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Marion Chamber Music Society Summer 2017 Newsletter

ENCORE!

I hope all our MCMS supporters are enjoying this summer and perhaps reliving the memories of last year’s wonderful concert season.

You may have guessed from the suggestion of the title of this year’s theme “Encore,” that we are bringing back to Ocala performers from the past who were significant hits, and whose return was requested by our audience members.

Coming in October (either 22 or 29; date not yet confirmed), we bring back Gabrielle Chou, who joined us 9 years ago as a child prodigy. She is now a seasoned and much sought after musician and recent graduate of Juilliard. Both an accomplished pianist and violinist, she will play selections on both instruments.

On December 10, we present A Renaissance Christmas featuring voices directed by Queen of Peace’s own Dr. Edward Schaefer. Many of the most beautiful of the seasonal carols have their roots in Renaissance and Medieval music – “What Child is This?” being perhaps the best example. The harmonies are often as unusual and unexpected as they are alluring and breathtakingly beautiful.

On February 4, 2018, we bring back last year’s sensational violist, David Pedrazza now performing as a part of a piano trio (piano, clarinet and viola).
And we conclude our program in March with a sampling of the University of Florida chamber ensembles, coached by Dr. Hee Jung Kang.

All concerts are FREE and open to the public, and held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Our September newsletter will contain more specific additional information to include specific dates for the upcoming season.                                         

We certainly have enjoyed serving you, our audience, and thank you for your support and generosity over these many years. And a special thanks goes to Father O’Doherty and his staff for allowing Queen of Peace Catholic Church to be our home venue now for over 10 years.

Leslie Hammes, Music Director

 

 

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