We’re celebratin Michael White’s 90th birthday this Saturday! https://wintergreen-music.org/events/2021/4/a-michael-white-celebration The summer of 2007 was both Michael’s and our first year at the Wintergreen Festival and Steve got to premiere a new wonderful piece by Michael that summer (A Darker Quartet for two violas and two celli). Steve has since played (and usually premiered) about ten of Michael’s chamber pieces – string trios, quartets, a solo sonata, etc. A couple years ago he wrote a gorgeous viola quintet “From the Sephardim” for us and Cuatro Puntos Ensemble that we will record later this year, and last spring he wrote Three Hasidic Miniatures for violin and viola, an absolutely delightful piece! Michael is much loved at Wintergreen. Audiences enjoy both his music and the wonderful lectures that he gives about the music being played at the fest. So Wintergreen is throwing him a special party that will include the premiere of our new video of Three Hasidic Miniatures plus Mozart’s G major Duo. And Michael will introduce both pieces! We hope some of you can join us and wish him happy birthday! Special thanks to Kevin Bishop for doing the videos for us, and to Old St. Andrews Church for letting us use their beautiful space for the recordings! https://fb.me/e/2pVPSYrBH
Well, who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks? Like so many people this year, we’ve had to learn some new skills to handle more of life online, including teaching and perfomance collaborations. Well, add WordPress to the list. So far, it’s a lot less buggy than the tools Annie used to use to build websites back in the dark ages (ca. 2005), but still takes some fiddling to figure out (pun intended…ba-dum ching…thanks, I’ll be here all night…). And of course there’s all the sifting through three decades or so worth of photos, recordings and video…fun, but does take a little time. We’ve got part of our story written for the About page and some basic links to up on the Video/Audio page to some of our duo videos and many recent Cuatro Puntos Ensemble videos and recordings. More to come soon! Thanks for checking things out. Please come back soon. -Steve
We will soon be posting direct links on our Videos page to many performing and teaching videos, both old and new. While we work on that, you can check out the videos currently posted on Steve’s YouTube channel…
We are excited to finally be working on our website. Please check back soon since we hope to have most of it sorted out by January 2021. For immediate questions about violin & viola lessons (online or in person; in English or in French) or our performing and recording activities, please do not hesitate to contact us through the Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!