Sterling Masterclass Series: Billy Hunter, Trumpet
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Sterling Masterclass Series: Billy Hunter, Trumpet

A native of Austin, TX, Billy Hunter has been Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2004. He enjoys a versatile career in the classical music world that includes Orchestral, Chamber, and Solo performances as well as several Educational and outreach initiatives. He is also a former member of the Grammy nominated Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago.

Mr. Hunter has  given masterclasses and recitals nationally and internationally with several universities and schools including Curtis, Juilliard School, University of Mary, UT Austin--Denver, James Madison, Memphis and Pittsburgh State universities, Stellenbosch University in South Africa and various venues in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to this he is a frequent coach for the New York Youth Symphony in Manhattan and the National Youth Orchestra. He is currently on faculty at NJCU and the Manhattan School of Music.

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Sterling Masterclass Series: Julietta Curenton, Flute
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sterling Masterclass Series: Julietta Curenton, Flute

The American Flutist, Julietta Curenton, has been has been hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a musician with a “great artistic sense” and “tone that glows more than it sparkles, drawing in one’s ear with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted.” Ms. Curenton has made solo guest appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Temple University Orchestra, U.S. Army Orchestra - Pershing's Own and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. 

As an educator, Ms. Curenton is deeply committed to bringing music education to inner city youth. A former fellow of The Academy– a ground-breaking educational program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute – she has given interactive concerts to hundreds of students in the New York City school system and has performed extensively in Carnegie Halls' Weill Music Hall and Zankel Hall. Ms Curenton is currently teaching at Brooklyn College and is a chamber music facilitator and adjudicator for the National Youth Orchestra 2.

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A Romantic Jazz Soirée
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

A Romantic Jazz Soirée

What better way to brighten up the winter than by going to a party! The best thing of all, you'll be doing good while having fun. All donations will benefit the Primavera Artists, passionate music students from Philadelphia neighborhoods. Contributions made at the event will go toward supporting these young musicians with instruments from The Norman Holland-Hull Instrument Library, professional music lessons, music ensemble programs, summer camp and more.

Put on those going-downtown shoes, scoop up your special someone and come enjoy this romantic evening of dinner, live music and more-

Listen to the Jazz Band, featuring Primavera Artists and Alums,
along side professional players

Pose with your person and get silly in the photo booth

Win one of many fantastic Philly raffle prizes

Get your tickets now and join us for A Romantic Jazz Soirée!


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Sterling Masterclass Series: Elmar Oliveira, Violin
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Sterling Masterclass Series: Elmar Oliveira, Violin

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Elmar Oliveira is an American violinist whose remarkable combination of impeccable artistry and old-world elegance sets him apart as one of our most celebrated living artists. Oliveira remains the first and only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow's prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition. He was the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and won First Prize at the Naumburg International Competition.

Oliveira is passionate about expanding the role and repertoire of the violin as well as championing contemporary music and unjustly neglected works. He is a devoted teacher and promoter of young artists, and also keenly supports the art of contemporary violin and bow making.

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Aundrey Mitchell, Viola
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Aundrey Mitchell, Viola

Professor Aundrey Mitchell (Applied Studies, viola) has taught at Moravian College, Westminster Choir College, Pennsylvania Academy of the Music, and Eastern Music Festival.  She has also been a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Mitchell maintains an active performing career. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player with performances at classic venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Gallery of Art, Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, to the Mariinsky Theater and Tchaikovsky Hall in Russia. As a member of the Philadelphia Virtuosi she toured South America, Mexico, Serbia, and Russia. As soloist, she has appeared with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, and the Antara Ensemble. An avid chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, France, and Italy and participated in numerous festivals including the Taos School of Music and the L'École d'Arts Americaines at Fontainebleau, France.  

Dr. Mitchell received BM and MM degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music studies with Lucien Joel, completed post graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Karen Ritscher, and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University studying with Michael Tree.  Dr. Mitchell joined TCNJ - The College of New Jersey music faculty (Viola, Chamber Music) in the Fall 2017.  Additionally, she is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at the City University of New York (CUNY) - Borough of Manhattan Community College and teaches at the Bloomingdale School of Music in New York City. She spends her summers teaching at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.



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