LaGrange College announces its 2009-10 Callaway Concert Series, which includes a concert by the famous Vienna Boys Choir.
The series includes the Georgia Guitar Quartet, Sept. 10; pianist Christopher Taylor, Nov. 2; the Vienna Boys Choir Choral Ensemble, Feb. 5 and violinist Sergiu Schwartz, March 22.
All concerts are in the Callaway Auditorium, 801 Dallis St., and cost $10 each.
The Georgia Guitar Quartet includes Phil Snyder and Brian Smith, who are adjunct faculty members of the LaGrange College music department. The other two members are Jason Solomon and Kyle Dawkins. They first got attention when they made an appearance on PBS' "Performance Today," and was endorsed by classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening.
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Christopher Taylor was the first American since 1981 to reach the finals of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He won the bronze medal in 1993. He won first place in the William Kapell International Piano Competition. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony, Houston Symphony and Atlanta Symphony.
Vienna Boys Choir Choral Ensemble has a centuries old history and tradition. This choir, along with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Chorus, provide the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna's Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.
Sergiu Schwartz is the violin professor in the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. He is a sought-after soloist around the world. He has performed in Europe, Asia and North America, as well as his home country of Israel. He has performed in the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in America and in many of London's concert halls.