Violinist Claudia Warburg, left, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilis will play a free concert Monday, April 29 at the Moore center in Ellsworth. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY MUSIC INSTITUTE

Mozart, Schumann at midday

ELLSWORTH — Violinist Claudia Warburg, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilis will perform works by Mozart and Schumann April 29 at 1 p.m. at the Moore center in Ellsworth. The free community concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI).

Warburg is an active member of the musical community in Durham, N.C. For 30 years she was the concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Warburg was the second violinist of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, where she was also on the violin faculty for many years.

She spent many summers in Maine performing and teaching at Kneisel Hall and the Downeast Chamber Music Center. Warburg was a founding member of the Mallarme Chamber Players. She has performed at chamber music festivals in the United States and Europe, most recently at Incontri Musicali in Spoleto, Italy.

Dan has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing and giving master classes. He has been a member of the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center and was for many years an Artist in Residence at Harvard University. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall. In Maine, he has performed at the Portland Music Festival, Camden Chamber Music Society, University of Maine’s Chamber Music Institute, the Down East Music School, Kneisel Hall and the Deer Isle and Bucksport annual concerts. He has been on the faculties of the University of Connecticut, the Manhattan School of Music, Michigan State University, and currently at Bates College. He is also a faculty member at ECMI. Dan has recorded for Centaur, Phillips, CRI, and Musical Heritage Society.

Parakilas is a professor emeritus at Bates College, where he taught music from 1979-2016. He plays piano in solo and chamber recitals. His recent performances include participating in a program of Stravinsky and Messiaen chamber works at Bowdoin College, in works by Armin Fuchs for one piano, six hands, at Bates College, and in works of Hindemith, Debussy, and Pärt on the Oasis series in Lewiston.

A music scholar with a doctorate from Cornell University, he has published many studies, including the books “Ballads without Words: Chopin and the Tradition of the Instrumental Ballade,” “Piano Roles: 300 Years of Life with the Piano” and the textbook “The Story of Opera.”

He recently gave the pre-concert lecture for a performance of Debussy and Ravel works by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He chairs the Board of Directors of L/A Arts, the arts agency for the cities of Lewiston and Auburn.

Admission is free. Contact 664-9258 or [email protected]


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