Quick Center to present chamber music
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present a concert featuring The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the center, 1073 N. Benson Road. An "Art to the Heart" discussion with Robert Sherman, writer, teacher, and radio host for WQXR and WFUV, will take place at 7.
Performers, from the Chamber Music Society Two program, will include Juho Pohjonen, piano; Bella Hristova, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; and Andreas Brantelid, cello. The program will feature Alessandro Rolla's "Duetto Concertante," Robert Schumann's "Trio No. 3" and Schumann's "Quartet."
Hristova, a native of Bulgaria, is the first-prize winner of the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, according to a university news release. She made her New York, Washington, and Boston recital debuts in the Young Concert Artists Series and her concerto debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra.
Pohjonen, from Finland, is widely praised for his interpretations of music from Bach to Esa-Pekka Salonen, the release states. His 2004 New York debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall was selected as one of the most memorable concert events heard in New York that year by Anthony Tommasini, senior music critic of The New York Times.
Holloway, an American, is a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players who frequently appears as a guest with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus. He has been principal violist at Tanglewood and of the New York String Orchestra and has played as guest principal of the American Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Brantelid, born in Denmark, made his solo debut with orchestra at age 14 with the Royal Danish Orchestra and has since appeared with all the major Scandinavian orchestras, the release states. This season, he makes debuts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra in Germany and Spain, the Brussels Philharmonic at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
For tickets ($35), call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.