West Shore Piano Trio at Museum
West Shore Piano Trio at Museum
Hagerstown, MD: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the West Shore Piano Trio in concert on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 2:30pm.
This is the second in a series of Maryland Symphony Orchestra Recitals at the Museum this concert season. A reception hosted by members of the Museum's volunteer organization, The Singer Society, will follow the performance.
The trio consisting of Jay DeWire, Diana Flesner and Heather Haughn will perform Piano Trio in B flat, D. 898 by Franz Schubert and Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin and Cello by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
DeWire began playing piano at the age of four and gave his first solo recital at age twelve. He received a B.A. with High Distinction and a
Master of Arts in piano performance from the University of Virginia, a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory, and just recently, a D.M.A. from the University of Maryland School of Music (College Park).
DeWire has received numerous prizes including the Brander Wyatt Morrison Prize, and a Dean of Faculty Fellowship (UVa) as well as scholarships at the University of Maryland, New England Conservatory and University of Virginia.
He currently works on the staff at the Harmonia School of Music and Arts in northern Virginia and maintains a private studio in Washington, D.C.
Flesner, cello, is currently a D.M.A candidate at the University of
Illinois. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she received her
Masters of Music from San Francisco Conservatory and her B. A. magna cum laude from Middlebury College. She served as principal cellist for the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and has played with BACH (Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana), The Prairie Ensemble, Opera Illinois, the Illinois Symphony, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Fairfax Symphony.
Haughn, violin, received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music degree from Rice University. She enjoys a diverse career as an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. Formerly on faculty at the Houston Conservatory, she also taught for the Rice University Preparatory Division and was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley for four years. Currently she plays with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the National Philharmonic. In addition, she directs chamber music at Goucher College.
Thanks to the generosity of William and Anna Singer, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened on September 16, 1931 as the focal point of Hagerstown's beautiful City Park. The Museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art and holds over 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection.
This "crown jewel of Washington County" has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. The Museum offers complimentary studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. For more information on the Museum, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5pm.