West Long Branch, NJ - The String Studio of Monmouth County is pleased to announce that its founder and director, violist Kimberly Foster Wallace, will perform with members of the Simon String Quartet and other colleagues in a series of free classical music concerts which make up a part of the Summer String-In program at Monmouth University this week.
The Summer String-In program and concerts take place on the campus of Monmouth University, and is an intense performance workshop for adult amateur string players, now in its seventh year.
Foster-Wallace, who founded The String Studio of Monmouth, a community music school in Oceanport, NJ, has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, completed a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, and has toured Japan and Russia. A dedicated chamber musician, she performs as guest artist with the American and Elysium Chamber Ensembles, and the Alaria Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. The Simon String Quartet is led by violinist Fiona Simon, a member of the New York Philharmonic. Its members include violist Lisa Sulowicz, cellist David Bakamjian, and violinist Sebu Sirinian. Together with harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky and cellist Joseph Kimura they comprise the program’s faculty.
The program includes a free concert three nights this week.
On Wednesday, August 1 at 8 p.m. members of the group will perform works by Luigi Boccherini; the passionate String Sextet from Richard Strauss’ opera “Capriccio; and the Sextet in G Major by Johannes Brahms.
On Thursday, August 2 at 8 p.m., the Simon Quartet will perform Cherubini’s Quartet in D Minor, Villa-Lobos’s Quartet No.6, and Dvorak’s fourteenth and final Quartet in A-Flat Major, Opus 105.
The Friday, August 3, concert, starting earlier at 5 p.m. will feature harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky performing Baroque masterpieces by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann.
All performances are free and open to the public, and take place in Wilson Auditorium in Wilson Hall on the campus of Monmouth University.