Local chamber music society opens its 59th season

From the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont to the shores of Lake Erie in Rocky River, the Green Mountain Chamber Players will bring their special brand of chamber music to West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m.  The Rocky River Chamber Music Society is delighted to open its 59th season with a piano trio comprised of three members of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival’s artist faculty. These musicians are performers of the highest caliber who work together each summer with today’s top string students from the United States and across the globe. 

Kevin Lawrence, violin, is the founder and artistic director of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He has performed on all the major concert stages of the United States and Europe. The Times of London praised him for his “vibrant intensity,” and the Plain Dealer called his playing “supremely convincing in its vitality.” Lawrence has issued three CDs and is currently chair of the string department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

Brooks Whitehouse, cello, is also on the faculty of the UNC School of the Arts and has performed chamber music throughout the United States and abroad. He has held Artist-in-Residence positions at several universities and as a member of the Guild Trio he has won numerous competitions and awards. 

Pianist Clara Yang has performed on notable stages in New York, Beijing, the Netherlands, Spain and Australia, as well as at many universities and conservatories. She is an avid chamber musician and a sought-after teacher who is currently on the piano faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The Green Mountain Chamber Players will perform music by Beethoven, Brahms and a Cleveland Premiere of Evan Chambers’ "A Hundred Ways."

Rocky River Chamber Music Society is pleased to present all its concerts to Northeast Ohio audiences with no admission charge. All are welcome. For further information visit our website at www.rrcms.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Carol Jacobs

Carol Jacobs is a retired archivist, librarian, and curator who resides in Westlake and serves on the board of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society.  

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