These Informances follow the tradition of the great conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein by making classical music accessible to the young people in the area. As he conducted young people’s concerts at Lincoln Center, Mr. Bernstein would stop, explain and demonstrate the story and technique behind the great symphonies. Informances provide the same experiences in the classroom by enriching the student’s experience and understanding of classical music. Michelle Djokic conducts Informances the week prior to a concert by the Concordia Chamber Players that she founded in 1997. During these hour
On Sunday, April 22 at 3pm, Concordia Chamber Players will present its final concert of the 2000-2001 season at the Stephen Buck Theater on the grounds of New Hope-Solebury High School on West Bridge Street (Route 179) in New Hope. As in the October and February concerts, the renowned chamber musicians are expected to perform with a passion that takes the audience’s breath away. To encourage children’s enjoyment and introduce them to classical music, children are admitted free with a reservation and an adult ticket. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling 215-297-5972 or on line at www.
“Concordia Chamber Players are so good, you simply have to hear them to believe it!” said Laura Hahn, president of Concordia’s Board of Directors, who, along with musician and artistic director Michelle Djokic, is the driving force behind the ensemble. Concordia also is supported by many other individuals, businesses, and organizations, most notably Partners in Progress (PIP), which sponsors activities that benefit the community. “The season will be phenomenal,” said Ms. Hahn, looking forward to Concordia’s 2000-2001 concert series. “Michelle has invited musicians
New Hope, PA. February 27, 2000. Concordia Chamber Player’s second concert this season will again present David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as a soloist in the April concert. The virtuosity of David Kim will be displayed in the Bach Sonata No.2 in A minor for unaccompanied violin. Then the Piano Trio of Ravel features William Wolfram with David Kim and Michelle Djokic, cello. After intermission, Choong-Jin Chang, viola, joins the trio for the Piano Quartet in G minor, Opus 25, of Johannes Brahms. The Concert is on Sunday April 16th, 3pm, at the New Hope-Solebury Hig
New Hope, PA. January 10, 2000. Since 1997 David Kim has joined Michelle Djokic, Artistic Director of Concordia Chamber Players, in the creation of a remarkable music series presenting the world’s finest musicians in the intimate atmosphere of the small river town of New Hope, PA. Despite the heavy demands of his recent appointment as Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Kim will continue his association with Concordia for the 2000 series concerts. The first of that series is February 13 and will feature the theme of romance in honor of Valentines Day. Joining Kim (violin) and Djokic (