Come enjoy An Evening of Chamber Music featuring the Ad Astra Trio of University of Lynchburg and the Passacaglia Quintet of Central Virginia on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot and Rosel Schewel Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The Ad Astra Trio is comprised of LC students Matthew D. Booth, piano; Anna Piddubna, violin; and Teresa R. Crist, cello, who will perform Piano Trios by Mozart, Debussy, and Beethoven. The Passacaglia Quintet will play Quintet in E-flat, Opus 44 by Robert Schumann. Members of the group, Noémi Szigeti Otto, piano; Jeanne Mundy, violin; Laura Simms Webb, violin; Daniel Kepel-Young, viola; and Peter Worford, cello, also play with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra.
Formed during the summer of 2009, The Ad Astra Trio brings together three of University of Lynchburg’s junior music performance majors, who will compete in the Virginia Music Teacher’s National Association Chamber Music Competition next month at Virginia Tech.
The Passacaglia Quintet, also formed this year, will begin its inaugural season with this performance. In March 2010, the group will appear in “Dancing with Strings and Other Things” at the Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts.