Friday, November 22 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is pleased to announce that a Berkshire Chamber Players Concert will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited and advance ticket purchases are encouraged.  Tickets are $20 each.  Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Any unclaimed seats will be made available to those on the wait-list ten minutes before the performance.

The Stockbridge Library’s Berkshire Chamber Players concert series is generously sponsored by Robert L. Perkel, MD with additional support from Patricia Edwina Flinn.

Featuring:

Ronald Feldman, Cello

Jeffrey Miller, Guitar

Robyn Quinnett, Violin

Giuliani                       Gran Sonata Eroica, Op. 150 for solo guitar (1821)

                          

Giuliani                       Serenade for guitar, violin, and cello, Op. 19 (1810)

Serenade

Scherzo

Alla Polacca

Porro                           Grand Trio extrait de Mozart (1810)

Allegro non tanto

Tempo di Minuet non troppo

 

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Rodrigo                      Invocacion y Danza fro solo guitar (1961)

Paganini                     Terzetto for guitar, violin, and cello, MS 69 (1833)

Allegro con brio

Minuetto

Andante larghetto

Rondo

 

Twice winner of the American Symphony League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music, Ronald Feldman has achieved critical acclaim for his work as conductor and cellist.  He has appeared as guest conductor with major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, and the Quebec Symphony, as well as many regional orchestras including the Pro Arte Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Albany Symphony, and the Amarillo Symphony.  In August of 2016 Mr. Feldman recorded three albums of music by Kevin Kaska with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

After successful appearances as guest conductor for three consecutive seasons at Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony’s summer home, composer and Conductor John Williams appointed Mr. Feldman Assistant Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.  He served as assistant to John Williams from 1989-1993.

In 2001 Mr. Feldman left the Boston Symphony Orchestra to pursue other musical interests. He currently directs the Berkshire Symphony, a regional orchestra in residence at Williams College.  He was formerly the conductor and Music Director of the New England Philharmonic and the Worcester Orchestra.  He is on the faculties of Williams College, the New England Conservatory of Music, and The Boston Conservatory of Music. 2012 marked the beginning of his tenure as Music Director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of Boston’s medical community.

A founding member of the Great Lakes Guitar Quartet, the Kithara Guitar Trio, and Modina Duo, Jeffrey Miller has performed and given master classes throughout the United States and Canada including the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, Wilkes University, and the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society. Miller has appeared as a featured soloist with the Hartford Chamber Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Pops, Orchestra Toronto, and the Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra.

After receiving a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Hartt School, Miller taught at a number of private secondary schools in New England. As Chair of the Performing Arts at Avon Old Farms School, Miller established the instrumental music program teaching Music Theory, Jazz Band, Chamber Ensemble, and Guitar classes.

Miller joined the music faculty of Nazareth College and Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, and later taught guitar and guitar ensemble at Stonehill College in Easton, MA after completing his doctoral degree residency at the Eastman School of Music in classical guitar performance and literature. Miller is currently a member of the music department at Williams College and manages the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra. He continues to perform when not dog sledding or making maple syrup.

 

 

Born on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, Robyn Quinnett began playing violin at eight years old. She has won several competitions including the National Mariam Hayes, Ruth Kern Competitions, and the Concerto Competition of the Colorado College Music Festival.

Robyn earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with Naoko Tanaka and the late Stephen Clapp. Robyn will complete her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2017 at Stony Brook University as a student of Hagai Shaham. She has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão in Brazil, and been concertmaster at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Robyn is dedicated to community engagement and pedagogy. She founded the Montserrat Music Festival, a summer teaching and performing festival, bringing music education and live chamber music to the island of Montserrat. She is the violin instructor at The Chapin School, teaching artist at Opus 118, and maintains a joint private teaching studio with Chihiro Fukuda in NYC.

Robyn’s violin is generously sponsored by Darnton and Hersh Violin Shop in Chicago.

Music Coordinator John Perkel has spent the past 35 years as an orchestra librarian for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition, during summers, John served as the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Librarian where he had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and wonderful young musicians from all over the world. After the 2016 Tanglewood season, John retired from the Boston Symphony and moved with his wife, Barbara, back to the Berkshires. Prior to his employment in the orchestra world, John was a music teacher at the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and also was employed as a psychiatric worker at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge.

 



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