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Classics at the Merc: Pisco and Shick

Event Details:

  • What: Classics at the Merc: Pisco and Shick
  • When: Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Where: Temecula Community Center
The recital series Classics at the Merc, curated by Robert Culverhouse, Jr. in consultation with Dana Zimbric, Artistic Director and Conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra, has been making classical music personal and accessible to Inland Empire residents; highlighting the talents of concert hall-caliber artists in an intimate setting. On Sunday, May 24th at 3:00 pm, the series welcomes Brazilian Violinist, Ayrton Pisco and Pianist Suzanne Shick.

“The audience can expect to see a lot of exciting virtuoso violin showpieces by composers such as Paganini and Kreisler, as well as some gems of the classical repertoire by Bach and Beethoven,” Pisco said.

Normally housed at The Merc, which is a 48-seat venue within the Old Town Temecula Community Theater complex, Classics at the Merc is being held at the Temecula Community Center, 28816 Pujol Street, during the extensive renovation of the property. Despite the change in venue, the same intimacy for which the music series is heralded, remains constant.

“The intimate setting intensifies the experience because it puts the artists closer and more connected to the audience, which gives the opportunity to watch and feel the performance with a much higher level of detail,” Pisco said. “Furthermore, the question and answer session right after the performance gives the audience a chance to get more insight on the performers’ thoughts, backgrounds etc.”

Pisco looks forward to not only speaking with his audience following the recital, but hopes that those who wouldn’t necessarily attend a classical music concert benefit from the opportunity to relate to the musicians on the personal level; gaining an appreciation for the music through the artist.
“Because it features amazing pieces by composers from several musical periods, this concert is sure to catch the audience’s attention towards the genre,” Pisco said. “Come see some of the gems of the classical repertoire, as well as a lot of breathtaking technical fireworks, in this violin and piano recital. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”

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Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.

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