Noon Concert series starts Wed. with Vuillard Duo
By Samantha Savaglio
The new Frances Bedford Concert Hall, known for its acoustic perfection, begins its first full season as the permanent home of the UW-Parkside Music Department's Noon Concert Series. The 2012 fall season starts Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a return performance by the Vuillard Duo. The Bedford Concert Hall is located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities. Admission is free with free parking in The Rita lot.
The Vuillard Duo features Catherine Schubilske on violin and pianist Mary Drews. Their program includes the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Leos Janacek and Beethoven's Sonata in C minor, Opus 30, #2.
Schubilske has studied in Germany, at the University of Cincinnati, and earned a masters degree at Indiana University. She performed with the orchestras of Milwaukee, Honolulu, and with the Santa Fe Opera before joining the Minnesota Orchestra. She recently joined the Hill House Chamber Players and will be a soloist in Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Kenwood Chamber Orchestra of Minneapolis this season.
Drews is known for her European work as the official pianist of numerous international violin competitions. While in Germany, she worked with renowned violin teacher Jens Ellermann. Since 2001, she has been a faculty member of the Music Institute of Chicago.
The schedule for the rest of the month has the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Fine Arts Jazz Trio playing Sept. 19 and the U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble at noon on Sept. 26. The full fall schedule is on the university web site.With a permanent new home and an exceptional line-up, the 2012 Noon Concert fall season will sound better than ever!