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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

2019-2020 A. I. Lack Master Series

 

Fall 2019

September 20 (Friday), 2 p.m., MSM Room 129
A.I. Lack Series Master Class
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque violin
Concertmaster, Philhamonia Baroque Orchestra

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

October 4 (Friday), 7 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall
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

 

Spring 2020

January 18 - 20 (Saturday - Monday), Location and Events TBD
Zenith Saxophone Quartet
In collaboration with Rob Smith/AURA

January 25 (Saturday), 5:30 p.m., South Main Baptist Church
A. I. Lack Series Master Class
Nathan Laube, organ
Eastman School of Music

April 3 - 6 (Friday - Monday), Location and Events TBD
Kevin Putts, composer
Mark Campbell, librettist
In collaboration with Moores Opera Center production of Elizabeth Cree