Performers are (clockwise from upper left) Theodore Buchholz, cello; Melissa Hamilton, violin; Alexander Tentser, piano; and Anna Gendler, violin.
Performers are (clockwise from upper left) Theodore Buchholz, cello; Melissa Hamilton, violin; Alexander Tentser, piano; and Anna Gendler, violin.

A highly talented quartet of musicians will perform in concert at Academy Village Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 11:30 a.m.  Three Tucson Symphony Orchestra artists, Theodore Buchholz, cellist; Melissa Hamilton, violist; and Anna Gendler, violinist, will be joined by Gendler’s husband, classical pianist Alexander Tentser.

The program will include Sonata Opus 78 by Johannes Brahams, Märchenerzählungen Opus 132 by Robert Schumann, and Gabriel Faure’s Piano Quartet in C minor Opus 15.

Buchholz, a favorite at Academy Village recitals, performs in over 70 concerts a year He studied at the Manhattan School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is presently a core member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO).  As a music educator, Buchholz serves as President-Elect of the American String Teachers Association of Arizona and is on the faculty of Pima Community College.

Hamilton is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she received her BM and MM in viola performance. She taught viola at Western Washington University and was violist for the university’s Pacific String Quartet.  She now plays with the TSO, Tucson Chamber Artists, Daystar Chamber Players and Esperanza Chamber Ensemble.

Gendler, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory in Russia, joined the TSO in 1991. She performs locally with the Tucson Symphony String Quartet and Flute and String Trio.  She is a founding member of Day Star Chamber Players and she appears with her husband in duo performances.  She is teaching artist for the OPA (Opening Minds through the Arts) and on the faculty at Pima Community College.

Tentser, born in Kiev, Ukraine, studied at the Gnesin Music College in Moscow and the Russian Academy of Music.  Since arriving in America in 1990, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic violinist Anna Rabinova and the TSO.  He received a doctorate from the University of Arizona and now teaches at Pima Community College and is conductor for its orchestra.  He is also on the faculty at Cochise College.

Submitted by Priscilla Moore, Academy Village Volunteer

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Quartet to Perform Faure, Brahms and Schumann : Oct.2013
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