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Gallery Chamber Series:

Millar Brass Ensemble January 11, 2009
Waller/Maxwell Guitar Duo February 8, 2009
Arianna String Quartet March 8,2009

$36 for three concerts, $15 for single tickets if available
(Available single tickets go on sale after January 1)

All Chamber Series concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery

Millar Brass Ensemble (January 11, 2009)

Join us for a special treat as the Millar Brass Ensemble presents an antiphonal concert of music for large brass ensemble in Fermilab's atrium.

Waller/Maxwell Guitar Duo (February 8, 2009)

As energetic proponents of duo guitar playing, Anne Waller and Mark Maxwell have toured the United States and Europe for more than 25 years. Their unique programming of works for both 19th century and modern guitars provides rare insight into the evolution of this captivating art. Experience the evocative sounds of historical guitars as well as spirited performances of Spanish repertoire in this recital of works by Sor, Beethoven/Carulli, Mertz, Granados and Falla.

Arianna String Quartet (March 8, 2009)

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. Formed in 1992, they garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the 1994 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions. They were also Laureates in the 1999 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. In 2000, the members of the Arianna String Quartet were appointed to the faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis as Artist Teachers and Quartet-in-Residence, and were recently named Associate Professors of Music. The Arianna Quartet has concertized throughout the United States, Mexico, Japan, Canada and France, including critically acclaimed performances at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. They have collaborated with artists such as Gilbert Kalish, Bernard Greenhouse, Richard Stoltzman, and members of the Vermeer Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, and Cleveland Quartet. The Arianna String Quartet has been featured in concerts at the Spoleto, Banff, Norfolk, and Strings in the Mountains festivals, was Ensemble-in-Residence at the Tanglewood Music Center, and was invited by Isaac Stern to perform in his first ever Carnegie Hall master classes. They have been heard on live nationally broadcast performances in Osaka, Japan, and on Canada’s CBC radio, several times as part of Chicago’s prestigious Dame Myra Hess Series, and on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” program.


A Poem about the Gallery Chamber Series


Quintet at Fermilab

Four ladies in the Lexus
Gliding down the road
Looking out at Fermi Fields
Covered up with snow

Like butter cream frosting
Upon an endless cake
Pat comments at the crossing
Of the cold and frozen lake

The buffalo are huddling
Against the sheltered barn
The chamber music’s waiting
On the far side of the farm

Flutes, bassoons, and oboes,
Clarinets, French horns
Another lovely afternoon
Of tundra winter warmed

Besty Jenkins, written 2/18/07

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