- Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West (1070 Fairway Road)
Non-UCSB students with ID ($5)
UCSB students with ID (FREE)*
Children ages 9-12 (FREE)*
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
American Double was founded in 2001 by two Yale graduates with a vision of enriching their performances with works by composers of American heritage. They specialize in the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, with whom they coached in preparation for their CD release “The Bolcom Project," which remains the only recording of his complete works for violin and piano and Bolcom has praised it as “great benchmarks for other performers, but also great performances on their own merits." Fanfare magazine “strongly recommended” the recording (May/June 2008).
Philip Ficsor, violin, an enthusiastic advocate for contemporary American composers, released “Summer Day” in 2009, featuring the complete works for violin and piano of Emma Lou Diemer, with the composer at the keyboard. He received his DMA from Boston University, an MM from Yale University, and his BA in Violin Performance from The University of Michigan. The Strad called his playing of Bolcom’s Suite for Solo Violin “beautifully managed and well-prepared." From 2006-2013, he taught at Westmont College.
Constantine Finehouse, piano, has performed extensively in the U.S. and abroad since receiving his master's in Piano Performance from Yale University as a student of Boris Berman. Mr. Finehouse has played with numerous orchestras in the Boston area and has given a number of solo and chamber music performances in the city’s best halls. He is a champion of music by William Bolcom, and recently released a recording for Naxos Records featuring the composer’s works. He completed his undergraduate work at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal.