Juneau String Ensembles present Chamber Music Night

Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011

This Saturday, the Juneau String Ensembles will present a concert featuring youth quartets and Suzuki strings musicians playing Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach and Schubert. The musical presentation will include more than 70 young musicians, ranging from kindergarten to high school who are currently studying under Suzuki teachers, Guo HuaXia and Lisa Miles.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Northern Light United Church.

The groups peforming include the Aurora Strings, Ursa Minor and Ursa Major, as well as the Suzuki strings.

Tonia Kramp, mother of one of the musicians, said this year’s performance will also include smaller quartets, which the students helped organize to ease the difficulties in scheduling.

The quartets include: a string quartet —Colin Zheng, David Miller, Kathie Tallmadge, Tatsu Monkman; a violin quartet — Ruby Steedle, Kenny Conneen, Calder Otsea, Denali Murray-Shapland; a viola trio — Cassidy Davenport, Mark Warner, Esra Siddeek; and the Auri Quartet — Auri Clark, Jacob Sanders, Cassidy Davenport, Tyrel Kramp.

The entire ensemble will also perform with Floyd Dryden students during the concert.

The annual event is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to help support Juneau’s young string musicians. Admission is $10 for adults and tickets are available at the door. Children and students get in free.

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