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. Music by Brahms "A minor Quartet, op 51, no2", Phillip Glass "Quartet no2", and Mozart "Piano Quintet in Eb Major, K.449".
2. December 13th, 2015 (Sun) 3 pm. Patagonia Winds. Melissa Lindon, flute; Catina Sweedy, clarinet; Emily Tsai, oboe; Jay Chadwick, horn; and Tia Wortham, bassoon. They play for professional & educational concerts. The payers 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. 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. And a piece with guest pianist Li-Ly Chang.
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, October 3rd, 2015 at 8 PM
Benton String Quartet
In their debut concert, the Benton Quartet is pleased to join forces with pianist Li-Ly Chang on the Musical Arts International series. Comprised of the principal players of the United States Air Force Strings, the Benton Quartet is an off-duty collaboration dedicated to the love of chamber music and is excited to add their voice to the vibrant DC arts community. Members of the quartet have studied with the Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets and have performed extensively in the most esteemed venues in the DC area and beyond.
Luke Wedge, violin; Mari Washington, violin; Bryce Bunner, viola; Christine Lightner, cello. Music by Brahms "A minor Quartet, op 51, no2", Phillip Glass "Quartet no2", Mozart "Piano Quintet in Eb major, K.449 ".
Q&A time, Reception Follows
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400 Hurley Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20850
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