Join us as for Edward Arron & Friends ensemble for part two of the 2012-2013 Chamber Music Series. Led by cellist, Edward Arron this ensemble will bring the audience a delightful evening of music.
The evening will begin with a catered cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery featuring the works of the Camden Art Association. Gather with us for this annual gallery exhibit with some of Kershaw County's best and most talented artists.
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7pm
Phillip Bush, piano
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
David Harding, viola
Edward Arron, cello
The concert will feature works by Beethovan, William Bolcom, Pierre Jalbert, and Ernest Chausson.
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Edward Arron, Cello
Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, OH, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Earlier that year, he performed Vivaldis Concerto for Two Cellos with Yo-Yo Ma and the Orchestra of St. Lukes at the Opening Night Gala of the Caramoor International Festival. Since that time, Mr. Arron has appeared in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
The 2012-2013 season marks Mr. Arrons 10th season as the artistic director of the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museums prestigious Concerts and Lectures series. In the fall of 2009, Mr. Arron succeeded Charles Wadsworth as the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, CT, as well as concert series in Beaufort and Columbia, SC. He is also the artistic director of the Caramoor Virtuosi, the resident chamber ensemble of the Caramoor International Music Festival.
Mr. Arron has performed numerous times at Carnegies Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Centers Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, New Yorks Town Hall, and the 92nd Street Y, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic. Past summer festival appearances include Ravinia, Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, BRAVO! Colorado, Tanglewood, Bridgehampton, Spoleto USA, Santa Fe, Seattle Chamber Music, Bard Summerscape, Seoul Spring, Great Mountains, and Isaac Sterns Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters. Mr. Arron has participated in the Silk Road Project and has toured and recorded as a member of MOSAIC, an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music.
Edward Arron began his studies on the cello at age seven in Cincinnati and, at age 10, moved to New York, where he continued his studies with Peter Wiley. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Harvey Shapiro. Currently, Mr. Arron serves on the faculty of New York University.
David Harding is currently Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He has an extensive solo and chamber music career, having performed throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Central America and Australia, in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. His performances have been broadcast on CBC, BBC, NPR, ABC (Australia) and Deutschland Radio. He performs at many chamber music festivals throughout North America including the Sitka Chamber Music Festival and Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. In July 2012, David returns to the Australian Chamber Music Festival in Queensland.
David is a member of the flute, viola, harp ensemble, Trio Verlaine with whom he has recorded works by Debussy and Ravel, and the Glass Chamber Players, with whom he recorded Schoenbergs Verklärte Nacht and Philip Glass Sextet. Other notable CD projects include a recording of Bachs Goldberg Variations, with the string trio Triskelion for CBC records, the music of Aaron Jay Kernis with the Chester Quartet, and Brahms Viola Sonatas and Horn Trio for Skylark Music. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, David was the winner of the Sir John Barbirolli award at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. Having served on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend and the University of British Columbia, David has given master classes at the Banff International Centre for the Arts and universities throughout North America. He plays on a viola made by Pietro Antonio della Costa, Tresviso Italy, circa 1750.
Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Arnaud Sussmann is a multi-faceted and compelling artist who has performed as soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He was invited to join the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2006-2009 seasons and continues to appear with CMS both in New York and on tour. Recent engagements includes a tour of Israel, a solo appearance at the Dresden Music Festival, and a performance with CMS at the Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed with many of todays leading artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Joseph Kalichstein, Miriam Fried, Paul Neubauer, Fred Sherry, and Gary Hoffman. Winner of several international competitions including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, the Andrea Postacchini Competition, and the Vatelot/Rampal Competition, Mr. Sussmann has recently recorded works of Beethoven and Dvorák with CMS artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han. Arnaud studied with Boris Garlitsky and Itzhak Perlman, who chose him to be a Starling Fellow, an honor qualifying him as Mr. Perlmans teaching assistant for two years.
Phillip Bushs active and unconventional pianistic career has taken him to many parts of the globe. Since his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum in 1984, Mr. Bush has appeared as recitalist throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Asia. In 2001 he made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the London Sinfonietta to critical acclaim, replacing an ailing Peter Serkin on short notice in concerti by Stravinsky and Alexander Goehr. He has also appeared as soloist with the Osaka Century Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Houston Symphony, and several other orchestras, in repertoire ranging from the Beethoven concerti to the American premiere of Michael Nymans Harpsichord Concerto. A much sought-after chamber musician, Mr. Bush has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears frequently at numerous chamber music festivals from Sitka Autumn Classics (Alaska) to St. Barts in the Caribbean. Between 1991 and 1999 he performed over 250 concerts in Japan with the piano quartet Typhoon, and recorded five CDs with the group for Epic/Sony, all of which reached the top of the Japanese classical charts. Since 2007 he has served as Music Director of the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, a summer music program at Bennington College.
A committed advocate for contemporary music, Phillip Bush has toured often with many renowned new music ensembles, including Bang on a Can All-Stars, Philip Glass Ensemble, and Steve Reich and Musicians. From 1995 until 2010 he was a member of the Milwaukee-based new music group, Present Music. Mr. Bushs efforts on behalf of contemporary music have earned him grants and awards from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, ASCAP, Chamber Music America, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His discography as soloist and chamber musician has now surpassed forty discs. Mr. Bush is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. Mr. Bush has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina, and in 2012 was appointed Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Music.