by EDITH EISLER
Violist Ori Kam played Hindemith's Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 with great warmth and freedom. Born in America but raised in Israel, he is an excellent performer with natural poise and charm; his fine technique and lovely, dark tone are entirely at the service of the music. He was presented by the Daniel Kuhn Foundation and partnered with strong, friendly rapport by a fellow Israeli, pianist composer Ilan Rechtman. Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata was overly inflected and effusive, but Brahms' Sonata No. 1 was somber, austere, and beautifully Romantic.