AUGUST 2015 LYCEUM CONCERTS
The popular 25th Annual WMPA Summer Chamber Music Concert Series continues at the Lyceum. All concerts are free; $10 donation suggested.
201 South Washington Street
Sunday afternoons at 3 PM (exceptions noted)
Donations accepted at the door. Please see the Lyceum Concerts Information page for additional details and upcoming concert information.
August 2 Lyceum Concert
Cellist Philip Wolf and Friends
Yevgeniy Dovgalyuk, Violin
Rachel Jirka, Violin
Lesley Hogg, Viola
Philip Wolf, Cello
String Quartet No. 19, K 465 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 9, Op 59. No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven
Cellist Philip Wolf is an honors graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied at the Peabody Institute with Daniel Levitov. While at Johns Hopkins, he was the winner of the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the Homewood Arts Certificate. He also performed Saint-Saëns’ Concerto #1 with the Hopkins Chamber Orchestra as winner of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Philip received early instruction from Barbara Paschke at the Longy School of Music and Laura Blustein at New England Conservatory. As a member of the Boston Youth Symphony, he participated in a musical exchange in Laikipia, Kenya, which is featured in the documentary “The Music Lesson.” He has participated in festivals at Killington and Tanglewood. He currently resides in Washington, D.C., where he works as an economic consultant.
Violinist Yevgeniy Dovgalyuk, a native of Riga, Latvia, began studying violin at the age of six. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the University of Maryland, studying with Dr. James Stern. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from George Mason University. His teachers have included NSO violinists Pavel Pekarsky and Peter Haase. Winner of numerous performance awards, Mr. Dovgalyuk is a Concertmaster with the Piedmont Symphony as well as the American Studio Orchestra, and Associate Concertmaster with the American Festival Pops Orchestra. Yevgeniy regularly performs with the National Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, and is founder of the Liya Ensemble. He is actively involved with Liya Music Camp International in USA and Ukraine where he serves as Music Director, as well as Liya Dovgalyuk Foundation, in memory of his sister. He has performed throughout the USA and Europe, including Sweden, the UK, Ukraine, Latvia, and Russia.lso has extensive training in the presentation of contemporary works that involve electronics.
Violinist Rachel Jirka has been playing the violin for 27 years. A native of the Boston area, she received early instruction at the New England Conservatory where she studied with Maria Benotti. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she received her degree in music with high distinction. Rachel currently resides in Alexandria and works as a rare book librarian.
Violist Lesley Hogg, a native of Gloucester, VA, holds an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Virginia, where she graduated with distinction, and a graduate degree in music performance from the University of South Carolina. As a scholarship recipient at USC, Lesley was an active chamber musician and served as principal violist of the USC Symphony. She served as principal violist of the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra (Charlottesville, VA) and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Charleston, SC), and performed as a regular sub with the Symphony Orchestra of Augusta, the Charlotte Philharmonic, and the South Carolina Philharmonic. After moving to Arlington, VA, Lesley continues to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic (Columbia, SC), Opera on the James (Lynchburg, VA) and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC), with whom she played at the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall and Terrace Theater.
The Lyceum is located on the southwest corner at the intersection of South Washington Street and Prince Street in Alexandria. Free on-street parking is available nearby. For additional parking and Metro access information, please click HERE.
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