian School of viola sound! In addition to all of his talents - playing, teaching - he composed. When he heard Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet, he immediately heard the potential for a viola version, which Prokofiev approved!" says Emily.

"There's only so much you can communicate as a teacher, a lot has to be learned in observing performances. I encourage my students to go to symphony concerts, chamber music concerts, and recitals whenever they can!"

Watkins-Freudigman is joined by Trinity Professor Carolyn True for the concert, Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio.

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