Local chamber music group announces overseas trip

Local chamber music group announces overseas trip
Musicians Nick Curry, Eric and Ellen Olson with hosts Sue and Bill Rust and Marjorie Broward

Directors of the San Marco Chamber Music Society Eric and Ellen Olson along with Nick Curry, UNF’s Professor of Cello, performed for an appreciative audience gathered April 8 at 6000 On the River.

The well-attended concert, hosted by Marjorie Broward and Sue and Bill Rust to benefit the group, was capped with a surprise.

“We have been invited to represent Florida at the American Celebration of Music in Germany,” announced Ellen Olson.

In June 2019, the ensemble will travel to Hamburg and Berlin to perform in some of Germany’s most renowned performance spaces, including palaces, churches, opera houses and concert halls chosen for their musical, historical and cultural significance. In 2016, the group performed in Oxfordshire, England.

The touring musicians for the Germany trip will be Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing, violins; Ellen Olson, viola; Nick Curry, cello; Les Roettges, flute; and Eric Olson, oboe. They will play a piece composed by Piotr Szewczyk, a composer and a violinist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, titled “San Marco Suite.”

The group’s final concert of the season will be Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave. For information on the upcoming concert, supporting the San Marco Chamber Music Society with a fundraiser, or joining the group as they travel to Germany in June 2019, visit www.sanmarcochambermusic.org or call Erik and Ellen Olson at (904) 731-1310.

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