Rat-a-tat… with the potent musical combination of Luperi, Rojas, and Fullerton set to wow with their magic, Blanco Performing Arts offers no lull in its 2011-12 concert series on March 10 at 7:30pm. A lineup from Beethoven’s Trio Op. 11, Fantasia da Concerto ‘La Traviata’ for clarinet and piano to multifaceted, spirited selections of South American music will please both aficionados of chamber music as well as newcomers.
These players forge resumes few can match. The Philadelphia Inquirer praises Victoria Luperi’s playing as “equal parts polish and expressivity.” Fresh off the heels of a February 2012 solo performance with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Luperi, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, began her studies at age eight in her native Argentina and continued at Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Southern California. She serves as principal clarinetist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Caminos del Inka Ensemble. She is a Vandoren and Buffet-Crampon Performing Artist/Clinician, serves as Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Texas Christian University, and this year serves on the Interim Faculty of the University of Texas, Austin. Her awards include First Prize in the Pasadena Instrumental Competition, the Interlochen Fine Arts Award, and the Banco Mayo Award of Buenos Aires.
Passionate pianist Eduardo Rojas, interpreter of not only classical but also Latin American masterpieces, has delighted audiences in his native Colombia, Latin America, and the United States. Soloist appearances include the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Bogota Philharmonic, Valle Philharmonic, FAFIT University Symphony Orchestra, Panama National Symphony Orchestra, and, by invitation of YAMAHA, American Symphony Wind Orchestra in its tour of twenty American and Canadian cities. He has performed with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and the Great Lakes Symphony. Rojas was invited by the Colombian embassy and Ministry of Culture to represent his country in the Baroque Festival in La Paz, Bolivia, and the Second Festival of Sacred Music in Quito, Ecuador.
Cellist Keira Fullerton, Ohio native, began her musical training at age three. She studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Young Artist Performance Academy, received her bachelor’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and completed her Master’s degree at Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to serving as assistant principal cellist at Fort Worth, Fullerton won the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and performed with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society and Groundswell, a new music series in Winnipeg.
Blanco Performing Arts invites you to share an evening with these stellar performers in the acoustically gracious Uptown Blanco Ballroom. Purchase tickets at www.blancoperformingarts.com, reserve tickets at 830-833-4762, or purchase any remaining tickets at the door. Students 18 years and younger may purchase student rush tickets for five dollars at the door at 6:30pm. For a complete evening in downtown Blanco, show your ticket at the Uptown Blanco Restaurant for a 10% discount on food purchases. Reservations recommended.