Drew University’s da Camera professional concert series presents high quality music from intimate genres appropriate to the spectacularly delicate acoustics of our Concert Hall, performed by professional artists. These professional artists are drawn to the Concert Hall for its acoustics and have all recorded CDs in the hall. It is from these recording sessions that the performances you hear are drawn. All concerts begin at 8:00 pm with a pre concert conversation with the artists at 7:15 pm.

2016 Season

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 10.20.03 AMScreen Shot 2015-02-27 at 10.19.55 AMThe Age of Decadence

Kathyrn Findlen, Soprano and Richard Masters, Piano

Mezzo Soprano Kathryn Findlen “has a rich, lush vocal quality and an incredible stage presence” (Austin Post.) Awarded Best Classical Vocalist of the Year in Austin by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the mezzo’s collaborations place her at the forefront of new American concert repertoire. She has worked with Pulitzer Prize winning composers John Harbison, Robert Ward, and most recently with George Crumb, bringing their works to life on the concert stage. Praised by critics as “extraordinary” (The DCist) and “astounding” (CVNC), Richard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, chamber musician and orchestral pianist based in Blacksburg, VA, where he recently joined the faculty at Virginia Tech.

http://www.kathrynfindlen.com/
http://www.richard-masters.com/

Purchase tickets online at the Drew Box Office

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Pre-Concert Chat with the artists at 7:15 pm

Mendelssohn Sonatas on Period Violin and Fortepiano

Abigail Karr, Violin, and Yi-heng Yang, Fortepiano

Abigail Karr is a violinist living and working in New York City. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Abigail received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying violin with the late Sergiu Luca. She appears with many ensembles on modern and historical violin, including the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston (as occasional principal player and soloist) and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra of Manhattan. An active chamber musician, noted for the “focused direction” she brings to performances, she is the founder and director of Gretchen’s Muse, a chamber ensemble dedicated to bringing the music of the 18th century to life through exciting, historically-informed performances; the group was recently praised for its “near-telepathic synchronicity” and the “palpable collective chemistry between such individually accomplished bow-wielders.”Yi-heng Yang is an internationally recognized performer of modern and historical keyboards and is based in New York City. She is involved in diverse and ongoing projects which bring vibrant and authentic music-making to people of all ages.

http://www.abigailkarr.com/
http://www.yihengyang.com/

Purchase tickets online at the Drew Box Office

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Pre-Concert Chat with the artists at 7:15 pm

Bach and Blues

Dave Eggar, Cello

A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three, performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera at age seven, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 15. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School’s Doctoral Program. Dave Eggar has performed worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist. A virtuoso of many styles, Dave has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including Evanescence, The Who, Michael Brecker, Josh Groban, Coldplay, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, Dave Sanborn, Kathleen Battle, Ray Lamontagne, Roberta Flack, The Spin Doctors, Dianne Reeves, Brandy, Carly Simon, Phil Ramone, Hannah Montana, Duncan Sheik, Sinead O’Connor, Bon Jovi, Manhattan Transfer, Corinne Bailey Ray and many more. His list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time Magazine, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sony Records Elevated Standards Award in classical music, the Geraldine Dodge & Leonard Bernstein Foundations, and at 15 was the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International Competition.

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