On Concert I, 2014-15 and Michelle Djokic…

—from The Times of Trenton – November 07, 2014  On Sunday at 3 p.m., Concordia Chamber Players will perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K. 575, and Johannes Brahms’ autumnal masterpiece, the Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. The concert will feature violinists Emily Daggett Smith and Scott Yoo, violist Milan Milisavljevic, and cellist Michelle Djokic. The clarinetist, Jose Franch-Ballester, will also open the concert with Béla Kovács’ “Hommage à J.S. Bach.” The event will be held at the picturesque Trinity Church in Solebury Township, Bucks County, just past New Hope, Pa. Djokic, who is also artistic director of the group, now resides in the San Francisco Bay area, but she was born in Trenton and returns to the area throughout the year, certainly in connection with her Concordia concerts, and now also because of her involvement with Trenton’s Foundation Academy Intermediate, where she conducts master classes for young musicians. “Last year I was there I think three times,” she says. “This year I’ll be going every time [the Tuesday before each Concordia concert], working with middle school kids and the high school kids. Then on the Sunday, we always make sure as many kids can […]

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