LINDSBORG — The Dala Camerata Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery. The group is composed of musicians Ann Samuelson on violin, Cindy Fong on piano and violin, Diane Guillemette on viola, and Valerie Matthews on cello. They will be playing selections by Franz Joseph Haydn and Robert Schumann. The concert is the first performance in the Sandzen Gallery’s 2018-19 chamber music series.
Violinist Ann Samuelson is an instructor of music at Bethany College and Kansas Wesleyan University. She plays with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and other regional ensembles and maintains a private studio of violin and viola students. She is co-founder and co-director of Dala Camerata, a summer chamber music camp for high school and junior high string students based at Bethany College.
Cindy Fong has performed as a pianist in recitals and chamber music concerts in the New England area and is a regular participant in the Chamber Music Conference of the East at Bennington College, in Bennington, Vermont. Also a violinist, she is a member of the Lexington Symphony in Massachussets. Ms. Fong is a professor of piano and English as a second language at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.
Diane Guillemette performs on viola and is a native of Rhode Island. She performs as a freelancer with the Southeastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus of Westerly Festival Orchestra, and with various small ensembles. She holds a masters in management with a focus in finance from Harvard University.
Cellist Valerie Matthews lives in Ashton, Maryland, and performs regularly as a chamber musician in the Washington, D.C. area. She also plays double bass in a community orchestra, along with cello and bass in a Hungarian folk ensemble. She is a sales engineer at Nuance Communications Inc., specializing in the implementation of speech recognition and natural language processing for medical documentation.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for the concert, however, donations are appreciated. For further information, call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.