1. Oct 11st, 2014 (Sat) 8 pm. Teri Lazar, violin, Osman Kivrak, viola, and Li-Ly Chang, piano, bring the joy of this non-standard combination through Trio music by Max Bruch, Mozart and Duo music by Frank & solo by Sarasate.
2. Dec 7th, 2014 (Sun) 3 pm. Atlantic Guitar Quartet, founded in 2010, is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to promoting the music of living composers. In this concert, they will also include some traditional Quartet music by Brouwer,Satie,Josquin Des Prez, Arvo Part and holiday favorites. Through virtuosic performances, innovative programing and collaborations with other visual and performing artists, AGQ (Mark Edwards, kevin Shannon, Zoe Johnstone Stewart,Jonathan Zwi) has broadened the repertoire for – and the definition of – the classical guitar quartet.
3. March 14th, 2015 (Sat) 8 pm. Katherine Murdock, viola, Mark Hill, oboe.Katherine Murdock has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the musical capitals of the U.S., Europe, Canada, New Zealand, and South America.Mark Hill has earned a wide reputation as an oboe and English horn soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, recording artist and teacher. Both are professors at the University of Maryland at College park.
4. May 17th, 2015 (Sun) 3 pm. Atlantic Reed Consort strives to bring chamber music to a broad audience in an unexpected format. A quintet comprised of all reed instruments, the Atlantic Reed Consort's cutting edge sound and style embraces the experimental, as well as adding a new twist to the likes of Bach, Vivaldi and Debussy. The Atlantic Reed Consort'-Kevin Darrow, Oboe,Brooke Emery, Clarinet, John Romano,Bass Clarinet, Jeremy Koch, Saxophone and Eddie Sanders ,Bassoon, lend a fresh new sound to the quintet medium. They promote chamber music through educational clinics and recitals for children, teens and collegiate level musicians, as well as public outreach concerts for audiences of all ages.
1,3: Latvian Lutheran Church, 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
2,4: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Musical Arts International, Inc. (MAI) began in 1995 as a cultural outreach program in Montgomery County, Maryland. Its artistic mission is to encourage and inspire audiences of all ages to appreciate chamber music, to uncover the tremendous wealth and variety of music in its repertoire, and to advance cultural growth with artistic presentation featuring music of all styles.
In the past, well known artists and ensembles featuring classical compositions have been presented also new works have been premiered. In 1999, a Jazz night was included featuring such greats as Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, and etc., in order to reach a wide audience in the community. High school students are encouraged to volunteer in concerts to earn credit for community service. In 2000, a web site was initiated.
Our artists have been featured in Gazette Entertainment, the Montgomery Journal, Asian Fortune and Asian newspapers such as World Journal, Washington Chinese News. Many concerts have received favorable reviews from the Washington Post and other local newspapers.
Concert-goers enjoy the intimate settings chosen for the concerts and consider the programs entertaining and educational. With its cultural and educational mission, MAI hopes to continue to bring music of high artistic quality to the community and to use this as a vehicle to unite people in love, joy, and peace.
Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 8 PM
Latvian Lutheran Church
400 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850
Free parking in the back.
Program: Bach g minor Trio Sonata (from BWV 528), Robert Kahn Serenade, op. 73 for oboe, viola and piano, Brahms E flat sonata for viola and piano, Hanson Pastorale for oboe and piano, etc.
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A rare opportunity to hear three highly regarded musicians-violist Katherine Murdock, oboist Mark Hill, pianist Li-Ly Chang performing master works of J. S. Bach "Trio in G minor", Robert Kahn "Serenade", Brahms "Sonata in Eb", Howard Hanson "Pastorale" and "Three Sketches for Piano" by Li-Ly Chang (2015).
ViolistKatherine Murdock is recognized as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She has performed throughout the world with such groups as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Chamber Music Society, and the Mendelssohn String Quartet, of which she was a member for seven years. As a participant in the Marlboro Festival, she has toured with Music From Marlboro and performed on their fortieth anniversary concerts.
Mark Hill has earned a wide reputation as an oboe and English horn soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, recording artist and teacher. In the symphonic world he has been invited to perform with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the Orchestra of the Academy of St.-Martins-in-the-Fields, Orpheus, the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. He was for many years a member of the New York Chamber Symphony and is currently principal oboe of the National Philharmonic. This husband and wife team are both professors at the University of Maryland.
Pianist Li-Ly Chang has cultivated a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician & composer. Currently she is the director of International Young Artist Piano competition.