KCH's PASSING THE TORCH
featuring master cellist Anthony Elliott
and up-and-coming violinist Camille Jones
Thursday, June 16TH @ 8:00 PM
Masterclass and Q&A at 5:30 PM
The Passing the Torch series is
made possible with support from the
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
Kerrytown Concert House continues its community mentorship project connecting area master musicians with young, promising artists for a series of performances and mentorship conversations. This concert pairs legendary cellist, and U-M professor emeritus, Anthony Elliott, and the talented young violinist, Camille Jones. Anthony Elliott has performed as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras including: the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony. Strad Magazine notes that “his emotional communication is often profound, and his glittering, silvery tone captivates the ear.” Currently a Master’s degree student at the University of Michigan, Camille Jones is a recent graduate of University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with various festival orchestras and chamber groups, including the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Elliot and Jones will host a pre-concert conversation/masterclass that is free and open to the public.
At the recital, they will perform a diverse program of classic and new works for cello and violin, shed light on their respective careers, and discuss the deep significance of intergenerational relationships in music.
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed by a third party within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 5. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Cellist and conductor Anthony Elliott is in great demand as a soloist, chamber music performer, and teacher. Following his victory in the Emanuel Feuermann International Cello Competition in 1987, Strad Magazine wrote of his competition appearance, “his emotional communication is often profound, and his glittering, silvery tone captivates the ear.” Following quickly on the heels of his competition victory was a highly successful New York debut recital, which received a lengthy standing ovation from a capacity crowd.
Anthony Elliott’s studies were with two legendary figures of the cello, Janos Starker and Frank Miller. He has given master classes at most of America’s leading music programs including Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Chicago’s Music Center of the North Shore, and Interlochen Arts Academy.
A frequent guest soloist with major orchestras, Anthony Elliott has performed most of the standard concerto repertory with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the CBC Toronto Orchestra. He has also commissioned new works by such composers as Primous Fountain III, Augustus Hill, James Lee III, and Chad E. Hughes. As a soloist, his performances have been recorded and broadcast on radio and television across the United States and Canada.
Also in great demand as a chamber musician, he is a regular guest artist at the Sitka (Alaska) Summer Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, New York’s Bargemusic Chamber Series, Chamber Music International of Dallas, Houston’s DaCamera Series, the Victoria International Festival, and the Gateways Festival. He has also appeared as a member of Quartet Canada, with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with members of the Emerson, Juilliard, Cleveland, and Concord string quartets.
He has appeared in chamber music with the present and former concertmasters of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Read more at anthonyelliott.net.