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Philmore Ensemble
Sat, 12/08/12 (1243 days ago)  
From: 03:00 AM To: 04:30 AM  
Location: An die Musik

Philmore Ensemble
presents A 19th-Century Salon, featuring chamber music for instrumental duo, trio and quartet, with music by Rossini, Schubert, Clara Schumann and others.

Tickets: $12/$8 students


Overture to La gazza ladra - Rossini/arr. Diabelli
Larghetto from Four Pieces Fugitives - Clara Schumann
Agitato from Drei Romanzen - Clara Schumann
Allegro moderato from Grand Duo for Violin and Guitar, op. 11 - Louis Spohr
Pot-Pourri for Cello and Guitar, op. 21 - Friedrich Dotzauer
Allegro con brio from Terzetto for Violin, Cello and Guitar - Nicolo Paganini
Allegro from Trio for Flute, Violin and Guitar, No. 3 - Joseph Kreutzer
Quartet for flute, guitar, viola and cello - Matiegka/Schubert

Based out of Baltimore and Philadelphia, Philmore Ensemble was formed at Temple University in 2004 by Amanda Heckman, Duane Large and Julia Madden. Philadelphia musicians Cassia and Myanna Harvey later joined to help expand the possibilities of the group. Philmore Ensemble offers a fresh and engaging look at the works of popular and lesser-known composers, and brings to life music that has fallen into obscurity. With a special focus on nineteenth-century music, Philmore Ensemble plays works from the Renaissance era through the twenty-first century. This versatile ensemble performs in various combinations with voice, flute, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, lute and guitar.

Cassia Harvey began her cello studies with Lillian Kauffman and continued with Deborah Reeder and Jeffrey Solow. She has soloed with the Kennett Symphony and the Warminster Symphony. Cassia was first-place winner of the PADESTA, the Concerto Soloists, and the Cafferata-Jackson Competitions. Her performances have been broadcast on Philadelphia’s Channel 57 and New York Public Television. An accomplished teacher, Cassia has authored over one hundred study books for the classical string instruments. Her books are sold and played worldwide, and were exhibited at the International Cello Congress in Kobe, Japan.

Myanna Harvey has been teaching and performing professionally on the violin and viola for fifteen years. She currently has a studio of 40 students. For several years, Myanna has been the strings director at the Upper Moreland Summer Fine Arts Program. She has written a number of arrangements and compositions for string orchestra which have been performed by the Cheltenham Youth Orchestra, the Cedarbrook Middle School Orchestra, and the Centennial School District’s Fine Arts Festival Orchestra.

Amanda Heckman has performed and studied in the U.S., Canada and abroad, and has master of music degrees in flute performance and music history from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is principal flute with the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra in Bryn Mawr, Pa. and a substitute with the Prince Georges County Philharmonic (Maryland). In 2007-08, she held principal flute with the Utica Symphony Orchestra (New York). She received scholarships to study at the Cite des Arts Conservatory in Chambery, France, and at the Domaine Forget Music Festival in Saint Irenee, Quebec.

Duane Large earned his master of music degrees in both guitar performance and music history at Temple University in Philadelphia. Duane has been performing, and teaching music for over 10 years. He has performed guitar and mandolin in various cities in the US and Europe with such groups as The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Pennsylvania Ballet, Orchestra 2001, The Royal Ballet, Quidditas and Acadamia l’Ottocento. Duane is on the music faculty at Germantown Friends School and runs a private teaching practice.

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