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Miller-Porfiris Duo tonight are first Chamber Music Society of LR concert of season

CMSL MP DupTonight, the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock presents the Miller-Porfiris Duo on it’s season-opening concert. The violin-viola duo will perform a program entitled “Return to the Old Country.” The concert starts at 7:30pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal at the corner of Mississippi and Evergreen.

The program consists of:

  • FRANZ SCHUBERT -Six lieder from “Die Winterreise” and “Die Schöne Müllerin”
  • REINHOLD GLIERE – Eight Pieces for Violin and Viola Op. 39
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Duo in Bb Major K. 424
  • ROBERT FUCHS – Five Duets Op. 60
  • VOTTORIO MONTI – Czardas

Praised by the press for their “haunting and picturesque” musical interpretations, the Miller-Porfiris Duo has been delighting audiences in the United States, Great Britain, and Central America since 2005. Anton Miller (violin) and Rita Porfiris (viola) first met over 20 years ago while studying at the Juilliard School. Their musical lineage can be traced back to famed pedagogues and musicians Ivan Galamian. Leopold Auer, Franz Kneisel, Joseph Joachim, and Josef Bohm, close friend and collaborator of Ludwig van Beethoven. In keeping with this distinguished pedigree, the duo has given seminars and masterclasses at festivals and institutions worldwide, and are Associate Professors of Violin and Viola respectively at the Hartt School in Connecticut.

Adult admission is $30 and FREE for students (K-College). Tickets available at the door or at www.ChamberMusicLR.com

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Author: Scott

A cultural thinker with a life long interest in the arts and humanities: theatre, music, architecture, photography, history, urban planning, etc.

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