Monday, January 30, 2012


2012 season of
Scarmolin Chamber Concerts
sponsored by the A. Louis Scarmolin Trust

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7; Tuesday, April 3; and Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 PM
RVCC’s Welpe Theatre, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ
TICKETS:$15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets for the three-concert series cost $35 for general admission, $25 for students and seniors. For tickets, contact the RVCC box office, 908.725.3240.

  • The February 7 concert will feature the ensemble Simple Gifts in a performance of folk and world music. The group combines tradition with innovation as swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance; spoons show up in an Irish reel; and the concertina ventures far beyond its typical traditional styles. Based in the hills of central Pennsylvania, musicians Linda Littleton, Rachel Hall and Karen Hirshon play such instruments as violin, concertina, mandolin, banjolin, recorder, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, piano and percussion.
  • The April 3 concert will feature The Dalí Quartet. The group’s captivating performances of traditional string quartet and Latin-American repertoire create an extraordinary concert experience that takes listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form.
  • The May 16 concert will feature the Madrigal Singers in Musica Transalpina, Musica Transatlantica, a program highlighting music from the Italian and English Renaissance and its influence on traditional American vocal music. The Madrigal Singers are an a capella choral group specializing in Mediaeval and Renaissance music. Founded in 1948, the group is currently in its second season under the direction of John Sichel. Its performers include sopranos Rachel Coburn, Martha Desmond, Pam Newell and Amy Wechsler; altos Donna Brumbaugh, Roberta Lichtenberg, Jennifer Melick and Sarah Riffel; tenors David Alston, Richard DeVany, Christopher Ferro and Marty Silverberg; and basses Gregory Hartline, Kirk Robbins and Timothy Svendsen. Coburn and Svendsen are graduates of RVCC.

The Scarmolin Chamber Concerts present talented young and local artists in performances of standard classical repertoire and new classical music. The concerts emphasize the works of New Jersey composers, particularly the works of Anthony Scarmolin (1890-1969). The performances are sponsored by the A. Louis Scarmolin Trust, which is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of the music of Anthony Scarmolin (top).

RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 40 years, the College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. RVCC @ Bridgewater, located at 14 Vogt Drive, offers technical, trade, credit and non-credit courses.

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