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Performance Schedule

January 11 – 12, 2018

Lille, France
Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle
Program:

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2 “The American Four Seasons”
Steve Reich's Duet for Two Violins and Orchestra

With:

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Ayako Tanaka, concertmaster

March 13, 2018

New York, New York
Consulate General of Italy

Concert to benefit Rome Chamber Music Festival

April 5 – 6, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Program:

Leonard Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)

With:

Robert Spano, conductor

April 7, 2018

McDuffie joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the 2018 Savannah Music Festival

Program:

Leonard Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)

With:

Robert Spano, conductor

June 4, 2018

Rome, Italy
Palazzo Barberini
Program:

Antonín Dvořák Bagatelles, Op. 47
Gioachino Rossini Sonata a Quattro No. 6 in D major
Sergei Prokofiev Peter and The Wolf

With:

Robert McDuffie, violin; Evan Hjort, violin; Tristan Feichtner, cello; Diego Procoli, harmonium (Dvořák); Hikaru Yonezaki, violin; Charissa Leung, violin; Julie Albers, cello; Valentina Ciardelli, double bass (Rossini); Ward Stare, conductor; Lorenzo Morrocchi, flute; Matthew Chin, oboe; Alessandro Carbonare, clarinet; Sarah Carbonare, bassoon; Guglielmo Pellarin, horn; Steve Moretti, percussion; Diego Procoli, piano; Evan Hjort, violin; Bronwyn James, violin; Daniele Valabrega, viola; Riana Anthony, cello; Dušan Kostić, double bass (Prokofiev)

June 5, 2018

Rome, Italy
Palazzo Barberini
Program:

Antonio Vivaldi Trio Sonata in G minor, RV 85
Georg Friedrich Händel Ombra mai fu from Serse (Xerxes)
Antonio Vivaldi Trio Sonata in C Major, RV 82
Georg Friedrich Händel Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo
Johannes Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40

With:

Ioana Cristina Goicea, violin; Ivano Zanenghi, lute; Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello (Vivaldi Trio Sonata in G minor); Sara Mingardo, coach; Maria Elena Pepi, mezzo soprano; Bronwyn James, violin; Gaia Trionfera, violin; Daniele Valabrega, viola; Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello; Ivano Zanenghi, lute (Händel Ombra mai fu); Ioana Cristina Goicea, violin; Ivano Zanenghi, lute; Atticus Mellor-Goldman cello (Vivaldi Trio Sonata in C Major); Sara Mingardo, coach; Sofya Yuneeva, soprano; Gaia Trionfera, violin; Bronwyn James, violin; Daniele Valabrega, viola; Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello; Ivano Zanenghi, lute (Händel Lascia ch’io pianga); Ioana Cristina Goicea,  violin; Guglielmo Pellarin, horn; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano (Brahms Horn Trio)

June 6, 2018

Rome, Italy
Palazzo Barberini
Program:

Camille Saint-Saëns Fantasy for Violin and Harp
Vincent d'Indy String Sextet, Op. 92
César Franck Piano Quintet in F minor

With:

Dustin Wilkes-Kim, violin; Agnė Keblytė harp (Saint-Saëns); Robert McDuffie, violin; Tiani Butts, violin; Stephanie Drach, viola; Luca Sanzò,  viola; Tristan Feichtner, cello; Barbara Warchalewska, cello (d’Indy); Elena Matteucci, piano; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Gaia Trionfera, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Erica Piccotti, cello (Franck)

June 7, 2018

Rome, Italy
Palazzo Barberini
Program:

Gioachino Rossini Sonata a Quattro No. 1 in G Major
Samuel Barber String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
Astor Piazzolla Suite of Tangos arr. Julian Milone
   Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi
   Oblivión
   Libertango
Sambas and  Bossanovas arr. Matt Catingub
   Ary Barroso Brazil
   Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes Girl from Ipanema
   Jobim and Newton Mendonça One Note Samba

With:

Charissa Leung, violin; Hikura Yonezaki, violin; Julie Albers, cello; Dušan Kostić, double bass (Rossini); Robert McDuffie, violin; Dustin Wilkes-Kim, violin; Martina Santarone, viola; Barbara Warchalewska, cello (Barber); Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Bronwyn James, violin; Tiani Butts, violin; Evan Hjort, violin; Valentina Ciardelli, double bass; Steve Moretti, cajón (Suite of Tangos); Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Bronwyn James, violin; Tiani Butts, violin; Stephanie Drach, viola; Riana Anthony, cello; Valentina Ciardelli, double bass; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano; Steve Moretti, cajón (Sambas and Bossanovas)

July 7, 2018

Brevard, North Carolina
Brevard Festival Orchestra
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

McDuffie and R.E.M. founding member Mike Mills perform with the Brevard Festival Orchestra.

Program:

Mike Mills' Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra

With:

Daniel Hege, conductor
Mike Mills, bass guitar and keyboard
John Neff, guitar
William Tonks, guitar
Patrick Ferguson, drums/percussion

July 15, 2018

Program:

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings
Philip Glass' Concerto for Violin, No. 2 "The American Four Seasons"

With:

Peter Oundjian, conductor

July 28, 2018

Aspen, Colorado
Harris Concert Hall

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harris Hall

Program:

Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Violins in C major, Op. 56
Vincent D'Indy's String Sextet, Op. 92
Philip Glass' Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra

With:

Aubree Oliverson, violin

August 31 – September 3, 2018

Macon, Georgia

2018 Labor Day Festival for Strings

October 6, 2018

McDuffie performs in the Huntsville Chamber Music Guild's 65th season

Open rehearsal: 3 p.m.

Program:

Fritz Kreisler Tempo di minuetto and Liebesleid
John Williams Theme from Schindler's List
George Gershwin/Jascha Heifetz It Ain't Necessarily So
Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44
Felix Mendelssohn Octet in Eb major, Op. 20

With:

Annie Fullard, violin and viola
Margery McDuffie Whatley, piano
Students from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University

October 7, 2018

Macon, Georgia
Bell House
Jennings Salon

Teamwork Workshop with McDuffie Center students and Mercer University Men's Basketball Team

Program:

Morning program: Chamber music coaching with Annie Fullard at the Bell House
Luncheon with Guest Speaker Bill Curry
Afternoon program: Mercer men's basketball practice at Hawkins Arena

With:

Annie Fullard, Chamber Coach, Robert McDuffie Center for Strings
Bill Curry, two-time Super Bowl winner and former NCAA football coach
Bob Hoffman, Coach, Mercer University Men's Basketball Team

October 17, 2018

Rome, Italy

Benefit performance for the Rome Chamber Music Festival and the Italian Red Cross

Program:

Aaron Copland Hoedown
Fritz Kreisler Liebesleid
Richard Heuberger/Fritz Kreisler Midnight Bells
Moritz Moszkowski Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71

With:

Elena Matteucci, piano
Gaia Trionfera, violin
Pino Quartullo and Elisabetta Pellini

October 22, 2018

Florence, Italy
Sala delle Muse

Recital in the elegant Sala delle Muse

With:

Elena Matteucci, piano

October 30, 2018

Macon, Georgia
Fickling Hall

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings Fabian Concert Series

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Giovanni Bottesini Grand Duo for Violin and Bass
Felix Mendelssohn Octet in Eb major, Op. 20

With:

Annie Fullard, violin
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Daniel Tosky, double bass
McDuffie Center young artists