Hendersonville Chamber Music announces 2012 concert schedule

Published 10:11 am Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hendersonville Chamber Music recently announced its 2012 concert schedule. The season features four quite different performing groups.
March 4 – Fire Pink Trio. Just as each instrument has its unique voice, each member of the Fire Pink Trio, Jacquelyn Bartlett on harp, Sheila Browne on viola and Debra Reuter-Pivetta on flute, brings to the group a multitude of accolades including top prizes in international competitions, concerto performances and critically acclaimed recordings.
March 18 – Bill Gerhardt Trio. A modern jazz icon, pianist, arranger and Down Beat Magazine award winner, Bill Gerhardt performs regularly in New York clubs and Europe but now calls Asheville home. Joining Gerhardt are Mike Holstein on bass and Justin Watt on drums.
April 22 – Kontras String Quartet. Winners of a highly coveted Chamber Music America residency. The group has an international flavor: violinist Dmitri Pogorelov is Russian, violinist Francois Henkins is South African, violist Ai Ishida is Japanese and cellist Jean Hatmaker is American.
May 6 – Pan Harmonia. Awarded an NEA Grant for Artistic Excellence in 2010, Pan Harmonia offers a selection of world music, mixing genres, styles and flavors from Baroque times to the 21st century. The group features flutist/artistic director Kate Steinbeck, harpsichordist Barbara Weiss, percussionist Byron Hedgepeth and bassoonist-bagpiper Rosalind Buda.
Hendersonville Chamber Music Concerts take place at the First Congregational Church on the corner of Fifth Avenue and White Pine in Hendersonville, N.C. Performances are all on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.hendersonvillechambermusic.org.
– article submitted by Robert Wiley