2011-2012 Concert Series – past highlights
The 2010-2011 season of Music at St. Alban’s got off to a rousing start with a successful BachFest VI over the weekend of September 23-25. The weekend started with the musicians in an open rehearsal for special needs students from Charlotte’s Metro School, who were provided a rare opportunity to experience music in a live format. The special day for the students was covered by DavidsonNews.net:
The concert featured superb performances of music by Bach and his contemporaries played on period instruments, and was received enthusiastically by a large and appreciative audience. The concert was reviewed for Classical Voice of North Carolina:
Andrew Willis, Piano
Brent Wissick, Cello
6 November 2011, 3:00pm
Andrew Willis and Brent Wissick will play music for piano and cello by Chopin and Faure. Wissick’s cello will be strung with gut strings and Willis will play an original 1848 Pleyel piano, Chopin’s favorite type of instrument and one that Faure would often have used as well. The program’s central work will be Chopin’s Sonata for cello and piano, his last large work. Other pieces will include Chopin’s early Polonaise for cello and piano and a number of smaller works by Chopin and Faure, including the beautiful Elegy.
PLAYING WITH FOOD
An evening of Music, Wine, and Chocolate!
28 April 2012, 7:00pm
10600 Archer Road, Davidson, NC
Begin the evening with appetizers and a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
LISTEN: enjoy a beautiful performance of chamber music provided by Ensemble Vita Nova
TASTE: Chocolates provided by The Davidson Chocolate Shop and Wines provided by 202 Main Wines of Mooresville
CELEBRATE: Our champagne raffle offers you the opportunity to win fabulous prizes while supporting chamber music in your community!
To attend the fundraiser or make a tax-deductable donation
Mail your check to
Music at St. Alban’s
PO BOX 2377
DAVIDSON, NC 28036
Fundraiser $40 per person
Raffle Tickets for purchase at the event $25 each
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
100% of proceeds go to support the concert series
MARK STERBANK JAZZ GROUP
11 March 2012, 3:00pm
The Mark Sterbank Jazz Group, Spoleto favorites, unite the elements of inspiration and improvisation with swinging enthusiasm. From its inception, the group has exhilarated audiences by combining jazz’s rhythmic drive and creativity with the familiarity and meaning of old church songs. Fluent in all the reed instruments, saxophonist Mark Sterbank “plays with a breathy, dynamic feel that resonates on a lot of levels. There’s a sweetness to his sound that makes listening to him a joyful ride.” says Charleston Magazine. A favorite of audiences of all ages, the Mark Sterbank Jazz Group is sure to lift your spirits and set your toes to tapping.
THE SITKA TRIO
"Music in a Circle"
6 May 2012, 3:00pm
The Sitka Trio (Shira Kammen- vielle, violin, Letitia Berlin – recorders, douçaine, Frances Blaker – recorders) will be joined by cellist Barbara Blaker Krumdieck and lutenists and guitarists William Simms and Dan Smith. This larger Sitka ensemble makes it their mission to explore music from many centuries, from both the traditional (folk) and classical repertories. Medieval works stand side by side with Baroque compositions; Renaissance composers next to new voices from the 20th and 21st centuries, including original works by Blaker and Kammen.