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Cape Ann Symphony Musicians Unleashed Concert Series
Sunday February 12, 2023
ROMANTIC REVERIES: Six Musicians Richard Einhorn, Alex Fowler, Scott Moore, Erica Pisaturo, Stephanie Stathos & Brandon White and Eight composers: Alexander Borodin, Claude Debussy, Carlos Gardel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Astor Piazzolla, Francis Poulenc, Robert Schumann & Consuelo Velázquez
Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces 2023’s first Musicians Unleashed Concert, Romantic Reveries, on Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St, Gloucester, MA.
Cape Ann Symphony’s Musicians Unleashed Series kicks off 2023 with an afternoon of moving romantic music featuring guest artist and longtime Magnolia resident, pianist Richard Einhorn, and Cape Ann Symphony musicians Alex Fowler, cello; Scott, Moore, violin; Erica Pisaturo, violin; Stephanie Stathos, flute; and Brandon White, viola; playing music from eight composers ranging from 19th century classical to 20th century plain-old fun. According to Cape Ann Symphony Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa,
“In the upcoming Musicians Unleashed Concert, we will be presenting works from the standard classical repertoire, as well as some fantastic pieces from Latin America. We have amazing musicians in the orchestra, and these concerts are a real opportunity to hear them in an intimate chamber music setting. In addition, we will also have a Cape Ann Symphony board member performing. Concerts are always full, so make sure to get your tickets early.”
The concert program includes: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Flute Sonata, 1st Mvt, Alexander Borodin (1833-87) String Quartet No. 2, 3rd Mvt Notturno, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Flute Quartet No. 1, 2nd and 3rd Mvt, Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Fantaisie in C Major, Op. 17 3rd Mvt, Carlos Gardel (1890-1935) Por Una Cabeza, Consuelo Velázquez (1916-2005) Besame Mucho, Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Four for Tango, Claude Debussy (1862-1918) String Quartet, 1st Mvt
Born and raised in Montreal, guest artist and current Magnolia resident Richard Einhorn started taking piano lessons at age 6. During his teenage years, he entered the Quebec Music Festival competitions annually, winning first prize in his age group several years running. In college at Yale, he majored in music and gave numerous solo as well as chamber music recitals. After one year as a piano major in Yale’s Graduate School of Music, he took a brief 23-year break from his music endeavors to pursue a career in medicine. He returned to piano in 1998, taking regular lessons from Ludmilla Bekker (an associate of New England Conservatory) and Tim McFarland (at MIT and UMass Boston). He has returned to the concert stage for a series of piano recitals from 1999 to 2007 to benefit musical education in the local public schools. He has been a member and now vice-president of the Boston Piano Amateurs Association since 2001 and won first prize in the 2003 Boston Piano competition run by the BPAA for outstanding amateurs. Since then, he has been part of a benefit concert in Carnegie Hall in 2005 and played The Schumann Concerto with the Newton Symphony. Mr. Einhorn has lived in Magnolia for over 11 years. Prior to moving to Cape Ann, he raised his family in Hamilton, MA and was in a private practice in gastroenterology at Beverly Hospital from 1984 until he retired in 2018. Mr. Einhorn has played in several local concerts more recently, including a Musicians Unleashed concert in 2019. He has been a member of the board of Cape Ann Symphony since 2019.
Cape Ann Symphony’s Concertmaster Scott Moore made his MU debut in October 2022’s American Classical Music Concert. Scott Moore was born and came of age in rural Kentucky. He began his career as a violinist and composer as a four-year-old in New York. He’s been a soloist with a number of orchestras, played Mozart for the Archduke of Austria, and given an impromptu recital in Carnegie Hall for an audience of ghosts. In 2018, he began performing, from memory, the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J. S. Bach. Mr. Moore has been an organic farmer and a professional driver, learned fiddle tunes from old-timers in the hills of eastern Kentucky, drunk bourbon with rock stars on a steam-powered riverboat, and played music on four continents. An enthusiastic collaborator on stage and in the recording studio, he has forged a reputation as a skillful and inventive musician unbound by genre equally at home as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, with bands at festivals, or in the recording studio with Jim James, Tyler Ramsey, Houndmouth, Dawn Landes, Rachel Grimes, and many more. This native Kentuckian is now a resident of Gloucester. He and his wife violinist Erica Pisaturo, also a member of CAS, moved to New England in the fall of 2019. Moore is the 2022 Artist-in-Residence at the Annisquam Village Church, where he recently performed the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J. S. Bach.
