The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music School is presenting a series of free concerts by the Summer Strings chamber ensemble in three different Stokes County venues in June and July, organized by the Stokes County Arts Council.
The series kicked off on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 N. Main Street in Danbury. The event was well attended. This program will be followed by a performance on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at King Central Park, 302 Kirby Road in King, with the series concluding on July 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury.
The June 25 performance will offer a collaboration of students and faculty. UNC professors Janet Orenstein and Brooks Whitehouse will perform the virtuosic and imaginative Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello, a work filled with Hungarian folk themes. They will then join forces with Summer Strings and UNC students Quashawn Chadwick and Delphine Skene for Mozart’s G major String Quartet Op. 387. The July 2 performance at Hanging Rock will feature student ensembles performing a showcase concert of quartets by Glazunov, Mozart, and Schubert.
The UNC School of the Arts Summer Music School offers aspiring musicians of all ages learning experiences and an abundance of opportunities to perform. Students are immersed in an intensive and supportive musical environment with faculty who are both world-class performers and dedicated teachers.
This will be the seventh summer of concerts brought to Stokes County by the UNC School of the Arts Music School, with the annual series supported by the Reynolds American Foundation, City of King, and a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The concerts are free to the public, with attendees encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to the June 25 concert at King Central Park. Concessions will be available for purchase by the Stokes County Arts Council in support of student scholarships. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159 or visit www.StokesArts.org.