Waterford Concert Series 2018 Season
Sponsored by the Betty McGowin CharitableTrust.
The American Chamber Players
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 4.00 PM
Led by violist Miles Hoffman — founder and artistic director, and well known NPR classical music commentator — the American Chamber Players also comprise Stephen Balderston (cello), Joanna Maurer (violin), Sara Stern flute) and Anna Stoytcheva (piano). With a repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works, they have toured widely in North America, performed countless times on national and local radio, and are well known locally for their residencies at the Library of Congress and the Kreeger Museum. The Washington Post described them as “an extraordinarily talented group who play beautifully together…they have established standards of chamber music performance equal to any in the world.” With their warm luxurious sound, and delightful instrumental combinations, the ACP provide a perfect start to the Waterford season. Tickets $35/Adult, $15 for students.
Sponsored by Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company. Supporting Sponsors: Virginia Friend and Susan Sutter
Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor
Sunday April 29, 2018, 4:00 pm
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of opera’s most sought after singers, with a voice—praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression”—that has captivated audiences and critics alike. Since winning a Grand Prize in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, his ascent in the opera world has been breathtaking. A bel canto specialist, he performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala and many other top opera companies and orchestras around the globe, and was recently nominated for “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards. Brownlee has produced a critically acclaimed discography including the GRAMMY-nominated Virtuoso Rossini Arias. A 2016 highlight was his recital at the Kennedy Center as part of the inaugural season of Rénee Fleming’s Voices concert series. Waterford opera fans will not want to miss this opera sensation. $45 adult/$20 for students.
Sponsored by the family of Alfred P. Dennis
Best of Levine
Sunday May 20, 2018, 4.00pm
Virtuoso pianist Carlos César Rodríguez, Levine faculty member and coach for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and tenor Peter Joshua Burroughs, a regular performer with the Washington National Opera, headline a program of outstanding Levine faculty and students. Founded in 1976 in memory of Selma M. Levine, an amateur pianist who delighted in encouraging young musicians, Levine Music has become the Washington DC region’s preeminent center for musical education. This is a Waterford family favorite, and an opportunity to hear the stars of tomorrow! $20 adult/free for students
Sponsored by Presidential Bank
The Calidore Quartet
Sunday, September 23, 4 pm
The Calidore quartet — violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi — is among the finest chamber ensembles performing today, and is described by the New York Timesas having “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” Formed in 2010, it has won numerous international prizes, including the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, and performed in the most prestigious venues in North America, Europe and Asia. An amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), the quartet’s name represents the diversity of the culture and the strong support it received from its home of origin, California, the “golden state.” The passion and joy of string quartet chamber music shine through in all its performances. $35 adult/$15 students. Sponsored by Presidential Bank
Sponsored by Jill Beach and Alexandra M. Wilson and Robert L. Pettit
Inon Barnatan, Pianist
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4 pm
Pianist Inon Barnatan, “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times) is known for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. In 2015 he received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award for young artists of exceptional accomplishment, and recently completed his third season as the Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. A regular performer with the world’s most celebrated orchestras, he recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and the BBC Proms. His acclaimed discography ranges from Schubert to Messiaen, and he is recording a complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This “poet of the keyboard” (London’s Evening Standard) culminates one of our most exciting seasons. $35 adult/$15 for students.