The Anglo-American Duo returns to WVIA for a Simply Grand Concert on April 23, 2017 - Public Invited
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PITTSTON, Pa. – The Anglo-American Duo will perform a program of music for viola and piano during the next live Simply Grand Concert to be held on Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. To make reservations call 570-655-2808 or reserve seats online at http://www.wvia.org/reservations. Making this concert particularly special is that it occurs on WVIA’s 44th birthday.
Violinist/Violist Timothy Schwarz and Pianist Jane Beament last performed at WVIA in 2013. Timothy will play the viola, in sonatas by Paul Hindemith and Rebecca Clarke and music of Ernest Bloch. Jane will play the Six Small Pieces for piano by Arnold Schoenberg. All of the music dates from around the time of the end of World War I.
Formed in 2009, the Anglo-American Duo has evolved into a renowned ensemble that regularly tours in the United States and Europe. Praised for their energetic and sophisticated performances, The Anglo-American Duo specializes in music from the United States of America and Britain. Comprised of American violinist Timothy Schwarz and British pianist Jane Beament, the Duo has given numerous European performances in London, Vienna, Rome, Rotterdam, Győr, and Thessaloniki. American performances include the University of Delaware, Rowan University (NJ), Kutztown University (PA), Middlesex Community College (MA), the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnston (PA), and the Chamber Music Series in the Old Chapel (Bethlehem, PA). Radio performances include Classic Shock on Radio Libera Tutti (Italy) and Simply Grand on WVIA (USA).
The WVIA “Simply Grand Concert Series” showcases the talent of regional classical musicians. Since the series began in 1990, dozens of regional musicians have been featured. The concerts are recorded for broadcast on WVIA-FM before a live audience in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at WVIA Public Media Studios.