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Chamber Music Ensemble Satori to Perform Jan. 31 at Moravian College
Satori – a regional chamber music ensemble featuring winds, strings, and piano – will perform in concert on Sunday, January 31, at 4 p.m. in Moravian College’s Peter Hall, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
The ensemble includes Elyssa Corliss, cello; Michael Locati, violin/viola; Miriam Papp, violin; Nora Suggs, flute; Carol Temlin, oboe/English horn; and Michael Toth, piano. Scott Wagner, viola/violin, joins Satori as a guest artist .
The group’s repertoire ranges from baroque to 20th-century music, often intertwined in a single performance. Satori’s name is taken from a Zen Buddhist term meaning "the coming together of separate parts to form a whole."
The concert program will include Trio in G minor, op. 63, J. 259 by Carl Maria von Weber, Two Rhapsodies by Charles Martin Loeffler, Quartet in C minor (Quartettsatz), D. 703 by Franz Schubert, and Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44 by Robert Schumann.
Tickets will be available at the door and are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens and students of Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, and $3 for children 12 and under.
Elyssa Corliss, cello, is a graduate of Boston University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance. She teaches cello in the Philadelphia area and performs regularly with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and the Delaware Symphony.
Michael Locati, violin/viola, is a graduate of the St. Louis Conservatory and Rutgers University. He has studied with Arnold Steinhardt, and teaches at Moravian College and Kinhaven School of Music. Michael performs regularly in New York as a chamber musician and soloist, and is concertmaster of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra.
Miriam Papp, violin, graduated from the Manhattan School of Music, and has performed with the New Orleans and Florida Symphony Orchestras. She teaches violin at Moravian College and at Kinhaven School of Music in Vermont. Miriam studies violin with Mitchell Stern, and free-lances locally with a number of orchestras and ensembles.
Nora Suggs, flute, is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. She has played in England, Canada, and Japan, and throughout the United States. Nora performs on both classical and Baroque flute, and is active as a recitalist and chamber musician in the Lehigh Valley.
Carol Temlin, oboe/English horn, graduated from the New England Conservatory. She teaches oboe at Muhlenberg and Moravian Colleges, and plays locally with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Carol is an active free-lance musician, performing regularly on Lehigh Valley stages.
Michael Toth, piano, made his solo debut at Carnegie Recital Hall at the age of fourteen. He received degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Notre Dame, and also earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Michael maintains careers in both fields, working at Lucent Technologies and as a well-known Lehigh Valley accompanist and soloist.
Scott Wagner, viola/violin, joins SATORI as a guest artist from Santa Barbara, California. A Pennsylvania native, Scott graduated from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute and earned his master’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Scott plays viola with both the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Grand Opera, and teaches at the University of Minnesota’s BRAVO! summer music program.