Sunday September 3, 2023
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a Live YouTube Broadcast
– A “hybrid” concert –
Lakeview Chamber Players
Morrie Sherry, clarinet
Elizabeth Field, Sarah and Tim Maček, violins
Uri Wassertzug, viola
Suzanne Orban, cello
An Evening of Beethoven and Brahms
The Lakeview Chamber Players were formed in 2015 by musicians from D.C and New York to play summer concerts in the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine. Since then, they have also established performances in the famed Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Here at Emerson Avenue, the Lakeview Chamber Players present two masterpieces: the Beethoven String Trio #2 and the sumptuous Clarinet Quintet of Johannes Brahms.
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1826)
String Trio in D Major, Op. 9 #2
Andante quasi Allegretto
Elizabeth Field, violin; Uri Wassertzug, viola; Suzanne Orban, cello
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115
Morrie Sherry, clarinet; Sarah and Tim Maček, violins; Uri Wassertzug, viola; Suzanne Orban, cello
Elizabeth Field enjoys an active career as a chamber musician and soloist on period and modern violin. Elizabeth is currently a lecturer of violin at George Washington University and is the concertmaster for The Bethlehem Bach Orchestra. She has served as a guest concertmaster for numerous ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, Opera Philadelphia and The National Philharmonic. She performs regularly with her ensemble ArcoVoce and is also a frequent guest artist with Mallarme Music in Durham North Carolina as both a chamber musician and guest concertmaster. Ms Field also performed and recorded extensively for Deutsche Gramophone with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and performed regularly with leading New York ensembles including the St. Luke’s Ensemble, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra and the New York City Opera.
Field holds a Doctorate in Historical Performance Practice from Cornell University and is the Founder and Co-Director of The Vivaldi Project and its educational arm, the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI). The Vivaldi Project’s critically acclaimed recordings of unknown 18th-century string trios (Discovering the Classical String Trio) have been heralded as: “Superb…highly recommended..exquisite ensemble, vibrant sound and ardent cantabile represent period instrument playing at its best” (Fanfare Magazine). Her collaborative DVD with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson titled: Performing the Score, was lauded by Emanuel Ax as “truly inspiring”.
For more information about Elizabeth, please visit thevivaldiproject.org
Violist Uri Wassertzug has performed around the world including Alaska, California, and Utah in the U.S. as well as the UK, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House/ Washington National Opera Orchestra as well as Idaho’s Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He has also performed with the San Francisco Opera and Symphony, the National Symphony, the Sacramento Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival, and the California Symphony, among many others.
Mr. Wassertzug is a founding member of the National Chamber Ensemble and appears frequently on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Concerts series. Other chamber music endeavors have included the New Zealand Festival of Chamber Music, Mozart in Monterey, the Foulger International Music Festival, the Empyrean Ensemble, the Sun Quartet, and the Beau Soir Ensemble.
Mr. Wassertzug is on the faculty of George Washington University. His own studies were at the University of Maryland, the Aspen Music Festival (on a fellowship), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (recipient of the Germaine Prevost Scholarship). Some of his teachers included Robert Becker, Isadore Tinkleman, and the members of the Guarneri Quartet. An aficionado of coffee, Mr. Wassertzug has been roasting his own coffee beans for several years. He lives in Virginia with his wife, violinist Elizabeth Field, and their son.
Violinist Timothy Maček has participated in over 3000 performances of opera, ballet, symphonic, and musical show literature, under such conductors as Heinz Fricke, Leonard Slatkin and Mstislav Rostropovich. A member of the of the Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera Orchestra for over 30 years, he is also a faculty member at Howard University, where he is the conductor of the Howard University Symphony Orchestra and Instructor of Violin and Viola. Tim received his Bachelor of Music degree from West Virginia University, and his Master of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music. In the past, he was a member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is a frequent performer of chamber music in the Washington, DC area as well as in northern New England. Tim and his wife Sarah are summer residents of Rangeley, Maine where they founded the Lakeview Chamber Players.
Violinist Sarah Maček performs regularly with the Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera Orchestra, the Washington Ballet Orchestra, the Wolf Trap Opera and the Filene Center Orchestras. During her career, she has performed over 125 operas and musical comedies. She toured extensively throughout the United States with the New York City Opera National Touring Company and was featured on Wolf Trap PBS Specials “Salute to ASCAP” and “An Evening with Victor Borge.” She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the Juilliard School. Sarah enjoys spending summers at their camp in Rangeley, Maine, with her husband Tim.
Clarinetist Morrie Sherry has dynamically combined a career of performing and teaching in the New York metropolitan area. Praised as “an artist of superb ability and flawless musicianship” by the Arlington Journal, Morrie performs with the Dall’ombra Ensemble, a chamber group devoted performing the works of composers who have been in the shadows, underrepresented, or otherwise forgotten. In twenty-four years as a festival artist at the Manchester Music Festival, she performed in numerous solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts. She premiered and recorded David Amram’s “Starry Night” for solo clarinet and string orchestra. Ms. Sherry has also performed as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony and the International Jewish Arts Festival Orchestra. Active as an educator, she teaches clarinet and coaches chamber music at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City and also maintains a private studio. Ms. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. She studied with Ben Armato, Leon Russianoff and Ignatius Gennusa and won competitions from the Baltimore Symphony, ClariNetwork International, the Virginia Symphony, and Artists International. For more information about Morrie, please visit www.morriesherry.com
Cellist Suzanne Orban, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Music from the University of Maryland. She served as Principal Cello of the Annapolis Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, performed with the Baltimore Opera for many years, and currently is Principal Cello of the Washington Ballet Orchestra. Ms. Orban has also been soloist at the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy. She has also been a guest performer with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera Orchestra, the Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, and has played numerous Broadway shows.
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