Ellsworth Community Music Institute Midday Concert November 4, 2022

  • October 20, 2022

Ellsworth Community Music Institute’s Midday Concert on Nov 4th features Cellist Sophie Shao and Pianist John Blacklow


ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) continues its2022-2023 season of Midday Concerts @ 1:00 on November 4th. The concert will be feature Sophie Shao on cello and John Blacklow on piano.  


The concert will be held at the Moore Community Center Theater at 125 State Street in Ellsworth, Maine. The series is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with funding assistance from The City of Ellsworth and Birch Bay Retirement Village. Admission is free to the public and masks are suggested. 

Cellist Sophie Shao is the winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. Ms. Shao was a student of Shirley Trepel, former principal cellist of the Houston Symphony, David Soyer at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Aldo Parisot at Yale College, where she received a B.A. in Religious Studies and an M.M. from the Yale School of Music, as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.  She is on the faculty of University of Connecticut and plays on a cello made by Hieronymus Amati made in 1700. 

Hailed by the New York Times for his “powerful and eloquent” performances,pianist John Blacklow has been presented on many of the world's most renowned concert stages. A Steinway Artist, Blacklow graduated from The Juilliard School and Harvard University, studying with John Browning, Leonard Shure, Bella Davidovich, and Tatiana Yampolsky.  He currently serves as Professor of Piano at the University of Notre Dame and has recorded for Universal Music, Ltd., Bridge, Albany, and DG/iTunes. 

The concert program will include works by Brahms, Schnittke, and Boulanger. Musician bios are posted at ellsworthcommunitymusic.org


For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email: info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org


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