Roedde House's Second Sunday Series presents Alexandra Sia and Patrick Smith - Cello Duo
Cellists Patrick Smith and Alexandra Sia will present a selection of the beautifully crafted and lyrical duets of German composer Friedrich August Kummer. These rarely performed 19th Century duets include readily evident quotations from works by Beethoven and Handel.
Alexandra is currently based out of her hometown of Vancouver, BC. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied with Alan Stepansky. During her graduate studies, she was a member of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and also performed with various other ensembles in the Baltimore/DC area including the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, the York Symphony, and the Harrisburg Choral Society. She has been principal cellist of various orchestras including the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and the Prince George Symphony, and has performed across Canada, the United States, Japan, and China.
Although trained as a classical musician, she is also interested in bringing the cello into less traditional settings and has performed with songwriters, hip-hop artists, folk trios, and rock bands.
A native of Idaho, Patrick Smith is a dynamic musician at home in both Western classical and intercultural music. His study of the cello began at the age of ten in a public school music program and continued during private study with Samuel Smith of the College of Idaho. Smith went on to study with Stephen Balderston during his Bachelor of Music at DePaul University in Chicago. He served as Principal Cellist of the DePaul Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2009 and performed with this and other orchestras during his time in Chicago. While attaining his Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from the University of Alberta, he expanded his repertoire to include African art music and Middle Eastern music.
Smith has been an active chamber musician from his early days as a cellist. Most recently, he performed concerts with the Enterprise Quartet in Edmonton, Alberta, including a performance featuring Iraqi American oud player Rahim Alhaj. Smith has had the privilege of being coached by musicians including Aglika Angelova, Brant Taylor, Robert Waters, Ilya Kaler and Tanya Prochazka. He has also performed in chamber music concerts with members of the DePaul University string faculty and with cellists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
THE SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
This concert is part of a monthly concert series, taking place on the 2nd Sunday of each month, in the afternoon. Come at 1pm, for Tea and Tour before the concert (included in the price of the ticket), or show up right before 3pm for the concert, at your convenience!
There are 4 available spots, designated as "Roedde House Museum Guests", on a private parking lot at the back of the house (alongside Broughton St).
Other options include the parking lot at the Empire Landmark Hotel (Robson & Broughton) or street parking on Robson and in the West End.
Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard. We are on the #5 Robson bus route).
The show starts at 3pm sharp, don't be late!
**This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of private donors, as well as of the McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund**
Roedde House Museum (View)
1415 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6
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