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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 and Midori; 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.

All Lack Series events are FREE and open to the public.

View Lack Series Guests 1992-Present

2019-2020 A. I. Lack Master Series

 

Fall 2019

September 30 (Monday), 12 p.m., MSM Room 147A
A.I. Lack Series Master Class
Carlos Spierer, conductor

October 3 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
A.I. Lack Series Recital
Brian Lewis, violin
University of Texas at Austin
Timothy Hester, piano
Music of Mozart, Schumann, Robert Russell Bennett, Michael Michael McLean, Paradis, Copland, Nero-Zabach

October 4 (Friday), 7 p.m., MSM Room 160
A.I. Lack Series Master Class
Brian Lewis, violin
University of Texas at Austin

October 25 (Friday), 1 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
A.I. Lack Series Master Class
Sorin Zlatt, piano
Improvisation Techniques for Pianists

November 8 (Friday), 2 p.m., MSM Room 108 (rescheduled from September 20)
A.I. Lack Series Master Class
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque violin
Concertmaster, Philhamonia Baroque Orchestra

 

Spring 2020

January 17 (Friday), 3:30 p.m., MSM Room 160
Zenith Saxophone Quartet
Workshop/reading of new works by MSM student composers. In collaboration with Rob Smith/AURA

January 24 (Friday), 6:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral
A. I. Lack Series Master Class
Nathan Laube, organ
Faculty, Eastman School of Music

March 28 (Saturday), 10 a.m., UH Winston Band Complex
A. I. Lack Series Master Class
Yitzhak Schotten, viola
Faculty, University of Michigan

April 3 (Friday), 2:30 p.m., MSM Room 108
A. I. Lack Series Conversation
Mark Campbell, librettist
A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist in conjunction with the Moores Opera Center production of Elizabeth Cree, April 3-6.

April 6 (Monday), 2:30 p.m., MSM Room 175
A. I. Lack Series Conversation
Kevin Puts, composer
A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer in conjunction with the Moores Opera Center production of Elizabeth Cree, April 3-6.