Released September 11, 1998

For more information, contact Diane Greenberg, 516-344-2347, or Mona S. Rowe, 516-344-5056





Upton, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will present a concert featuring the sonatas of Johannes Brahms performed by violinist David Ling and pianist Kathleen Boyd at the Laboratory's Berkner Hall on Wednesday, October 7, at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, David Ling is currently a doctoral student in music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has performed in numerous orchestras and has been a featured soloist with the Springfield Symphony and the Canton Symphony. In 1993, he took third place in the Music Teachers National Association Competition. His awards also include the Pi Kappa Prize for Musicianship and the Ernst Hatch Wilkins Prize, both from the Oberlin Conservatory.

Kathleen Boyd holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Hannover Academy of Music in Germany. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Boyd's performances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken her throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. She has won several awards, including the 1994 Stony Brook concerto competition. Boyd was on the faculty of the Kinhaven Chamber Music School in Vermont, 1995-96, and has been a visiting artist in the Northport/East Northport School District since 1993.

The program consists of three sonatas by Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78; Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100; and Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.

While there is no charge for admission, donations to the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association Concert Committee are important to help fund the concert series. Donors who make a contribution for the 1998-99 season will be listed in future programs.

For more information, call (516)344-3550 for a recorded message, which will be available during the two weeks immediately preceding the concert. Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway.