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February 29 - 6:30 pm

Pub Concert II: Shaw, Shanks, and Redemption Ale

Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Ln
Hot Springs, VA 24445 United States
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6 pm Happy Hour
6:30 pm Concert
Pay-what-you-wish
No reservations required

Caroline ShawEntr’acte for string quartet

Caroline ShawGustave Le Grey for solo piano

Ludwig van Beethoven – Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 for string quartet

Teresa Ling – violin

Aaron Berofsky – violin

Yi-Chun Lin – viola

Isaac Melamed – cello

Jeannette Fang – piano

Composer Caroline Shaw is the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices. Caroline has studied at Rice, Yale, and Princeton, currently teaches at NYU, and is a Creative Associate at the Juilliard School. She has held residencies at Dumbarton Oaks, the Banff Centre, Music on Main, and the Vail Dance Festival. As an active vocalist, violinist, and producer in addition to being a composer, she is part of the Grammy-winning group A Roomful of Teeth, and has produced records for Kanye West and Nas.

Enjoy works by living composers in a fun, casual atmosphere. Pub Concerts are performed by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet in the middle of Herter Hall, immersed within the audience rather than separated by a stage. Enjoy a bite of delicious pub fare along with your favorite drink!

Guest Artists:

Aaron Berofsky

Violinist Aaron Berofsky has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, gaining wide recognition as a soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Canada. He has performed the complete cycle of Mozart violin sonatas at the International Festival Deia in Spain and has appeared in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Corcoran Gallery, Het Doelen, L’Octogone, the Teatro San Jose, and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Mr. Berofsky has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and on the Canadian Broadcasting Company. His acclaimed recordings can be found on the Sony, New Albion, ECM, Audio Ideas, Blue Griffin and Chesky labels.

Yi-Chun Lin

A native of Taipei, Taiwan, violinist, violist, and pianist Dr. Yi-Chun Lin is the viola principal of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the artistic director of Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective (SFCMC). She has served as concertmaster and viola principal of orchestras in New York, Taiwan, and music festivals worldwide. She has also performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world, including the Texas Music Festival orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and the Akademische Orchester at the big hall of Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany.

Dr. Lin received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College in New York. In 2015, she received her doctorate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Among the musicians who are important to her life, violinist Lucie Robert and Aaron Berofsky were mentors to her musical and inspirational journey.

As a passionate chamber musician, Dr. Lin has been featured on WQXR radio in New York City, SDPB in Rapid City, SD, the Argus Leader, and theLeipzig Volkszeitung, Germany. She joined the Evita Quartet in 2013, and they quickly won the Bronze medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition of 2014. They also received invitations to several world renowned chamber competitions, such as Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London, UK. They were also the quartet-in-residence at the 2014 Banff Chamber Music program and the Ensemble-in-residence at Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings in 2013. As the current Principal Viola, she has been a member of the Dakota String Quartet since 2017.

With a curious mind, Dr. Lin always looks for inspiration through different genres of music and art, including new music, early music, jazz, pop music, and theatrical/music productions. Besides collaborations with musicians, composers and conductors in the past, including the Pacifica String Quartet, John Luther Adams, Thomas Adès, Bright Sheng, John Corigliano, Mei-Ann Chen, Kurt Masur, she has also performed with the New World Players on the Final Fantasy project in 2015, the “Art of Time” artists in Banff Music Festival celebrating Beatles music in 2014, and with the Ocarina Association of Taiwan as their guest pianist for their annual celebration concert in 2010. With a strong belief that great music very often comes from collaborations between great minds and talents, she founded the non-profit organization Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective (SFCMC) in 2018 with goals to break barriers between music and other artistic fields and bridge the gap between audiences and performers.

 

Stay with Us

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.

The Dining Experience

Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.