Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dolce Melodie: chamber music

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fine evening of chamber music featuring such composers as Mozart, Schumann, and Ravel, as well as more contemporary numbers on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community Room. This special performance is part of the Library’s new series of free quarterly concerts, featuring a range of musical styles and instruments, brought to one and all by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library and the San Marino Music Center. Dolce Melodie features founder Elizabeth Walker on flute, Desiree Hazley on violin, Jonathan Wang on clarinet and Susanna Sujin Kwon on cello.

Elizabeth Walker has traveled through the U.S., the Bahamas, and Australia playing flute. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with the Bachelors in Music Flute Performance and was a member of the Symphony Orchestra. Since graduation she has performed throughout Southern California and has been a part of the Inland Valley Symphony, Orange County Wind Symphony as well as Dolce Melodie. She has been teaching for many years.

Desiree Hazley graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance at Azusa Pacific University. In 2012, she had the opportunity to study music with the concertmaster of the Heidelberg Philharmonic for three months in Heidelberg, Germany. Desiree has worked on many projects with artists including: Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart and she is the violinist of the gypsy jazz band, Aux Amis. She teaches violin and plays in the Claremont Symphony and Riverside Philharmonic.

Jonathan Wang started his music career at Citrus College where he was the lead alto sax in the Blue Note Jazz Orchestra, and lead clarinet in the Sierra Wind Symphony. Jonathan has performed throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii and is also a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and plans to pursue his teaching credential. Performance groups include University Choir and Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble & Wind Ensemble and Bodhi Rock.

Susanna Sujin Kwon has been a cellist in the hit show Glee and is currently the main cello instructor at San Marino Music Center. She is pursuing her Bachelor's degree at Azusa Pacific University in cello performance, studying with Marek Szpakiewicz, as well as a Bachelor's in sports psychology. She plans to continue studying for her Master's in both fields, and a Doctorate's in psychology.

You won’t want to miss this blissful evening of free music at Crowell Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the San Marino Music Center, visit: http://www.sanmarinomusiccenter.com/index.html.