The Grand Finale
Smith Opera House
$25.00 per ticket
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 – 7:30PM
Smith Opera House or Virtual Livestream
The Festival closes with an eclectic program including Jessie Montgomery’s soulful and rhythmic Strum, Rebecca Clarke’s heartwarming Dumka, and Brahms’s riveting Piano Quintet in F Minor.
Ani Kavafian and Geoffrey Herd, violin; Kirsten Docter, viola; Hannah Collins, cello; Esther Park, piano
*The program is subject to change
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*NO tickets will be sold at the door
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About the Artists
Ani Kavafian continues to enjoy a prolific and prestigious career as a soloist, chamber musician and professor. She has performed with major orchestras in the United States including The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Kavafian has appeared at the White House on three separate occasions for three different presidents. Her numerous recital engagements have included performances in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall… Read more
Pianist Esther Park has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals across the United States as well as Asia and major European cities. Ms. Park has appeared as soloist with many orchestras such as Houston Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Corpus Christi Symphony, Filharmonia Pomorska (Poland), Orchestra Filarmonica (Romania), Shanghai Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony. Ms. Park is the winner of the 2013 Jose Roca International Piano Competition and… Read more
Violinist Geoffrey Herd leads a varied and impactful career as a soloist and chamber musician, innovative artistic director and dedicated pedagogue. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia at venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as well as at universities and conservatories globally. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Herd has collaborated with leading musicians including Ettore Causa, Jinjoo Cho,… Read more
Cellist Hannah Collins is a dynamic performer who uses diverse forms of musical expression and artistic collaboration to build connections and community. Winner of the Presser Music Award and De Linkprijs for contemporary interpretation, she takes an active role in expanding the repertoire for the cello by commissioning and premiering solo works and by co-creating interdisciplinary projects—most recently working with visual artist Antonia Contro and violinist Clara Lyon on Correspondence, a multimedia installation exhibited at… Read more
Kirsten Docter is Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. First prize wins at the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions launched her on a career that includes a 23-year tenure with the Cavani Quartet, concerts on major series and festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and numerous appointments as a master class clinician and teacher. During her time as violist of the award-winning… Read more