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Point CounterPoint Faculty

 

Friday, August 29th at 7:00pm

Members of Lake Dunmore's Point CounterPoint faculty will perform a chamber music concert to benefit the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Performing are, Anton Miller (violin), Rita Porfiris (viola), Lawrence Zoernig (cello), Gili Sharett (bassoon) and Arielle Levioff (piano). The evening's program will include George Philipp Telemann's Sonata for Bassoon in F Minor; Manuel Ponce's Sonata a duo, for Violin and Viola; Peter Winkler's Gili's Music, for Bassoon and Cello; and Joaquín Turina's Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67.

The performance will benefit the Compass Music and Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support educational programs, exhibits, and community events carried out at the Compass Music and Arts Center (CMAC). The Foundation is made up of an active Board of Directors working hand-in-hand with CMAC to enrich life through a deeper appreciation of music and the literary, performing and visual arts.

Tickets are $15. Reservations are recommended – call 802-465-4071 or email info@brandon-music.net .

Point CounterPoint was founded in 1963 on the shores of Lake Dunmore by the late Dr. Edwin Finckel, a New Jersey pianist, composer, and teacher. Dr. Finckel's goal was to create summer musical opportunities for his students. Since then, the camp, which offers programming for both children and adults, has gained an international reputation. Point CounterPoint is now run by Jenny and Steve Beck, who purchased it in 2008.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

A native of Philadelphia, pianist Arielle Levioff has appeared as a soloist in some of New York City's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.  She has also performed in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and in London, France, and Italy.  Ms. Levioff has appeared as a soloist with the Lower Merion Symphony in Gladwyn, Pennsylvania, and in New York with the Goliard Chamber Orchestra, the Astoria Symphony, and the Christ Church Festival Orchestra in Oyster Bay.

Since giving his Carnegie Hall concerto debut, American violinist Anton Miller has appeared throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and pedagogue. He is currently Associate Professor of Violin at The Hartt School and on the violin and chamber music faculty at New York University. Mr. Miller is a founder and the Artistic Director of the Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival in Minnesota, and was the co-Artistic Director of the Silver Bay Festival. In the 2010-2011 Season, Mr. Miller performed the Sibelius and Vieuxtemps Concerti as well as the Beethoven Romance in D with orchestras in Nebraska and Florida, and recorded the Weill Violin Concerto for the Naxos label. As a chamber musician he can be heard in concert in collaborations with the Trio Respiro, Trio Nuovo, Con Brio Ensemble, and the Phenix Ensemble.

Always trying to bridge the gap between popular culture and classical music, violist Rita Porfiris has been the subject of articles and interviews in media across the globe including the New York Times, Chamber Music America, International Symphony Musician, the NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, and the BBC. She has performed in major concert halls and music festivals worldwide and as a soloist has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, the New World Symphony and the Houston Symphony. Currently the Associate Professor of Viola at The Hartt School, she is also on the faculty of New York University, the Texas Music Festival, and ARIA Arts Academy.

Bassoonist,  Gili Sharett , has performed with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, American Symphony, NJ Symphony, Israel Opera Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut and North Eastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and on Broadway. Numerous festival appearances include Verbier Music Festival, Winter in Jerusalem, Brevard Music Festival and Bard Summer Music Festival. As a recording artist, Sharett recorded Mozart piano Concerti 22 & 24 with pianist David Greilsammer and Suedama Ensemble for Naïve, The Light in the Piazza for Nonesuch (Grammy nomination) and Water with the Rafi Malkiel Ensemble for Tzadik labels among others. She appeared as a soloist on radio WQXR in the MacGrow Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase.

Lawrence Zoernig has been principal ‘cellist of many New York symphony and chamber orchestras including New York Chamber Orchestra, Bachanalia and Opera Manhattan.  Mr. Zoernig premiered Lars-Erik Larsson's Concertino for ‘Cello and String Orchestra at Trinity Church with the New York Scandia Symphony, for which he is also principal ‘cellist.  



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