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Chauncey Patterson – viola

chauncey-pattersonCHAUNCEY PATTERSON began his professional career at the age of 23 as Assistant Principal Viola of the Denver Symphony.  He was eventually appointed Principal Viola by  Music Director Phillipe Entremont.  His next post was Principal Viola of the Buffalo Philharmonic under the direction of Seymon Bychkov.  During his stay in Buffalo, Mr. Patterson was offered and accepted the viola position in the award winning Miami String Quartet.  During his 15 year tenure, the MSQ garnered awards in the quartet competitions of London and Evian in addition to being the first string quartet to win the Concert Artist Guild New York Competition.  The quartet recorded a number of CD’s most notable The Ginastera Quartets, The Quartets of Petris Vasks and the Saint-Saens and Faure String Quartets for the BMG Conifer label.  The Quartet toured the U.S. extensively playing virtually every high profile venue including performances at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl.  Foreign travels (both with and without the MSQ) have taken Mr. Patterson to  Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Panama, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, England, and the Netherlands.  He has shared the chamber music stage with such distinguished artists as:  Gil Shaham, Garrick Ohlsson, Cho liang Lin, Robert Chen, Jamie Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Paul Neubauer, Cindy Phelps, Nadja Solerno Sonennberg, the Orion String Quartet, Franco Gulli, Aaron Rosand, Menachem Presseler, Peter Wiley, Andre Michel Schub, Bill Prucell, Ida Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Lynn Harrell, Arto Noras, Mark Johnson, Gene Druckman,  and Robert Vernon.  Following his tenure with the MSQ, Mr. Patterson served as interim violist of the world renowned Fine Arts Quartet.  He currently resides in Miami, Florida where he serves as Solo Viola of the Florida Grand Opera.  Educaton has been a major component of Chauncey’s career.  His faculty affiliations  include: The Cleveland Institute of Music, Blossom School of Music, Kent State University, Hartt School of Music, Encore School for Strings, Eastern Music Festival, University of Charleston (W.V.), University of Denver, New World School of the Arts, Florida International University, and The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.  Chauncey started playing the viola at the age of 8 in the Burlington, North Carolina Public School System.  He attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Cleveland Institute of Music and holds a Certificate from The Curtis Institute of Music.  His major teachers were  Ann Woodward, Robert Vernon,  Karen Tuttle and Michael Tree.

Juan Carlos Peña

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Born in Honduras, Juan Carlos Peña began his musical studies at the Victoriano López Music School. He holds double bass performance degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Rice University, and a degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Maryland. Peña served as Principal Bass with the Honduras National Symphony and with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Valle in Colombia, and was Co-principal Bass with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra in Spain. Juan Carlos has been Principal Bass with the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra since 2008 and with the Palm Beach Symphony since 2012, and performs regularly in the bass section of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006 and with Nu Deco Ensemble in Miami since its inception.

Composer’s Notes

Seraph is a concertino for trumpet and strings, containing three short movements. The first movement is fast, and based on two main ideas. Firstly we hear brusque, angular chords accompanying a jaunty trumpet melody which contains dotted rhythms, running semiquavers and fast repeated notes. The second idea is more lyrical, incorporating rising 4ths and falling 3rds.

The second movement, an Adagio, has its leading cantabile melodic material on solo violin or tutti strings, while the solo trumpet seems to ruminate introspectively with oppositional and contrary lines. The movement subsides in a quasi-improvisatory duet between solo trumpet and violin.

The last movement, marcato e ritmico, is based on a closely worked canonic idea, which first appears on low strings, giving a somewhat ‘ungainly’ sensation at the outset, and a more fulsome arching melody marked cantabile e sonore. The trumpet part is peppered with little military fanfares. Eventually the music settles down to a cadenza-like passage, where the soloist is accompanied by tremolando strings, before the principal canonic theme is recapitulated on the violins and violas.

A seraph is a celestial being or angel, usually and traditionally associated with trumpets. This work is dedicated to Alison Balsom.

James MacMillan, 2011

Dina Kostic


Dina Kostic, violinist, an established chamber and orchestral musician, currently performs with various groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, the Symphonia Boca Raton, and Atlantic Classical Orchestra. She previously held positions with the Florida Philharmonic, the New World Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. As chamber musician, Ms. Kostic performs with several ensembles, primarily Chamber Music Palm Beach and Cameo Chamber Players. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, she moved to the States at the age of fifteen to start her Undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University, and earned her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University at age 21. Ms. Kostic has maintained a violin studio and ensemble classes at Barry University in Miami Shores since 2003, along with a private studio.

