Theodore Buchholz

Long beloved by Arizona Senior Academy audiences, cellist Ted Buchholz will return with two friends, guest artist Henry Kelder (piano) and fellow University of Arizona faculty member Timothy Kantor (violin), for an 11:30 a.m. concert on Tuesday (Nov. 7).

The program will feature two masterpiece piano trios: Dvořák’s Dumky Trio and Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1.

Kelder is an active pianist, composer, conductor, chamber musician, improviser, cultural entrepreneur and teacher. He serves as head professor of the piano faculty at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands.

Kelder has cooperated with composers Steve Reich, Pascal Dusapin and Martijn Padding; directors Pierre Audi, and Josse De Pauw; and conductors Reinbert de Leeuw, Etienne Siebens, Lucas Vis and Ed Spanjaard.

University of Arizona professor Buchholz has been described by newspaper critics as a “virtuosic cellist,” an “outstanding performer,” and a “wonderful musician.”  He debuted in New York’s Merkin Hall and has recently performed as recitalist and chamber musician in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and in Tokyo, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, Utah, Vermont, North Carolina, and Michigan.

Henry Kelder (left) and Timothy Kantor

Buchholz studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and is a member of Tucson-based True Concord Voices & Orchestra, which won a 2016 Grammy Award.

Kantor is a violin professor at the University of Arizona and also teaches at the Fundación por la Música in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A member of the award-winning Afiara Quartet, Kantor was formerly concertmaster of the Evansville (Indiana) Philharmonic. He has performed with many of today’s leading musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Alexander Kerr, and the Pacifica Quartet.

Written by Margaret Scott, Academy Village Volunteer



Chamber Music Gems by Ted Buchholz and Friends:Nov.2017