Brown Bag Concert features violin, piano duo

goldenberg duo copyThe Goldenberg Duo, Susan Goldenberg on violin and William Goldenberg on piano, will perform a concert of music from Iberia, France, Italy and Germany as part of the Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concert series on March 18 at 12:10 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO.

Susan Goldenberg is a violinist with the KC Symphony. William Goldenberg, her brother, is Distinguished Professor of Piano at Northern Illinois University. They have performed as the Goldenberg Duo for more than three decades internationally and at various universities and series including the University of Missouri in Kansas City and Kansas City’s Ruel Joyce Series.

Susan Goldenberg has toured the world with her music, performed at Tanglewood and numerous other music festivals, and co-founded the Charlotte Symphony String Quartet and the Quartet of San Jose, Costa Rica.

She has been in the first violin section of the National Symphony of Costa Rica, the Charlotte Symphony, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Kinnor Philharmonic and the Kansas City Symphony for over 35 years, also frequently performing chamber music for the symphony’s Community Connections Initiative.  She has taught in the Charlotte school system, University of Costa Rica, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.  Goldenberg volunteers at Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City, Missouri during her summers.

William Goldenberg has performed over 1000 concerts worldwide as soloist and chamber musician, and has performed with the Vermeer Quartet, London Symphony/Rotterdam Philharmonic Concertmaster Igor Gruppman, Berlin Philharmonic Solo Clarinetist Karl Leister, Boston Symphony Principal Flutist Doriot Dwyer, and Berlin Deutsche Oper Soprano Amanda Halgrimson.  His extensive collaborative experience also includes appearances for Chamber Music Chicago, Maine’s Bay Chamber Concerts, The Lake Placid Chamber Players, and California’s Idyllwild Arts Festival.  He has also given numerous world premieres of contemporary repertoire. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Chair of Piano at Northern Illinois University.


  • Event: Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concerts: The Goldenberg Duo
  • Date: March 18, 2016
  • Time: 12:10 p.m.
  • Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO


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