||Acclaimed classical trio STRATA will perform in the Wilmington Concert Associationâ€™s first of three benefit concerts, on Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. on the Thalian Hall Main Stage to raise funds for the organization to continue its 85 year tradition of bringing international music and dance to the Port City.
Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285 or online at www.thalianhall.org.
STRATA is a coming together of three extraordinary musical talents: Audrey Andrist, piano; Nathan Williams, clarinet; and James Stern, violin and viola. All holders of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School, they have appeared as a featured ensemble at the annual conventions of the Music Teachers' Association of California and the International Clarinet Association. Their combined credits encompass numerous international prizes and performances across four continents including such places as Carnegie Hall, the Marlboro Festival and the Kennedy Center.
A review by the San Francisco Classical Voice says, â€ś[The] audience . . . leapt to their feet at the end of the concert in an exuberant standing ovation.â€ť Also, the Independent Coast Observer said of the artists, â€ś...the Trio demonstrated excellent coordination and precise timing as the focus shifted between instruments and the tempo and mood did handsprings.â€ť