Chamber Concert: Trevor Stephenson and Anna Steinhoff
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LISLE, IL (November 19, 2012) – Ring in the holidays with the dazzling sounds of Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano, and Anna Steinhoff, cello Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Trevor Stephenson, artistic director of the Madison Bach Musicians, along with Anna Steinhoff will perform music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert. Stephenson will perform on a fortepiano made in 2003 by Norman Sheppard of Madison Wisconsin; this instrument is modeled after an original c.1780 instrument by Stein. The instrument's brilliance and articulation will provide the essential theatrical immediacy found in the music of these composers.
After the concert, gather with other music enthusiasts to sample wines and "meet and greet" the artists in the historic Founder's Room. Performances are held in the stunning Arbor Room in the Thornhill Education Center.
Purchase tickets at www.mortonarb.org, in the Visitor Center, or by calling 630-725-2066 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Cost: $23 members, $28 non-members. There is an additional $5 processing fee per order for phone and internet orders. Admission is included with the price of your ticket.
ABOUT TREVOR STEPHENSON
Trevor Stephenson was born in 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. He began piano studies at age ten. Following degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri and University of Illinois, he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance of Eighteenth-Century Music from Cornell University. In 1990, he began working with Norman Sheppard to rebuild and customize a series of keyboard instruments ranging from Italian Renaissance harpsichords to Victorian pianos. In 1994 he founded the Light & Shadow concert and recording company and has issued twelve recordings on that label. Since 2004 he has also served as harpsichordist and Artistic Director of the Madison Bach Musicians. He tours throughout the United States regularly giving concerts, lectures, and master classes. Trevor lives in Madison with his wife Rose and daughter Emily—and their adorable cat, Charlie!
ABOUT ANNA STEINHOFF
Anna Steinhoff is a classical cellist whose “soulful cello” has been described by critics as “the rhythmic heart of the ensemble.” Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Anna completed degrees in cello performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University before making her home in Chicago. In addition to the playing the modern cello, Anna specializes in early instruments such as the baroque cello and viola da gamba. She is a regular member of Chicago’s period instrument orchestra, Baroque Band, and has performed with ensembles such as the Haymarket Opera Company, Newberry Consort, Callipygian Players, Bach and Beethoven Ensemble, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater, and Madison Bach Musicians. She is also a founding member of Wayward Sisters, who won the 2011 EMA/Naxos competition and recorded their debut album of music by Matthew Locke in 2012.
Unless otherwise specified, all Arboretum events and destinations including the Children’s Garden are free with Arboretum admission. Parking is free with admission. The 2012 rates for Non-members are:
- $12/adult, ($8 on Wednesday), ages 18-64
- $11/senior, ($7 on Wednesday), ages 65 and over
- $9/child ($6 on Wednesday), ages 2-17
- Under age 2 is free.
ABOUT THE MORTON ARBORETUM
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research, and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails, and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities, and services for adults, children, professionals, and communities. The Arboretum welcomes 800,000 visitors annually and serves 34,000 member households. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. More information is available at www.mortonarb.org or 630-968-0074.
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