Unknown Jewels — May 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
The Emerald Duo Performs
Susan Doering, violin, and Dieter Wulfhorst, violoncello, explore the unusual repertoire of music for violin and violoncello. Since 1986 the duo has performed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and annually to critical acclaim in Europe.
Cho-hyun Park, Piano — April 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Cho-hyun Park’s dedication and enthusiasm towards piano music shined on her recent win of the 1st prize at the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition in Italy along with Bartok and Prokofiev special awards in July 2014. She also won The Most Distinguished Award at the 2014 IBLA Grand Prize Music Competition in Italy.
She appeared as a pianist for UT undergraduate Opera, UT Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Ballet Austin and Austria America Mozart Academy. As a soloist, she performed numerous venues in major cities in US and Korea. In May, 2015 she was invited to play concerts in Virginia, Arkansas, and New York. This concert tour included her debut at Carnegie Hall. She was selected as a winner of The William Modica and Concetta Giordanella Modica Memorial Award at her Carnegie Hall performance.
Margo Scarpelli, Soprano — March 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Margo Scarpelli’s voice has been described as, “ethereal, breathtaking, intensely dramatic, and captivating.” She has been acclaimed for her performances in Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, Tosca, La Boheme, La Traviata, as well as her lead roles in Sound of Music, West Side Story, Man from La Mancha, etc. Margo has performed with numerous opera companies and was featured soloist with several major orchestras. She also has performed extensively in concerts, television, and radio and has been the winner of voice competitions and scholarships in the U.S. and Europe.
This all-new concert will be comprised of varying music genres and promises to have something for all music lovers.
Music of the Americas — October 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Eric Foster and Friends play music from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico and the U.S.
Eric Foster, Guitar Branden Muresan-violin Monette Marino-percussion
Eric Alan Foster is a composer, teacher and performer. This native of Californian grew up in various parts of the state intermittently between traveling and living in Taiwan, Liberia, Brazil and Bolivia. His present teaching positions include U. of San Diego, MiraCosta College and private lessons at the Music Exchange. He is a member of San Marcos Lutheran Church.
A So. California native, Branden Muresan has studied music since the age of seven. He teaches violin and music theory at Saddleback & MiraCosta Colleges. Mr. Muresan is also conductor of the MiraCosta College Orchestra and the Southern California Philharmonic.
Monette Marino began lessons in drumming at age eight on drums and congas. This led her to study traditional drumming from Africa, Cuba, Brazil & Korea. She won awards at the World Music Festival in Seoul and first prize at National Hand Drum-Off competition in Los Angeles.