Piano/violin duo play Music at Noon

Dec 28, 2012
Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will perform in the library of the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Rockland — In collaboration with the Farnsworth Art Museum and University of Southern Maine School of Music, Bay Chamber Concerts is presenting a new series of concerts this winter.  The 50-minute Music at Noon performances offer a diverting way to spend lunch hour surrounded by art and music. Tickets are $25, $20 for Farnsworth members, and include lunch as well as free entrance to the Farnsworth Art Museum following the show.

On Wednesday, Jan. 9 in the downtown museum’s library, violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will perform a program of romantic music featuring the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Jacques de la Presle. This masterpiece from 1913 exemplifies the full flowering of the French romantic tradition.

A founding member of the Portland String Quartet, Lantz has performed in 33 countries throughout Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Japan and Russia, touring both privately and as a musical ambassador for the United States State Department. He has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). Lantz has served on the music faculties of many prestigious music colleges including the University of Southern Maine.

Born and raised in Detroit, Kargul made her acclaimed European debut in the Netherlands. The following year she played at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and earned immediate recognition as a world-class pianist. Kargul lives in Freeport and is a full professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. Lantz and Kargul established their duo collaboration in 2010.

To purchase Music at Noon tickets or for more information, contact Bay Chamber Concerts online at baychamberconcerts.org, by email to info@baychamberconcerts.org or by calling 236-2823.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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