Join us for an evening of fantastic music featuring works by Mozart, Debussy and Dvorak.
Admission: $15 ($5 for students)
Violinist and Portland native Jennifer Elowitch is Founder and Artistic Director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival and Director of Music at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in MA, where she was the recipient of a 2016 E.E. Ford Faculty Award for Exceptional Merit. Jennifer has performed with well-known contemporary ensembles including Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, and the Fromm Players at Harvard. She is the Assistant Principal Second Violinist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, has performed often with the Boston Symphony, and was a longtime member of the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra, with whom she toured Europe. In addition to her work at Walnut Hill, she has served on the faculties of the Longy School of Music, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and the University of New Hampshire. She has also presented workshops and masterclasses as a guest at The Boston Conservatory, Community Musicworks in Providence, New England Conservatory, The Curtis Institute, and Lawrence University (WI) and recently served as a guest teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK.
Vermont pianist Paul Orgel has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, and China and as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. Critics have praised his playing for its “subtlety and attention to nuance” (Philadelphia Inquirer),“rare pathos” (New York Times),“brilliant technique, sense of humor and fantasy” (Bridgeport Post), “warmth and beauty of sound” (Barre-Montpelier Times Argus), and “power and grace” (Vermont Times). A versatile musician with wide- ranging interests and a varied repertoire, he has given notable concerts in such venues as New York’s Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Jordan Hall and the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Ordway Theater in St. Paul and at the San Francisco Conservatory. Orgel can be heard on recordings on CRI, (Music of Louis Moyse, with Karen Kevra), Capstone, Phoenix USA (Piano Music of Berman, Haas, Klein, and Ullmann) and MSR (Suk, Chausson, and Reger). Educated at Oberlin, NEC, and Temple University, he is a member of the UVM Music faculty, a piano faculty member of the Green Mountain Chamber Music festival, and a reviewer for Fanfare Magazine. www.paulorgel.com