Friday, September 10, 1999

Washington College Concert Series Season Opens With Eugenia Zukerman

Chestertown, MD — In its 48th season, the Washington College Concert Series is featuring five musical performances throughout the academic year, including a renowned flutist who frequently appears on CBS Sunday Morning as arts correspondent.

Internationally acclaimed solo flutist Eugenia Zukerman opens the Concert Series on Tuesday, September 28th. She will be performing with pianist Dennis Helmrich. Also scheduled for the season are the Wihan Quartet on October 25th, Bonnie Rideout on Scottish fiddle and viola on January 27th, the Ethos Percussion Group on February 27th, and Goldina & Loumbrozo on piano on March 24th.

Season tickets for the entire series are $40.00 per person and can be ordered by mail from Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620. Single admission tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. All concerts are held in Tawes Theater of the Gibson Performing Arts Center on the Chestertown campus. With the exception of the 4 p.m. matinee performance of Ethos Percussion Group, all performances start at 8:00 p.m.

Recognized by the Boston Globe as "one of the finest flutists of our time," Eugenia Zukerman is known for her elegant, artistic phrasing, brilliant agility and graceful stage presence. The New York Times critic gushed: "Her musicanship is consummate, her taste immaculate, and her stage presence a sheer pleasure!"

She has led a many-faceted life as a flutist, novelist, screenwriter, and television commentator. Since 1980 she has traveled around the country interviewing artists in her role for CBS Sunday Morning. Meanwhile, she has pursued her musical career, appearing as soloist at major American festivals, collaborating with other musical artists, and performing as an emsemble player. She also serves as artistic director of the prestigious Bravo! Colorado, Vail Music Festival, scheduled each summer.

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