Jean and Kenneth Wentworth
“Glancing Backward – the 20th Century and Beyond”
Sunday, April 15
Reisinger Concert Hall
$10, $8 for individuals 55 and over or students with ID
Jean and Kenneth Wentworth will perform a concert of music for piano, four-hand works on April 15. Their program entitled “Glancing Backward – The 20th Century and Beyond” can be heard at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.
The Wentworths, longtime Scarsdale residents, began to focus upon the four-hand repertoire in the mid-1960s when they were senior Fulbright scholars in India. Since then, they have devoted themselves both to the traditional literature for the medium and to enlarging its contemporary repertoire.
The duo have made recordings of the complete four-hand works of Mozart, the Czerny Concerto for Piano Four Hands by Carl Czerny, and various contemporary compositions by Vincent Persichetti, Robert Starer and Meyer Kupferman. The couple has also recorded the “Grand Duo” and Variations in B minor of Schubert, and they are specialists in the four-hand compositions of the 19th-Century American Louis Moreau Gottschalk. In recent seasons, the Wentworths have performed for the Chicago Chamber Music Society, the National Academy of Sciences and the Boston Conservatory. They have been heard widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Jean Wentworth is a longtime member of the music faculty at Sarah Lawrence College; Kenneth Wentworth retired to devote full time to direction of Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd., a leading concert-management based in Mount Vernon, New York, which he founded in 1978.
Sarah Lawrence is a liberal arts college for men and women, founded in 1926, with a distinctive system of education. It is known for having one of the lowest (9:1) student/faculty ratios in the country. At the core of the system are small classes, regular one-on-one student-faculty conferences, cross-disciplinary approaches and the integration of the creative arts within the curriculum.