Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents “The Westminster Trio” with David Kreider, piano, Esther Mellon, cello, and Melissa Zaraya, violin, Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. in Decker College Center Forum. The program will include Claude Debussy’s “Piano Trio” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Piano Quartet in C Minor.”
The Westminster Trio's dynamic performances have delighted audiences throughout and beyond the Mid-Atlantic region. For this concert, the trio will be joined by special guest Renate Falkner, viola.
Violinist, Melissa Zaraya, has been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for more than three decades. She has also performed extensively in South America, Spain, and the Far East.
Esther Mellon began her cello studies in New York City. She went on to earn a Bachelors degree from Swarthmore College and a Masters degree from New England Conservatory where she was a recipient of a post-graduate String Quartet Fellowship. Prior to joining the BSO Ms. Mellon played with the Buffalo Philharmonic. She has appeared frequently as a soloist and chamber music performer in the Baltimore-Washington area, in Westminster’s Chamber Music on the Hill series and in New York City.
Dr. David Kreider, McDaniel College Music Faculty member, is the founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Music on the Hill. He has performed solo and with duos and trios over the past twenty years. His repertoire includes compositions from Mozart to 20th century jazz and much in between.
Violist Renate Falkner performs extensively as a chamber and orchestral musician throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is on faculty of the Connecticut School of Music. She is a member of the New Haven Symphony, Boston Baroque and has performed with groups such as the Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra New England, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. In Florida, she performs regularly with the Jacksonville Symphony and the Naples Philharmonic, as well as with Opera Tampa and the St. Petersburg Opera Company.
Tickets, which will be available at the door before the concert, are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and veterans. Children and students with valid ID admitted free. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
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