October 28th, 2016 – Violin Virtuoso September 11, 2016Posted by eng112f09 in Upcoming concerts.
Midland, MI –The Grove Music Festival presents The Violin Virtuoso at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave. Featured artists will be Gabriel Bolkosky, violin and Michele Cooker, piano. Tickets are available at the door for $10.
Bolkosky, a previous guest of the Grove Festival, will be joined by Cooker, a Midland native, in a concert of works of Bach, Ravel, Kreisler and Sarasate. The recital will begin with a performance of a Winter from the Vivaldi, Four Seasons featuring Bolkosky and honors string students of both Dow and Midland High Schools. Mr. Bolkosky will also conduct a master-class for Midland Public School string players on Friday morning, October 28; Ms. Cooker will hold a master-class for piano students in the afternoon of Friday, October 28.
Bolkosky is executive and founding member of The Phoenix Ensemble of Ann Arbor, MI. A performer of both classical and improvisational violin, he has served as guest artist at workshops and schools around the country. In addition to performing regularly with Bolkosky, Cooker collaborates with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and other violinists throughout the Midwest.