Published DatePLYMOUTH — In February, celebrated musicians Adrian Anantawan, violinist, and Amy Yang, pianist, will share their music and passion with Plymouth-area students as part of the New Hampshire Music Festival's Visiting Artist Program.
Anantawan and Yang will visit several area schools on Feb. 20 and 21, including Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith, Moultonborough Academy, Russell Elementary School in Rumney, Wentworth Elementary School, Sandwich Central School and Plymouth State University.
To culminate their visit, Anantawan and Yang will present a Community Concert at the Smith Recital Hall at Plymouth State University's Silver Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public thanks to generous donations from Plymouth State University and the New Hampshire Electric Co-Op.
Born without a right hand, Anantawan is a gifted teacher and an inspiration to all students who meet him. A protégé of Itzhak Perlman, Anantawan has performed as a soloist with major orchestras in the United States, Canada, and Europe, for the Pope and the President of the United States, at Carnegie Hall, and was a featured performer in the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Yang is an experienced performer who has played in concert halls across the United States and in China, Poland, Turkey and Switzerland. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music and has been hailed an "outstanding artist" by New York Concert Review. She is currently a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
The New Hampshire Music Festival, now in its 61st season, welcomes Donato Cabrera, Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, as its sixth Music Director and Conductor. For more information about its season, which starts July 6, visit www.nhmf.org or call 603-279-3300.