Nazareth, PA—The Moravian Historical Society invites the public to Music in the Museum with SATORI on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at the historic Whitefield House. The concert will begin at 2:00 p.m.
SATORI will perform chamber music for flute, violin, and cello, including compositions by John Antes. Antes’ compositions are the earliest known chamber works composed by an American.
Guests will also have the opportunity to view the special exhibition, Heartstrings, John Antes: America’s First Luthier. This exhibition brings together three American firsts—a violin (1759), cello (1763), and viola (1764)—all made by the Pennsylvania-born John Antes (1740-1811).
This Music in the Museum of the Moravian Historical Society will feature the chamber music ensemble SATORI, with Rebecca Brown, violin; Elizabeth Mendoza, cello; and Nora Suggs, flute. Their repertoire will include compositions by John Antes as well as other 18th-century works.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and FREE for MHS members and students with ID. Seating in the museum is limited and advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made by visiting www.moravianhistory.org
About the Artists:
SATORI is a classical chamber music ensemble, based in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, and playing both traditional and contemporary chamber music. The group is currently in its 27th season, with a repertoire ranging from baroque to 21st century selections. SATORI’s name is taken from a Zen term suggesting the coming together of separate parts to form a whole—a perfect metaphor for chamber Music.
Rebecca Brown is a graduate of Drake University, with a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. She teaches and performs regularly with the Bach Festival Orchestra and the Allentown Symphony. Elizabeth Mendoza received her Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and her Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory. She currently plays with Philadelphia’s Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and the Chanticleer String Quartet, and serves as principal cellist with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and the New Jersey Bay-Atlantic Symphony. Nora Suggs is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, and is the Artistic Director of SATORI. She has taught on the music faculty at Bethlehem’s Moravian College and at the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley, and currently teaches privately.
This program is supported, in part, by the County of Northampton Hotel Tax Grant Program.
Please note: The museum is on the second floor which is accessible only by stairs.
About the Moravian Historical Society:
The Moravian Historical Society was founded in 1857 to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the rich culture of the Moravians. Its Museum is open to the public seven days a week from 1-4 p.m.
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