But wolf advocates and devotees of Grimaud and Vogler from around the world need not miss out. Though Grimaud and Vogler will perform the repertoire featuring selections from Schumann, Brahms, Debussy and Shostakovich only twice – at the Bedford Post premiere and at an event at a NYC private home on October 17 – the recital, along with an appearance from ambassador wolf Atka, will be webcast live. Fans, music lovers and wolf supporters everywhere can sign up in advance to enjoy the webcast and be a part of this not-to-be-missed event.
“My two passions are music and conservation - specifically wolf conservation. For me, wolf conservation is really about a healthy ecosystem, and that’s a worldwide concern, it’s universal. Just like music. Music is a universal language, it’s not confined to one region, one way of understanding. That’s why it is so important to me that we reach out and make this concert, and the opportunity to help, accessible to people around the world,” said Hélène Grimaud.
All proceeds from the recital and live webcast will go directly to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY. Founded by Grimaud over a decade ago, the WCC is committed to conservation, education and species survival.
Minimum donation to register for the Live Webcast is $25 (fully tax deductible) and may be made exclusively on the Wolf Center website – http://nywolf.org/
About Hélène Grimaud:
A truly multi-faceted and charismatic artist – for pianist Hélène Grimaud music is a limitless passion. Hélène regularly appears with the most important orchestras in the world. She has performed with three generations of conductors, including Kurt Masur, Bernard Haitink, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Neeme Järvi, Pierre Boulez, Ricardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowski, Fabio Luisi and Andris Nelsons. She was soloist at the Last Night of the BBC Proms 2008. An ardent chamber musician, Hélène Grimaud performs regularly in the most prestigious festivals and cultural capitals with a wide range of collaborators including Thomas Quasthoff, Rolando Villazòn, Jan Vogler, Truls Mørk, Clemens Hagen and the Capuçon brothers. This summer she appears at leading European festivals including Beethovenfest Bonn and the London Proms. Official website: http://www.helenegrimaud.com
About Jan Vogler:
Recognized for his “rapturously heartfelt” playing (Washington Post) Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has featured him with many internationally renowned orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, the Dresden Staatskapelle,, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and the Vienna Symphony. A passionate recitalist and chamber musician, he performs regularly with pianists Hélène Grimaud and Martin Stadfeld and with violinist Mira Wang. Official website: http://www.janvogler.com
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Founded in 1999, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a 501c3 organization that promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future.