The season continues with the Central Oregon debut of the Gold Coast Concert Artists. Infused with passion and virtuosity, they have performed throughout the U.X. and as far abroad as Egypt and the Middle East. Based in Los Angeles, California, each season they are joined by guest artists and ensembles to present performances of both standard and new repertoire.Based in Los Angeles, California, each season they are joined by guest artists and ensembles to present performances of both standard and new repertoire.
Join members of the Gold Coast Concert Artists for a pre-concert talk about the program beginning at 6:45pm. This event is free for all ticket holders.
Program: Haydn "Gypsy Rondo" Piano Trio, Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque No.1, Brahms Piano Trio in C Major, Op.87
Formerly of the Vista Trio, the members now make their home as principle members of the Gold Coast Concert Artists. Infused with passion and virtuosity, they have performed throughout the US and as far abroad as Egypt and the Middle East. Each season they are joined by guest artists and ensembles from all over the US to present chamber music performances of both standard and new repertoire. They can be heard on the Vision Records label with recordings of Mendelssohn and Smetana trios as well as a recording of well-known concert pieces arranged for piano trio. Based in Los Angeles, California, the group presents concerts throughout the west coast in formal and informal settings.
Pianist Shari Raynor, a native of Florida, has been hailed by critics as "a sensation", "she is a pianist's pianist and plays with intensity, conviction, and impressive virtuosity". She made her debut at the age of 11 with the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony and has been a prizewinner in many competitions. Miss Raynor has received the Presidential Medallion in the Arts in a ceremony at the White House. In 1989, she represented the United States in the Eighth Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth, Texas where she performed to critical acclaim. Miss Raynor holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Southern California. She has worked with artists such as Ann Schein, Daniel Pollack, Leon Fleisher and Gary Wolf.
Violinist Franklin D'Antonio has accumulated a wealth of solo, chamber music, and orchestral experience since his studies with Jascha Heifetz at the University of Southern California at the age of 16. The following year, he was appointed to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra by Music Director Sir Neville Marriner before going on to hold positions in the Detroit Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Cellist Andrew Cook has excited audiences both as a soloist and ensemble artist with his “strong soloistic style and rich immediate sound” throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Cook received his bachelors degree from the Peabody Conservatory under Stephen Kates and in 1987 went to study with Lynn Harrell as a scholarship student at the University of Southern California. Concert appearances have taken Mr. Cook throughout the United States, Mexico, France, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Central Asia and Egypt. As a member of the Peabody Honor String Quartet, Mr. Cook performed live broadcasts for National Public Radio and Radio France, a command performance for Princess Grace of Monaco, and a performance at the Palace of Versailles. In 1988, he joined the Valcoeur String Quartet who were artists-in-residence at the University of Arizona in Tucson.