Glenn Basham

Glenn BashamGlenn Basham has been a member of the artist facultyat the Frost School of Music at the University of Miamisince 1992 and the concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1994. He also serves as the first violinist in the Bergonzi String Quartet, which is the quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music.

Glenn Basham is a native of Washington D.C., has a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.M. degree from Indiana University. Previously, he played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and was a member of the Chester String Quartet.
He has served as Concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Oak Park Symphony, the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Miami City Ballet, the Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and John Blake, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recordings,“Four More Giant Steps” and on Skitch Henderson’s “Swinging with Strings” on the Arbors jazz label.  He has produced two jazz CDs, “Blue Moon” and “Blue Bossa,” from a live concert given back in 2005 with Guitarist Simon Salz.


Eliza Bonet

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Mezzo-Soprano Eliza Bonet is a graduate of Florida State University and has been described as having a “full, bright sound” which she delivers with “gusto, crispness, and dispatch.” Ms. Bonet is currently a Mezzo-Soprano singing with Florida Grand Opera. She appeared in FGO’s production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia this past fall, and she will be seen again in the company’s upcoming production of The Passenger. Ms. Bonet has been recognized in several vocal competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Opera Birmingham Competition, and the Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition. Along with FGO, Ms. Bonet has also worked with opera companies all over the country such as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Kentucky Opera, and the Merola Opera program in San Francisco. Ms. Bonet is excited to be joining Musimelange for the first time and sharing this experience with all of you.

Megan Chartier

Megan Chartier Cellist Megan Chartier, a native of Detroit, MI, has recently performed as a soloist with the Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named the 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Summer Music Festival Concerto Competition. She was also the winner of both the 2012/13 Concerto and Aria Competition and 2012 Barry Manilow Competition at Eastern Michigan University.  Recent collaborations include nationally acclaimed artists such as Placid Domingo, Michael Buble, Audra McDonald, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Ms. Chartier is presently co-principal of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and has recently served as principal cellist of the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, Eastern Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra, touring in concert throughout Germany and France.

Ms. Chartier holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University and, as of May 2015, a Master of Music in Performance from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.  Her primary teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Dr. Diane L. Winder, Dr. Robert K. Reed, and Irina Tikhonova.  She now resides in Miami performing as co-founding member and cellist of the Wynwood Trio.

Trumpet | April 18, 2016 at 7:30pm

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musimelange is presenting its season finale concert on Monday April 18, 2016 at 7:30pm at the reminiscent M Building in the Wynwood Art District.


Act 1: Wine tasting** by Barton & Guestier and hors d’oeuvres sampling by GK Bistronomie will open the performance. Rafael Perez’s culinary talent has been recognized by the world’s most prestigious restaurant and hotel collections and guides. The Relais & Chateaux Guide recognized Zazu, one of Perez’s four Ecuadorian restaurants, as one of the top 300 restaurants in the world, honoring him the title of Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux. Under his tenure, The Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, was voted third best restaurant in the nation and #1 in Florida by Zagat. Perez brings his delightful expertise to Wynwood at his highly coveted Peruvian restaurant, GK Bistronomie, where his artistic talent takes true form. Enjoy a sample of his masterpieces at Musimelange.
Act 2: A Journey Through the Eras of Classical Music with  Mary Bowden, trumpet, Anne Chicheportiche & Dina Kostic, violins – Chauncey Patterson, viola – Ashley Garritson, cello – Juan Carlos Pena, bass.


J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043   

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Queen of the night aria from the Magic Flute       

L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827): Eyeglasses Duo for viola and bass, WoO 32     

Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Salut d’amour, Op.12         

N. Rimsky Korsakov (1844-1908): Flight of the BumbleBee         

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Clair de lune   

James MacMillan (1959): Seraph for Trumpet and strings           

~`Act 3: The artists will join the guests as they all enjoy a sweet selection* presented by GK Bistronomie.  




Reserve Tickets

$55 online*** – $65 at the door
RSVP recommended because of LIMITED PLACES.
price includes a chamber music concert, hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts



The M Building
194 nw 30th st
Miami FL 33127


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* Hors d’oeuvres and desserts are generously sponsored by GK Bistronomie
** Wine tasting generously sponsored by Barton & Guestier
*** Online price will be available until April 18th at 3PM.




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