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Violinist and violist Mary Jo Carlsen and pianist Cheryl Tschanz will open the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series with a performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on Colby’s Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Carlsen and Tschanz will perform an eclectic program of works from the Romantic through contemporary eras. The program will feature Brahms’s Sonata in D minor, Stravinsky’s Duo Concetrante and three pieces by John Williams from the film Schindler’s List.
Carlsen, an applied music associate at Colby, performs music from the Renaissance through the 21st century on violin, Baroque violin and viola. As a violinist and violist she performs with the Portland Symphony, the Portland Opera Repertory Theater, the Maine Chamber Ensemble and the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. As a Baroque violinist she plays with the Portland Early Music Consort and the Maine Baroque Ensemble. She is also concertmistress of the Colby Symphony Orchestra.
Tschanz, an adjunct associate professor of music at Colby, made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11. She has performed on the piano throughout the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Finland and has performed in New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Recital Hall.