As Keuka College continues to celebrate its 125th year, it will host a series of concerts through April 2016.
Sponsored by Lyons National Bank, the Keuka College 125th Anniversary Concert Series kicks off with a performance of Beethoven’s highly acclaimed string quartets by the Amenda Quartet Sunday, Sept. 20. Free and open to the public, the concert begins at 3 p.m. in Norton Chapel.
During the performances the Amenda Quartet will play two of Beethoven’s string quartets: No. 2 and No. 9. There will be a discussion before each piece to consider the elements of style and interpretation.
A pre-concert conversation will be hosted by Gaelen McCormick, director of the Eastman@Keuka summer camp, and member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She will ask members of the Amenda Quartet about how and why they chose these quartets, and lead a question and answer session.
Founded in Rochester in 2010 by four friends, the Amenda Quartet is comprised of Patricia Sunwoo (violin), David Brickman (violin), Melissa Matson (viola) and Mimi Hwang (cello).
Sunwoo began music lessons at the age of five. While studying at Juilliard, she toured with new music group Sequitur, as well as the Naumburg-award winning Whitman String Quartet. She has served on the faculty of the State University of Binghamton and was member of the Bard Festival Quartet.
Brickman took up the violin as a boy, and after training at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, he began his orchestral career. He and his wife, Patricia Sunwoo, founded PlayMyPiece.com, which offers MP3 files for music lessons.
Matson has played chamber music as long as she can remember. She was a founding member of the Chester Quartet, formed at the Eastman School of Music, and is principal violist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also the artistic director of First Muse Chamber Music.
Hwang began playing the cello at age eight. She is a founding member of the Franciscan String Quartet and Cello Divas. An adjunct assistant professor of chamber music at the Eastman School of Music and lecturer in applied music at Nazareth College, she also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hochstein School and Chamber Music America.
Other dates in the Keuka College 125 Anniversary Concert Series include Sunday, Oct.18; Tuesday, Nov. 22; Feb. 14, 2016; March 20, 2016; and April 17, 2016. Each concert is free and open to the public and will be held at 3 p.m. in Norton Chapel.
Eight free and open to the public performances at Keuka College will highlight a summer music camp conducted by the Eastman School of Music July 13-24.
Known as Eastman@Keuka, the camp is an intensive music training experience for students in grades 6-9, which brings together students from all corners of the United States and several countries around the world. They will study classical, jazz, and musical theatre with professionals from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Keuka College is proud to host the Eastman School of Music summer camp and welcomes the community to enjoy their talents at the following free concerts:
Keuka College was the site of a summer music camp conducted by the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, July 14-26.
The camp, designed for middle and high school students, featured a range of classes, as well as master classes, small and large ensembles, and individual instructon in jazz, strings, voice, and guitar. Each program was led by distinguished faculty from the Eastman School of Music and Eastman Community School. Free and open to the public concerts were also staged during the camp. (There is one scheduled Friday, July 26, at 3 p.m. in Norton Chapel),
In this interview on WFLR, Executive Director of Communications Doug Lippincott interviewed students Ciara McCarthy from Stanley, a senior-to-be at Marcus Whitman Central School; Pittsford resident Owen Goettler, a freshman-to-be at Pittsford Sutherland High School; and faculty member Doug Stone.
Keuka College will be the site of a summer music camp conducted by the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
The camp, designed for middle and high school students, will run July 14-26 and feature a range of classes, including theory, eurhythmics, technology, and improvisation, as well as master classes, small and large ensembles, and individual instruction in jazz, strings, voice, and guitar.
Two free and open to the public concerts will be presented July 25 and 26 at 3 p.m. in Norton Chapel.
In this interview, Executive Director of Communications Doug Lippincott previews Eastman@Keuka with faculty members Kathleen Kemp (director of the strings program), Cecile Saine (director of the voice program), and Howard Potter (associate dean for community and continuing education).