Acclaimed Pianist and Cellist to Highlight October 29 Salon Concert in the MSV Glen Burnie House
Drawing Room Concert Features Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute and Cellist Schuyler Slack
Event Includes Wine & Cheese Reception and Exclusive Access to MSV Gardens
Winchester, VA 10/23/17…Classical music from pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute and cellist Schuyler Slack, a wine-and-cheese reception, and special evening access to the Glen Burnie House and surrounding seven-acre gardens will highlight the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) Glen Burnie Salon Series concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 29.
For the concert, the Glen Burnie House and Gardens will open at 6 p.m., wine and cheese will be served on the drawing room terrace, and attendees may explore the house and gardens at their leisure. The performance will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Glen Burnie House drawing room.
During their Glen Burnie performance, Ieva Jokubaviciute and Schuyler Slack will treat concert-goers to music written by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967), and Douglas Boyce (b. 1970).
Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute has performed on major stages around the world, such as Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Her intricately crafted performances have led critics to describe her as possessing “razor-sharp intelligence and wit” (The Washington Post) and as “an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight” (The New York Times). Labor Records released Jokubaviciute’s Alban Berg Tribute CD in 2010 and her latest recording, Returning Paths: Solo Piano Works by Janacek and Suk was released on the CAG label in 2014.
Assistant Professor of Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, Ieva Jokubaviciute regularly appears at international music festivals and has recently given solo recitals in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lithuania, and France.
Cellist Schuyler Slack has performed in orchestral, chamber music, and recital settings across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, he was appointed in the spring of 2016 to a core cello section position in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra after serving a one-year per-service position. He also performs frequently in the cello sections of renowned orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra and the Baltimore and National Symphonies. A devoted chamber musician, Slack has performed on some of the country’s biggest stages—including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and the Kennedy Center—and given recitals at some of the country’s top music schools, such as the Eastman School of Music (New York) and the University of Michigan.
Tickets to salon performances—which include the concert, the wine-and-cheese reception, and admission to the house and gardens—are $20 per person for MSV Members and SU faculty. Tickets for students are $10. For all others, tickets are $30. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must purchase tickets in advance by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240, or visiting www.theMSV.org.
The Glen Burnie Salon Series is organized by the MSV in partnership with Shenandoah University. The 2017 Salon Series is sponsored by AirPac and October’s performance by Ieva Jokubaviciute and Schuyler Slack is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.
A regional cultural center, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes the Glen Burnie House, seven acres of gardens, and galleries (not open during the salon concerts) —is open Tuesday through Sunday. Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–
About the Glen Burnie House and Gardens:
The Glen Burnie House sits on land that Winchester-founder James Wood settled in 1735. Wood’s son Robert built the oldest portions of the house in 1793 and 1794. Descendant Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) became the house’s sole owner in the 1950s; with partner R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), he transformed the Glen Burnie House into a country retreat surrounded by acres of formal gardens featuring fountains, sculptures, and intimate garden rooms. After Glass’s death, the house and gardens opened to the public in 1997. The house underwent an extensive, three-year preservation and renovation project from 2011 to 2014 and reopened with a new visitor experience. Interpretive panels in the house show visitors archival images of people who have lived in Glen Burnie over the generations and a fully furnished miniature model of the Glen Burnie House provides visitors with an exacting look at how Glass and Taylor furnished the house as their private residence. Added to Glen Burnie in 1959, the drawing room features three crystal chandeliers and provides the perfect setting for the Glen Burnie Salon Series.