Mount Vernon Music's five strategies to fulfill our mission:
- Community Concerts with the highest quality in programming of live chamber music.
- Youth Outreach includes in-school clinics by expert players, and age-tailored programs of original musical stories with visual art and narration.
- Musical Lifelines brightens the lives of people in long-term care facilities with performances by professional musicians.
- Scholarship Assistance for Young Musicians has awarded nearly $34,000 to talented youth.
- Commissioning and Publishing of compelling new works creates new opportunities for musical experience.
Since Mount Vernon Music receives support from donors throughout the DFW area and beyond, each year we bring encore performances of our regular subscription concerts to venues throughout the metroplex. In the 2023-2024 season, this includes concerts in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth.
MVM is seeking performance support for the following programs to be presented in the Dallas - Fort Worth area:
HEART AND MIND, LOVE AND CONVICTION
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Steinway Hall Plano, 5813 Preston Rd. # 570, Plano, TX 75093
You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. ~ George Michael
Mesmerizing dance music from Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, the emotional beauty of Brahms, fresh sounds from Benedikt Brydern, including his brand-new Cor et Cerebrum.
Mark Miller, violin; Ute Miller, viola; Jolyon Pegis, cello; Benjamin Loeb, piano
LOVE OF NATURE AND UNITY
Monday, October 30, 2023 at 7:30 pm - Wilshire Baptist Church, McIver Chapel, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214
Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings. ~ John Muir
The rich tonal color of the bassoon, and the indescribable wonder of nature infusing music by Antonio Vivaldi and Pēteris Vasks, who prays “…in the forest, on the seashore, everywhere, because the world as God created it is so beautiful.”
Leslie Massenburg, bassoon; Mark Miller and Andres Bravo, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Laura Ospina, cello
LOVING FOR GIVING
Friday, January 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm - Steinway Piano Gallery Forth Worth, 510 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank
It is said that love is a treasure that multiplies the more it is given away. John Williams’ beautiful Air and Simple Gifts, The Last Jew in Hamadan by Richard Danielpour, virtuoso fireworks for the clarinet, a boogie-woogie celebration by Libby Larsen, and César Franck’s intensely passionate piano quintet.
Evan Mitchell, piano; Ivan Petruzziello, clarinet; Mark Miller and Marina Dichenko, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Laura Ospina, cello; Jack Unzicker, double bass
REFLECTIONS OF LOVE
Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 7:30 pm - St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 2024 S. Collins St, Arlington, TX 76010
I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. ~ Alan Hovhaness
Beautifully moving, mystical music from Alan Hovhaness, for whom “the worthiest creative art has been motivated consciously or unconsciously by the desire for the regeneration of mankind.” In a program of Italian, English, German, Uruguayan, and American music.
Geoffrey Winter, horn; Mark Miller and Andres Bravo, violins; Ute Miller and TBD, violas; Laura Ospina cello; Jack Unzicker, bass
COMPOSED OF LOVE - A MUSICAL MARRIAGE
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:30 pm - DFW Location TBA
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~ Emily Brontë
Related to the physicist who discovered X-rays, pianist and composer Julius Röntgen was a friend of Johannes Brahms, who frequently came to visit. The love Röntgen shared with his wife, composer and violinist Amanda Maier-Röntgen, lives on in their gorgeous music.
Evan Mitchell, piano; Mark Miller and Andres Bravo, violins; Ute Miller, viola; Laura Ospina, cello