LEWISTON – Cellists Jan Muller-Szeraws and Tobias Werner and pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando will perform in concert Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The 7:30 p.m. concert is being presented by the center in association with the Cohen Chamber Music Series at Hebron Academy.

The program will feature works by Georg Friderich Händel and the Trio Sonata No.16 in g minor for two cellos and piano; Leos Janácek; Alberto Ginastera; Franz Liszt with Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto for piano solo; Reinhold Glière; Gian Carlo Menotti; and Leonard Bernstein and the Three Meditations from “Mass” for cello and piano.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Urrutia-Borlando has performed an extensive repertoire in South America, the United States and Germany – collaborating with violinists Alexander Kerr and Lorey Courney, cellist William Grubb, clarinetist David Bellman and bandoneonist Peter Soave.

As a soloist, Urrutia-Borlando has performed with the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Columbus State University Orchestra, The National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the New Millennium Orchestra of Indianapolis and The Akron Youth Orchestra.

Urrutia-Borlando has been featured on radio and television broadcasts in his native Chile more than a dozen times and has also video-recorded the Liszt B-minor Sonata for the Pencopolitan Project 2010. He is co-founder and artistic director of The ProArte Chamber Orchestra of Indianapolis.

Werner has performed at Garth Newel Music Center since 1999 and is a member of the Contemporary Music Forum, ensemble-in-residence at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. He has performed at the Cape and Islands Chamber Music Festival, Villa Musica Mainz, San Diego Chamber Music Workshop, Vail Valley Bravo! Colorado Music Festival, Maui Classical Music Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Strathmore Hall, the Phillips Collection, the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Bargemusic. He has performed as soloist with orchestras in the United States, France, Germany and Romania; recent performances have included the concertos of Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn and Boccherini.

Muller-Szeraws’ musical journey has taken him over three continents as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Since his early debut with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Concepcin, he has performed frequently as a soloist with orchestras in Chile, Germany and the United States. He has been a guest artist at many festivals, including the Cape and Islands Chamber Music, Rockport, El Paso Pro-Musica, Strings in the Mountains, Music at Gretna and Kingston Chamber Music festivals and has collaborated with ensembles such as the Muir and St. Petersburg String quartets.

Admission is $15, $12 for students and seniors. Call 689-2000. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The Franco center is on Cedar Street. For more information, log on to www.francoamericanheritage.org.


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