LIU Post Celebrates 35th Annual Chamber Music Festival
Featuring The Pierrot Consort with special guest artist Lawrence Dutton, violist of Emerson String Quartet, Imani Winds, festival participants and the Festival Chamber Orchestra; series of Festival concerts begins on Friday, July 15th at LIU Post
The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival is celebrating its 35th Anniversary Summer Season this July with a series of concerts, which begin on the evening of Friday, July 15th with a concert of chamber music performed by The Pierrot Consort. Special guest artists Imani Winds, one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States, will join The Pierrot Consort in performance at the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival on the third concert of the series on the evening of Friday July 22nd. Festival Participants will present chamber music concerts on July 27 and 28 and a final chamber orchestra concert on July 29.
The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post includes Susan Deaver, flute; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin; Veronica Salas, viola; Maureen Hynes, cello and Heawon Kim, piano. In addition to its regular concert series at Long Island University, The Pierrot Consort has performed at Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Bartok Society at Saranac Lake, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, BOCES, the Stockbridge Chamber Concerts in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the St. Paul Chapel Series at Columbia University and the Islip Arts Council. In addition, The Pierrot Consort was sponsored by Tilles Center to perform the original ballet version of Aaron Copland's “Appalachian Spring” and has collaborated with Tilles Center’s Arts Education Program performing for the Summer Seminar for teachers The artist members of the ensemble are actively involved in the musical life of New York City and have a commitment to the educational life of Long Island.
Two education residencies will be a part of LIU Post Chamber Music Festival. The first residency is on Thursday, July 21 with violist Lawrence Dutton, a master musician who has collaborated with many of the world’s best performing artists and who won the Avery Fisher Prize as a member of the Emerson String Quartet. The second residency is on Friday, July 22 with Imani Winds, a Grammy nominated quintet. Imani Winds will also perform as guest artists on Friday evening July 22 with The Pierrot Consort at 8 p.m. at Hillwood Recital Hall.
The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, now in its 35th Anniversary Summer Season, will take place July 11th through 29th at LIU Post. The Festival is an intensive, three-week program that focuses on the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire, and includes a concert series with performances at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and Hillwood Recital Hall by The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post, with special guests and festival participants. The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival is in conjunction with the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Music at LIU Post.
The final concerts of the Festival, the Seminar Chamber Orchestra and the Festival Chamber Orchestra, will feature festival participants. Further information may be found at http://www.tillescenter.org or through the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival at (516) 299-2103 or the Festival’s website at www.liu.edu/post/chambermusic.
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