Event Type: Concert: Ann Heiligman Saslav and Strings
Event Date: 9-7-13 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Vernon Music Hall
402 Leftwich St. at Yates
Mount Vernon, Texas 75457
Contact: Mark Miller at 903-563-3780 or
Mount Vernon Music is honored to present East Texas native and distinguished pianist Ann Heiligman Saslav, performing Mozart’s own chamber version of his Piano Concerto in E-flat K. 449 on Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m., 402 Leftwich St. in Mt. Vernon. Ms. Saslav has spent a lifetime concertizing all over the United States, in Austria and New Zealand, including countless performances with her late husband, violinist Isidor Saslav. She will be joined by Mark Miller and Elizabeth Elsner, violins; Ute Miller, viola; and Craig Leffer, cello. The program will also showcase the earthy Serenade H. 216 by Czech non-conformist Bohuslav Martinu, and Quartet op. 80 in E-flat by Mendelssohn, a gripping outpouring of emotion written after the untimely death of the composer’s sister.
Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for college students with valid ID. Children’s admission through high school is free (8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticketholder). Memberships in MVM support a scholarship program for young musicians and outreach concerts for schools and seniors. Memberships start at $25, and are good for the year June 1 through May 31. They can be purchased at www.mountvernonmusic.org.
Mount VernonMusic is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. Information about the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music and historic Mount Vernon Music Hall can be found at the organization’s website.
Ann Heiligman Saslav began piano lessons at age three in Overton, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Master of Music from the school of Music of Indiana University. After touring the U.S. as pianist of the Nova Arte Trio with violinist Arnold Steinhardt (later first violinist of the Guarneri Quartet) and Robert Newkirk (later principal cellist of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra), Saslav was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Vienns, Austria where she attended the Akademie fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst. Her teachers have included Menahem Pressler, Isabelle Vengerova, Mieczyslaw Horzowski, and Silvio Scionti.
Her honors include the "Baltimore's Best" Silver and Blue Award, Headliner of the Year by the Professional Journaliats, Inc., Cultural Ambassador of the City of Baltimore, Good Will Ambassador of the City of Overton, Texas, Commendation from the American Ambassador of New Zealand, First Prize of the Houston Symphony Orchestra's Young Soloist Competition, the Performer's Certificate from Indiana University School of Music and the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust award for Excellence in Chamber Music Education.
In addition to countless solo, chamber, and youth concerts throughout the United States and internationally, Ms. Saslav performed with her husband, violinist Isidor Saslav. Ms Saslav has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore, Houston, Akron, San Antonio, Longview, Marshall, East Texas, and Northwest Louisiana Symphonies, as well as The Orchestra of the Pines, the Round Top Festival Orchestra, the Chamber Soloists of Philadelphia, the Orchestra of the American String Teachers in Gmunden, Austria, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.