A Little Night Music Concert Series
Deepak Kumar and Ensemble
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Deepak Kumar is a traditional style vocalist from Rajasthan, India. His material covers a wide spectrum of traditional music styles including: devotional bhajans, kirtan, ghazals, classic film songs and his own compositions. He is also accomplished on a wide range of musical instruments including guitar, harmonium and keyboards. Born into a musical family, Deepak first studied with his father, Shri P.N. Vyas, and later on with Ustad R.F.Dagar, Ustad Moinuddin Khan, and Mohinderjit Singh. He has performed and given lecture demonstrations in many venues internationally and in the U.S. and Canada. Deepak will perform with an ensemble of musicians playing of classical Indian instruments of flute, sitar, tabla and harmonium.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30pm
Brad Rau has been performing music for over 20 years all over Boston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as a classical guitarist, rock guitarist, and rock drummer. Brad received a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory (NEC), and received a Master’s degree in 2015 with academic honors. At NEC, he studied classical guitar under Eliot Fisk who was the last pupil of Andres Segovia. Brad has performed in countless masterclasses with instructors including; Sharon Isbin, Andrew York and Jason Vieaux, all Grammy award winning guitarists. Brad’s personal learning methods have enabled him to surpass his competition memorizing over 8 hours of the most difficult repertoire for the classical guitar. Brad was a semi-finalist in the International Texas Guitar Competition of 2008.
Kimberly Fisher, violin
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 4:00pm
Kimberly Fisher joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1992 and has served as principal second violin since 2002. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Victoria Symphony. As recitalist and chamber musician she has performed across the United States and Canada, and in England, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, China, Vietnam, and Argentina. Ms. Fisher has appeared in chamber music settings in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Mogador Theater in Paris, the Kimmel Center, and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and in collaborations with internationally renowned artists such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Cristoph Eschenbach, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and many others.
Junction Saxophone Quartet
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
Junction Saxophone Quartet is a Pennsylvania-based chamber ensemble formed in 2013 to collaborate for performances of new repertoire and standard works for quartet. All active solo and chamber musicians and college-level instructors, Junction is comprised of Todd Goranson (Messiah College), Amanda Heim (Gettysburg College), Holly Hubbs (Ursinus College), and Curtis Johnson (West Liberty University). The Junction Saxophone Quartet performed at the 37th International Saxophone Symposium in January 2015, at the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference at the University of Illinois in 2014, and has presented a series of public recitals in Southeastern PA.
Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:30pm
Prometheus Chamber Orchestra boasts a wealth of expertise and talent beyond outstanding musicianship, thus allowing Prometheus to operate as a self-managed ensemble. Being a member of Prometheus means that the highest standard of musicianship and artistry is equally as imperative has having a broad skill set demanded in our 21st Century society. Prometheus musicians are classically trained at the highest level, having studied at major conservatories and universities such as the Curtis Institute, San Francisco Conservatory, the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, Indiana University, the Hartt School of Music, Drexel University, and Temple University. Prometheus musicians have experience and training in many different styles of music, including Baroque practices, contemporary improvisation, symphonic and chamber music, and even Rock, Bluegrass and Jazz. Prometheus musicians also share a diversity of skill sets that fuse artistry with ingenuity. Fields and experience represented by Prometheus musicians include Arts Administration, Business, and Education.