Aug 18: Fenimore String Quartet

Cherry Valley Star Theatre: Artworks Concert Series

  • August 18, 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley, NY
  • Admission: $20 general public, $15 Artworks members
  • “Spirited” works by Beethoven, Schubert and Bolcom

The Fenimore String Quartet

  • Ruotao Mao, violin I
  • Jennifer Reuning Myers, violin II
  • Joseph Lorang, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

The Fenimore Quartet blends the experience of seasoned chamber players with the richness of long friendships to create a perfect backdrop for the exciting musical collaborations which are fast becoming an eagerly awaited summer treat at the Cherry Valley New York Artworks Concert Series and the surrounding area communities in beautiful upstate New York.

Ruotao Mao, Joseph Lorang, Ruth Berry, Jennifer Reuning Myers

Guest Artists

  • Dmitry Glivinskiy, piano

Program

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in D Major, Op.70, No.1 (“Ghost”)
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
   
Intermission  
   
String Quartet in d minor, D.810 (“Death and The Maiden”)
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Presto
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

“Graceful Ghost” Rag (arranged for string quartet by Bolcom)

William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Musician Biographies

Ruotao Mao, violin I

Ruotao is an active soloist, chamber musician and the concertmaster of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra. His playing was described by The Classical New Jersey as “virtuoso display of world-class magnitude.” and “the level of playing has reached far beyond mere technical competence.” A native of Beijing, China, Ruotao graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with “distinction in performance” award. He earned his Master Degree in Music from the Mason Gross School of the Arts where he studied under violinist Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri String Quartet. He also studied with Dorothy Delay, Paul Kantor and Masuko Ushioda. As a chamber musician, Ruotao is one of the founding members of the former Beijing Piano Quartet, winner of “Artists International Chamber Music Series” (with appearances in Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center), the highly acclaimed Amabile String Quartet (the quartet-in-residence at Rutgers University from 2000 – 2001), and the Fenimore String Quartet. As a soloist, he appeared with orchestras such as the Jupiter Symphony, NEC Symphony, Corelliard Chamber Orchestra, the Brunswick Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Symphonia, Edison Symphony, the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Arcadian Symphony Orchestra and Rutgers University Orchestra among many others. In 2004, Ruotao premiered a violin concerto by Ernie Stires in Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. He had performance tours in Korea and Colombia, South America. He performed on WNYC, WETS and WDVR-FM broadcasts and is a recording artist for the CRI and Beijing Broadcast labels. Ruotao also serves as the concertmaster of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Riverside Symphonia, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and Edison Symphony Orchestra, in addition to his positions of violin and viola faculty at The College of New Jersey and Princeton University.

Jennifer Reuning Myers, violin II

A native of Ithaca, NY, Jennifer performs with the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and several regional chamber music ensembles; she has also performed regularly with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. As a member of the Catskill Chamber Players, she worked with composers Lou Harrison, Henry Brant, Virgil Thomson and George Crumb, and performed the New York premiere of Henry Cowell’s Trio for flute, violin and harp at Weill Recital Hall. Jennifer studied with Raphael Bronstein and Charles Treger at the Hartt School of Music and received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College where she studied with Linda Case. As the daughter of two of the first Suzuki violin teachers in this country, Jennifer was fortunate as a youngster to have participated in classes led by Shinichi Suzuki. She now maintains a private Suzuki studio at 171 Cedar Arts in Corning, NY and teaches at Ithaca Talent Education School, in Ithaca, NY. Jennifer is also a licensed massage therapist and has a special interest in working with musicians.

Joseph Lorang, viola

Joseph joined the violin section of the Glimmerglass Orchestra in 2019. He previously performed in other summer festivals such as Aspen Music Festival, Britt Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Sarasota Music Festival. He has served as concertmaster of several orchestras including the USC Thornton Symphony, Seattle Youth Symphony, Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, Santa Monica Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute, and as Principal Second Violin in the inaugural season of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California where he studied with Martin Chalifour, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory with Ayano Ninomiya. He previously studied in the Coleman violin studio in Seattle with Simon James, Jan Coleman, and pianist Hiro David. As a conductor, he has participated in Atlantic Music Festival’s conducting program and served as Music Director of the Concerto Chamber Orchestra at USC. As a violist, he has performed chamber works such as the Kodaly Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, and the Franck Piano Quintet.

