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Liebermann horn trio given world premiere at the Blair School

Posted by on Thursday, November 20, 2008 in Articles, Fall 2008.

From left, Leslie Norton, Dean Mark Wait and Carlyn Huebl premiered Lowell Liebermann’s Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, composed for Norton, in April at the Blair School.
From left, Leslie Norton, Dean Mark Wait and Carlyn Huebl premiered Lowell Liebermann’s Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, composed for Norton, in April at the Blair School.

The evening of April 14 saw the world premiere of a new work for horn trio by American composer Lowell Liebermann written expressly for Leslie Norton, assistant professor of horn.

Along with Carolyn Huebl on violin and Dean Mark Wait on piano, the piece was performed in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, the first commissioned piece presented as part of The Blair Commissions,NewMusic for the 21st Century,made possible by support fromthe Blair Dean’sOffice and funded by a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.

Composer Liebermann has seen his works performed internationally by orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, the Cincinnati Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony among others. Artists who have performed his works include James Galway, Mstislav Rostropovich, James Levine, Leonard Slatkin, Kenneth Schermerhorn and Joshua Bell.His Second Piano Concerto was premiered by the National Symphony with Stephen Hough, and his Flute Concerto was commissioned by James Galway and premiered by him with the St. Louis Symphony and Leonard Slatkin.

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