- Date January 24th, 2020 Time 7:30pm Venue First Presbyterian Church
An evening of magnificent music featuring Mozart’s masterful Sinfonia Concertante with Concertmaster Roy Meyer and Principal Viola Nicholas Jeffery. Jennifer Higdon’s energetic To The Point and Stravinsky’s rhythmically charged Dumbarton Oaks, inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, round out this playful program.
Higdon: To The Point
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks”
View Program Notes
Join us after the concert for Coda Conversations.
General Admission: $20
Students $6 (Age 6-26 with ID)
Students (5 & Below) Free with a paying adult
Friday, January 24, 2020 | 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL
Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IL
Support Provided By:
The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., A Circle of Springfield Physicians, F. Lucille Foster
Springfield Venue First Presbyterian Church
321 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62701
321 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62701
Ticket Office Information:
Phone: (217) 206-6160
Toll-free: (800) 207-6960
Box Office Information:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Performance Days - The Box Office will Open One Hour Prior to the Performance at First Presbyterian Church
Tickets for Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra concerts may be purchased through the UIS Ticket Office or may be purchased at the door the night of the performance. All seats are general admission.
There is free parking available on the street surrounding First Presbyterian Church. Paid parking is available in the garage just west of First Presbyterian Church (located at the intersection of 6th Street and Capitol Avenue).
Roy Meyer Violin
Highly regarded as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, Roy Meyer’s recent Carnegie Hall debut was hailed as “marvelous.”
In addition to his role as violinist with the Griffon Quartet, he is a founding member of the Apollo Music Festival in Houston, Minnesota. Chamber music collaborations include performances with Mike Block and Wu Tong of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and violinists Tobias Speymans, concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and Robert Hanford, concertmaster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Festival appearances include the Round Top Festival and performances of Opera Italiana with musicians of the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Central Park Summer Concerts, among others.
Meyer has appeared as soloist with the Illinois Symphony, Wartberg Community Symphony Orchestra, and Indiana State University Orchestra. He has served as concertmaster of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra since 2015 and continues to perform with the Sarasota Orchestra and Chicago Philharmonic.
A dedicated educator, Meyer has led master classes at the Apollo Music Festival, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Virginia Tech, SUNY New Paltz, Indiana State University, the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and served as a member of the faculty at the Illinois Chamber Music Festival in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2018, he served as visiting professor of violin at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Media appearances include WORT Radio, WBDK Radio, Green Bay’s CBS Local 5 TV and film credits include Amazon Prime’s “Mozart in the Jungle.”
Roy Meyer began violin studies at 4 years old and earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters of Music from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and a Certificate in Advanced String Studies at New York University. His primary teachers include David Perry, Carolyn Stuart, Gregory Fulkerson, Naoko Tanaka, and Laurie Hamilton.
When not on stage, Roy enjoys following baseball, traveling, and hiking.
Nicholas Jeffery Viola
Nicholas Jeffery began viola lessons in the Indiana public school system and continued his studies with Catherine Carroll and Masao Kawasaki at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In 2010 he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his main teacher was Sally Chisholm. Along the way he worked with a number of coaches and teachers, including Lee Fiser, Victoria Chiang, Sydney Hodkinson, and David Perry. He spent many summers as a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival, serving two summers as the violist in the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. He has also attended the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, ME, the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, Interlochen, and the Encore School for Strings.
As a performer, Dr. Jeffery has been a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, has performed regularly with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and most recently served as principal viola of the Illinois Symphony. An active chamber musician, Dr. Jeffery helped to found the Ursa Ensemble, a mixed chamber ensemble in Chicago, IL, and has being invited to appear as a guest artist with the Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, the Willy Street Chamber Players, and the Heart Strings Ensemble in Madison, WI.
Dr. Jeffery is strongly committed to teaching and maintains a full studio of private students at every level of development. As a member of the Hunt String Quartet at the University of Wisconsin, he visited area elementary schools to present musical lessons and give performances in the classroom. Recently he was invited to give masterclasses to viola students at Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin. He currently serves as assistant principal of the Kalamazoo Symphony, and is a member of the Burdick-Thorne String Quartet.