1. October 3rd, 2015 (Sat) 8 pm. Benton String Quartet. All principal players from U.S. Air Force Strings. Luke Wedge, violin; Mari Washington, violin; Bryce Bunner, viola; Christine Lightner, cello. Brahms "A minor Quartet, op 51, no2", Phillip Glass "Quartet no2", Li-ly Chang, Island Sounds and Mozart "Piano Quintet in Eb Major, K.449".
2. December 13th, 2015 (Sun) 3 pm. Patagonia Winds. Melissa Lindon, flute; Emily Robinson, clarinet; Emily Tsai, oboe; Jay Chadwick, horn; and Tia Wortham, bassoon. They play for professional & educational concerts. The players have been featured at Strathmore Mansion, Buckingham Choices, Fairfax Old Town Hall, and Howard Community College. Program includes Mozart "Finale from the Grand Serenade", Ravel's "Mother Goose" Suite, and some holiday favorites. Pianist Li-Ly Chang will join them to play the "Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet" by Poulenc-One of the masterpieces of French chamber music. The program also features a new gem, “Three Nature Walks for Woodwind Quintet,” written especially for the Patagonia Winds by local composer Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda.
3. March 12th, 2016 (Sat) 8 pm. An evening with Jose And Jose. Beautiful Piano Duet music from Venezuela, Curacao, Puerto Rica & Germany performed by 2 virtuosos Jose Ramos Santana and Jose Caceres Danielsen. "As a lesson in the flavor and the energy of classical Puerto Rican music, the program that the duo piano team of Jose Ramos Santana and Jose Caceres brought to the National Gallery's West Garden Court on Sunday was vivid....rhythms and harmonies spoke in all their colorful insistence..." - Washington Post
2,4: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please call 301-933-3715 for 2015-2016 season flier, tickets, subscription discount. Web: wwww.musicalartsinternational.org. You can purchase MAI & IYAPC 3 CDs for $36. It will take you through a journey of our past 20 years of outstanding performers and their memorable playing. MAI is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. Our 2015-2016 fund raising campaign continues. Hope you will consider making a tax deductible donation to MAI. Please make check to MAI and send to 2603 Henderson Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20902. Thank you for your interest, as always, your support.
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 concerts have been featured in Gazette Entertainment, the Montgomery Journal, Asian Fortune, World Journal, Washington Chinese Daily News and others. We have received favorable reviews from the Washington Post, World Journal and other local newspapers.
Concert-goers enjoy the intimate settings chosen for the concerts and consider the programs entertaining and educational. The newly established Question /Answer time, and warm reception to meet the artists after the concert have been an amazing expereicne for all who attended. 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 12, 2016 at 8 PM
A piano duet evening with Jose and Jose
Two brilliant pianists, Jose Ramos Santana and Jose Caceres Danielsen, inhabitants of a number of interesting and intersecting world music, rhythms and harmonies spoke in all their colorful insistence and momentum.."(Washington Post).
A top prize winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Jose Ramos Santana has performed extensively throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and the Far East. He has appeared in music festivals such as Spoleto, Caramoor, Casals Festival, Grant Park Festival in Chicago, Festival de Música Contemporánea in El Salvador, and Festival Bravissimo in Guatemala as soloist with the Guatemala Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Ramos Santana is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Adele Marcus, William Masselos and Sylvia Rabinof. He has also coached with Leon Fleisher and Alicia de Larrocha. He is presently a piano faculty member at The Catholic University of America.
Critically acclaimed by his versatility, virtuosity and profound musicianship, pianist José Cáceres has performed in recital, as soloist with orchestra, and in chamber music throughout the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. A major prizewinner in numerous national and international competitions, his accolades include the Young Soloists' Competition of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Teresa Carreño International Piano Competition of Venezuela and the John F. Kennedy Center's Fellowships of the Americas National Program Award.
Original works for piano duet by Reynaldo Hahn, Carlos Guastavino, Johannes Brahms, Wim Statius Muller, Juan Morel Campos and 2 Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak.
Q&A time, Reception Follows
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Latvian Lutheran Church
400 Hurley Ave. Rockville, MD 20850 (highway 270, exit 6)
Free parking in the back. Handicap accessible, please call a day ahead of the concert.