Violin and piano at the Havurah

Robert Dubow, Rogue Valley violinist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The recital, with an all-new repertoire, includes a selection of music that features works by Brahms, Chausson, Bloch and others.

The program Dubow has put together ranges from passionate, romantic melodies with rich harmonies to wild Gypsy music with flurried runs, from the soulful Jewish theme from "Schindler's List" by Bloch to the Spanish flair of Pablo de Sarasate.

Rabbi David Zaslow says, "Robert is not just a fantastic violinist, but he makes the music come alive. He puts heart and soul into his music and brings the listener along with him."

Dubow began studying violin at the age of 7 with his mother, a former professional violinist. After studying in various music schools in the New York City area, Dubow played solo with several orchestras in New York and with the Jalapa Symphony in Mexico, where he was concertmaster. He spent 17 years in Los Angeles playing in recording studios on movie and TV sound tracks until his move to Southern Oregon in 1989.

In the Rogue Valley, Dubow played for 10 years as concertmaster of the Rogue Valley Symphony and played 12 seasons in Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Green Show. Today Dubow teaches in his private studio and does solo concerts, as well as house concerts.

For his Dec. 13 concert, Dubow will be accompanied by Joseph Yungen on piano.

Originally from eastern Oregon, Yungen began his piano studies at age 4. In 2007, he won the Young Artists' Piano Concerto Competition for his performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5. He later performed the piece with the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon under the direction of Cynthia Hutton.

A finalist in the First Seattle International Piano Competition in September, 2008, Yungen received two prizes: "Best Performance of a Piece by Karol Szymanowski," and the "Audience Favorite" award. Yungen is studying with Alexander Tutunov as a piano performance major at Southern Oregon University.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the Music Coop in Ashland.

See or call 488-7716.

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