The Majestic Sound of French Horns on Stage in Mount Vernon
The Luxembourg based Virtuoso Horn Duo will perform music for French horn and strings on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Mount Vernon Music (MVM) Hall.
The husband and wife team of Kristina Mascher and Kerry Turner have gained an international following for their blend of melodic and exciting music, executed with world class artistry and dazzling technical skill. On tour this fall in the U.S., they visit Mount Vernon between appearances in Oklahoma and Texas venues in Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Commerce, San Antonio and Kingsville.
They will present a program of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and two pieces by Kerry Turner. Accompanying them will be musicians of MVM’s Orchard Ensemble, including Mark Miller and Yuko Mansell, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Nikola Ružević, cello; and Peng Wang, double bass.
Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $20 for non-members, and $5 for college students with valid ID. Children's admission through high school is free. (8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticketholder.)
Mount Vernon Music formed in 2005 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. The music hall is located at 402 Leftwich Street, Mount Vernon.
The Virtuoso Horn Duo, Kerry Turner and Kristina Mascher-Turner, started performing together in 2002. These two accomplished horn players began studying, perfecting and performing the existing repertoire for two horns, putting particular emphasis on the concertos with orchestra, such as Haydn, Vivaldi and Telemann. Shortly thereafter, Kristina and Kerry presented a recital and master class at the University of Prague and at further venues in Luxembourg. They traveled extensively, giving concerts to enthusiastic audiences in Valencia, Spain, at the International Horn Society's Annual Workshop, the second Australian Brass Festival in Melbourne, Australia, at the Academy of Music in Singapore, and at the Festival of Nations in Rome.
The Virtuoso Horn Duo has also toured and offered master classes in the United States from coast to coast, often together with pianist Lauretta Bloomer and tuba virtuoso Kyle Turner. They appeared as soloists with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and various orchestras in Europe. Their highly acclaimed recording of concertos for two horns and chamber orchestra appears on the MSR Classics label.
Cost for admission is $5, $10 or $20. Children are free.
Additional information is available by calling (903) 563-3780 or visiting www.mountvernonmusic.org.