Maestro Litton to Perform on Piano in Chamber
Concert With Three of His Musicians March 26

Event at U. T. Dallas Will Feature Brahms’ Piano Quartet, Op 25

RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 17, 2005) — Maestro Andrew Litton, music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, will bring to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) his principal violist from the Bergen Philharmonic, Latvian musician Ilze Klava, and two superb musicians from the DSO, violinist Arkady Fomin and cellist Peter Steffens, for a concert Saturday, March 26, entitled Litton, Latvia, & Brahms.

The concert will be held in the UTD Conference Center and begin at 8 pm.

Photo, Andrew Litton by Danny Turner
Maestro Andrew Litton
Photo, Peter Steffens
Cellist Peter Steffens
Photo, Arkady Fomin
Violinist Arkady Fomin
Photo, Ilze Klava
Violist Ilze Klava

Although chiefly known for his conducting skills, Litton will play the piano for this concert, which will include performances of Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia, a duet for violin and viola, Jazeps Medins’ Balade for Violin and Piano, Darius Mihaud’s Four Portraits for Viola and Piano, Edvard Grieg’s At Your Feet for Viola and Piano and Georges Enesco’s Concert Piece for Viola and Piano. After intermission, Litton, Klava, Fomin and Steffeens will play Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet, Op 25 in g minor.

Litton began studying piano when he was five years old and holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School in piano and conducting. Litton has said he believes that “the arts provide us with the ultimate form of self-expression and give us fulfillment, enrichment, beauty and peace, and represent, quite frankly, all that is best about mankind.”

The concert is being underwritten by the Dallas Riga Sister Cities Committee. 

Tickets for the show are $20 for general admission and free to UTD students with a valid identification. UTD ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2972.

More information about the concert can be found at

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at