NIGEL ARMSTRONG TO HEADLINE BENEFIT CONCERT

NIGEL ARMSTRONG TO HEADLINE BENEFIT CONCERT FOR
THE SONOMA CLASSICAL MUSIC SOCIETY, JANUARY 5, 2013

Sonoma’s own violin virtuoso Nigel Armstrong will headline a benefit concert for the Sonoma Classical Music Society on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 3:00 pm at a private home in Sonoma. Nigel will be joined by the brilliant young Bay-Area pianist Elizabeth Dorman who has performed in Sonoma for the Sonoma Classical Music Society. The program will include Beethoven’s “Romance No. 1 in G major,” Schumann’s “Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor,” Bach’s “Adagio and Fugue from the Sonata No. 3,” Bach’s “Partita No. 1 in B-flat major,” and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances No. 4 and 5.”

Tickets for this special fundraising event are $125.00 per person and include a 2013 membership in the Sonoma Classical Music Society. They can be purchased from the Society’s website, www.sonomaclassical.org, or by mailing a check to Sonoma Classical Music Society, P.O. Box 1342, Sonoma, CA 95476. Information about the venue will be provided once tickets have been purchased.

Nigel Armstrong is currently the concertmaster of the Curtis Institute Orchestra, where he is completing his graduate studies. He was awarded fourth place in the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition and has received Silver Medals in the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and the 2010 International Concerto Competition in Buenos Aires. Elizabeth Dorman is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory, where she is on the faculty, and the San Francisco School of the Arts. She has won numerous competitions throughout the Bay Area, including the Young Artists Beethoven Competition, the Ross McKee Competition, and the Keyboard Educators Competition. She has been a featured performer with Symphony Parnassus, the San Francisco Youth Symphony, and at the Carmel Bach Festival and the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two of this country’s rising musical stars and to support the Sonoma Classical Music Society, now it its ninth year of bringing great classical music to Sonoma. For further information, please call 707-938-8890

The next concert in the Spring 2013 series will be on Saturday, February 16, at 7 pm at Vintage House in Sonoma, featuring the world-famous Italian Saxophone Quartet in a program ranging from Bach to Nino Rota.