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.
Atlantic Guitar quartet
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 3 PM
Calvary Lutheran Church
9545 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free parking in the back
Program: Traditional Guitar Quartet music by Brouwer, Satie, Josquindes Prez, Arvo part, Fred Frith, new premiere and holiday favorites, audience participation and singing.
For more information regarding 20th anniversary concerts, donations, newly released CD-Chamberfest, other CDs from the past seasons and group discount ticket sales, please call 301-933-3715.
Kevin Shannon received a Masters of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute, where was the Graduate Assistant to Julian Gray, and awarded Peabody Career Development Grant.
Mark Edwards has been hailed as a player who "transfers to another zone, effortlessly strumming, plucking and picking a variety of classical master pieces with clarity." (Montgomery Advertiser).
Zoë Johnstone Stewart is an active performer and educator in the Baltimore area. As a solo artist, she has performed throughout the U.S. Canada and Italy.
Currently at the Peabody Conservatory, Jonathan Zwi is the graduate assistant in guitar to Manuel Barrueco and in Musicology to Dr. Elizabeth Tolbert. He was the recipient of the Richard Franko Goldman Prize for Performance as well as the Presser Foundation Award. He completed his master’s degree under the guidance of Ray Chester and is currently a doctoral candidate under Manuel Barrueco.