Af­ter­noon of clas­si­cal mu­sic

Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble per­forms 2nd con­cert of sea­son

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The Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble will re­turn Sun­day for the sec­ond con­cert of its 28th sea­son.

The con­cert fea­tur­ing guest artists Dana Wei­der­hold and Je­sus Mo­rales will be held at 3 p. m. at Jerusalem Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church, 252 Dock St., Schuylkill Haven. Tick­ets are $ 20 and $ 15 for se­niors. They will be avail­able at the door. Stu­dents are per­mit­ted for free.

The pro­gram will fea­ture Wei­der­hold, a na­tive of Min­ersville, on vi­o­lin and Mo­rales on cello. They­will play a move­ment for a duo for vi­o­lin and cello by Zoltan Ko­daly. The piece was com­posed at the start of World War I and is con­sid­ered a mas­ter­piece for this com­bi­na­tion of in­stru­ments.

“It is rather un­usual for us to fea­ture both guest artists as a duet, but they know each other from per­form­ing with other groups, in­clud­ing the Lan­caster Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, and they en­joy per­form­ing to­gether,” said Agnes Mau­rer, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble.

Wei­der­hold will join the Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble to per­form Claude De­bussy’s String Quar­tet, a piece Mau­rer de­scribed as a sen­sual and im­pres­sion­is­tic work to­gether with rhyth­mic vi­tal­ity and po­etic sub­tlety.

All of the mu­si­cians will per­form on Franz Schu­bert’s String Quin­tet fea­tur­ing two cel­los. Mau­rer said the quin­tet is gen­er­ally re­garded as Schu­bert’s finest cham­ber work aswell as one of the great­est com­po­si­tions in all cham­ber mu­sic.

This con­cert will be Mo­rales’ first time per­form­ing with the Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble.

“Mr. Je­sus Mo­rales is a very ac­com­plished artist and his warm, rich tone on cello prom­ises to bring true de­light to our au­di­ence,” Mau­rer said.

Born into a prom­i­nent mu­si­cal fam­ily, Mo­rales is an ac­tive soloist, record­ing artist and cham­ber mu­si­cian. His record­ings of the Saint- Saens and Lalo cello con­cer­tos on the Cen­taur la­bel re­ceived rave re­views.

He cur­rently serves as cello pro­fes­sor with ArCoNet and Tem­ple Univer­sity. He also has an ac­tive pri­vate stu­dio.

He­lives in Philadel­phia with his wife, Dara Mo­rales, and daugh­ters, Isabel and Ka­rina.

Wei­der­hold be­gan her stud­ies un­der Si­mon Mau­rer, and has been fea­tured on Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio sta­tions in­clud­ing WHYY, WRTI and WVIA. She has also per­formed at Carnegie Hall and­was fea­tured soloist with the MidAt­lantic Sym­phony Or­ches­tra and Ne­wark Sym­phony Or­ches­tra.

She is prin­ci­pal sec­ond vi­o­lin­ist of Lan­caster Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, con­cert­mas­ter of the An­thracite Phil­har­monic and as­sis­tant con­cert­mas­ter with the Mid- At­lantic Sym­phony Or­ches­tra.

She is on the fac­ulty at Al­bright Col­lege and has pri­vate stu­dio in West Ch­ester.

Sun­day’s con­cert is spon­sored by Dou­glas K. Trout­man.

The Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble is a non­profit pro­fes­sional cham­ber mu­sic en­sem­ble. Con­certs are­made pos­si­ble through cor­po­rate and pri­vate do­na­tions, in­clud­ing grants from the Penn­syl­va­nia Coun­cil of the Arts, Schuylkill Area Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion and M&T Foun­da­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble’s web­site, www.gabrie­lensem­ble.org.

“Mr. Je­sus Mo­rales is a very ac­com­plished artist and his warm, rich tone on cello prom­ises to bring true de­light to our au­di­ence.” Agnes Mau­rer ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

The Gabriel Cham­ber En­sem­ble, from left, Si­mon and Agnes Mau­rer and Ger­all Hieser, will present its sec­ond con­cert of its 28th sea­son at 3 p. m. Sun­day with spe­cial guests Je­sus Mo­rales, left and Dana Wei­der­hold, on cover. The show will take place at Jerusalem Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven.

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