If you live in or near NYC, this is an incredible opportunity to take your family to both see and hear a group of four young cellists, who happen to be siblings and travel the world making music.
They are the Werner Chamber Quartet and they’re coming to Carnegie Hall late next month. Each of the four young musicians, who range in age from 18 and 22, will perform double duty, playing solo works on the cello while taking turns accompanying each other on the piano in works by Schumann, Beethoven, Boccherini, Stravinsky, Glière and César Franck, in addition to arrangements for four celli of Bach’s Chaconne and Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy. The concert will take place as part of DCINY’s Distinguished Concerts Artist Series on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00pm at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.
The Werner Chamber Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” and has been presented by the Music Guild Series in Los Angeles, Montana State University’s Guest Artist Series, and have been invited as soloists with the Bozeman, Billings, and Great Falls Symphony Orchestras. During the summers, the quartet studies and performs at festivals abroad, including Peter de Grote Festival, La Ferme de Villefavard, and the Congress de Luthiers in France. The quartet has had private audiences with renowned cellists Laszlo Varga, Michel Strauss of the Paris Conservatory, and Bernard Greenhouse. Members of the quartet have studied with cellist Richard Aaron and Hans Jensen, as well as with pianist Brian Johnson.
Helene, 22, is in her senior year at Yale University. Lucien, 21, is a junior at Harvard University, where he will be joined by his sister Mariel, 19, this fall, currently studying music in Chicago. Andree, the youngest cellist at 18, is a senior in high school. The Werner Quartet is well known in and around Montana for their contributions to important community organizations, including the Rescue Mission for the Homeless and the Wyoming Girls School. They share their music in support of the arts and education, and especially for organizations that encourage opportunities for young musicians.
Now in its 5th season, Distinguished Concerts International, offers spectacular opportunities to emerging and established artists, bringing them to New York’s legendary venues. The next concerts in the Distinguished Concerts Artist Series at Weill Recital Hall include will features the Pianist Program from the Orange County High School of the Arts, on May 29th.
Tickets: www.carnegiehall.org or 212-247-7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office and cost $50 each.
Or you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the Werner Chamber Concert Quartet concert at Carnegie Hall right here!
All you have to do to win is leave a comment below and let me know if you’ve been to Carnegie Hall before. Please be sure to leave an email address or Twitter handle IN YOUR RESPONSE below (this is important!)
Winners will be chosen on Friday, March 12th at noon. The winner will have 24 hours to accept the prize or it will go to the runner-up.
Disclosure: Giveaway courtesy of DCINY.