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Frederic Voorn with Fernwood String Quartet
October 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show
$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.
Frederic Voorn started to play the piano when he was eight years old and at an early age he was soloist in a Mozart piano concerto. Since then, he has performed with several orchestras. During his studies in Amsterdam, Utrecht, London and Moscow, he already performed in many countries and made concert tours in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.
Frederic Voorn performs both on modern and historical pianos. He often gives concerts with several instruments from different time periods, like in the concert series Toets des Tijds, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and in Museum Vosbergen in Eelde. He performed at international music festivals, dedicated to authentic instruments, such as Antverpiano in Antwerp, The Geelvinck Pianoforte Festival in Amsterdam, The Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival in Kuopio, Finland and the Amsterdam Virtuosi Festival.
As a teacher, Frederic Voorn is frequently invited to give master classes, and this he has done at several universities in Colorado and Ohio in America and at the Zhiganov Conservatory of Music in Kazan, Tatarstan. In the past years he was invited to be a member of the jury at the Amsterdam Student Festival, Koffie bij de Piano in Den Bosch, the 3e Internationale Square Piano Competition in Amsterdam, the Across Bridges International Piano Festival in Valencia and at the 8e Edition of the Concours International de Piano Adilia Alieva in Gaillard, Frankrijk.
The Fernwood String Quartet has been formed by players of Timucua’s own orchestra in residence, the Alterity Chamber Orchestra. The quartet focuses both on contemporary composers and on the repertoire from Joseph Haydn to the 20th century. All players – Julia Gessinger, Andreas Volmer, Marla Morgan, and Hanrich Claassen – also regularly play with other orchestras across Central Florida including the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
This program will juxtapose music by W. A. Mozart with works by Frederic Voorn. The Fernwood Quartet will start with Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C Minor K 546, followed by Frederic Voorn’s String Quartet. For the second half of the program, the composer will join the quartet on the piano and perform a movement of Voorn’s own piano concerto. The program will conclude with Mozart’s own arrangement for piano and string quartet of his famous piano concerto K 414 in A Major.
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