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WELCOME TO THE 2022 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!

The BAC Summer Concert Series aims to find connections between visual and musical arts as well as make classical music more accessible to all members of the Buchanan area community. Performances are presented in a casual setting allowing interaction between the musicians and audience. Musicians share the history and story behind the works presented, and they create a deeper connection between the audience and music. These concerts are family and kids friendly, accessible, and free to the public.

AFTERNOON OF ENCHANTMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 @ 2 pm
Geena Kam (piano), Aleksandra Kemble (flute), Emily Munn-Wood (cello)

Pianist Geena Kam, flutist Aleksandra Kemble, and cellist Emily Munn-wood will perform “French Enchantment”, a program showcasing works by French composers Claude Debussy, Mel Bonis, and César Franck. Geena is the founder and artistic director of Buchanan Art Center Summer Concert Series. Geena is currently a piano faculty member at Saint Mary’s College and the Chamber Music Academy Director at Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. A native of Slovakia, Aleksandra is a devoted educator and teaches flute at Saint Mary’s College, Indiana University South Bend, and Andrews University. A Chicago-based cellist, Emily is a committed teacher of the cello and maintains studios with five Chicago-area music schools, as well as a private studio.

NORELL PIANO DUO

SAT, JULY 23 @ 2 pm
Mary Rose Norell & Luke Norell

The Norell Piano Duo began performing together in 2009 at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and has continued to present repertoire for one and two pianos across North America. Recent engagements have included performing at the Music Archive of Sarasota, Florida, the Ruthmere Fall Concert Series, and Ohio University. At Goshen College, Luke and Mary Rose have been included on the Rieth Chamber Series and also performed Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite in Sauder Concert Hall for the Afternoon Sabbatical Series. They have competed in the Liszt 200 Chicago Competition for piano duos, performed at Northwestern University, and at Indiana University with the American Liszt Society.

PROTEA

SUN, AUG 21 @ 2 pm
Dennis Carter (flute), Mariah Boucher (piano),
Lisa Raschiatore (clarinet)

Performing together since 2013, Protea features Dennis Carter on flute, Lisa Raschiatore on clarinet, and Mariah Boucher on piano.  At their debut, Detroit Metro Times listed them as “a new trio of top-drawer local musicians,” and indeed, their musical energy onstage is electric and energetic.  Their repertoire is varied, focusing on works that blend jazz, Latin, vocal, and contemporary music influences with classical woodwind standards.  They were featured performers on the Friday Night Live! series at the Detroit Institute of Arts, collaborated with Kresge Literary Fellow Terry Blackhawk during the 2015 Art X Festival in Detroit, and were headliners at The Block, the West Michigan Symphony recital series in Muskegon.  You can find out more about Protea at www.lisaraschiatore.com/protea

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  • 2021 Violin Oboe Duo Concert
  • 2021 Cello Piano Duo Concert

SUPPORT US

Your gift does make difference! As a small non-profit concert series, we are proud to provide free public concerts for the community. You can choose from several different levels of sponsorship. The donations are used for concert series expenses including stipends for performers, piano rental, promotional costs, and any other expenses. Click HERE to support our 2022 concert series!

CONTACT

Geena Kam, Founder & Artistic Director / jkam@saintmarys.edu

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