Mount Vernon Music presents How Do You Duo – the Music of Duo Renard at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in Mount Vernon Music Hall, 402 Leftwich St. in Mt. Vernon.
Fresh from their newest recording project, Ute and Mark Miller will share masterworks for two instruments by Mozart, Martinu, and jazz genius Benny Brydern. Likened to a “musical marriage,” Duo Renard draws the listener into the fascinating dance between violin and viola.
Presently concertmaster of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, violinist Mark Miller performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and other area ensembles.
He is president and cofounder of Mount Vernon Music, and directs the chamber series “The Color of Sound” at Texas A&M University – Commerce, where for 11 years he taught and performed as an artist-in-residence together with his wife, violist Ute Miller, and Duo Renard.
Following studies at Purchase College, NY, Indiana University - Bloomington and Boston University, he studied with Jürgen Kussmaul in Germany, where he was assistant concertmaster in the Robert Schumann Chamber Orchestra of Düsseldorf and a member of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.
Ute Miller is principal violist of the East Texas Symphony, performs with the Dallas Symphony and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared as a soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
A founder and treasurer of Mount Vernon Music Association, Ute performs with her husband, Mark, in Duo Renard, which was brought to Texas with a National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residencies chamber music grant.
Ute’s musical studies include the prestigious Konzertexamen diploma from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, and a year at Boston University as a student of Raphael Hillyer.
In addition to playing with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, she served for seven years as assistant principal violist of the Gürzenich Orchestra- Cologne Philharmonic, and for eight years as principal violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
She maintains a private studio in Dallas.
Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $15 for non-members. Students are admitted free.
Memberships in MVM start at $25 and are good for the entire season from June 1 through May 31.
Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas.
MVM provides professional concerts for residents of nursing homes and senior centers throughout East Texas, and brings musical events to schools.
For more information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, call Mount Vernon Music at 903-563-3780 or visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.
written by a guest , May 17, 2011
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