2022-2023 Family Matinees Series

Chamber music concerts for the whole family

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) concludes its series of monthly chamber music concerts designed for the whole family on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00pm with the PSO Woodwind Trio at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth.

The performance will feature members of the PSO and will include a special guest performance by two string musicians from the PSO’s Stringendo youth program.
The PSO Woodwind Trio is made up of Aubrie Dionne, flute; Sarah Krebs, oboe; and John Ferraro, clarinet.
The program will get your toes tapping with Disney favorites such as “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid and “Let It Go” from Frozen, and will whisk you away with operatic melodies from Bizet’s Carmen and Delibes’ Lakmé.

The trio will be joined by special student guest violinists Elisabeth “Elsa” Kantz and Vivien Stuart who will perform “Koncert Polka” by Hans Christian Lumbye accompanied on piano by Molly Petrik.

Kantz started to play the violin at age six. Now a home-schooled senior in high school who is planning to pursue a degree in violin pedagogy in college, Kantz already has seven violin students of her own. She loves to sing, play and compose fiddle tunes for fun. For the second year in a row she is serving as concertmaster of the UNH Youth Symphony. Kantz lives in Ossipee, NH with her parents, three younger siblings and 12 chickens. When she is not studying or practicing her violin, you may find her on the ski slopes or behind the counter at Seven Suns café in Wolfeboro.

Originally from Arizona, Stuart started playing the violin at age five. She is currently a 7th grader at Oyster River Middle school with special interests in french, math and chamber orchestra. An avid soccer player on the ORMS soccer team, she is also in her fourth year with UNH Youth Orchestra. Vivien lives in Durham with her parents, older brother Eli, and her two beloved two dogs, Pepper and King.


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