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Upcoming Events:

Francis Land House

On Wednesday, April 24th, at 2:30 & 3:30 PM, the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble will perform at the historic Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia. Music will include the following works:

  • Felix Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 for violin, cello, and piano.
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Concertpiece No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, cello, and piano.
  • Piazolla: Winter for violin, cello, and piano.
  • Johannes Brahms: “Allegro amabile” from Sonata No. 2, Op. 100 for violin and piano.
  • Claude Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for clarinet and piano.
  • John Winsor: Caribbean Sunset for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano.

Performers will include Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

The Francis Land House, located at 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard, is included in the Princess Anne Garden Tour. Listeners may either sit down while we play or wander freely through the house and grounds. Admission to the house is $2.50 for adults and $1.00 for students aged 6 to 18. The block ticket from the Garden Tour may also be used.

Recent Events:

TCC Martin Building

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 12:00 PM, the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble performed music by Felix Mendelssohn, Astor Piazolla, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and John Winsor. Performers were Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

On Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 6:00 PM, the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble performed music by Felix Mendelssohn, Astor Piazolla, Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, and John Winsor. Performers were Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

HCE at TCC Roper Center

On Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 12:00 PM, the HCE performed a concert at the TCC Roper Center, Room 4236. Works included Allegro amabile from Brahms's Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Op. 100, Claude Debussy's Premiere Rhapsody for clarinet and piano, the scherzo from Mendelssohn's Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 49, "Winter" from Astor Piazolla's Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Mendelssohn's Concertpiece No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, cello, and piano, and John Winsor's "Caribbean Sunset" for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Performers included Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

Chowan University

The HCE participated in a NACUSA/Mid-Atlantic Concert at Daniel Recital Hall, Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:30pm. The concert was a tribute to the late Robert Ian Winstin, who was the NACUSA/Mid-Atlantic Vice President. Works included music by Winstin as well as works by Harvey Stokes, James Guthrie, and John Winsor. It included John's Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, which won the 2012 MTNA/VMTA Commissioned Composer Competition. HCE Performers were John Winsor, clarinet; Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

Shenandoah University

On Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 4:15pm, at Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia, members of the HCE performed John's "Caribbean Sunset" for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano at the annual VMTA conference. The work was jointly commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA). Performers included John Winsor, clarinet; Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

Unitarian Church of Norfolk

On Sunday, March 18th, 2012 at 4:00 PM, the HCE performed an all-Winsor concert celebrating John's 60th birthday. Music included Four for Three, The Norwegian Lady, Final Portraits, and the Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano. Performers included Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; Marlene Morvaji Ford, horn; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

HCE at TCC Roper Center

On Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 12:30 PM, the HCE performed an all-Beethoven concert at the TCC Roper Center, Room 4236. Works included the Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 and first movements of the Archduke Trio, Op. 97, the Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5, No. 1, and the Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 3. Performers included Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Wright, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; and Jeanette Winsor, piano.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

On Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 6:00 PM, the HCE performed a concert of music by Beethoven and John Winsor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Francis Land House

On Tuesday, April 24th the HCE performed music by Beethoven and John Winsor at Francis Land House in Virginia Beach as part of Virginia's historic garden week.

The Francis Land House, located at 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard, is included in the Princess Anne Garden Tour. Listeners may either sit down while we play or wander freely through the house and grounds. Admission to the house is $2.50 for adults and $1.00 for students aged 6 to 18. The block ticket from the Garden Tour may also be used.

HCE at St. Patrick's

On Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 9:00 AM, the HCE performed a concert of music by Beethoven at St. Patrick's Catholic School in Norfolk.


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