St, James Concerts – Corina Stoian and Ron Brickman
Date(s) - 11/04/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
Violinist Corina Stoian and Pianist Ron Brickman will be peforming on Sunday, Nocember 4th at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Church.
Corina Stoian, accompanied by Ron Brickman, makes her second appearance in concert for the St. James Concert Series. The program will include Giuseppe Tartini’s Sonata in G minor ‘Didone Abbandonata’, Michele Esposito’s Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Jozsef Bloch’s Airs Hongrois, op. 49, Franz von Vecsey’s Valse Triste, and a Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms.
Corina Stoian’s roots go back to Romania, where, while still a student, she performed with prominent symphony orchestras in that country. In Bucharest, she attended the prestigious George Enescu School of Music and Conservatory of Music, graduating with highest distinctions, equivalent to a Masters Degree. During this time, she won numerous prizes in national violin and chamber music competitions, and became a member of the National Radio Orchestra of Romania and the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest.
Pianist Ron Brickman grew up in West Point, Calaveras County, where he studied piano with Bim (Mrs. Charles) Brockman. He continued his musical studies through high school, culminating in a solo recital in his senior year. He entered Stanford University in 1962 and graduated with highest honors in 1966. A longtime friend of his piano teacher invited him to work at a small institute of international relations in Paris in 1966-67, and after a year, Ron entered graduate school in political science at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his doctorate in 1972. Ron retained his interest in France and did his dissertation on reforms in French higher education. This led to his appointment at the University of Strasbourg, where he remained for four years, specializing in the new interdisciplinary field of social and political influences on science and technology.
Tickets are $20/adults and $6/students under 18 and will be available at the door, at The Mountain Book Shop, or by calling the church at 209-532-1580.