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Nov. 8th 2014 – Ellipsis Trio of Cambridge October 14, 2014

Posted by eng112f09 in Classical, Upcoming concerts.
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The Grove Music Festival is pleased to present Ellipsis Trio of Cambridge, MA on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave.  Midland native, cellist Patrick Owen, returns to Midland for a concert with celebrated colleagues, violinist Amanda Wang and pianist Konstantinos Papadakis. Tickets are available at the door for $10.

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The program will feature Mozart’s Piano Trio in E Major, K. 542 (1788), the Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Opus 66 (1845) and the Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op. 67 (1944) of Dmitri Shostakovich.

 Ellipsis performs regularly in the Boston region and hosts an ongoing series called “The American Experiment” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology featuring American composers or American-inspired music.  They are guest performers at numerous music festivals.

 Violinist, Amanda Wang, DMA, was born in Shanghai and raised in Baltimore.  Ms. Wang is a first prize recipient of the New England International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, a recipient of an MIT Emerson Fellowship and a Boston University’s CFA Scholarship.  A versatile cellist, Patrick Owen is in high demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral player in New England.  Recent recordings include a jazz cd with Cedric Hanriot, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci and Ben Powell on Harmonia Mundi called “French Stories” and a Klezmer based soundtrack for the documentary film “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem.” Mr. Owen holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. He has held teaching positions at the South Shore Conservatory and Northeastern University.  Born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Konstantinos Papadakis has performed in recitals and has collaborated with chamber ensembles and orchestras in the world’s major concert halls and famous artistic centers.  Currently he holds the Motoko and Gordon Deane Principal Chair of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and is on the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory’s Pre-College and Continuing Education Division and Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He also directs the Summer Piano Academy in Archanes, Greece.

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