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Lunch Concert – Maple String Quartet

June 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Laura Sciavolino and the Maple String Quartet

Beethoven (Op. 135)
Mendelssohn Andante- theme and variations op. 81

Friday, June 30th, 2017 – 1:00 PM
Red Newt Cellars, Hector, NY

Free admission – no reservations – lunch served 11am- 3pm

Laura Sciavolino has an established career as a violinist and Suzuki specialist. She has performed in various master classes and music festivals throughout the northeast.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Violin Performance from Ithaca College, and her Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from Purchase College Conservatory of Music. Additionally, Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College, where she trained extensively with Carrie Reuning Hummel.  Laura’s major teachers include Susan Waterbury, Calvin Wiersma, Laurie Smukler and Nicholas DiEugenio. Currently, Laura lives in Houston, Texas and teaches Suzuki violin at Parker Elementary School, a title one music magnet school.

Cassidy Moore is a violinist from New York City. She holds a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the Peabody Institute, where she studied with Violaine Melançon, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music under Professor Carol Cole. A lover of many different art forms, she has performed as a soloist with principal dancers of New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater as a part of the Festival of Dance: Stars of American Ballet at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cassidy is a founding member of the Peabody String Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra dedicated to performing free concerts for audiences that do not usually have access to classical music, and she has taught at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids, a teaching program that brings free music lessons to children in Baltimore City public schools. She is an avid chamber musician and has performed for members of the Juilliard, Brentano, Takács, and Dover string quartets.


Emma Stansfield was trained at both the Junior and Senior departments of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Universität der Künst in Berlin. Her principal teachers include Timothy Boulton, Rivka Golani and Krzysztof Smietana. She holds a diploma in music education from the Kodály institute of the Liszt Academy and is currently completing her masters in viola performance at UCLA studying with Richard O’ Neill and Carla Maria Rodrigues. Previously, Emma spent 8 years working in Abu Dhabi teaching violin, viola, chamber music, string orchestra and musicianship. Her students have been accepted to the Junior Royal College of Music in London, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Whilst in Abu Dhabi she set up and directed a youth string orchestra, taking Abu Dhabi’s most talented string players to performances around the city sharing their music with the wider community.

Hailed as “very expressive” by the Boston Music Intelligencer, cellist Jacob MacKay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.  He has toured as part of the Palestine Sacred Music Festival and the Ramallah Orchestra, playing Baroque and Arabic music programs in venues throughout Israel and Palestine, and leading workshops in the refugee camps. Additionally, he has participated in the Festival International de Musique de Chambre in France, as well as New Hampshire-based Monadnock Music and Electric Earth Concerts.  In 2016, Jacob graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University, receiving highest honors in Music as well as a degree in Environmental Studies.  He was a Leonard Bernstein Music Fellow and the recipient of a Coffey Award and the Fisher Prize. In the fall, he will begin his master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying with Norman Fischer.


June 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Red Newt Cellars
3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14867 United States

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