The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music School will present two free concerts by the Summer Strings chamber ensemble at The Arts Place of Stokes in Danbury.
The series kicks off this Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. with an exciting collaboration of students and faculty, including Europe’s top violin teacher, Ida Bieler, cellist Brooks Whitehouse, violist Ulrich Eichenauer, and artistic director Janet Orenstein. The performance will include the cheerful and straightforward Haydn London Trio IV:1, with selections from the Solo Bach Suites, Partitas and Sonatas, performed on violin, viola, and cello.
The Summer Strings ensemble returns to The Arts Place on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. to perform two compositions. The first, Possessed for solo cello was composed by John Steinmetz was written as a comic piece poking fun at the concert ritual with a solo cellist speaking the thoughts that run through a performer’s mind during a concert. The second, Beethoven’s String Trio, Op. 9, is considered by some to be the most energetic of all of Beethoven’s string trios, with dynamic effects and sharp contrasts in rhythm providing momentum and tone.
The UNC School of the Arts Summer Music School offers aspiring musicians of all ages rich learning experiences and an abundance of opportunities to perform. Students are immersed in an intensive and supportive musical environment with faculty who are both world-class performers and dedicated teachers. There will be eight summer of concerts brought to Stokes County by the UNC School of the Arts Music School, with the annual series supported by the Reynolds American Foundation and a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Concessions will be available for purchase by the Stokes County Arts Council in support of student scholarships. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org.