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Two Rivers String Quartet Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, January 14

Date: January 14, 2017friends-of-music

Time: 7:30 pm

The Two Rivers String Quartet will present a special Martin Luther King Holiday concert in Shepherdstown, WV, on Saturday, January 14. The concert is being sponsored by Shepherdstown’s Friends of Music.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
It will honor Dr. King with an all-American program that includes two works by pre-eminent African-American composers.

The composers and their works will be as follows:

• Duke Ellington, “Sophisticated Lady” and “Take the ‘A’ Train”
• Samuel Barber, String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
• Quincy Porter, String Quartet No. 3
• Scott Joplin, “Country Club Rag” and “Paragon Rag.”

Ellington, who played a major role in gaining recognition of jazz as an art form, is ranked by many as one of America’s greatest composers. Barber’s String Quartet was the basis for his “Adagio for Strings,” his most famous work and one of the best-known and most-loved American orchestral works of the 20th Century.

Descended from an old New England Family, Porter was a contemporary of Aaron Copland who developed a fresh contemporary style of his own. Joplin’s Rags are among the best-loved of American music.

Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before January 1). Tickets and Friends’ memberships can be purchased on the Friends’ website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted.

The Two Rivers String Quartet includes the following musicians:

Heather Austin-Stone, Violin. Ms. Austin-Stone is currently the Concertmaster of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the Assistant Concertmaster with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and a section 1st violinist with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.

Camilo Perez-Mejia, Cello. Mr. Perez-Mejia is a member of the Temple Trio, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington, and principal cellist for the National String Symphonia. He is also the Music Director and Conductor of the Charles Washington Symphony.

Dana Rokosny, Viola. Ms. Rokosny is principal violist of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Petr Skopek, Violin. Mr. Skopek is a member of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra.

Venue

Trinity Episcopal Church
W. German Street
Shepherdstown, 25443

Phone: 304-876-5765

Website: http://www.friendswv.org/

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