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Red Door Chamber Players: Variations on Romance — Music for Piano and Strings
March 3 @ 3:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey invites you to enjoy a Sunday matinee performance of beautiful chamber music for piano and strings by The Red Door Chamber Players. They will perform works composed by Beethoven, Halvorsen and Brahms, whose compositions were directly inspired by the masterworks of Mozart, Handel and Goethe.
The Red Door Chamber Players (www.reddoorchamberplayers.com) includes multiple ensembles. Performing in this concert will be Lisa Casal-Galietta, violin; Gregory K. Williams, viola; Diana Golden, cello; Fang-Yi Chu, piano. This is the first performance in the 1867 Sanctuary for Lisa Casal-Galietta and Diana Golden.
The program includes:
7 Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,” WoO 46
for cello and piano – Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
for violin and viola – Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 60 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violinist, artistic director and founder of the Red Door Chamber Players, Lisa Casal-Galietta, continuously strives to bring her love and passion of music to everyone she meets. Lisa has earned degrees in violin performance from the University of Akron and Stony Brook University, studying with Alan Bodman and Dr. Linda Sinanian. She has played in master classes for guests who include Victor Yampolsky and Eric Ewazen. Some of Lisa’s accolades include working with Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Newman, Todd Reynolds, Jonathan Haas, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mayes, Lukas Foss, Julianne Moore and David Amram.
Lisa is the resident violinist for the Impetus Dance Collaborative and frequently works with Rhymes with Opera. She actively performs as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the New York and surrounding areas. Lisa balances her active performance schedule with teaching in her private violin studio and is an Adjunct Professor of Violin at Suffolk Community College.
Gregory K. Williams is a violist with the Red Door Chamber Players. He is the Acting Principal Violist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Principal Violist with the Berkshire Opera Festival, and is the founding violist for Rhymes with Opera. He has also performed with the Albany Symphony, Symphony in C, the Syracuse Symphony, and at the Aspen Music Festival. His recent performances include recitals in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, and throughout the United States.
Mr. Williams is a candidate for the Doctorate in Viola Performance, at the Graduate Center, CUNY, under the direction of Karen Ritscher and Linda Sinanian, and is finishing his Dissertation on the unaccompanied viola works of Günter Raphael. Mr. Williams received his Master’s Degree at the Eastman School of Music, and his Bachelor’s Degree at Boston University. Mr. Williams currently teaches viola at the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College.
Cellist Diana Golden has performed in chamber music festivals such as Quartet Program of the East, Killington Music Festival, Summit, Musicorda, Zephyr and Musica Lozzo. She has recently performed on chamber music series such as Firebrand Concert Series where she is the Founder and Artistic Director, Bushwick Chamber Concerts, Music and More Chamber Series, Standing Room Concert Series, and Union City Chamber Players. Dr. Golden performs in a range of musical styles, with ensembles throughout New York, New Jersey, and New England. Diana Golden holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from Rutgers University; a Master of Arts in Cello Performance, with Distinction, from the Royal Academy of Music in London; a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University; and a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, pianist Fang-Yi Chu received her doctorate degree in 2018 at the University of North Texas, where she studied piano performance with Gustavo Romero and collaborative piano with Dr. Elvia Puccinelli. She earned her master’s degree at New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Victor Rosenbaum. Fang-Yi was invited to attend the International Keyboard Institute Festival in New York in the summer of 2010 and 2011. As an experienced collaborative pianist, Fang-Yi was invited by American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and Musiktheater Bavaria in summer 2015 and 2016 and performed with singers in Austria as well as Germany. In May 2017, Fang-Yi was invited as an intern opera coach by The Druid City Opera Workshop at the University of Alabama. She is currently the pianist of The Red Door Chamber Players based on Long Island. Fang-Yi is an accompanist at Mannes School of Music and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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