The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble | WVIA

The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble

Posted by WVIA Admin on

Sunday, October 19th at 3pm

Now celebrating its 25th season in Schuylkill County, the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble returns to WVIA’s Simply Grand Concert series Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 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 - click here .

The group is dedicated to present high quality performances of chamber music repertoire. The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble delights its audiences with its informative and fun presentations, its quality of performance, and its informality.

Founding member and violinist Simon Maurer is a gifted raconteur. His engaging commentary will add an amusing element to the event. Mr. Maurer has performed with the ensemble for over 24 years and is artistic director at their concert series at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven. Mr. Maurer is an accomplished musician performing chamber music and solo repertoire throughout the eastern United States, Europe and China. He is currently Concertmaster of the Anthracite Philharmonic and Assistant Concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia. He has performed as feature soloist with the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, Bloomsburg Chamber Orchestra, Louden Symphony, Pennsylvania Sinfonia and Valley Vivaldi.

Cellist Gerall Hieser studied with Orlando Cole at the New School of Music and at Temple University. She received her Master of Music at Rutgers as a student of Paul Tobias. During and after college, she pursued further studies with Raya Garbousova and George Ricci, as well as chamber music coaching from Arnold Steinhardt and Sasha Schneider. Ms. Hieser began to play with Gabriel in 1991. She also plays with the Madison String Quartet, specializing in Latin and Spanish music. As assistant principal cellist, she plays in the Festival Orchestra of New Jersey, a touring group in the Garden State.

Agnès Maurer is a native of France, where she studied the violin privately, and at the age of sixteen, she joined the Ensemble Instrumental Andrée Colson, a professional chamber orchestra.  She is a member of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, of which she is the founder and executive director. Mrs. Maurer has toured worldwide on numerous occasions, including a tour with the New-York City National Opera Company. She is Principal Violist with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, with Allentown Symphony Orchestra, with Anthracite Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra.

For more information on the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, please visit their website at http://gabrielensemble.org/.

pbs.pngnpr.pngpbskids.png
listenlive_fulllength.jpg cove_spacer.png
Now Playing on WVIA-FM

PMPM_no-to-zero_FB_v1.jpg

        

nprnews5.jpg

Death Toll Rises As Philippine Military Tries To Regain Control Of Marawi

The siege seems to be an effort by ISIS-inspired local groups to be recognized as a province of their caliphate. The...

The Science Behind The Super Abilities Of Sherpas

A study adds to evidence that it's a matter of blood and genes. "Hopefully, there will be huge medical implications,"...

As Trump Lifestyle Takes Toll On Secret Service, Lawmakers Try To Give Extra Support

A House committee has approved a measure allowing the Service to spend more to protect the president's many homes...

WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a...

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing...

The Ramblin' Blues Of Gregg Allman

One of the most recognizable voices of his generation, Allman was one of the namesakes of a band that pioneered...

reserve3.png artscene_header.png