Event Types: Gallery | Studio

Kennebec Classical Series, Opus I

The Hancock Quartet

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:00 PM.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Join us for an evening of beautiful classical chamber music by prominent Maine musicians in the intimate space of the Common Street Arts gallery. The Hancock Quartet will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4; Bolcom’s Suite for Violin and Violoncello; and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13. The program will run approximately one to one and half hours, including an intermission. This is our inaugural Kennebec Classical Series concert. We hope to repeat this offering of small to mid-sized classical ensembles performing extraordinary music on a regular basis.

Seating will be limited and advance tickets are strongly recommended. $15 adults; $10 under 18. Tickets can be purchased by [PayPal [ Adults ] [Under 18] or by contacting Tom McCowan at 692-7477/tommybmcc@gmail.com or CSA  at 207-872 -ARTS.

About The Hancock Quartet:

Violist Laura Gallucci is a full-time private music teacher and freelance musician. She teaches a studio of nearly 60 students of violin and viola at RDL Strings in Bangor. She is the Principal Violist of the Bangor Symphony and has freelanced with the Mount Desert Island Chorale Orchestra, Maine Grand Opera, and a variety of orchestras at Maine Center for the Arts. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music at which she studied with violist James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet. Laura is also the co-founder of the “Celtic-tinged” Hard Folk band St. Huckleberry, in which she has played electric viola, violin, fiddle, bass and piano. She and her husband, singer/songwriter Michael Gallucci, have co-written and recorded more than 120 original pieces of music.

Violinist Richard Hsu, enjoys a varied career of performing and teaching. Richard has performed with Orchestra of St. Lukes, Clarion Society, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque, The American Classical Orchestra, and Concert Royal. He was formerly associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He holds a performer diploma and bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He furthered his studies at the Manhattan School of Music. Currently Richard is conductor of the Peninsula Community Orchestra, and teaches violin in Ellsworth & Orono and at Arthur Russell Strings Summer Festival.

Cellist Eliza Meyer performs regularly with chamber and orchestral ensembles around Maine, including the Portland and Bangor Symphonies. She is on the faculty of Pineland Suzuki School in Augusta in addition to maintaining a private studio at her home in Vassalboro. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree and a Performer Diploma from the Indiana University School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Eva Heinitz Scholarship, and her Master of Music Degree from The Boston Conservatory, where she was a member of the Honors String Quartet and a winner of the String Idol contest. Eliza was a core member of Ludovico Ensemble, a new music ensemble-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, for five years, serving as its Artistic Director for two seasons. She has studied with Andrew Mark, Rhonda Rider, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and Helga Winold.

Violinist Heidi Powell, has appeared as soloist with the New York Collegium, Rebel, Tafelmusik, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque, Santa Fe Pro Musica and The Washington Bach Consort. She is currently concertmaster of Early Music New York. Heidi holds an Artist Diploma in baroque violin from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Indiana University School of Music. She has performed on NPR ‘Performance Today’, as a soloist for the Disney Movie ‘Casanova’, on tour with the Boston Early Music Festival in Versailles, France, and at Carnegie Hall with NY String Seminar and Orchestra of St. Lukes. Heidi is a Suzuki violin teaching specialist and has a joint studio with her husband, Richard Hsu in Ellsworth & Orono, Maine. She is the director of Baroque Orchestra of Maine or ‘BOOM’. For more information visit her website: fiddleheadmusic.org.

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