Ruth Berry, cello

Ruth recently moved back to her home town of Hamilton, NY after living in Augusta, GA for many years (where she worked as principal cello of the Augusta Opera and Symphony, and served as an artist in residence at Georgia Southern University). Since 1986, Ruth performs during the summers with the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra–and when not in the orchestra pit lives in her historic and award-winning Kitt Shipman Memorial Chapel in Springfield Center, NY. During the “off summer” months, Ruth travels regularly to perform for arts organizations throughout the SouthEastern USA. Ruth went to college at Boston University (where she studied cello with Leslie Parnas and received the Edwin E. Stein Award for Excellence in the Arts). Her graduate degree and studies at Cornell University were in musicology, analytical techniques and performance practice. Ruth is currently working on a degree in Labor Studies from the Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations.

Dmitry Glivinskiy, piano

Dmitry is a Ukrainian vocal coach and conductor. He is a 2019 Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist and serves as pianist and coach. He is a graduate of Mannes College of Music and of the Peabody Institute where, among his teachers, were Genya Paley, Pavlina Dokovska, Boris Slutsky and Scott Jackson Wiley. Dmitry has worked with numerous opera companies as a répétiteur, coach and conductor. Most recently, he was on staff for the revival of Figaro 90210! on Broadway, conducted Eugene Onegin with Utopia Opera in NYC, was assistant conductor for OnSite Opera’s production of Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Morning Star” and returned to Chicago Summer Opera as music director for the company’s scenes program. He is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University as a vocal coach and was recently appointed as Music Director of the Opera Theater at Brooklyn College.

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Oct: Lyric Intermezzo Performances

There are two upcoming opportunities to experience Lyric Intermezzo in a delightful program of popular classics from the salon, stage and screen, and contemporary favorites.

Fabulous tenor Jonathan Pilkington will be featured, along with pianist Carol Cook, violinist Jonathan Aceto and cellist Ruth Berry in a program including composers/lyricists Rodgers and Hart, Lerner and Loewe, George and Ira Gershwin, Lehar, Beethoven, Mozart, and Purcell.

Reid Arts Concert Series

October 7, 2017, 7:30 pm

  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
  • Free admission and reception following the performance

Sundays at Four

October 8, 2017, 4:00 pm

  • Lutheran Church By The Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378,
    Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Tickets: $20
  • Free Reception on location immediately following the performance
  • For more information about the performance, please call 864-391-8022

Program

If Music Be the Food of Love Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Folk Songs of the British Isles

  • Music, Love and Wine
  • No More, my Mary
  • Put Round the Bright Wine
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Un’aura amorosa ("A Loving Aura", from Cosi fan Tutte) Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Song to the Moon (from Rusalka) — Trio Intermezzo Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
À Chloris Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz ("My Heart Belongs to You"; from The Land of Smiles) Franz Lehar (1870-1948)
Someone to Watch Over Me (from Oh, Kay!) George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Nice Work if You Can Get It (from A Damsel in Distress) George Gershwin
Porgy, I’s Your Woman/Bess, You is My Woman (from Porgy and Bess) –Trio Intermezzo Gershwin/arr.Aceto
Almost Like Being in Love (from Brigadoon) Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard (1915-2004)
Bring Him Home (from Les Miserables) Claude-Michel Schonberg (b.1944)
Londonderry Air Frederick Weatherley (1848-1929)
When You Wish Upon A Star (from Pinnochio) Leigh Harline (1907-1969)

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Continuo Collective Performances

Musicians

  • Ruth Berry, ‘cello
  • Ken Courtney, harpsichord
  • Pawel Kozak, violin
  • Angela Massey, flute

Schedule of Performances

March 19, 3:00 pm, Masterclass for the Statesboro Chamber Orchestra

  • Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 E Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458

March 21, 7:00 pm, Concert

Treasures of the Baroque: A Musical Offering of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Marais, Blavet, Tartini & Pachelbel

  • Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 E Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
  • Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth. Click here for tickets.
  • Click here for program

March 23, Concert

  • Montesano Elementary, 2164 Richmond Ave, Augusta, GA 30904

March 25, 7:30 pm, Columbia County Music Series

Treasures of the Baroque: A Musical Offering of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Marais, Blavet, Tartini & Pachelbel

  • Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center at Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA 30809
  • Tickets are $21. Click here for tickets.
  • Click here for program

March 26, Salon Concert at West Lake

Baroque Pearls: Cultured Pieces and Freshwater Songs

  • West Lake Clubhouse, 3556 W Lake Dr, Augusta, GA 30907
  • 12:30 pm – brunch service begins
  • 1:15 pm – concert (45 minutes)
  • Tickets: $50 for West Lake members, $75 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

The Continuo Collective of the South is an ensemble dedicated to the vast repertoire of Baroque chamber music. The "continuo," the harpsichord and ‘cello, is the consistent, driving force of the group as they cover all of the harmonies and reinforce the "voice" most fundamental to baroque accompaniment: the bass line. This core duo is always included in the Continuo Collective’s concerts and joined by a variety of instrumentalists or vocalists depending upon the repertoire being performed. Please click here for more information.

Continuo Collective of the South

Mar 21: Continuo Collective of the South

Treasures of the Baroque

A Musical Offering of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Marais, Blavet, Tartini & Pachelbel

Featuring

  • Members of the Statesboro Chamber Orchestra and its Director, Dr. Jonathan Aceto

Musicians

  • Ruth Berry, ‘cello
  • Ken Courtney, harpsichord
  • Pawel Kozak, violin
  • Angela Massey, flute

March 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

  • Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 E Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458
  • Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth. Click here for tickets.

Program

Fantasia #11 in G Major for Solo Flute

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Vivace
  • Allegro
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Sonata for Flute and Continuo, Op. 2 No. 2 in D minor (‘La Vibray")

  • Andante
  • Allemanda
  • Gavotta
  • Sarabanda
  • Allegro
Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G minor, BWV 1001

  • II: Fuga
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for Violin in G minor, B.g5 ‘Le trille du diable’

  • Larghetto affettuoso
  • Allegro (Tempo giusto)
  • Andante – Allegro
Giuseppe Tartini (1692 –1770)
   
Intermission  
   
Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris, with Jonathan Aceto, violin
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Musical Offering, BWV 1079

  • Theme
  • Canon 1
  • Canon 2
  • Trio Sonata
    • Largo
    • Allegro
    • Andante
    • Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Canon and Gigue in D major, with members of the Statesboro Chamber Orchestra Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Click here for more information about the Continuo Collective of the South.

Mar 25: Continuo Collective of the South

Columbia County Music Series

Musicans

  • Angela Massey, flute
  • Pawel Kozak, violin and viola
  • Ken Courtney, harpsichord
  • Ruth Berry, ‘cello

March 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

  • Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center at Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA 30809
  • Tickets are $21. Click here to purchase.

Program

Treasures of the Baroque – A Musical Offering of J.S. Bach, Telemann, Blavet, Tartini, Marais, and Pachelbel

Fantasia #11 in G Major for Solo Flute

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Vivace
  • Allegro
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Sonata for Flute and Continuo, Op. 2 No. 2 in D minor (‘La Vibray")

  • Andante
  • Allemanda
  • Gavotta
  • Sarabanda
  • Allegro
Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G minor, BWV 1001

  • II: Fuga
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for Violin in G minor, B.g5 ‘Le trille du diable’

  • Larghetto affettuoso
  • Allegro (Tempo giusto)
  • Andante – Allegro
Giuseppe Tartini (1692 –1770)
Intermission  
Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Musical Offering, BWV 1079

  • Theme
  • Canon 1
  • Canon 2
  • Trio Sonata
    • Largo
    • Allegro
    • Andante
    • Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Canon and Gigue in D major Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

March Performances

Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm performance

Augusta Choral Society and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Violin 1
Ryan Kho
Jonathan Aceto
Laura Tomlin

Ashley Horvat
Pawel Kozak

Violin 2
Mary Burndrett
Kerri Sellman
Damir Horvat
Debra Schab
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy
Karl Schab
Larissa Powers
Arthur Ross
Laurin Smith

Cello
Ruth Berry
Justin Resley

Bass
Barry Garman
Sara Neal Lokey

Flute
Cynthia Hopkins

Oboe
Kelly Odell

Clarinet
Joe Eller

Bassoon
Dan Worley

Horn
Judy Thompson
Darian Washington

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins

Trombone
Matt Henderson

Harp
Vonda Darr

Tympani
Rebekkah Nordan

Percussion
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, March 20, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, March 20, 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, violin
Essena Setaro, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Vonda Darr, harp

