A Family Concert for ages 4-125
An interactive and creative romp through music, acting and storytelling. With violin, double bass, piano and two improvisational actors, you, the audience, will create a story to accompany the Duo for Double Bass and Violin by Giovanni Bottesini.
With Sharon Roffman, violin and Nathan Farrington, double bass, and Anna Polonsky, piano, and actors, Diane Davis and Rami Vamos.
Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator
Nathan Farrington graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and studied double bass with the Principal Bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hal Robinson, as well as with famed soloist Edgar Meyer. Mr. Farrington has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Conducting Orchestra, and the Minnesota Sinfonia. Nathan participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and appears regularly in the bass sections of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. He has also developed a relationship with Garrison Keillor and has appeared on MPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" numerous times.
Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, Daedalus, and Shanghai Quartets, and with such musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, Yo-Yo Ma, David Shifrin, Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Arnold Steinhardt, Peter Wiley, and Jaime Laredo. She has performed chamber music at festivals such as Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Seattle, Music@Menlo, Cartagena, Bard, and Caramoor, as well as at Bargemusic in New York City.
Combining his talents as a performer, educator, writer, and composer, Rami Vamos has produced a wide array of creative output, ranging from children’s musicals to chamber compositions. For the past ten years he has used these creations to share an appreciation of classical music with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Diane Davis Bway: Golden Boy, Festen, Old Acquaintance; Off-Bway: Nice Girl (LAByrinth), The Model Apartment (Primary Stages; Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nominations, Outstanding Actress in a Play), Regrets Only (Manhattan Theater Club), The Young Left (Cherry Lane). Regional: An American Daughter (Williamstown), The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (The Goodman), The Qualms (Steppenwolf), Abigail/1702 (Pittsburgh City Theater), All My Sons (Huntington), Dying City (Hartford Stage), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles). Television credits include Elementary, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Power, Michael and Michael Have Issues, Fringe, Without A Trace, Law and Order, and Filthy Gorgeous. M.F.A., NYU.
Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.