Escher String Quartet, Photo by Laura Rose
UPDATE: Friday’s concert thrilled. Such an unusual concert, from romantic Schubert to Kernis’ mind-blowing “100 Greatest Dance Hits.” I wanted to stand after the Boccherini Fandango Quintet to show “Ole!” Mr. Vieaux announced before the concert that he just learned of his 2015 Grammy nomination for best classical instrumental solo for his release “Play.”
Be sure to put these concerts higher up on your “must-do” list. The Melbourne Chamber Music Society gives you a rare opportunity to see the best, most celebrates chamber music groups at staggering low costs.
Here’s a link to a video of an interview I did with the Escher and Mr. Vieaux. (Please pardon its rustic qualities.) Click here — Pam Harbaugh.
By PAM HARBAUGH
The dynamic world of chamber music reveals yet another exciting facet when the Melbourne Chamber Music Society presents acclaimed Escher String Quartet in performance with noted guitarist Jason Vieaux 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
The Escher was part of the BBC New Generation Artists for 2010-2012 and are the Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Within months after forming in 2005 (their name inspired by artist M.C. Escher), this remarkable quartet received invitations by both Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zuckerman to perform at summer festivals.
Guitarist Mr. Vieaux co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music and has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2012, he joined ArtistWorks Inc. to launch the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar which offers online classes (http://artistworks.com/guitar-lessons-jason-vieaux).
Friday’s program is scheduled to include: Schubert’s “Rosamunde Quartet,” Aaron Jay Kernis’ “100 Greatest Dance Hits,” Isaac Albeniz “Two Pieces” and Boccherini’s “Fandango Quintet.”
SIDE O’ GRITS: The Escher String Quartet and Jason Vieaux perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2030 N. Atlantic Ave., Indialantic. Tickets are $35 general, $12 student. Call 321- 213-5100 or visit www.MelbourneChamberMusicSociety.com.