Pamela Ross & the Voxare String Quartet

5/6/2010:

Fantastic cultural event taking place at The Hudson School (6th and Park) on Sunday, May 23rd (two shows at 3pm & 5pm).

Two Chicks and a Cellist (+ guests!)

Pamela Ross, pianist, and the Voxare String Quartet, will play piano quintets of Brahms and Schumann on Sunday May 23, at 3 and 5 PM at The Hudson School in Hoboken, 601 Park Avenue. Admission is $10, 1/2 price for seniors and students. This concert is part of the “Two Chicks and a ‘Cellist” and guests series, an ensemble in residence at The Hudson School. For information and reservations call 201 239 1890.

New York City based Voxare String Quartet formed in 2008 and has since received critical acclaim for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances. Praised as being one of the most brilliant and versatile quartets of its generation, “the Voxare Quartet is half Russian, half Chicagoan, 100 percent Juilliardian and 400 percent young, enthusiastic, blessed with individual great instrumental skills” (Concertonet). The New York Times recently declared that Voxare “played with precision and passion,” and has twice chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week. Voxare is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York City where the quartet has been quartet-in-residence for two summers. Voxare is not afraid to break down the boundaries of classical music: they have made and performed their own transcriptions of popular and rock music and often perform in alternative concert venues. Voxare can be found on the soundtracks of several films shown at festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca.

Read all about the performers, after the jump!

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Emily Ondracek received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, where she is a researching new methods of music education. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and at festivals such as Aspen, Italy’s Festival de Due Mondi, and the Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Summer Music festival. In New York, Ms. Ondracek frequently gives recitals, and has also performed with jazz artists such as Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis. Ms. Ondracek records frequently for film and television, and has recorded for Naxos records.

Galina Zhadnova was born in Russia, and is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Galina is a versatile musician, at home in worlds of classical, contemporary and popular music. Her performances have taken her from Bargemusic and Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden, Boardwalk Theater in Atlantic City, IZOD Arena and TV appearances on Good Morning America, The View and Rachel Ray’s Shows. Galina has played with Josh Groban, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Sarah Brightman, David Byrne (Talking Heads) and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Erik Peterson has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Milwaukee and New World Symphonies. He has participated in the music festivals of Sarasota, Blossom, Aspen, and Grant Park, as well as the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi in Italy.As a chamber musician, Mr. Peterson has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Brentano, and Cleveland Quartets, and also members of the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic, leading him to perform in Carnegie, Alice Tully, and Avery Fisher Halls. Mr. Peterson received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Juilliard School, and his Master’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Adrian Daurov was born in St.Petersburg, Russia, and is a graduate of The Juilliard School. In 2007, he was appointed the Principal Cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York. Adrian appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on the main concert stages of St.Petersburg, Moscow, as well as in Europe and the U.S. In 2004 he toured Germany as a soloist with the St.Petersburg Chamber Orchestra and was appointed the Principal Cellist of the Bayreuth Festival Youth Orchestra. Adrian performs chamber music regularly in the New York Area.

Pamela Ross, an award winning pianist/actress/writer/recording artist, has been a Hoboken resident since shortly after 9/11. Her critically acclaimed one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and concert halls world wide. She 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 and heard on classical radio stations. Ms. Ross is a Baldwin Piano touring artist, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild, and Screen Actors Guild. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.

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