Music Friends Concerts at the Alden 2014-2015


The Premier Showcase for Great Chamber Music in Northern Virginia

This free classical music series, now in its 40th season, features professional musicians who have won international recognition for their artistry. The new season's series also includes three Young Soloists Recitals that will showcase the talents of local school-age musicians.

2014/2015 Concerts at the Alden brochure

Please note: Performances are subject to change.

Young Soloists Recital
October 19, 2014

Oscar Paz-Suaznabar, 9, is in the 4th grade at Langley Elementary School and studies piano with Marjorie Lee. Shine Peng, 13, is in the 8th grade at the Edlin School and studies piano with Rosita Kerr Mang. Malva de Boor, 11, is in the 6th grade at Gunston Middle School and studies violin with Ronda Cole. Jasper de Boor, 13, is in the 8th grade at Gunston Middle School and studies violin with Ronda Cole. Virginia Sun, 16, is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and studies piano with Nancy O'Neill Breth. Jennifer Su, 17, is a senior at Chantilly High School and studies piano with Nancy O'Neill Breth.

Oscar Paz-Suaznabar. Shine Peng. Malva de Boor and Jasper de Boor. Virginia Sun. Jennifer Su.

Josef Spacek. Josef Spacek
November 23, 2014

The young Czech violinist Josef Spacek is fast emerging as one of the most talented virtuosos of his generation. A student of Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music and Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School, he was laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and the winner in 2009 of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. He currently combines a flourishing solo career with the position of concert master of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 the Supraphon label released his first recital recording of works by Janacek, Smetana and Prokofiev, and Naxos released his recording of works by H. W. Ernst. He plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin made in 1855.


Steven Honigberg.Steven Honigberg
January 4, 2015

Steven Honigberg, cellist, is a member of the National Symphony Orchestra and of Gerard Schwarz's All-Star Orchestra, and a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. He has recently given recitals on the Dumbarton Concert Series, at the Phillips Collection, at the National Gallery of Art, in New York and throughout the United States. He has appeared on radio WFMT (Chicago), at the Ravinia Festival, and as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Ars Viva Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony and New Philharmonia Orchestra among others. Recently he appeared with the National Symphony in a performance at the Kennedy Center of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Cello Concerto. He is also active in chamber music. Honigberg performs on a Lorenzo Storioni cello made in Cremona in 1789.


Ryo Yanagitani.Ryo Yanagitani
March 1, 2015

Ryo Yanagitani, pianist, has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most promising young concert artists, where he has performed with several orchestras and given many solo recitals, as well as collaborating in chamber music. Ryo received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music under Boris Berman, a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia, and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute. He currently holds the post of Artist-in-residence for the S&R Foundation of Washington, DC, and is artistic advisor of the Overture concert series at the Evermay estate in Georgetown. Ryo is a recipient of many scholarships and awards and has recently released two solo CDs of works by Chopin and Debussy. He is also increasingly recognized not only as a performer but also as a pedagogue and is frequently asked to adjudicate competitions and conduct masterclasses in North America and Asia.


Young Soloists Recital
March 29, 2015

Hana Wang, 12, is in the 6th grade at River Bend Middle School and studies piano with Lisa Emenheiser Sarratt. Olivia Chen, 13, is in the 7th grade at Cabin John Middle School and studies violin with Amy Beth Horman. Christopher Papenfuss, 14, is an 8th grade homeschooler and studies piano with James Litzelman. Brian Le, 17, is a junior at Montgomery Blair High School and studies piano with Nancy O'Neill Breth.


Young Soloists Recital
May 24, 2015

Ashley Renette Konga Ondoua, 14, is in the 8th grade at Thoreau Middle School and studies piano with Nancy O'Neill Breth. Ruiran Xun, 15, is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and studies piano with Marjorie Lee. Allison Park, 16, is a sophomore at Marshall High School and studies cello with James Lee. Luke Alexander Ratcliffe, 19, is a homeschooled senior and studies piano with Marjorie Lee.

National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
June 7, 2015

Lisa Emenheiser, piano, Peter Haase, violin, Denise Wilkinson, viola, Loran Stephenson, cello.

Special thanks to our supporters:

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Clifton Bailey
Laurie Cole
Laura Ellis
Phyllis Fernandez
Anita Lamkin
Paul & Ruth Schaaf
Thomas & Phyllis Schaaf
Marty Smith
Peter & Elaine Wilmot

Sustaining Members
Antonio Cantu
Nona Chalfant
Joyce Fernandez
Egon Marx
Marilyn Resmini
Barbara Vazsonyi

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Concerts are held at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue • McLean, VA
Free Admission.

Please note: Performances are subject to change.
For information, call 703-790-0123; TTY 703-324-8365.

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