Italian Influences


Take a journey to Italy with Tchaikovsky’s iconic Souvenir de Florence, a string sextet composed in 1890 and dedicated to the St. Petersburg Chamber Music Society of which he became an Honorary Member. Also in the program are Maurice Ravel’s dynamic Sonata for Violin and Cello and Hugo Wolf’s playful Italian Serenade.

Date: FRIDAY, January 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade for String Quartet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”, Op. 70

Saeka Matsuyama, violin
John Michael Vaida, violin
Amy Iwazumi, viola
Jonathan Weber, violin/viola
Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, cello
Miho Weber, cello

* The saxophone concert with Joseph Murphy and composer Baljinder Sekhon has been rescheduled to Spring of 2019.

Save the Date!

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA

NEPACMS is delighted to present the award-winning piano trio, the New Trio, featuring pianist, Julio Elizalde, recital partner to such luminaries as Sarah Chang and Ray Chen; violinist, Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; and Patrick Jee, cellist of the New York Philharmonic.

Further details to be announced.