Weymouth Chamber Music Announces Season
Kicking off Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities 2012-2013 Chamber Music Concert season will be a violin program by Brian Reagin on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Back by popular demand, Reagin is concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony.
A Chicago native and graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Reagin is in his 22nd season with the North Carolina Symphony.
He has played with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and has toured internationally as a soloist. Reagin has had an extensive recital and chamber music career as well as serving on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University.
All of the chamber music concerts are on Sundays, starting at 3 p.m. at the Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines.
There is no admission charge for Friends of Weymouth Inc. members, nor for people 18 and younger. Tickets are $15 each for nonmembers.
The next concert will be Nov. 4 and features the Georgia Guitar Quartet. The GGQ draws inspiration from the palette of music that has influenced them, including classical masters such as Bach and Brahms, experimentalists in the vein of Cage, Bartok and Stockhausen, and contemporary rock icons like Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.
Accomplished composers themselves, the quartet members frequently incorporate their own unique works into their dynamic concert programs.
The GGQ members are Kyle Dawkins, Phil Snyder, Brian Smith and Jason Solomon.
On Feb. 10, "Shakespeare in Song" will be a multi-art form program featuring Shakespeare's writings expressed through a combination of art songs, arias, and monologues, including music inspired by his famous plays "Hamlet," "Othello" and "Twelfth Night."
Andrea Edith Moore, soprano, will be the soloist, accompanied by David Heid on piano. Moore has appeared in recitals and operatic roles both in the U.S. and abroad. She is a prize winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has been twice awarded the Yale School of Music Alumni Award. Duke University students will be narrators.
Heid is a lecturer and accompanist at Duke University as well as a composer, arranger and conductor. He has coached past Grammy and Tony Award winners, and he has toured the U.S. and Canada.
Quercus follows on March 10. Quercus is a Raleigh-based quartet, with two members of the North Carolina Symphony, David Marschall, viola acting principal, and Bonnie Thron, cello principal, and two members who are affiliated with Meredith College - Carol Chung, violin, and Frank Pittman, piano.
Their program will include works by Martinu and Brahms.
The final concert of the year will be April 7, presented by the Ciompi Quartet with Joseph Robinson. Eric Pritchard and Hsiao-mei-Ku are violinists, Jonathan Bagg performs on viola, and Fred Raimi, cello.
The quartet members are all Duke University professors, where the ensemble was founded in 1965 by renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. The quartet has presented hundreds of concerts on five continents, garnering a reputation for performances of intelligence and sophistication, and for a sound that is enhanced by each player's strong individual voice.
Robinson is the former first chair oboist with the New York Philharmonic. A North Carolina native, he is one of the world's most highly acclaimed oboists and currently is an active soloist, chamber music musician, teacher and clinician.
For more information call (910) 692-6261 or visit www.weymouthcenter.org.
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