Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents “Soirée Française,” with The Azimuth String Quartet and guest performer David Kreider, piano, Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. The concert, which will feature French chamber music, including string quartets by Ravel and Debussy, takes place in Decker College Center Forum.
Formed in 2007, Azimuth String Quartet has performed extensively throughout the state of Maryland, and has also performed in Denver, Boston, and New York City. Former ensemble-in-residence at Carroll Community College, Azimuth is committed to being accessible as artists and teachers to its community and strives to create moving performances by highlighting the human spirit.
Canadian-born violinist Nicholas Currie is the assistant concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore, assistant concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony, and concertmaster of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. Mr. Currie is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where he studied with the late Berl Senofsky. Nicholas also studied under the late Bernard Eichen, member of the Beaux Arts Quartet, at Illinois State University.
James Tung, violin, is the assistant concertmaster of the York Symphony and former concertmaster of the Frederick Symphony. He attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. He is on faculty at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD, and is the music director at Urbana School for Strings.
Alice Tung, viola, is a member of the Maryland Symphony and Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music in Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is on faculty at McDaniel College, and is co-music director of the Urbana School for Strings.
Cellist Adam Gonzalez is a member of the Trio Giocoso and has performed extensively with groups throughout Maryland and Virginia. He is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and has an M.A. in Cello Performance from Boston University (MA). His commercial recording work has included music for the History Channel and National Geographic.
The quartet will be joined by guest pianist David Kreider, a member of the McDaniel College Music Faculty and the founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Music on the Hill. He also performs extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic States.
Audience members will also have the chance to dine with the musicians during a special post-concert French-themed dinner. For more information on the optional dinner, including the cost, visit www2.mcdaniel.edu/Music/cmoth.html.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and military. Children and students with valid ID are admitted free. Concert tickets may be purchased at the door, or online via PayPal; please follow the link at McDaniel.edu/Music/cmoth.html. Tickets for the dinner must be purchased in advance. To purchase dinner tickets, follow the PayPal link at www2.mcdaniel.edu/Music/cmoth.html. Confirmed dinner ticket purchases will only be available via PayPal.
Sunday, September 24 at 3:00pm
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