Mailed 10/15/97

Contact: Diane Greenberg or Mona S. Rowe



Upton, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will present a concert featuring the cello-piano duo Timothy Eddy and Gilbert Kalish on Thursday, November 6, at 8 p.m. in the Laboratory's Berkner Hall. The concert is open to the public, and admission is charged.

Mr. Eddy and Mr. Kalish began their collaboration in 1980 with an appearance in the visiting-artists series at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. Mr. Eddy is currently professor of cello, and Mr. Kalish is professor of piano and head of performance at the University.

A cellist for the Orion String Quartet, Mr. Eddy is also an artist-in-residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Mannes College of Music. He has won numerous awards, including top honors at the 1975 Gaspar Cassado International Violoncello Competition, held in Florence, Italy.

Chairman of the Tanglewood Music Center faculty since 1985, Mr. Kalish is currently pianist for the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, as well as a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. In 1995, Mr. Kalish was awarded the Paul Fromm Award for distinguished service to the music of our time.

The program consists of Ferruccio Busoni's Kultaselle: Variations on a Finnish folk tune; Benjamin Britten's Sonata in C, Op. 65; Astor Piazzola's Le Grand Tango; Anton von Webern's Two Pieces (1899) and Three Little Pieces, Op.11; and Johannes Brahms' Sonata in E minor, Op.38.

Tickets may be purchased at the door immediately before the performance. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $5 for youth under 18.

For more information, call (516)344-3550 for a recorded message. To speak to someone in person, call Brookhaven Lab's Public Affairs Office at (516)344-2345, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.