The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music School will present a series of free concerts by the Summer Strings chamber ensemble in three different Stokes County venues in June and July, organized by the Stokes County Arts Council.
The series will kick off on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30pm at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 N. Main Street in Danbury. This will be followed by a performance on June 25 at 7:30pm at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road in King, with the series concluding on July 2 at 3:30pm at the Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury.
The June 17 and 25 performances will offer an exciting collaboration of students and faculty. UNCSA professors Janet Orenstein and Brooks Whitehouse will perform the virtuosic and imaginative Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello, a work filled with vibrant Hungarian folk themes. They will then join forces with Summer Strings and UNCSA student artists Quashawn Chadwick and Delphine Skene for Mozart’s infectious G major String Quartet Op. 387. The July 2 performance at Hanging Rock will feature student ensembles performing a showcase concert of quartets by Glazunov, Mozart, and Schubert.
The UNC School of the Arts Summer Music School offers aspiring musicians of all ages rich learning experiences and an abundance of opportunities to perform. Students are immersed in an intensive and supportive musical environment with faculty who are both world-class performers and dedicated teachers. 2017 will be the seventh summer of concerts brought to Stokes County by the UNC School of the Arts Music School, with the annual series supported by the Reynolds American Foundation, City of King, and a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The concerts are free to the public, with attendees encouraged to bring a chair to the June 25 concert at King Central Park. Concessions will be available for purchase by the Stokes County Arts Council in support of student scholarships. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org.
Eddy McGee, Executive Director
Stokes County Arts Council