[PAST EVENT] [CANCELED] Patrice d'Ollone with members of the Ambrosia Quartet 

April 26, 2020
Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
221 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Pianist and composer Patrice d’Ollone, grandson of the composer Max d’Ollone, is an enthusiastic
performer of French chamber works and art song. A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science, d’Ollone completed advanced studies in law and classical literature. Monsieur d’Ollone began his career with Fondation Total where he served as head of press relations. He lectured in musicology at the Sorbonne and served as director of the Béziers and Menton festivals. From 1990 to 2002, he was artistic delegate of the Orchestre National de France during Charles Dutoit’s tenure as music director. He has composed music for several documentary films including Dans le tête des SS (Inside the SS) and Verdun, ils ne passeront pas (Verdun, they will not pass), broadcast on French public television and National Geographic. In June 2018, a suite from his fi lm scores was performed at a Concert for Europe commemorating the end of the Great War at the Clairière de l’Armistice (Glade of the Armistice) in Compiègne. He has performed for Radio France and Musicora, a 3-day expo of classical music and jazz at La Seine Musicale in the western suburbs of Paris. His recordings include the chamber works of Max d’Ollone with the Quatuor Athenaeum-Enesco on the Arion label and the art songs of Max d’Ollone with Elsa Maurus, mezzo-soprano and Didier Henry, baritone on the Maguelone label. The latter was awarded a prize by the Académie du Discque Lyrique in 1999. Patrice d’Ollone is a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. Hampton Roads’ Ambrosia Quartet consists of Violinists Simon Lapointe, Mayu Cipriano, violist Beverly Kane Baker and cellist Rebecca Gilmore. Their resumes collectively represent many years of study at the very best conservatories, including the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Indiana and Rice Universities, and the Juilliard School. In more than a decade of recitals, the Ambrosia Quartet has explored the chamber music of Haydn, Hailstork, and Tchaikovsky (New Beginnings); Glazunov, Shostakovich, and Borodin (A Russian Celebration); and Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms in the prestigious Feldman Chamber Series as well as for series by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Striving to reach the most diverse audiences possible, they have been heard in churches and museums just as readily as in fine concert halls in the U.S. and internationally. 


Richard Marcus, Director of Bands, rcmarcus@wm.edu