RECENT CONCERT - Thank you to our wonderful audience!

Nov. 15th, Sunday, 2009  7 P.M.
Location:  Settlement Music School, Philly, PA


Concert Recording: "An Intimate Evening of Music for the Cello and

Acclaimed duo, cellist Arthur Cook and pianist Deborah Gilwood, Artistic Director
of the "Blue Door" Chamber Music Series,
will perform on Sunday, November 15 at
7 pm at the Mary Louise Curtis Branch of the Settlement Music School.

Concert Program:

  •   Johannes Brahms             ~  Sonata in D, Op. 78
  •   Bohuslav Martinu              ~  Sonata No.1
  •   Leos Janácek                    ~  Pohádka  ~ (A Tale)
  •   Yuri Bortz                          ~  Nocturnes 1 & 2  (premiere)
  •   Laura Koplewitz                 ~  On the Jetty (premiere)

William Moennig & Son, Fine Stringed Instruments of Philadelphia, 100th Anniversary 2009 are the
sponsors for this performance.

Arthur Cook has appeared as a chamber musician and soloist in summer festivals at
Sandpoint, Meadowmount, Taos,Yale at Norfolk, Rutgers and Apple Hill. He has served
as artistic director for Lyrica and Artists in the Hall as well as principal cellist and soloist
for the Wayne Chamber Orchestra, the New Philharmonic and the New York
Symphonic Ensemble on its Japan tour. Mr. Cook won First Prize in the New York
Studio Club Awards as well as in competitions at the Metropolitan YMHA (NJ) and the
Wayne YMHA (NJ), and he has appeared as soloist with orchestras at Alice Tully Hall
and Carnegie Hall. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University and the Mannes
College of Music, where he was a recipient of the George Szell Award and the
Graduate Performance Award. His teachers included Arthur Follows, David Geber,
Felix Galimir, and Louis Krasner. He has been on the music faculties of both Seton Hall
University and Smith College. Mr. Cook plays on a 1798 Josef Gagliano cello
presented to him by the Gandolph Foundation.

Deborah Gilwood has appeared as a soloist, as well as a collaborator with orchestras
and ensembles, including the Long Island Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonia, and
Solisti New York. An active chamber musician, Ms. Gilwood has performed with
Musical Elements, Infusion, the Eckert/Gilwood Piano Duo, Alliance for American Song,
and Blue Door with cellist Arthur Cook. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill
Recital Hall, and the Miller Theater in New York. Ms. Gilwood is the co-founder, Artistic
Director and pianist of the Blue Door Chamber Music series at the Provincetown Art
Association and Museum in MA, now entering its 10th season. Her recording with
Arthur Cook, entitled Censored by Hitler, was released in October 2002 on the Centaur
label, garnering favorable reviews both here and abroad. Currently she is a member of
the music faculty at Westfield State College, and has also been on the piano faculties
at Smith College, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Seton Hall University.
Ms. Gilwood studied at Mannes College of Music, and received degrees in Piano
Performance from SUNY Purchase and SUNY Stony Brook. Her principal teachers
include Richard Goode, Gilbert Kalish and Lucy Greene. She lives in Amherst, MA.
Laura Koplewitz "On the Jetty"  (premiere)
Live Concert Recording - Excerpt
Arthur Cook cello/ Deborah Gilwood piano

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