Marly Music Chamber Series: Ellen dePasquale, Violin
A local favorite, Ms. dePasquale is a past concertmaster of the Florida Orchestra and during her tenure, was also active in chamber music groups and performed at the Museum. She left Florida to become associate concertmaster of the great Cleveland Orchestra. She was appointed by Christoph von Dohnanyi and held the chair for eight years. She made numerous solo appearances with the ensemble, was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio, and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
A frequent guest concertmaster with U.S. and Canadian orchestras, Ms. dePasquale was recently the acting associate concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony. She has also performed at such music festivals as Aspen and Caramoor.
Strings are a family affair for the dePasquales. Her father Robert was the longtime associate principal second violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and three uncles and two cousins played in the violin, viola, and cello sections. She studied with the famed Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute and pursued graduate studies at Indiana University.
Pianist Angelin Chang, a Grammy Award-winner, will be the accompanist. She performs frequently with Ms. dePasquale, The dePasquale String Quartet, and members of both the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. She was the first American to receive first prizes in both piano and chamber music in the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, France. She holds her DMA from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Cleveland State University.
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The Marly Music Series returns with another exciting summer series. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online, by phone or in-person. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to support the series. You must be a Museum member to join. All ticket-holders are invited to a reception following the first two concerts. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a beer-wine cash car will be available. A reception for Marly Music Society members only will be held following the Gary Schocker-Jason Vieaux concert on August 3.
The Music Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Eliason and co-chaired by Demi Rahall, plans the series. Vicki Sofranko is the staff coordinator. Concerts are sponsored in part by the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil, and the Tampa Bay Times is the media sponsor. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 727.896.2667; or visit the website. The concerts are at 2 p.m.