Last season’s most popular Chamber @ Ravenscroft event, Intersection, is back! But the sequel to our unique “jazz meets classical“ concert has a fresh twist: Along with the string quartet and jazz piano trio, special guest artist Lucas Pino is joining the mix. As was the case last year, you can expect the string quartet and jazz combo to intersect in exciting and surprising ways. Selections on the program will include pieces by Chick Corea, Cole Porter, and more.
Lucas Pino, tenor saxophone
Jennifer Choi, violin
Timothy Kantor, violin
Nancy Buck, viola
Ryan Murphy, cello
Russell Schmidt, piano
Chris Finet, bass
Rob Moore, drums
All of You, Cole Porter
Brasilia, Chick Corea
Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye, Cole Porter
Serenade in C major, Op. 10, for string trio, Ernst von Dohnányi
additional selections TBA (the program will include an intermission)
About the artists…
Originally from Phoenix, saxophonist Lucas Pino has performed with such jazz luminaries as Carl Allen, Dave Brubeck, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Benny Green Jimmy Heath, and Christian McBride and serves as Co-Artistic Director of the Brubeck Jazz Summit. Violinist Jennifer Choi has performed worldwide in venues such as the Library of Congress in Washington D. C., the RAI National Radio in Rome, Hong Kong National Radio, and the Mozartsalle in Vienna since giving her debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. Timothy Kantor is a Professor of Violin at the University of Arizona and has performed chamber works with many of today’s leading musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, and the Pacifica Quartet. Violist Nancy Buck is Co-Artistic Director of the Chamber @ Ravenscroft series and recently soloed with the West Valley Symphony in a performance of the Walton Viola Concerto. Cellist Ryan Murphy has soloed with the Cleveland Orchestra and Detroit Symphony and has performed with the Canton Symphony, Juilliard Centennial Orchestra, National Philharmonic, and San Antonio Symphony. Pianist/composer Russell Schmidt has performed with such celebrated performers as Carl Allen, Eddie Daniels, Joe Lovano, Gerry Mulligan, Arturo Sandoval, and Clark Terry, and written for artists as varied as saxophonists Bob Berg and Michael Brecker, the Ying Quartet, and the chamber music group Rhythm & Brass. While maintaining an active schedule as an orchestral musician, bassist Chris Finet has also performed over the years with such jazz legends as Jimmy Cobb, Benito Gonzales, Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, Dave Liebman, Flora Purim, and Doc Severinsen. In addition to leading his own combos, drummer Rob Moore performs with many first-call Arizona musicians and groups, most notably with the Bob Ravenscroft Trio, with which he has recorded numerous albums.
Before the concert, please join us in Jazzbird for an hour of solo piano and choose from a fine selection of wine, local craft beers, and catered dinner options available for purchase. Doors open for dining, bar service, and live music at 5:30 pm.
Student tickets are available to all Chamber @ Ravenscroft performances at the reduced price of $10.00. To purchase a student ticket or inquire about group sales to any Chamber @ Ravenscroft event, please contact the Ravenscroft Box Office at: (800) 785-3318.
GRAB & GO DINNER OPTIONS
Heirloom Tomato Basil Bruschetta Crostini $6.00
Charcuterie & Artisan Cheese Board $13.00
Aged Cheddar, Triple Cream Brie, Aged Gouda, Prosciutto, Salami
Assorted Nuts, Grapes, Strawberries, Fig Jam, Pickled Jardiniere
Grilled Baguette or Gluten Free Crackers
—SALAD & WRAPS—
Southwestern Grilled Prawn Salad $15.00
Corn, Sweet Baby Bells, Avocado, Lettuce
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Waldorf Chicken Salad $12.00
Chicken Salad Wrap $12.00
Kale, Romaine, Tomatoes
Lemon Dijon Dressing
Salted Caramel Brownie with Ice Cream $7.00