The Montclaire String Quartet, the resident chamber ensemble of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest artist recital and master class at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Monday, Dec. 3. Both events are free and open to the public.

The master class will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 424A of the CAC.

The recital will be held that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

Members of the Montclaire String Quartet are Amelia Chan on first violin; Anton Shelepov who plays second violin; Bernard Di Gregorio on viola; and Andrea Di Gregorio, a cellist. All members serve as principal players of their respective sections in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.


Program:

Felix Mendelssohn, Capriccio in E minor No. 3
Theodor Kirchner, “Nur Tropfen”
Frank Bridge, “Sally in the Valley” and
Sir Roger de Coverley “A Christmas Dance”
Joaquin Turina, “La Oracion Del Torero”
Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Early Pieces for String Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Quartet
Ljova, “Bagel on the Malecon”
Astor Piazzolla, “Oblivion” (arranged by A. Shelepov)

For more than 20 years, the Montclaire String Quartet has served as the Quartet-in-Residence of the WV Symphony Orchestra. The quartet performs its own four-concert series in Charleston, as well as recitals around the state.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State. The symphony’s home is the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, W.Va.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.

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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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