Violinist Erica Pisaturo is a native of New England, where she began her violin studies at the age of four. After earning a BA in Music and Art History from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, she escaped the harsh winters to earn an MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. While in the South, Ms. Pisaturo played violin in a number of professional symphony orchestras, including the Hilton Head Symphony and Savannah Philharmonic, both of which she also served as Orchestra Librarian. She recorded with Rachel Grimes and performed in the world premiere of The Way Forth (2019) with the Louisville Orchestra. She and her husband, Scott Moore, CAS’s Concertmaster moved to Gloucester in 2019 and Ms. Pisaturo now plays with the Cape Ann Symphony and Symphony By The Sea.
Originally from New York and now residing in the Boston area, Brandon White has enjoyed a varied career as a violist. A classically trained violist, Mr. White has been recognized as an analytical, and forward-thinking musician with a love of all viola music and new compositions. He holds degrees from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he studied under Shelly Tramposh and earned his BM in Viola Performance, as well as The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he studied under Lila Brown and earned his MM in String Performance. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Jordan Hall, and Sanders Theater and played with the Orchestra of Northern New York, Hamptons Festival Orchestra and the Choral Society of the Hamptons. Mr. White currently performs in the Rivers Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of the contemporary viola duo Waterhouse Row alongside Emilie Catlett. He performs on a Hungarian Viola from 1968 made by Otto Erdesz.
Alex Fowler has been playing the cello for 16 years. He studied cello performance at Virginia Tech with cellist Alan Weinstein and taught with the Virginia Tech String Project. While at Virginia Tech, Mr. Fowler found a passion for contemporary classical music and performed works by Donald Erb, Eric Lyon, Chen-Hui Jen and was a featured artist in the 2015 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference. He moved to Boston, MA in 2017 and attended the New England Conservatory for three years (M.M. ‘19 & G.D. ‘20). He studied cello performance under Yeesun Kim and played in chamber ensembles under the direction of Nicholas Kitchen, Mai Motobuchi, Kristopher Tong, and Steve Drury. At NEC,Mr. Fowler continued his study of contemporary repertoire and appeared frequently on the BSO concert series, What I Hear, performing solo and chamber works by Derek Bermel, Sebastian Currier, Kaija Saariaho, Jörg Widmann, and Andris Dzenitis. In 2019, Mr. Fowler received NEC’s John Cage Award for Contemporary Performance. Outside of NEC, Alex has also performed as a section cellist with the Du Bois Orchestra, the Phoenix Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Chamber Symphony, and the conductor-less string ensemble, Palaver Strings. A teacher for 10 years, he currently teaches at the Community Music Center of Boston in addition to running his own private studio.
Stephanie Stathos earned her degree in Flute Performance from Boston University’s School for the Arts. Based in Lincoln, MA, Ms. Stathos is first piccolo for the Lexington Symphony and also Principal Flute for the Cape Ann Symphony. She has served as the piccolo and second flute with the touring orchestra of the National Lyric Opera of New York. As soloist she has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Other appearances include performances with many of New England’s ensembles including Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony New Hampshire, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Concord Chorale (NH), Newburyport Choral Society, and North Shore Chamber Music. Ms. Stathos also is passionate about jazz and new music. Ms. Stathos recently joined the Cape Ann Symphony Board of Directors.
The Cape Ann Symphony’s Musicians Unleashed programs were launched in 2019 and have become a wonderfully popular series with overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience response. Romantic Reveries is Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St, Gloucester, MA Ticket prices for Romantic Reveries are $40 for Adults and $15 for Youth. Call Cape Ann Symphony at 978-281-0543 or go to http://www.capeannsymphony.org for tickets.