Spring Concert

Concert Information

April 12, 1964

Spring Concert

David Epstein, conductor
Ellen Zoe Hassman, cellist

Beethoven: Overture to the Ballet "The Men of Prometheus"
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Boccherini: Violincello Concerto in B flat Major
Piston: Second Suite for Orchestra (1947) (New York Premiere)

Guest Artist

Ellen Zoe Hassman

E. Zoe Hassman, solo cellist, attended The Curtis Institute of Music and received her B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School while studying with the renowned cellist, Leonard Rose. Ms. Hassman continues to pursue her passion to play as many of her beloved, audience - friendly cello recitals as possible to fulfill her life’s mission: to make a difference. Among her acclaimed cello recitals in 2009-2010, she played debut recitals at The Johnson Public Library, The Woman’s Club of Englewood, and The Belmont Performing Art Center at Cedar Crest Village.  In  New York City,  her debut recitals included The Forest Hills and The Richmond Hill Libraries in Queens. She was re-engaged at the Wayne “Y” on the ‘Backstage Series’, Daughters of Miriam, and the Maurice River Series in New Jersey. In 2011, Ms. Hassman looks forward to an exciting year of concerts including more of her ground breaking cello recitals including her debut recitals at the Paramus, Teaneck, and Chappaqua Libraries.  


Ms. Hassman performs worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician, and principal cellist. She is a member of All Seasons Chamber Players and a member of the renowned jazz ensemble The Ron Carter Nonet who perform at the Blue Note and Birdland Jazz  Clubs in New York City. She has traveled extensively both in the US, South America,  and Europe with artists like Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Andrea  Bocelli, and Berry Manilow. She performs at every major hall in New York City including all Lincoln Center Houses. Among her performances at Carnegie Hall, she has performed the Boccherini B-flat cello concerto with orchestra and has performed ground breaking cello recitals at Weill Hall  and the 92nd Street Y.