Grove Music Festival in Midland presents Fulton Chamber Players of Chicago

The Grove Music Festival features performers from the Fulton Chamber Players of Chicago at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 28 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 405 N. Saginaw Road.

The guest artists will be Amy Hess, viola and David Keep, piano. The Fulton Chamber Players duo will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Vaughan Williams and Brahms. Tickets are available at the door for $10.

Hess is a member of the viola sections of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Grant Park Orchestra and performs regularly as a member of the Fulton Chamber Players and the Chicago Ensemble. She was previously Principal Viola of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and Music of the Baroque. She was recently a soloist with Sinfonietta DuPage and collaborated in concert with bassist Edgar Meyer as part of the Aspen Salida concert series in Colorado. Hess received her master’s degree in viola music from Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.

Keep is an award-winning pianist, theorist and pedagogue. As an award-winning pianist, Keep has given recitals, concertos, and chamber music across the United States. He holds a doctorate. in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester and an MM in Piano Performance with a minor in Music Theory from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. He is assistant professor of music at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Hess will lead a masterclass for students at Midland Public School on Friday morning, October 28.

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Founded in 1998 by Lois Palen, the Grove Music Festival is a nonprofit arts organization that brings professional jazz and chamber music programming to Midland. This concert marks the 23rd year of classical concerts presented by the festival. Recent artists include Ralph Votapek, Maria Bessmeltseva, Amir Eldan and Fabiola Kim.

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