Join us for our next concert, Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Wayne United Methodist Church with guest performances by Kendra Broom, Dave Cullen, and Jason DePue!
Kendra Broom, the Shaun F. O’Malley Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. A mezzo-soprano, she has sung the roles of the Melisande (Impressions of Pelleas), L’enfant (L’enfant et les sortilèges), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Faith (Rene Orth’s Empty the House), and Javotte (Manon) for the Curtis Opera Theatre. For more on Kendra Broom, see the Concert Page. To hear Kendra, click Broom Winter.
Dave Cullen is a Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist who has performed in a dazzling range of styles including Jazz, Classical and World Music. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Elizabethtown College and teaches at both West Chester University and Millersville University. Having performed throughout North America for Classical Guitar Societies, Performing Arts Series, and Jazz Festivals he has released 10 CD recordings and published two books. For more on Dave Cullen, visit www.cullenguitar.com.
Jason DePue is a member of the first violin section of The Philadelphia Orchestra and a touring member of the DePue Brothers Band. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he attended the Isaac Stern Workshop at Carnegie Hall (and also studied privately with Mr. Stern in NYC), Jerusalem Music Encounters in Israel, the Ravinia, La Jolla, Kingston, Sarasota, Chautauqua, Encore, and St. Baarth’s chamber music festivals. Jason continues to cultivate artistic events in many venues in the Philadelphia area. For more on Jason DePue, visit Jason DePue. To hear Jason play, click Strings and Threads.
Thank you to everyone who made our winter concert a success!
Our 2018 winter concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Phoenixville, PA featured soloist Kendra Broom, mezzo-soprano at the Curtis Institute of Music.
See her performance of Handel’s “Ombra mai fu” below.
Kendra also sang “When I am laid in earth” (Dido’s Lament) from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Handel’s “Svegliatevi nel core” from Giulio Cesare. Visit our audio and video page to hear these pieces.
ABOUT AMICI STRINGS
Stuard Young, Conductor
Founded in 2015, Amici Strings is a group of Philadelphia-area “friends” who spend their summer evenings rehearsing and performing traditional and innovative string repertoire.
See Paul Roby and the orchestra perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the 2016 summer concert. For more Amici Strings recordings, visit the audio and video page.
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