The Ernest Bloch Legacy Project will present pianist Gerald Robbins, in the
Doerfler Family Theater on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. The Doerfler Family
Theater is the newest addition to the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pacific
Maritime Heritage Center, located at 333 SE Bay Boulevard in Newport. He is
performing courtesy of the Siletz Bay Music Festival. Robbins will be performing
a program which includes the works of Mozart, Brahms, Bloch, Albeniz and
Tickets by reservation are $20 and payable at the door. Reservations
should be made by contacting Frank Geltner by email to
fgeltner@ErnestBloch.org or by calling 541-961-1482.
Robbins is a notable chamber musician and a champion of neglected Romantic
repertoire. Reviews have praised his “first-class, bravura performance” and
“keyboard voice of true eloquence.” “Gerald Robbins’ technical prowess is
Robbins has distinguished himself internationally as a soloist, having performed
throughout the world in virtually every major music center, including New York,
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bonn, Munich, Athens, Frankfurt, Belgrade,
Moscow, St. Petersburg,Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, and Tokyo.
He has appeared with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, London Mozart Players, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, and New York
Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, among many others, under such conductors as Sir
Neville Marriner, Edouard van Remoortel, Harry Blech, Okko Kamu, Jorge
Mester, Lawrence Foster, Ezra Rachlin, Kenneth Klein, Louis Frémaux, and
Gerald Robbins won the Van Cliburn Award early in his career as well as the
Tchaikovsky International Competition and has distinguished himself
internationally as a soloist.