Thursday, January 13, 2011
South Carolina cellist set for Trio Con Brio Concert
"Brio" is Italian for "full of energy, life, enthusiasm", and the GBPAS said the show promises to deliver that and more with the three visiting musicians.
Participating cellist Kenneth Law, who is the Chair of the Performance Department and Associate Professor of Violoncello at the Petrie School of Music of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina is one of the trio of performers.
"I am excited to perform for the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society and this will be my first trip to the Bahamas. As a community-minded musician, it is my privilege to help with such a dedicated non-profit organisation."
Returning to Grand Bahama is pianist Dr Christy Lee, Assistant Professor at the College of the Bahamas where she teaches piano, theory, and director of the COB Concert Choir.
Mr Law said he is looking forward to performing with Dr Lee, "who has been a friend since college days."
Dr Lee said: "I am eager to return to Freeport to perform again for the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society. It is exciting to see the growth that is happening in the artistic community in Grand Bahama. This concert should be a great opportunity to hear the unique and appealing combination of flute, cello and piano."
Mr Law and Dr Lee will be accompanied by flutist Christine Gangelhoff, Associate Professor of Music at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau.
"I'm also looking forward to making music with Christine, and what better way to make a new friend, than by playing chamber music," Mr Law said.
In addition to the concert, all three musicians will conduct a master class on Sunday, January 23, also at the church.
Information about the class will be going out in the next few days to music schools and teachers.