Thursday, August 02, 2012

Calumet Art Center to host New Chamber Music Concert Aug. 3

 Christine Seitz, left, Sylvia Ensminger and Paul Seitz perform during the 2011 Chamber Music Concert at the Calumet Art Center. (Photo by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

CALUMET --The Calumet Art Center will host a New Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

This year's concert will feature some of the composers and performing artists from last year as well as some new additions.  Returning performers include Sylvia Ensminger, violin; Paul Seitz, viola; Pat Quimby, cello; Tom Bjoraker, percussion; Bryan Suits, flute; Robyn Johnson, clarinet; Jon Enseminger, piano; Christine Seitz, soprano; and John Peiffer, horn and baritone voice.

Joining these returning performers will be Janis Shier Peterson and Michael Adler, violins, and Alexandra Signor, trumpet. Janis is well known as an outstanding music educator in Marquette, conductor of the Blue Lake International Youth Orchestra and concert master of the Marquette Symphony. Michael Adler is a student in Physics and Applied Computational Mathematics at Michigan Tech and is active in the Keweenaw and Marquette symphonies and other musical activities. Michigan native and Northern Michigan University alum Alexandra (Lexie) Signor is a member of the University of Missouri Faculty Brass Quintet and co-lead trumpet for the MU Concert Jazz Band.

The program will include music by the following composers: Paul Seitz, Nathan Barber, Thomas Bjoraker, Brandon Nelson, Robert Suits, and John Peiffer.

Admission to the event is $8. Click here for the tentative program and a slide show of last year's concert.

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