Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Leading international violinist to play in Brandon

Sunday Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.—BRANDON—Peter Sheppard Skaerved is the only living violinist to have performed on the violins of Niccolò Paganini, Joseph Joachim and G.B. Viotti. He is the dedicatee of over 400 works for violin, by composers including Hans Werner Henze, Poul Ruders, David Matthews, Judith Weir and George Rochberg. In a rare not-to-be-missed appearance, the highly acclaimed violinist will be performing at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.
The concert is to benefit the arts center and will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.
This concert will blend Sheppard Skaerved’s disparate interests of modern compositions with his love of historic violins and early music. Some of the works to be performed include Biagio Marini’s “Capriccio,” which Sheppard Skaerved says creates a dialogue with “Nikosia Caprices,” written by Evis Sammoutis. The philosopher/composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s celebrated hymn to Nature, “Air on Three Notes”; Heinrich Biber’s “Mystery Sonata 16,” which is an epochal walking piece, depicting fragile humanity strolling hand in hand with an angel; and “Slivers,” a piece made from the “slivers” of a Mozart violin sonata by Paul Pellay, are also included, along with several others.
Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 802-247-4295 or emailing
The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. Park Village is the site of the old training school.
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Photo Courtesy of Brandon Music

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