Marly Music Chamber Series: Gary Schocker & Jason Vieaux
These Museum favorites demonstrate extraordinary rapport. Both have pursued exciting solo careers and bring the very best of their talent and their eclectic musical interests to their joint concerts.
John Fleming, former performing arts critic of the Tampa Bay Times, has written that they “showed a sell-out crowd that not only do the instruments work, they are almost perfect compadres … a unique experience.”
Their inventive program includes Vivaldi’s Sonata in G Minor, Op. 13, No. 6 (“The Faithful Shepherd”), “Café 1930” and “Bordel 1900” from Astor Piazzolla’s L’histoire du tango, Antônio Carlos Jobim’s A Felicidade (arranged by Roland Dyens), and three works by Mr. Schocker, including the world premiere of Mysterious Barcodes.
Gary Schocker has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic (under Michael Tilson Thomas), the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony, among many others. He has collaborated on stage with Pinchas Zuckerman, Jessye Norman, and James Levine. The legendary flutist James Galway premiered Mr. Schocker’s concerto, Green Places, in the U.S. and Ireland. He has published more than 150 compositions for the flute and has recorded extensively, including with Jason Vieaux.
Soundboard Magazine has written that Mr. Vieaux’s playing is “close to perfection…with a maturity, confidence, emotion, and virtuosity which belie his youth” and the New York Times has called him one of the “youngest stars of the guitar world.”
At 19, he became the youngest winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. That award led to solo recitals in 53 cities in the United States and France and his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under Jahja Ling. He has now been a soloist with more than 50 other orchestras, including the Houston, San Diego, Fort Worth, Buffalo, and closer to home, The Florida Orchestra.
Mr. Vieaux is head of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music – the youngest department chair ever at this noted conservatory, which gave him the Alumni Achievement Award in 1998. He co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011 and has been an Artistic Ambassador of the United States to Southeast Asia.
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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.