On August 5, 2015

Rochester Chamber Music Society closes series with all baroque concert

Sunday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. — ROCHESTER — The Rochester Chamber Music Society (RCMS) closes out its summer series on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Rochester Federated Church with an all baroque concert in a special performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Bach’s Concerto in D minor for harpsichord. Featured performers include Katherine Winterstein, violin; Letitia Quante, violin; Jane Kittredge, violin; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Dieuwke Davydov, cello; Evan Premo, double bass, and Cynthia Huard, harpsichord.

Katherine Winterstein enjoys a wide range of musical endeavors, as both a chamber and orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She is a member of the Hartt String Quartet, and appears regularly with the Craftsbury Chamber Players, Chameleon Arts Ensemble and Aurea Ensemble.

Cynthia Huard, artistic director of the RCMS for twenty-one years, has appeared with many internationally known artists. She has been a guest on National Public Radio, VPR, and National Public Television; and was a featured performer with Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Most recently she was featured at the Middlebury Bach Festival as concerto soloist and guest lecturer.

Jane Kittredge makes festival appearances and performance engagements across the country and internationally. She performs with a variety of ensembles including the Vermont Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the DCINY Symphony in New York City, the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Letitia Quante has appeared both as a soloist and chamber musician with ensembles in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. She has performed with the Singapore Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. She currently performs with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, ME2 String Orchestra, Burlington Ensemble, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Vermont Virtuosi.

Elizabeth Reid has performed as principal violist of the Middlebury Opera Orchestra, and plays regularly with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, ARIOSO, and the Northern Third Piano Quartet. She has a strong interest in contemporary music and has been involved in various premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the U.S.

Cellist Dieuwke Davydov has performed widely throughout the U.S. and in Europe and gave a series of master classes, recitals, and concerts as a soloist with the Nairobi Symphony Orchestra in Kenya, Africa. She is the cofounder of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, associate principal with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and is an affiliate artist at Middlebury College.

Double bassist and composer Evan Premo is a member of the New York City based chamber music collective The Declassified with whom he performs in residencies around the world. Evan has performed at summer chamber music festivals throughout the country and has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Evan, with his wife, Mary Bonhag, are the founders and artistic directors of Scrag Mountain Music, dedicated to presenting innovative, interactive, and affordable performances of chamber music.

There will be a small reception following the concert.

For more info, call 802-767-9234 or visit www.rcsmvt.org.

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