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Midday Concert @1:00pm – a violin duo featuring Sophie Davis and Luke Fatora
Fri, Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
ELLSWORTH – A violin duo featuring Sophie Davis and Luke Fatora will play a Midday Concert at 1:00pm on January 24 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine. The concert is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with help from the City of Ellsworth and the Onion Foundation and is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the
National Endowment for the Arts
The program will include works by Leclair, Bartók, Mozart, and the duo’s own arrangements of American folk music.
Sophie Davis received degrees in violin performance and environmental studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she studied with David Bowlin. Sophie is a passionate chamber musician and has participated in the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Program, as a soloist with Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, and with her sister on NPR’s From the Top. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, the Monte Music Festival in India, and with the Jordan National Orchestra (JOrchestra) in Amman, Jordan. In 2017, Sophie was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant to spend nine months in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa where she explored the ways in which the arts can raise awareness of climate change. In addition to pursuing research, Sophie taught and performed with the National Orchestra of Samoa. Sophie divides her time between musical performance and pedagogy, working as a crewmember on tall ships, and working for the Pemaquid Oyster Company. She currently teaches strings at two music schools in Maine and is a member of the Halcyon – a string quartet dedicated to using music and the arts to cultivate environmental stewardship.
Luke Fatora was drawn to the violin after he found himself rocking out to fiddle music in the hills of Appalachia as a young boy. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Luke has performed in contexts that range from fiddling for square dances, to improvising with DJ’s and ballet dancers, to performing contemporary and traditional classical music in the World Financial Center and Carnegie Hall. Luke has also pursued interests in composition and conducting: he has received awards from the Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition and served as the Music Director for the Summit Community Orchestra. Most recently, Luke was a Quartet Fellow at Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI where he was performing in robust and creative concert series while teaching individuals and coaching ensembles. Luke has taught in Colorado, San Francisco, and Rhode Island – he is excited by helping students develop a natural and creative approach to playing that allows for free and thoughtful self expression. He is currently a faculty member at Ellsworth Community Music Institute.
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Admission is free to the public.
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