Chamber duo to perform free concert

Violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel

ELLSWORTH — Yarmouth violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel, a member of the U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra, which performs chamber music at White House functions, and Portland-based pianist Anastasia Antonacos will give a free concert at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center.

Sponsored by Machias Savings Bank, the midday concert is being hosted by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI).

While studying at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute, Jasas-Hardel performed regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra, the National Gallery Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra and the Alexandria Symphony.

Living in the Midwest, the violinist played with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Bel Canto Choir Orchestra and the Waukesha Symphony. At the latter, she served as concertmaster and principal second violin.

A faculty member at the University of Southern Maine’s School of Music, and a founding director of 240 Strings, Antonacos performs regularly as a member of the Portland Piano Trio throughout New England. She has toured abroad as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

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