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Watch and Listen: Artists from Serafin Summer Music Festival, LIVE from WRTI

Listen to artists from the Serafin Ensemble play music from the Baroque to the Romantic eras, to highlight their upcoming concerts at the brand-new Serafin Summer Music Festival in Wilmington, Delaware from June 20th to 30th, 2019.

Violinist and festival artistic director Kate Ransom will be joined by violinist Hal Grossman and violist Luke Fleming. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host. Information about the festival.

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Jean-Marie Leclair: Sonata for Two Violins in E minor - Allegro ma poco

Max Reger: Suite No. 1 in G minor for solo viola - Vivace

Michael Haydn: Duo NO. 2 in D Major for Vioin and Viola - Adagio

Antonin Dvorak: Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola in C Major, Op. 74  - Scherzo

Kate Ransom was a long-time member of the Serafin Quartet, a string quartet which recently gave rise to the Serafin Ensemble, a new, larger group that includes wind instruments, a pianist, and a vocalist, along with strings. Her playing has been hailed by the New York Times as "impassioned." She's also the president of the Music School of Delaware in Wilmington, where the Serafin Summer Music Festival concerts will be held.

Hal Grossman is Professor of Violin at the University of Louisville, and is the founder and creator of The Grossman Method, a course of study that addresses musician injuries.

Violist Luke Fleming, who has been praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his "glowing refinement," is founding artistic director of the Manhattan Chamber Players and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, and a former member of the Attaca Quartet.

Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.