Free music in Hoboken: Brahmsbusters!
How about that. A free music event for the whole family! Pamela Ross (piano) and her friends Christina Bouey (violin) and Grace Ho (cello) present Brahmsbusters! An afternoon of magnificent musical favorites for everyone 9 to 99 to enjoy!
Classical music is really a dying art form, especially in today’s over-synthesized digital world. So mark your calendars for Sunday, March 23rd at 3pm – and bring the (culturally ready) gang over to The Hudson School Theatre Space over at 6th & Park.
(Note: A growing number of people may have difficulty sitting still, not checking their smartphones, understanding history or actually listening to a body of work for more that 46.8 seconds. This event can be extremely challenging and “strange” to those people. Exercise caution, but spread the word!)
See performer bios after the jump…
Pamela Ross, an award winning pianist/actress/writer/recording artist, is a veteran soloist, theatrical artist, and chamber musician. Her critically acclaimed unique one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and performing arts venues around the world. “CARRENO!,” her multi-award winning one person show about a night in the life of the tempestuous 19th century Venezuelan piano virtuoso Teresa Carreno, ran for 52 weeks on 42nd Street’s Theatre Row, where it was performed in Spanish as well as in English. Filmed by Georgia-Pacific TV Productions for public television, it won a US Telly Award. Miss Ross has performed as soloist with major orchestras and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television, the Arts & Entertainment TV Network, and heard regularly on classical radio stations. Pamela Ross attended Juilliard, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MM degree) and Yale University (doctoral studies.) Her acting/playwriting studies were pursued at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizons, and Circle Repertory Theatre, NYC. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Dramatists’ Guild, Screen Actors Guild, and is a published fiction writer/essayist with feature articles appearing in “The New York Times.” Currently she is a member of the music technology faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com
Violinist Christina Bouey has been hailed by the New York Times for playing “beautifully,” by the New York Post…”when violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven,” and by Opera News, for playing “with exquisite, quivering beauty.” Her awards and prizes include the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, the Canadian National Music Festival, the Queens Concerto Competition (NYC), and the Balsam Duo Competition. Christina has performed as soloist with the Prince Edward Island Symphony, Shattered Glass in New York and the Hemenway Strings in Boston. Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Harvard Club of New York. Christina had the privilege of playing the role of the Demonic Violinist in the musical “Heaven and Hell,” which was a world premiere at the Boston Conservatory. Her past summers have been spent at Toronto Chamber Festival, Kneisel Hall
Chamber Music Festival, Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artist Program and Spoleto USA. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music (2013) with a Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance, received a Professional Studies Certificate in 2012, and a Master of Music degree in 2011. Her Bachelor of Music degree is from Boston Conservatory. Christina is also a virtuoso singer, and enjoys performing coloratura arias by Mozart, Gounod and Donizetti. She has won many prizes for her vocal expertise.
‘Cellist Grace Ho, a native of Taiwan, is an active soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Taiwan. Grace has performed with orchestras around the world, including the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Ming City Symphony Orchestra, Sun Taipei Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra, University of North Texas Chamber Orchestra, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Grace was selected to be part of 4 groups in the Center for Chamber Music at the University of North Texas and won the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition multiple times at the Manhattan School of Music. In 2013, Grace made her Carnegie Hall debut with Shattered Glass, a 12 person string ensemble. As an orchestral musician, Grace has worked internationally under eminent conductors such as Kurt Masur, Christopher Eschenbach, and Anshel Brusilow. Grace moved to the United States at age 14 and gave her first US solo performance with the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra. Her many awards include first prize in the 2006 Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, youngest winner in the 2007 University of North Texas Concerto Competition, Silver Medal in the 2007 Crescendo Music Awards, and first prize in the 2011 Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition. Festivals include ENCORE School for Strings, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and full scholarships to Manchester Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, International Festival Institute at Round Top, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Grace is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts at the Manhattan School of Music with full scholarship. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and the Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, graduating with the Pablo Casals Award.