Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 21, 2013

Boston Symphony harpist part of Andover Chamber's season finale


The Andover Townsman

---- — Andover Chamber Music is preparing for its final concert of its 2012-13 “Portraits of Genius” season.

At its April 7 performance at West Parish Church, Andover Chamber Music will welcome Jessica Zhou, principal harpist of the Boston Symphony, for the first time, as well as 5 other internationally acclaimed string players hailing from Italy, Sweden, Australia, and France. Todd Palmer returns to perform his own transcription of Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet and chamber ensemble.

“This is a program of extraordinarily beautiful works for harp, strings, clarinet, and flute by Debussy and Ravel, two composers who created a new tonal language that has been called a musical counterpart to the Impressionist paintings and Symbolist poetry,” according to ACM founder Julie Scolnik. “The two are considered the most influential French composers of the early 20th century. Both were grand originals in the history of music, visionaries who dreamed a new world of sound and then brought it into being.”

Performers for the show are Todd Palmer, clarinet; Alexandre Lecarme, cello; Sarita Kwok, violin; Jessica Zhou, harp; Julie Eskar, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; Julie Scolnik, flute, and Tom Van Dyke, bass.

The Sunday, April 7 concert is at 3 p.m. West Parish Church is located at 129 Reservation Road, by the intersection of Route 133, Shawsheen Road and Reservation Road in Andover.

For more information visit AndoverChamberMusic.org or call 978-474-6222.