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Chamber Music Series

The Carthage Chamber Music Series celebrates its 22nd year with a remarkable lineup of artists! The Chamber Music Series brings exceptional performing artists to southeastern Wisconsin for concerts and educational programming at Carthage and in local schools.


The 2018-19 Chamber Music Series features the following signature events:

 

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Project Trio

Project Trio

7:30 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
Project Trio is a dynamic ensemble from Brooklyn, New York who blends their astute classical training with an eclectic taste in music to appeal to audiences of all ages. They have performed nationally and internationally, touring four continents and over 40 states, gained over 84,000,000 views on online videos, and have been featured on popular television shows on Nickelodeon and MTV. Committed to bringing a new audience to the world of chamber music, Project Trio creates an innovative style, fusing classical and modern music into a unique musical experience in which all audiences will delight.

Not only does the group perform with astounding vivacity, but also applies an equal energy in spreading an appreciation for music. For their Carthage performance, they will invite youth instrumentalists from local schools to join them onstage for a collaboration audiences and young performers won’t soon forget. The group is dedicated to encouraging an awareness of creative pursuits through performance, education, and community engagement. By combining classical and contemporary technique, Project Trio encourages artistic and scholastic achievement in both the audiences and the students of today.


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Six Appeal

Six Appeal

7:30 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
Six Appeal is an award-winning a cappella vocal band known for its musical style, energy, and charisma. The group’s repertoire includes selections in pop, country, classic rock, jazz, and R&B styles. Getting their start as a collegiate choir at Concordia College in Minnesota, the group has evolved into a highly sought after touring ensemble, having performed all across the country. In addition to performing across the nation, the group specializes in educational outreach programming, working with young singers to develop skills such as critical listening, healthy vocal technique, intonation, and rhythm while also empowering youth through performance. For their Carthage debut, Six Appeal will be joined by local youth choirs in what is sure to be a high energy evening of excitement. This event is made possible by the LaFave Fund through the Kenosha Community Foundation and the Carthage Activities Board.


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 

Lakeside Band Festival ft. New Century Saxophone Quartet


New Century Saxophone Quartet

7:30 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
The annual Lakeside Band Festival will feature the New Century Saxophone Quartet, as well as guest conductor Evan Feldman from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The New Century Saxophone Quartet will play alongside the Carthage Wind Orchestra in the world premiere of Bill Connor’s “After the Picture Show 2.” The Festival Band will perform selections in a British cinematic film tradition. The New Century Saxophone Quartet is a highly skilled quartet founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The group is passionate about expanding and developing saxophone quartet repertoire. The quartet plays with a delicate precision and connection to one another which makes each work they perform, from the most dramatic to the most tender, a masterpiece. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Carthage Faculty Trio


Carthage Trio

7:30 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
Selections for the evening will include Tchaikovsky’s piano trio in A minor and Schumann’s piano quintet in E-flat major. The group’s repertoire includes beloved classical compositions, as well as contemporary classical works by some of today’s most respected composers. The Carthage Trio features highly skilled musicians and teachers; Wael Farouk as the pianist, Marie Sinco Warren as the cellist, and Andrew Williams as the violinist. With careful precision and unwavering musicality, Carthage Trio pays homage to some of classical music’s most prestigious and virtuosic compositions.

Professor Wael Farouk has previously taught at Cairo Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and the Chicago School of the Arts at Roosevelt University. He has also performed as a soloist for the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Manhattan Symphony, and more. Marie Sinco Warren is a cellist and teacher whose main interests lie in outreach and youth advocacy. When not at Carthage, Ms. Warren, a Milwaukee native, performs in another ensemble called The Ardamore Duo with violinist Laura Thompson. Andrew Williams is a member of the Fifth House Ensemble, and has given stunning solo violin performances of works such as David Rakowski’s “When the Bow Breaks.”

 



Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Ryan and Ryan Piano Duo


Ryan and Ryan

7:30 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
Ryan and Ryan is a father and son piano duo developing an innovative style which blends classic and contemporary music to create a new and exciting concert experience for audiences of all musical backgrounds. The duo’s repertoire spans countless musical eras, including music from Rachmaninoff to Gershwin to Billy Joel. Donald Ryan, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, came to the United States to study music, and is a master of various styles, earning him a place in the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. His son, Barron, followed in his footsteps, performing as a featured soloist at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

With experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, and funk styles, the duo reimagines old classics and provides audiences thrilling renditions of beloved repertoire. They also boast an impressive dedication to music education, each pianist boasting extensive experience as featured performers and speakers from the elementary to the university level. Between their immense musical knowledge, decades of experience, and infectious love for music and life itself, Ryan and Ryan inspires audiences of all ages.


Saturday, march 16, 2019

Misa Tango Project


Misa Tango Project

7:30 p.m., H. F. Johnson Recital Hall
The concert will feature the Master Singers of Milwaukee, led by Carthage’s own Prof. Eduardo García-Novelli, in a performance of the “Misa Tango,” composed by Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri. The piece reimagines the traditional mass setting within the context of traditional Argentinian tango style. “Misa Tango” features choir, piano, strings, and the bandoneón, a traditional tango instrument originating from Germany. Palmeri has written numerous other choral and instrumental works and operas, including “Tango del Bicentenario,” “Canto de la lejanía,” “Oratorio de Navidad,” and many more. Carthage is honored to welcome composer Martín Palmeri to play piano at the event. With the delicate musicality of Prof. García-Novelli and the Master Singers, and Argentinian flavor of Palmeri’s epic work, the Misa Tango Project performance is a fresh take on age-old tradition.

 

 


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Carthage Faculty Trio


Carthage Trio

7:30 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
The concert will feature works by some of history’s most prominent composers of chamber music. Selections include César Franck’s violin sonata in A Major, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata in G Minor, and Joseph Haydn’s piano trio in F major. The evening will also feature the world premiere of a piece for piano trio by Carthage faculty member and composer Mark Petering, which has been composed specifically for the Carthage Trio, which includes pianist Wael Farouk, cellist Marie Sinco Warren, and violinist Andrew Williams.

Professor Wael Farouk has previously taught at Cairo Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and the Chicago School of the Arts at Roosevelt University. He has also performed as a soloist for the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Manhattan Symphony, and more. Marie Sinco Warren is a cellist and teacher whose main interests lie in outreach and youth advocacy. When not at Carthage, Ms. Warren, a Milwaukee native, performs in another ensemble called The Ardamore Duo with violinist Laura Thompson. Andrew Williams is a member of the Fifth House Ensemble, and has given stunning solo violin performances of works such as David Rakowski’s “When the Bow Breaks.”


Past Chamber Music Series

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