2013-2014 Concert Season
Dublin Guitar Quartet
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8pm
The Dublin Guitar Quartet has received much acclaim for bringing their preferred genre of music, contemporary classic, to classical concerts as well as rock’n’roll music events. The group formed in 2002 while all members Brian Bolger, Patrick Brunnock, David Flynn, and Redmond O’Toole were studying at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. The quartet has worked with international composer Kevin Volans and most of their transcriptions consist of Volan’s original work. They have played as “rock” guests alongside Final Fantasy of Canada and The Redneck Manifesto of Dublin. In 2004, the Dublin Guitar Quartet opened at the Guitar Festival of Ireland which included performances by Louis Stewart and John Williams.
In 2005, the Dublin Guitar Quartet began their tour of Ireland and were invited to play at venues such as Galway’s Town Hall Theatre and the Market Place in Armagh and Crawdaddy. Also in this year, the group released their debut album Deleted Piece. The groups newest album is set to be released in October of 2013 - just in time for the beginning of their American tour! For more information about the Dublin Guitar Quartet please visit their website at http://www.dublinguitarquartet.com/ .
Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8pm
Astral Artist Alexandre Moutouzkine is back to delight our audience with his superb technique and moving interpretations. The Dallas Morning News said Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine, “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.”
Highlights of the 2012-2013 season included a return to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, chamber music concerts with violinist Mikhail Simonyan at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bremen Musikfest, debut appearances with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony, and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and performances of “Between the Keys,” a program of the complete solo piano works of John Corigliano.
Academy of Vocal Arts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8pm
It’s a ‘grand night for singing’ when talented singers from the renowned Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia takes the stage for the A Little Night Music concert series. Don't miss your opportunity to see tomorrow's opera stars today right here in Trappe, PA!
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4pm
Hailed for its unique blend of Irish, Scottish, Early and Original music, Ensemble Galilei has created an inspired sound on stage and CD. Touring both gorgeous instrumental programs and exciting collaborative projects, the group takes each audience on an exquisitely designed journey.
Mixing the colors and styles of early instruments with Celtic traditions, the group is equally at home with Irish Reels, Medieval Cantigas and English Country Dance tunes. Ensemble Galilei is versatile, virtuosic, energetic, and very entertaining. Ensemble Galilei bring to CDs and the stage “All the precision of a first rate classical string quartet” and “communication between performers and audience at it best.”
Jazz 5 Pack
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4pm
The Jazz 5 Pack is comprised of musicians from the Philadelphia, Lancaster and Reading areas. Trumpeter Rob Diener and trombonist John Loos form the front line and co-lead the group. The rhythm section includes pianist John Clionsky, Mike Gordon on bass and Paul Gallello on drums.
The Jazz Pack 5 performs many of the beautiful and timeless melodies from the Great American Songbook, as well as bebop from the 1940s. The music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Miles Davis, Benny Golson, Duke Ellington and many other prolific composers from this exciting era are staples of the The Jazz 5 Pack’s repertoire. Whatever is being performed, the emphasis is always on traditional jazz harmonies and improvisation.
The Jazz 5 Pack has been together for the past two years and collectively, the members have performed together in many other groups for the better part of the last decade. The Jazz Five Pack has performed concerts at The Miller Center for the Arts in Reading, Pa to Benefit the Reading School district music department, and was very well received at The Reading Planetarium Jazz Under the Stars Series.
CMS Student Showcase
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4pm
This musical potpourri event will feature Community Music School's own talented students. The performers are selected by audition to perform for this special event and audience members will be blown away by the talent in our very own studios. From solo performances from piano, vocal and string students, to our award winning chamber ensembles and wind students, this concert is a great opportunity for our community to see and hear what CMS is all about. Join us for this very special concert - you won't be disappointed!
About A Little Night Music Concerts
We are thrilled to bring you the eighth season of the A Little Night Music concert series. We have made some changes to the series this year that are sure to enhance the experience for our faithful followers as well as entice new audience members to join in the fun!
Our "frequent flyers" know that A Little Night Music concerts are more than meets the eye! Each concert is paired with an art exhibit opening in The Gallery at CMS. Doors open one hour before the concert and patrons are invited to stroll through the Gallery and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres.
This season, our concerts will take place on Saturday evenings at 8pm or Sunday afternoons at 4pm depending on the event. We hope that the variety in hours will make it possible for more to join in the fun. In addition to the variety in show times, the programming is a mix of classical, jazz and world music. Every concert is sure to be entertaining and inspiring. Finally, the capstone event to the concert series will be a student showcase featuring Community Music School's own talented students. Come see the up and coming talents studying right here in Trappe, PA. Who knows - you may see one of our students on the stage of Carnegie Hall one day!
None of this would be possible without the additional support we receive from our corporate and individual sponsors. On behalf of the Board of Directors, faculty, staff and students at Community Music School, please accept my sincere thanks for your generosity.
Jennifer Abate Little
Full Series Subscription:
|Pick Four:||Single Tickets:|
|Adults: $90||Adults: $60||Adults: $18|
|Seniors & CMS Adult Students & Family Members: $80||Seniors & CMS Adult Students & Family Members: $60||Seniors & CMS Adult Students & Family Members: $16|
|CMS Students 18 & Under: FREE||CMS Students 18 & Under: FREE||CMS Students 18 & Under: FREE|
Thank You to Our 2013-2014 Sponsors
TR Insurance Group, Inc.
Cunningham Piano Company
Fred Beans Auto Group
Phoenixville Federal Bank
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