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A. I. Lack Master Series

The A. I. Lack Master Series at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music annually presents distinguished classical performers and recognized pedagogues in a series of free master classes and recitals, which provide a wider educational experience for its students as well as the Houston community at large. The endowment that supports the series was established in memory of Abram I. Lack in 1989. Lack’s daughter, legendary violinist and teacher, Fredell Lack Eichhorn, held the C. W. Moores Professor of Violin at the University of Houston where she served for 50 years, until her retirement in 2009.

Previous Lack Series guests have included violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Yung Uck Kim, Ruggiero Ricci andMidori; vocalists Diana Soviero, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, and Samuel Ramey; pianists Christoph Eschenbach and Jeffrey Siegel; flutists Julius Baker and Paula Robison; and composers Philip Glass and Richard Rodney Bennett, among others.

View Lack Series Guests 1992-Present

2013-2018 A. I. Lack Master Series

Spring 2018

February 12, (Monday), MSM Room 160, 10a.m.-12 noon
A.I. Lack Master Class
RACHEL BARTON PINE, violin
This event is made possible, in part, by Houston Early Music.

April 14, (Saturday), Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m
A. I. Lack Master Class
WILLIAM PORTER, organ
This event is made possible, in part, by Bach Society Houston

April 15, (Sunday), Christ the King Lutheran Church, 6 p.m.
A. I. Lack Recital
WILLIAM PORTER, organ
Bach: Clavierübung Book III
This event is supported, in part, by the A.I. Lack Master Series. Free admission.

April 24 (Tues.), MSM Room 175, 7 p.m.
A.I. Lack Master Class
SIMON JAMES, violin
Seattle Symphony

Spring 2016

Wednesday, March 2, Time TBA
Guest CM Master Class
ESCHER STRING QUARTET
Made possible by Chamber Music Houston

Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., Room 160 MSM
A. I. Lack Series Master Class
CYRUS FOROUGH, violin
(Carnegie Mellon)

Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
A.I. Lack Series Guest Recital
CYRUS FOROUGH, violin
TIMOTHY HESTER, piano
Works by Beethoven, Stravinsky

April 12, 7 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
A. I. Lack Guest Master Class
István Várdai, cello

April TBA
Francesco Cera, organ

Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 22
GRINBERG/VINEY PIANO DUO
1 p.m. Guest Recital, Dudley Recital Hall
New music from Australia and the US.
3 p.m. Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall


Monday, November 16, 7:30 p.m., MOH
JAVIER ALVAREZ, A. I. Lack guest composer
with AURA Contemporary Ensemble

Spring 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
A. I. Lack Series Master Class
SHIRLEY GIVENS, violin

TBA: CAROLE TERRY, organ

Fall 2013

Monday, November 18, Room 147
Composition Masterclass, 1 p.m.
Guest Lecture, 3:30 p.m.
GABRIELA ORTIZ, composer