SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Arthur Russell Strings concludes its 2011 session with two concerts that are open to the public. On Friday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m., the ARS Prelude Concert will feature chamber music performances by the ARS faculty, mentors, and honors quartet in the Clark Room at Southwest Harbor’s historic Claremont Hotel. Faculty members Richard Hsu on violin, Claire Jolivet on violin, Noreen Silver on cello, and Nancy Colter on piano, will perform two movements from Dvorak’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81. ARS mentors Nathan Lesser on violin, Hannah Levinson on viola, and Ryan Graebert on cello will play movements from Dohnányi’s Serenade in C major, Op. 10. Honors quartet members Hannah Renedo on violin, Nash Ryder on violin, Teal Vickery on viola, and Abraham Ross on cello also will perform. A reception is set to follow the concert. There is a $10 suggested donation.
On Saturday, July 9, beginning at 12:30 p.m., the ARS Finale Concert will highlight the Arthur Russell students. The session’s chamber ensembles will gather in the Claremont Hotel’s Clark Room and perform the pieces they have refined over the course of the week, including works by composers such as Ravel, Shostakovich, and Boccherini. The entire ARS student body will unite as a chamber orchestra for the summer’s celebratory conclusion, organizers say. A reception will follow.
A weeklong day session with both full-day and half-day options, Arthur Russell Strings provides students with the opportunity to develop their chamber skills.
For more information, visit arstrings.org or call Kate Russell Henry at 244-3702.