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Midday Concert @ 1:00pm with violinist Claudia Warburg, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilas

Apr 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLSWORTH – Violinist Claudia Warburg, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilas will play the next Midday Concert at 1:00pm on April 29 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine. Admission is free to the public.

The trio will perform works by Mozart and Schumann.

Claudia Warburg is an active member of the musical community of the Triangle area in Durham, NC. For thirty years she was the concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Ms. Warburg was the second violinist of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, where she was also on the violin faculty for many years. She spent many summers in Maine performing and teaching at Kneisel Hall and the Downeast Chamber Music Center. Ms. Warburg was a founding member of the Mallarme Chamber Players. She has performed at chamber music festivals in the United States and Europe, most recently at Incontri Musicali in Spoleto, Italy.

Robert Dan has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, performing and giving master classes. He has been a member of the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center, for many years an Artist in Residence at Harvard University, and has appeared on many prestigious music series, including Carnegie Hall, New York. Mr. Dan is no stranger to Maine audiences, having performed at the Portland Music Festival, Camden Chamber Music Society, University of Maine’s Chamber Music Institute, the Down East Music School, Kneisel Hall, and the Deer Isle and Bucksport annual concerts. He has been of the faculties of the University of Connecticut, the Manhattan School of Music, Michigan State University, and currently at Bates College. He is also a faculty member at ECMI. Mr. Dan has recorded for Centaur, Phillips, CRI, and Musical Heritage Society.

James Parakilas is the James L. Moody, Jr. Family Professor of Performing Arts emeritus at Bates College, where he taught music from 1979 to 2016. He plays piano in solo and chamber recitals. His recent performances include participating in a program of Stravinsky and Messiaen chamber works at Bowdoin College, in works by Armin Fuchs for one piano, six hands, at Bates College, and in works of Hindemith, Debussy, and Pärt on the Oasis series in Lewiston. A music scholar with a doctorate from Cornell University, he has published many studies, including the books Ballads without Words: Chopin and the Tradition of the Instrumental Ballade (Amadeus Press, 1992), Piano Roles: 300 Years of Life with the Piano (Yale University Press, 2000; paperback, 2002), and the textbook The Story of Opera (W. W. Norton, 2012).  He recently gave the pre-concert lecture for a performance of Debussy and Ravel works by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He chairs the Board of Directors of L/A Arts, the arts agency for the cities of Lewiston and Auburn.

ECMI covers the costs for this concert series but is currently looking for sponsors to continue offering them free to the public. ECMI is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public.


Apr 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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