Friday, March 25, 7:00pm service

Ruth Berry, cello


Friday, March 25, 7:00pm service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Kho, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Angela Shaw, viola
David Gee, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Mike Katterjohn, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion

Sunday, March 27, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, March 27, 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Angela Morgan, violin
Essena Setaro, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Amy Sawicz, cello
Barry Garman, bass

Sunday, March 27, 11:00am service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, concertmaster
Scotty Allen, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Yeiry Castillo, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Priscilla Hollingsworth, viola
David Gee, cello
Sara Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Patrick Herring, bassoon
Andrew Johnson, bassoon
Jessie Morlan, trumpet
Michael Shomo, trombone
Andrew Bednarz, trombone
Michael Katterjohn, tympani

Sunday, March 27, 11:00am service

Meredith Boyd, horn


Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Kho, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Addison Whitney, horn

Kiokee String Quintet Performances

Dance Around the World

Kiokee String Quintet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola, mandolin and pennywhistle
  • Ruth Berry, cello
  • Sara Neal Lokey, double bass

Sunday, January 17, 4:00 pm

  • Lutheran Church By The Lake
  • 100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Admission is $20
  • Free reception immediately following the performance

Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • 3131 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909
  • Free Admission
  • Masterclass: February 27, 2016, 10:00am

Program

Czardas Vittorio Monti, 1868 –1922
Rumanian Folk Dances

  • Poarga Româneascã — Mãrunțel
Bela Bartok, 1881-1945
Samiotisa Trad./arr. Economides
Largo al Factotum (from Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini, 1792-1868
Eine kleine Nachtmusik

  • Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791
Liebesfreud Fritz Kreisler,
1875-1962
Leading the In-Laws Home Naftule Brandwein, 1884–1963
It Don’t Mean A Thing Duke Ellington/arr. Braz, 1899-1974
West Side Story

  • Mambo
Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990
Oblivion Astor Piazzolla, 1921-1992
Hernondo’s Hideaway Richard Adler (1926-1955) and Jerry Ross (1921-2012)
Scaramouche

  • Brazileira
Darius Milhaud, 1892-1974
Danzas de Panama

  • Cumbia y Congo
William Grant Still, 1895-1978
Beltane Fire Dance Carl Purdy, b.1960
Old Dangerfield (Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield) Bill Monroe, 1911-1996

6/17: Songs for a Summer Night

Songs for a Summer Night: Evenings in the Appleby Garden

Program

Summertime George Gershwin (1898-1937)
If Music Be the Food of Love Henry Purcell (1659-95)
Twas within a Furlong of Edinborough Town Henry Purcell
Villanelle Hector Berlioz (1803-69)
Claire de Lune Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Chanson Triste Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
Sure on this Shining Night Samuel Barber (1910-81)
In the Silence of the Night Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Valse d’Amélie and Comptine d’un Autre Été: l’Après- midi Yann Tiersen (b.1970)
In the Beginning Jake Heggie (b.1961)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Ewan McColl (1915-89) arr. Diane Haslam
L’Amour est un Oiseau Rebelle George Bizet (1838-75)
Nina Noel Coward (1899-1973)
I’ll be Seeing You Sammy Fain (1902-89)

Please click here for more information about Evenings in the Appleby Garden or download a brochure in pdf format.

Tuesday’s Music Live

Presents Lyric Intermezzo

Featuring Jamison Walker, Tenor

With Kevin Pollock, piano; Ruth Berry, cello; Kelly Odell, oboe

Tuesday, January 21, 2014: 12:00 pm

  • Free Admission to the concert
  • Catered lunch at 12:30 pm is $10 and requires advance reservations or by calling (706) 722-3463
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta, GA

Program will include:

Almost Like Being in Love from Brigadoon (Lerner and Lowe)
Danny Boy (Weatherly/Traditional)
Bring Him Home Les Miserables (Kretzmer/Schonberg)
Down By Salley Gardens (Yeats/Hughes)
E Lucevan e Stelle from Tosca (Puccini)
Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat from Guys and Dolls (Loesser)

Jamison Walker, tenor