JP CONCERTS presents TWO TIMES TWO on Saturday, March 23 at 4 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013, starting at 4:00 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, JP CONCERTS presents the TWO TIMES TWO, a program of chamber music featuring the Burdick/Ross Duo (Aubrey Burdick, violin and Valerie Ross, piano) and Due Celli (Javier Caballero and John Bumstead, cellos) performing works by Francesco Geminiani, Charles Ives, Friedrich Kummer, Rahbani Brothers, Maurice Ravel, Alfred Schnittke, Jay Ungar, Antonio Cabán Vale. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information and directions please see jpconcerts.org
Aubrey Burdick is an accomplished period and modern violinist living in Arlington, MA. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Burdick has performed with string quartets and trios, notably this past summer at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and can frequently be heard in recital with pianist Valerie Ross. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with Bellevue Philharmonic, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, and the International Symphony Orchestra; and with Amherst Baroque Opera, Western Baroque Festival, and Vancouver Early Music. Ms. Burdick is a graduate of the Longy School of Music, where she studied both modern and baroque violin, receiving her MM degree in 2011. Her principal teachers include Sharan Leventhal, Dana Maiben, Mark Lakirovich, and Ingrid Matthews.
Since moving to the Boston area in 2007, pianist Valerie Ross has been active as a performer and teaching artist, appearing as a soloist and collaborator throughout the region. Ms. Ross is passionate about bringing art music outside the concert hall and enjoys giving interactive performances and workshops. Her love for new music took her to Europe in the summer of 2012, where she premiered several new chamber works and commissioned a new piece for solo piano. She works as an accompanist for the Halalisa Singers and serves on the faculty of the Brookline Music School and Vikki’s Piano Studio, as well as teaching at her own private studio in Medford, MA. Ms. Ross earned an MM in piano performance, with distinction from the Longy School of Music, where she studied with Randall Hodgkinson, and a BM in Music Education at the University of the Pacific. Past teachers include Frank Wiens and Sonia Leong. Master classes with Jon Nakamatsu, Leslie Howard, and Peter Frankl. Ms. Ross is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and MMTA. For more information please visit www.valerierosspiano.com.
John Bumstead, cello, co-founded the New England String Ensemble and was a 17-year member of its cello section. His music education includes undergraduate studies at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Ohio and Manhattan School of Music as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. He is an active and eclectic performer in the Boston area, including regular performances with Symphony by the Sea and at the North Shore Music Theater. In addition to forming the group Due Celli with Javier Caballero in 2011, John is also a member of Quartet For-Te and a new Fellow at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. He has a teaching studio in Wakefield and is a chamber music coach in several programs, including locally at the Waring School Summer Music Festival.
Javier Caballero, cello, born in Puerto Rico, is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Rhonda Rider and the University of South Florida, where he studied with Scott Kluksdahl. He frequently performs with Lexington Symphony, Boston Lyric Stage, Florida Pro Musica, and Guerilla Opera. He has also recorded several albums with Middle Eastern, New Age, Balkan and Indie Rock groups. Mr. Caballero has toured China and has performed several times in Palestine and Israel as part of the Baroque Festival organized by the Al Kamandjati Music Center. In addition to performing, Mr. Caballero teaches privately and has been on the string faculty for the Brookline and Watertown Public Schools as well as the Point Counterpoint summer music festival in Vermont. He is currently Co-Artistic Director at Project STEP—a string education program for children from underrepresented communities in Boston.