Beethoven! Schumann! Camerata New England! October 16th!

Prepare yourself for a stirring evening of Beethoven and Schumann when Arts Council of Tamworth kicks off its 2010-2011 performance season on Saturday, October 16, at 7:30 PM, at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway, NH. ACT is excited to present violinist (and “boisterously rabid” Red Sox fan) Jae Young Cosmos Lee, cellist Linda Galvan, and pianist Evelyn Zuckerman from the highly esteemed Camerata New England, a non-profit professional chamber ensemble dedicated to sharing the inspiration and joy of classical music with the urban and rural populations of Northern New England and beyond. Camerata New England draws musicians from throughout northern New England, Boston, Montreal, and New York City. Under the artistic direction of Ronald Leonard, Camerata New England performs in chamber groups of all sizes and configurations.

Concertmaster and violinist Jae Young Cosmos Lee has recently been acclaimed by the Boston Globe as an artist "... in complete command ... a performance bursting with color..." for his performances with the Radius Ensemble. Mr. Lee is currently assistant concertmaster of the Boston Philharmonic, a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of A Far Cry, a self-conducted chamber orchestra based in Boston. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, and has performed at many of the finest music festivals in North America, Europe, and the Far East, including Aspen, Norfolk, Banff, Scotia, Prussia Cove, and Kneisel Hall.

Cellist Linda Galvan studied, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Maurice Gendron in Germany and remained in Europe as first solo cello with the National Ballet and Dance Theater of the Netherlands, and as a member of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Performances spanning the entire gamut of orchestral soloist, recitals and chamber music have taken her through Europe, Canada and the United States. After performing with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Galvan moved to New England, where she is an active teacher and performer in recital, as a guest soloist, as principal cellist with Camerata New England, and as a member of the Trio Veritas and the Eleva Chamber Players.

Pianist Evelyn Zuckerman began her piano studies at the age of three with her mother, and by six was giving public performances in New York City. A graduate of the Juilliard School with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano, she has performed on piano and harpsichord with the Boston, San Jose, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, the Boston Pops, and Hanover Chamber Orchestra (now Camerata New England), and recorded and toured Europe as a member of Boston Musica Viva. She has taught at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music. At present, she is teaching piano, coaching chamber music, and performing regularly in the Upper Valley.

Together these three stellar musicians will perform Beethoven’s Trio, Opus 70, No. 2 and Schumann’s Trio in F Major.

Snippets of the Beethoven below, and I love what the person who made this YouTube video says about the piece: "This is one of the most beautiful trios I considered! So joyful and romantic, completely drunk w/ waltz melody!"

And then Schumann, just the fourth movement to tease you:

And you can listen to various works performed by Camerata New England here.

Purchase tickets for the performance here. Tickets are also available at The Other Store in Tamworth Village, or by calling 603-323-8104. Tickets are $25 for adults and $13 for students 13 to 18 and college students with a valid ID. Kids 12 & under are free, but require a ticket reservation to guarantee a seat. Refreshments will be available during intermission.

If you’d like to learn more about the Camerata musicians and the pieces they will play on Saturday, you’re invited to an open master class at Mountain Top Music Center at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15. Lee, Galvin and Zuckerman will discuss and demonstrate their rehearsal technique, discuss the Saturday evening repertoire, and listen to and work with selected Mountain Top students. This event is free and space is limited; please call Mountain Top at 447-4737 to reserve a seat.

For dinner and a concert Saturday night, visit The Other Store in Tamworth on your way to Conway. The folks at The Other Store will be offering one of of their local foods suppers before each ACT performance this fall, beginning October 16. Call 603-323-8872 for menu information and to make a reservation.

This concert is made possible through the generous support of Sponsor BEAM Construction, Media Sponsor 93.5 WMWV | Magic 104FM and Press Partners The Conway Daily Sun and The Mountain Ear.