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Three faculty perform concert of chamber music

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—A concert of chamber music by composer Franz Peter Schubert will be presented March 6 at 3 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall at Hood College.

Three faculty members—RoseAnn Markow Lester, violin; Alison Bazala Kim, cello; and Noel Lester, piano—will perform Sonatina in D for violin and piano, a movement of the "Arpeggione" sonata for cello and piano, the Impromptu in B-flat major for solo piano and the piano trio in E-flat major, which was featured extensively in the soundtrack to the Stanley Kubrick film, "Barry Lyndon," as well as the HBO miniseries, "John Adams." The three artists have had distinguished careers performing separately and as a trio.

Kim has given solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States and internationally. She has toured internationally with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, was the principal cellist with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and the associate principal cellist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and has given solo and chamber music recitals at numerous regional venues. Kim has served as a faculty member at Michigan State University's Community Music School, Anne Arundel Community College and the Naval Academy. She serves on the faculty at Washington Adventist University.

Markow Lester has taught violin privately, at the Baltimore High School for the Performing Arts and in the Peabody Preparatory Division. She currently teaches violin and viola at Hood, and is also the director of the string ensemble and the preparatory music division.

She has performed chamber music concerts with numerous regional orchestras, in Hood's annual "Messiah" orchestra for more than 25 years and, as a founding member of the College's Chamber Players, in its summer chamber music festival every season since its inception in 1985.

Lester, professor of music and chair of the department at Hood, has received numerous prizes and awards for piano and chamber music. He has performed widely throughout the United States, including performances at Carnegie Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and in Europe. He is artistic director of Hood's Summer Chamber Music Festival.

For more information about this concert, please contact Lester at (301) 696-3429.