Friday, April 26, 2013

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Presents Marcolivia

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Presents:
Music for Violin and Viola

7:30 PM, April 27, 2013
OBCO Small Ensemble Series
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15695 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, Virginia
$5 General Admission * 703-927-3999
12250 Maidstone Court, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

Submitting a Small Ensemble Proposal
If you are a member of a small ensemble and would like to perform as part of Fourth Saturdays with OBCO, we invite you to submit a concert proposal.  You don’t have to be a member of OBCO to apply!  Interested?  If so, please deliver to us on or before August 1st a proposal including the following information:
·          The full names and contact information for all of the performers
·          Brief descriptions of the performance experience of the members of your ensemble
·          The name(s) and composer(s) of the work(s) your ensemble will perform
Note: Your proposal can be for half a concert (approximately 35 minutes of music) or an entire concert (approximately 70 minutes of music plus a ten minute intermission).  Please deliver your proposal to 12250 Maidstone Court, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 or 

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The Program

Jacques Aubert:  Suite in E minor for Two Violins

Bela Bartok:  Selections from the 44 Duos for Two Violins

W.A.Mozart, arr. Marcolivia:  Arias from the Magic Flute for Violin and Viola


Robert Elkjer:  Latin Duos for Two Violins

Benedikt Brydern:  Bebop for Beagles for Violin and Viola

Mark Your Calendars

7:30 PM, May 25 – An American Salute
OBCO’s last full orchestra performance of the season at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, we will celebrate Memorial Day under the baton of David Kirven.

The Artists

Marcolivia is an award-winning violin and violin/viola duo performing music of many styles and periods, including Folk Music, Jazz and Salon/Virtuoso works.

The Marcolivia Duo appears frequently on NPR's "Performance Today" and “Front Row Washington”. They are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers). They have also been heard at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC. Marcolivia regularly adjudicate and give masterclasses for events organized by the Washington Performing Arts Society.

In 2011, Marcolivia were invited to be founding members of the Phillips Camerata, based at the Phillips Collection and the National Gallery of Art. The Camerata gives several performances annually at both galleries – many of which have been broadcast.

Marcolivia performed at Chamber Music America's 25th Anniversary Concert in NYC, alongside groups such as the Juilliard Quartet and were the only chamber music finalists in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 2000. The duo is on the roster
of the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center and the Virginia Commission For The Arts Touring Roster.

Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez enjoy successful individual solo and chamber music careers:  Ms. Hajioff, a Fulbright scholar, received a BBC Young Musician of the Year Award and was also a prize winner in the European Violin competition.  In her native England she has performed chamber music at the Dartington International Festival with David Owen Norris and Stephen Bishop Kovacevich.  She has concertized throughout Europe and the U.S. notably in London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, Cheltenham Festival, Paderewski Hall in Switzerland, and the Kennedy Center.  Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri Quartet) described her as a “compelling performer”. 

Mr. Ramirez has concertized throughout Europe and North America, performing at such halls as the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow, Carnegie Recital Hall, and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.  His recitals have been broadcast on many radio stations, including those in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.  Among his awards are First Prizes in the Henryk Szeryng Competition, the Parisot-Friedman International Competition, and the Cavallaro International Competition for a two-year Fellowship to Yale University.  From 1983-1986,he was invited by Henryk Szeryng to study and tour with him, visiting many European cities. The Washington Post has described his playing as “intensely beautiful”.  

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