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Violin Virtuosos - Jazz & Classical, presented by Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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Violin Virtuosos - Jazz & Classical, presented by Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series
Conceived and presented by Fred Adler, this unique and dynamic meeting of both pure jazz and classical virtuoso performances within the same concert is surely historically rare, if not in fact totally unprecedented.

A merging of the two forms, identified as "Third Stream Music," has been visited frequently; however, this night will present absolute thematic purity of each style, performed by two master violinists and pianists combining as violin / piano duos.

The two charismatic and award winning young violinists will also combine forces, collaborating for the first time anywhere to perform the classical and jazz idioms together, including original compositions.

Classical   Emma Steele, violin
           Ian Scarfe, piano  
Jazz     Mads Tolling, violin
           Colin Hogan, piano  

The Artists

24-year-old Emma Steele is a rising young artist renowned for her fresh musical style of playing. Steele perfomed as part of the Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series in April, 2014. A Klein Competition winner, she currently holds position as one of the concertmasters of the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra (Det Kongelige Kapel) in Copenhagen.

Ian Scarfe is a noted keyboardist and is founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.

Mads Tolling is an internationally known violinist, violist and composer and is a former member of the two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. Tolling's Jazz Europa performed as the Main Event artist at the 2014 Sonoma - Mendocino Whale & Jazz Festival. He has performed all over the U.S including the Monterey Jazz Festival, Yoshi's San Francisco & Oakland, Herbst Theatre, Russian River Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, Grass Valley Performance Arts, Summerlin Library in Las Vegas, Blues Alley in Washington, DC, and at the Danish Embassy in Washington, DC, in front of the Danish Crown Prince and Princess.

Colin Hogan has performed on 5 continents playing everything from jazz, funk, salsa and hip-hop to tango and Balinese gamelan. He has performed with many legendary jazz musicians including James Moody, Peter Erskine, Bob Brookmeyer, Roy Ayers and Maria Schneider.

"Genuinely original in its conception, this concert will present both stellar jazz and classical performances on the same night, including stirring collaborations."
- Fred Adler, KTDE 100.5 FM

No host cocktail, wine and beer bar will be open. Tickets are $28 advance, $5 more day of performance and youth 17 and under are free with adult. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.


Gualala Arts Center
46501 Old State Highway
Gualala, CA 95445
United States


Music > Classical
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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