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The Island Gallery
100-106 Madison Avenue N,
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
Tel. 206-780-9500,
www.theislandgallery.net
Contact Susan Swannack-Nunn, Owner
ssn@theislandgallery.net


April 11, 2008. For immediate release.

2008 SPRING CONCERT SERIES AT THE ISLAND GALLERY

Three Evenings of Chamber Music and Extraordinary Art

The Final 2008 Series Performance: Viola Quintets



The Island Gallery concludes its popular Spring Concert Series with the third evening of chamber music on Friday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. Selections include:

Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, K.614
Bruch: Adagio & Allegro molto from Quintet in A minor
Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Brahms: Quintet Op. 111

Featured Performers: Rachel Pearson & Stephen Bryant, violins; John Scanlon & Sue Jane Bryant, violas; Richard Treat, cello.


Location: The Island Gallery, 100-106 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Island, WA
Please Note: Reservations are recommended.

All three concerts in this series are performed prior to the gallery concert in the following Bainbridge Island art classrooms: Odyssey, Bainbridge High School, and the Island School. The students draw, paint or color at will. Five works will be chosen for display at the next gallery concert. Come experience this connection between music & art!

This project is supported, in part, by the City of Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Fund, administered by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council.

Artists:

Stephen Bryant, a Bainbridge Island resident, is a violinist known for his enthusiasm and passion for music. Each summer he leads a string quartet concert series during a fifteen-day river raft trip through the Grand Canyon, performing in some of the most spectacular natural amphitheatres in the world. Steve was a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Steve is presently a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Sue Jane Bryant studied viola with Karen Tuttle and Lillian Fuchs at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She was a member of the Edmonton Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra before moving to Seattle in 2003. Sue Jane served as Sub-Principal Viola of the newly formed Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998/99. She enjoys teaching, studio recording and playing as an extra musician with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She lives on Bainbridge Island.

John Scanlon moved to the Northwest in 2005, thus fulfilling his desire to have resided in all four corners of the continental United States. He was born in Boston, educated at the Eastman School, the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was a member of the Florida Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and played regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Scanlon is on the faculty of the Max Aronoff Viola Institute in Kenmore and is a former member of the Deodara String Quartet.

Richard Treat has worked as a freelance musician and teacher throughout Southern California, where at California State University at Los Angeles he studied with Stephen De’ak, Eleonore Schoenfeld, and Lucien LaPorte. He has worked with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Pasadena, Long Beach, and Glendale Symphonies. Richard has been principal cellist of the Santa Barbara and South Coast Symphonies, the Mozart Camerata, and the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra and played for many years with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and the Deodara String Quartet. As a freelance musician, he has played for motion pictures such as Lion King, Mission Impossible, Austin Powers and Thin Red Line, and also played in the orchestras for the shows Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime, and Titanic. His recording career includes many television programs, commercials, and recordings, and he has appeared several times on The Tonight Show. Richard has taught at California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Irvine, and was a long-time faculty member at Chapman University in Orange, California. Recently relocated to the Northwest, he is now a member of the Max Aronoff Institute faculty in Kenmore, and is regularly featured in performances of solo and chamber music in the Northwest.

Rachael Pearson: Biographical information will be available shortly.