on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, Performance Today will broadcast the following selection from the 2011 Round Top Festival Institute:
Gioachino Rossini (orch. Ottorino Respighi): The Fantastic Toyshop
Texas Festival Orchestra
Ransom Wilson, conductor
Round Top Festival Institute
Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX
July 9, 2011
News from Caroline Slack (2005 alumna)
Founded in 2010 with four core members, QUARTUS CHAMBER PLAYERS is a chamber music ensemble dedicated to making classical chamber music more widely accessible by bringing intimate and educational performances to concert halls and alternative venues. In its inaugural season, Quartus was invited to perform with Houston Chamber Choir on three sold-out Christmas concerts at the Villa de Matel, made its radio debut on Houston Public Radio’s The Front Row, toured in San Antonio for two lunch time concerts, partnered with Classical Revolution Houston for an afternoon concert at the Ginger Man, and gave three near-capacity performances in downtown Houston. Quartus also began its Quartus in the Classroom educational program in Sheldon ISD and Cy-Fair ISD this year and brought its Quartus in the Community outreach program to the Houston Area Suzuki String Association (HASSA) and a few retirement communities.
Quartus continues its mission and will bring classical chamber music to audiences in the upcoming season with exciting collaborations and programing. To be added to Quartus’ mailing list, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett performs the world premiere of this new concerto that was written for him by the Sydney based composer Houston Dunleavy in Melbourne at the Iwaki Theatre
Saturday December 3, 2011
Stefan Milenkovich has accepted to join us in June 2012.
Awarded as Serbia’s “Brand Personality of the Year” for 2010, Stefan Milenkovich is a unique artist with an extraordinary productive longevity, professionalism and creativity. His musical philosophy as well as lifestyle are a true definition of eclectic, exploring general human and musical heritage and experience in order to connect directly with the audiences and provide fun, engaging and energetic performances.
He taught in collaboration with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School before accepting his current position as an Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.