A BACH INSTRUMENTAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday, February 4 at 4 pm
First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
Ronald Mutchnik, violin
Tammy Seymour, violin
Kimberly Valerio, flute
STUDENT VOICE EXCHANGE GUEST CHOIR:
Richard Montgomery High School Madrigals
Bach in Baltimore presents A Bach Instrumental Extravaganza featuring what is considered the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos are a collection of six instrumental works featuring two corni da caccia (natural horns), three oboes, bassoon, violino piccolo, two violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo. The “Double” Concerto of Bach will showcase Ronald Mutchnik and Tammy Seymour as violin soloists.
Admission: $20 in advance, $22 at the door
Ronald Mutchnik, concert-master of the Bach Concert Series Orchestra, is also the founder and conductor of the Howard County Concert Orchestra, the concertmaster of the Columbia Pro Cantare Festival Orchestra, and the assistant concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is also the founder of the chamber music series Sundays at Three in Columbia, MD. Mr. Mutchnik has been teaching violin for over 40 years and received his master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music studying with the eminent Joseph Gingold. He recently received the Howie Award for Outstanding Artist of the Year and was twice the recipient of the MD/DC Chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association Teacher of the Year Award.
Violinist Tamara Seymour was born and raised in New York City. She attended the Juilliard School where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was concertmaster of the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson-Thomas and then served as concert-master of the Florida Philharmonic in Ft. Lauderdale for five years. She came to Baltimore to play as first call substitute for the Baltimore Symphony under Maestro Yuri Temirkonov and she played with the symphony for the next eight years. Concurrently, she also played with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra as a first call substitute. Now freelancing in Baltimore, Ms. Seymour plays with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Bach in Baltimore, and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. She has performed as a soloist at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston, and has also been a featured soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. She has been a regular performer at Summer Chamber Music Roland Park for the past 10 years.
Flutist Kimberly Valerio holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Mark Sparks. Her principal teachers have included Mary Louise Poor, Bonnie Lake, Donald Peck, and Walfrid Kujala. In addition, she has performed in master classes with Carol Wincenc, Robert Willoughby, Donald Peck and was a featured performer in the James Galway Masterclass at the National Flute Association‘s 1997 Chicago convention.
Ms. Valerio has been awarded first place honors in many competitions including the Chicago Flute Society, the Liberty Freemont Concert Society, the Society of American Musicians, Chicago’s Musical Arts, and the Elmhurst Symphony Young Artist Competition.
Ms. Valerio’s past teaching appointments include St. Mary’s College, Salisbury State University, Anne Arundel Community College, and the Peabody Preparatory.
She has been playing Principal Flute with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra since 2004 and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra since 1998. In addition to her appointment with both orchestras she has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony throughout their 2002-2004 season, Baltimore Symphony, Washington National Opera, National Philharmonic, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Spoleto Festival Orchestra U.S.A., Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Chesapeake Chamber Orchestra.
Kimberly Valerio’s sound has been described as having “sparkle and verve” by the Baltimore Sun, “gorgeous sound”, “sweet purity” by the Capital Gazette, and “graceful elegance” by the Severna Park Voice.
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Online sales for our A Bach Instrumental Extravaganza end on February 3 at 11:55 p.m., but tickets are available for purchase AT THE DOOR for $22. AT THE DOOR sales begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the concert.
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