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Amos Lawrence (Violin) & Laura Artesani (Piano) | Classical
September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$18.00
Tickets are $18, presently able to be purchased online or via cash or check
A Contrast in Styles
Chaconne in G Minor
Tommaso Vitali (1663 – 1745)
William Walton (1902 – 1983)
Amos Lawrence, violin
Amos Lawrence is the concertmaster of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. He attended the N.C. School of the Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Ivan Galamian and Jascha Brodsky. He graduated with Distinction in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music (MM). He has performed in Italy in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, Canada, and Israel in the Israel Festival. He has written Stop Your Double Stop Trouble, a violin technique book. He served as the assistant concertmaster (twelve years) of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. For nine years he served as an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston and played in the Charleston Symphony String Quartet. In the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, he performed over 25 performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Laura Artesani, piano
Dr. Artesani graduated summa cum laude from Barrington College in Rhode Island with a B.M. in Music Education, and received a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Maine. She earned a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from West Virginia University, where she was the recipient of the Swiger Teaching Fellowship for four years. She has completed Level I-III of Orff Schulwerk Training, and is the recipient of a research grant from the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Articles that Dr. Artesani has written or co-authored have appeared in The Journal for Music Teacher Education, The Orff Echo and General Music Today. Highlights as a collaborative pianist include performing with Dr. Beth Wiemann at the International Clarinet Fest in Baton Rouge, LA; with Dr. Jack Burt at the Schagerl Brass Festival in Melk, Austria; and with Dr. Dan Barrett at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. In addition to her duties at the University of Maine, Dr. Artesani also serves as organist/pianist at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. She has taught at the Lincoln School in Providence, RI; North Orrington and Center Drive schools in Orrington, ME; and the Stillwater Montessori School in Stillwater, ME.