Mt. Vernon Music Presents
"A Feast for the Ears"
From Mt. Vernon Music
Mount Vernon Music invites the public to “A Feast for the Ears,” a concert on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Mount Vernon Music Hall, 402 Leftwich St. at Yates St. in Mt. Vernon. Mark and Ute Miller and Steven and Carol Harlos will perform a program of Romantic and Classical music for piano and strings by W.A. Mozart and Antonin Dvořák.
Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $15 for non-members. Students are admitted free. (Eighth grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.) Memberships in MVM start at $25 and are good for the entire season from June 1 through May 31. For more information call Mount Vernon Music at 903-563-3780, or visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.
Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. For more information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.
Steven Harlos made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 1986, performing the Gershwin Concerto in F. Known around the world for his sensitivity as a collaborative pianist, he has performed with artists of international stature including Timofei Dokshutzer, Harvey Phillips, Erick Friedman, and Gervase de Peyer. He has also worked with such diverse entertainers as Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Maureen McGovern and Tommy Tune. Steve currently serves as staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and is chair of the division of keyboard studies at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Presently concertmaster of the East Texas Symphony, violinist Mark Miller performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and other area ensembles. He is president of Mount Vernon Music Association, and directs the chamber series “The Color of Sound” at Texas A&M University – Commerce, where for eleven years he taught and performed as an Artist-in-Residence together with his wife, violist Ute Miller, and the ensemble Duo Renard. Following studies at Purchase College, NY, Indiana University – Bloomington and Boston University, he studied with Jürgen Kussmaul in Germany, where he was assistant concertmaster in the Robert Schumann Chamber Orchestra of Düsseldorf and a member of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.
Ute Miller is principal violist of the East Texas Symphony, performs with the Dallas Symphony and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared as a soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. A founder and treasurer of Mount Vernon Music Association, Ute performs with her husband Mark in the violin-viola ensemble Duo Renard, which was brought to Texas with a National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residencies chamber music grant. Ute’s musical studies include the prestigious Konzertexamen diploma from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, and a year at Boston University as a student of Raphael Hillyer. In addition to playing with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, she served for seven years as assistant principal violist of the Gürzenich Orchester/Cologne Philharmonic, and for eight years as principal violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra. She maintains a private studio in Dallas.
In great demand as a freelance cellist, Carol Harlos maintains a busy schedule performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the East Texas Symphony, and numerous other ensembles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She also maintains a private teaching studio.