March 1, 2010
UPTON, NY — Violist Jennifer Stumm will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, March 17, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the company that manages the Lab, the concert is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and over must bring a photo I.D.
Stumm, hailed by the Washington Post for the beauty of her playing, has forged a unique musical path as a dynamic advocate for her instrument, the viola, which she spotlights with innovative programming and irrepressible enthusiasm.
Stumm is a winner of three major competitions: the Concert Arts Guild, the William Primrose, and the International of Geneva. She recently performed at London's Wigmore Hall, and at the BBC Promenade Concerts, and is violist of the acclaimed London-based Aronowitz Ensemble (resident New Generation Artists at the BBC). Her collaborative partners have included members of the Beaux Arts Trio, Guarneri, Vermeer and Alban Berg Quartets, and pianist Christopher O'Riley. She regularly performs at prominent festivals such as Marlboro, Verbier, Spoleto and Aldeburgh.
In 2007-8, she organized the "Jennifer Stumm and Friends" concert for Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music in New York. Other appearances of note include debuts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the famed "Grachten" Festival in Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center (on the Washington Performing Arts Society series), the Ravinia Festival's Rising Stars Series, the New York River to River Festival’s Summer Stars series and Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series. Stumm has also made appearances at the International Viola Congress (in Montreal and Arizona) and the Kilkenny Festival in Ireland.
Call (631) 344-3846 for more information. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.
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