New York City-based ensemble Meridian Phase 2 presents free concert of classic, contemporary piano quintets Jan. 28
New York City-based ensemble Meridian Phase 2 presents free concert of classic, contemporary piano quintets Jan. 28January 13, 2009Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
Meridian Phase 2, a New York City-based ensemble featuring pianist Adrienne Kim, a faculty member in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will present a concert of classic and contemporary piano quintets Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Irving Garage.
The ensemble will perform works by Antonin Dvorak, Alfred Schnittke and Nicolas Scherzinger, also a faculty member in the Setnor School.
In addition to Kim, Meridian Phase 2 includes Lisa Tipton and Sebu Sirinian, violins; Daniel Panner, viola; and Alberto Parrini, cello.
Meridian Phase 2 has established a reputation for innovative programming and captivating performances with its decade-long series “Made in America” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. During its visit to SU, the ensemble will also work with Setnor students in master classes.
About the performers:
- Kim is on the Setnor School’s keyboard faculty. Her recent performances include several concerts at Weill Hall, on Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She and Tipton recorded the critically acclaimed “Hammers and Strings” (Capstone Records, 2006), violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives.
- Panner is principal violist of New York City Opera and is a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and Sequitur. He is on the faculty of Mannes College.
- Parrini is a member of the Zukofsky Quartet and the American Chamber Players, and is a former member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
- Sirinian was a founding member of the Meridian String Quartet and is a member of Solisti New York and Eos Ensemble.
- Tipton was a founding member of the Meridian String Quartet and the Manhattan Piano Trio. She has also performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, Solisti New York, Eos Ensemble and serves as director of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program. She and Kim recorded the critically acclaimed “Hammers and Strings” (Capstone Records, 2006), violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives.
For more information, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.
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