Organized in Partnership with Shenandoah Conservatory, Drawing Room Concert
Features Trio D’Anches and Includes Wine & Cheese Reception
Winchester, VA 7/23/15…Baroque, romantic, and contemporary music from Trio D’Anches, a wine-and-cheese reception, and special evening access to the Glen Burnie House and Gardens will highlight the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s Glen Burnie Salon Series concert from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 6. [Register HERE]
Organized by the MSV in partnership with Shenandoah University, the concert is part of a new monthly series featuring professional musicians and faculty members from Shenandoah University Conservatory.
On concert evenings the Glen Burnie House and its surrounding six acres of gardens will open at 5 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served on the drawing room terrace, informal talks highlighting Glen Burnie’s history and architecture will be offered in the house, and attendees may explore the gardens at their leisure. The concerts will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Glen Burnie House drawing room.
Trio D’Anches is a reed trio composed of clarinetist Garrick Zoeter, bassoonist Ryan Romine, and oboist Stephen Key. For their Glen Burnie concert, the virtuoso woodwind players will perform classical and contemporary trios and one solo piece for each instrument. At the MSV, the trio will take concert-goers on a musical journey around the world with a performance that will include Baroque music from Germany, a contemporary take on Beethoven from Italy, Klezmer music from Finland, and a rousing finale of “Crankshaft” by twenty-first century American composer Robbie McCarthy.
All professors at Shenandoah Conservatory, the members of Trio D’Anches have performed extensively at prestigious venues and have played professionally with numerous symphonies. Internationally acknowledged clarinetist Garrick Zoeter has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and at the famed Opera House Amazonas in Brazil. Oboist Stephen Key soloed at the Kennedy Center at the age of 15, has performed extensively throughout Europe and Russia, and has composed works which have been performed at The Juilliard School. Bassoonist Ryan Romine performs with such varied groups as the New Orchestra of Washington, the Virginia Sinfonietta, and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and serves as the editor of The Double Reed, the journal of the International Double Reed Society.
Tickets to the salon performance, which include the entertainment and wine-and-cheese reception, are $30 per person for MSV Members and SU faculty and students. For all others, tickets are $35. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased online [Register HERE] or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240.
Following the August 6 concert, the Glen Burnie Salon Series will take place on September 3 with renowned flautist Jonathan Snowden and on October 8 with saxophonist Timothy Roberts.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes the Museum (not open during the salon concerts), the Glen Burnie House, and the gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday. Additional information is available by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235, or referring to www.theMSV.org. – 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 six 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.