FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011
CONTACT: Hilarie Ashton
Public Relations Manager, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
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UTAH SYMPHONY | UTAH OPERA COLLABORATES WITH MUSIC CAMPS IN SUMMIT COUNTY
PARK CITY, UT– Visiting professional artists from Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley® Music Festival will meet and mentor music students in Summit County this summer as part of the organization’s educational outreach efforts.
Popular string trio Time for Three will visit students of the Lyceum Music Festival at the Zermatt Resort in Midway on July 28 at 4 p.m., and Marié Rossano, 16-year-old Stradivarius International Violin Competition Winner, will meet with summer camp students at Park City High School on August 3 at 3 p.m. The general public is invited to attend these free, non-ticketed events.
Both summer camps have worked with Utah Symphony | Utah Opera in previous years, and have developed collaborative relationships that continue to benefit the students involved in a unique way.
“Working with professional artists helps these students realize what their possibilities are and how music can be a part of their world for the rest of their lives,” said Steve Fairbanks, orchestra director at Park City High School who also coordinates the summer camp held at Park City High School, now in its second year of operation.
“The Symphony has been a great partner and a great friend,” Fairbanks said. “I have great admiration for their education efforts and how eager they are to share what they have with the communities they are connected with.”
In addition to coaching by these professional artists, students attending the Lyceum Music Festival will also attend classes with the semi-professional quartets involved with Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Emerging Quartets and Composers training program this summer.
ABOUT TIME FOR THREE:
The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members -- Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass -- carry a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble's playing.
What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute for Music evolved into Time for Three, or Tf3 for short -- a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries. Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall first discovered their mutual love of fiddling in the country western and bluegrass styles. Then bassist Ranaan Meyer introduced them to his deep roots in jazz and improvisation. After considerable experimentation, the three officially formed Tf3. The ensemble gained instant attention in July 2003, during a lightning-induced power failure at Philadelphia's Mann Center for the Performing Arts. While technicians attempted to restore onstage lighting, Ranaan and Zach, who were both performing as members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, obliged with an impromptu jam session that included works as far afield from the originally scheduled symphony as "Jerusalem's Ridge," "Ragtime Annie," and "The Orange Blossom Special." The crowd went wild.
To date, the group has performed more than two hundred engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists with The Philadelphia Orchestra to opening for K.D. Lang at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.
ABOUT MARIÉ ROSSANO:
Marié Rossano has appeared as guest soloist with over a dozen of the Pacific Northwest's leading orchestras, including the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, and Northwest Sinfonietta, performing concerti by such composers as Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn Brahms, Bruch, Korngold, and Shostakovich.
Marié was named First Laureate of the 2010 Stradivarius International Violin Competition, and National Winner of the 2008 Music Teachers National Association Junior Strings Competition. Other notable awards include Music of Remembrance's 2008 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award and the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival's 2005 Festival Medal. Marié performed on Stradivari and Guarneri violins from the Fulton Collection for KCTS 9 TV's 2009 Salon Series, and in the 2010 documentary "Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona".
In past summers, Marié has performed at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Juilliard School's Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium. During the summer of 2011, Marié performs at the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and at the Deer Valley® Music Festival for her debut with the Utah Symphony.
Marié studies with Simon James, Brian Lewis, and piano collaborator Hiro David. Marié has also participated in master classes given by James Ehnes, Leonidas Kavakos, Vadim Repin, Kyoko Takezawa among others.
ABOUT THE DEER VALLEY® MUSIC FESTIVAL:
The Deer Valley® Music Festival is the summer home of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. The 2011 Festival will celebrate its eighth season this summer providing chamber, classical, and pops performances in multiple venues: the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary's Church, Temple Har Shalom, and salons in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of DVMF is to consistently deliver high-quality and musically diverse experiences that engage, educate, and enrich lives in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information please visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.
ABOUT UTAH SYMPHONY | UTAH OPERA:
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Abravanel Hall, and Utah Opera, which performs at the Capitol Theatre, reaches 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The organization employs 60 staff and 83 full-time musicians, presenting four full operas and more than 70 symphony performances in each regular season as well as a summer season at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. For more information please visit www.usuo.org.
Public Relations Manager