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Board of Directors

Vickie Epstein,

Meg Stone,

Marvin Blecher,

Teresa Ehrlich

Kieran Hilu

Elena Leshyn

Helen McCarty

Marcia Shumsky

Artistic Director

David Ehrlich

Celebrating 15 years of offering world-class music with a hometown touch!

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Season Opener: "From Russia With Love"
Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:30PM
Squires Recital Salon at Virginia Tech
Musica Viva proudly opens its 15th concert season of chamber music with a program featuring Russian music for piano and strings.
Music includes
  • Arensky's Piano Trio in D-minor
  • Glinka's Grand Sextet in Eb Major for piano, string quartet and bass
  • Nikolai Kapustin's fantastic Piano Trio, op. 86, with its unique flavor of classical and jazz elements.
Avanti Ensemble members David Ehrlich, violin, Ben Wyatt, cello, and Teresa Ehrlich, piano, are joined by Wanchi Huang, violin, Amadi Azikiwe, viola, and Craig Butterfield, bass.
"An American Premiere: Romantic Masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Dvorak"
Friday, November 20, 2015 7:30PM
Moss Arts Center, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
This concert will feature the American premiere of Mendelssohn's beloved Octet for Strings arranged by Mendelssohn himself for piano duet and string quartet. Also featured will be Dvorak's Piano Quintet, and music for piano 4-hands.
Musica Viva welcomes returning pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg from Germany; Giora Schmidt and David Ehrlich, violin; Katherine Murdock, viola, and Ben Wyatt, cello.
"Some Enchanted Evening: Music for Voice, Strings and Piano"
Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:30PM
Moss Arts Center, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
This concert will enchant and delight our audience with music that features the beauty of the voice. Program includes Mozart's "Exsultate Jubilate" arranged for string quartet and soprano, Schubert's Salve Regina, Osvaldo Golijov's "Lua Descolorida" for soprano and string quartet, selections from Dvorak's Cypresses for string quartet, and famous opera arias and duets.
Youngmi Kim and Ariana Wyatt, sopranos; David Ehrlich and Alex Link, violin; Victoria Chiang, viola; Ben Wyatt, cello, and Teresa Ehrlich, piano.
"A Musical Kaleidoscope: Music for Percussion and Piano Trio"

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:00PM
Squires Recital Salon at Virginia Tech
Musica Viva welcomes for the first time the percussion duo - Escape Ten.
Program includes Dvorak 'Dumky' Piano Trio, Kenji Bunch Concerto for Piano Trio and Percussion.
Avanti Ensemble members David Ehrlich, violin; Ben Wyatt, cello, and Teresa Ehrlich, piano, are joined by Annie Stevens and Andrea Venet, the percussion duo "Escape Ten."
The Next Generation: Aeolus Quartet

Sunday, April 3, 2016 3:00PM
The Lyric Theater, College Ave, Blacksburg, VA
The season finale will present the Aeolus Quartet for the first time on the series. The Aeolus Quartet are Grand Prize winners of the 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and 2011 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition. They were also awarded First Prize for Strings at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Music Competition, Silver Medal at the 2011 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and Bronze Medal at the 2010 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in New England.
The 16th Annual Austin Critics' Table named the Aeolus Quartet their 2010-2011 "Best Ensemble."
Aeolus Quartet is the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School.
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