In celebration of Chamber Music Quad Cities' 20th anniversary season, the group welcomes home to Davenport its co-founders and brothers, Tom (piano) and Greg Sauer (cello), for a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The Sauers will be joined by current CMQC artistic director, violinist David Bowlin, in a program that includes works by Beethoven, Britten and Lieberson at the Unitarian Church,3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport.
Tom Sauer is a member of the piano faculty at the Mannes School of Music in New York City, the director of the Beethoven Institute in New York, and a recent soloist with the Quad City Symphony.Greg Sauer is associate professor of cello at Florida State University in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Bowlin is a member of the violin faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio.
Chamber Music Quad Cities began as a family affair, with concerts presented by Davenport natives Greg and Tom Sauer, for which they were joined by friends and local musicians. In 1994, the Sauers, along with pianist Robert Satterlee, then a member of the piano faculty at Augustana College, incorporated Chamber Music Quad Cities Inc. The purpose of the organization is to present high-quality chamber music for the region.
In recent years, several musicians with local connections have appeared in CMQC concerts. They include Beth McCafferty, flute; Sarah Bowlin Warren, violin; and Robert Elfline, piano. Also, bassist Philip Alejo will play for the upcoming CMQC concert on June 22 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport.
The cost of tonight's concert $12 for adults and $5 for students, payable at the door. There is no reserved seating. For more information, visit chambermusicqc.com.
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