Carter Brey was appointed principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic in 1996, and has appeared as soloist with many of America’s major symphony orchestras, collaborated with numerous ensembles. Mr. Brey is also cellist in the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, which debuted in 2017 and performs widely throughout the US. He rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. Among the most experienced and versatile musicians today, the American pianist Benjamin Pasternack has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician on four continents. After fourteen years on the piano faculty of Boston University, he joined the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in September 1997. Program Debussy Cello Sonata Britten Cello Sonata in C Mendelssohn Cello Sonata #2 in D Major A reception with the artists, catered by The Wheatmarket, follows the concert.