“Two Chicks and a ‘Cellist,” an ensemble in residence at The Hudson School, presents a family chamber music concert on Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at The Hudson School, 601 Park Ave., Hoboken.
The concert, entitled “Bring Your Own Beethoven!,” will include Beethoven’s “Ghost Trio,” and duos for violin and piano, and cello and piano.
Special guest will be actor Woody Proctor, a student at The Hudson School, reading Beethoven’s famous “Heiligenstadt Testament,” a poignant and touching letter Beethoven wrote to his brothers when he was still a young man, realizing he was going to grow progressively and profoundly deaf.
“Two Chicks and a ‘Cellist” was created to bring the hands-on music experience to students in schools, and as a community outreach. In addition to its family concerts, the group presents special short and varied programs to school students to give them a taste of all kinds of music and to involve them actively in the performing experience.
Pamela Ross, an award winning pianist/actress/writer/recording artist, has been a Hoboken resident since shortly after 9/11. Her critically acclaimed one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and concert halls world wide. She has performed as soloist with major orchestras, and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television and heard on classical radio stations. She is a Baldwin Piano touring artist, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild, and Screen Actors Guild. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.
Una Tone, violinist, was born in Riga, Latvia, and lives in New York City. Una’s many engagements include Broadway shows, movie scores, and appearances on various TV shows such as David Letterman, The Today Show, Conan O’Brian, and Fashion Rock. Una has performed with distinguished artists in both pop music (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Boccelli, Harry Connick Jr., and Rita Moreno) and classical music (Itzak Perlman, Joshua Bell.) Una also plays with ensembles as diverse as The NY Pops, The Opera Orchestra of NY, The Key West Symphony, The NY Virtuosi, and The American Ballet Theater Orchestra. Visit Una at www.facebook.com/people/Una-Tone/795624503 .
Adrian Daurov, cellist, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Adrian has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on the main concert stages of St. Petersburg, Moscow, as well as in Europe and the U.S. Adrian has degrees from the Juilliard School of Music, and performs chamber music regularly in the New York area. His string quartet, VOXARE, is the quartet-in-residence at Bargemusic. He is currently principal cellist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York.
Visit Adrian at www.myspace.com/adriandaurov and www.voxarequartet.com
Helping to promote these concerts are Hoboken businesses Amanda’s Restaurant, The Baskets of Distinction, Ganache Cafe, and the Theatre Development Fund of NYC.
Ticket prices for this concert are $15 general admission, half price for students and seniors. For information and reservations please call (201) 239-1890.