2014 Riverfront Concert Series: Victoria Vox & Katie Chambers
Date: 6:30pm EDT July 17, 2014The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience presents the 2014 Washington College Riverfront Concert Series on the Chester River. The series concludes on Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 P.M. with an eclectic and fun evening of ukelele and cello from Victoria Vox and Katie Chambers.
Six-time WAMMIE winner (Washington Area Music Awards) Victoria Vox has been honing her songwriting and voice for the past ten years, performing around the globe to Australia, Europe, Canada, and across the USA. Vox earned a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music (2001), and then at 24 she was given a ukulele and never looked back. The small four-stringed instrument proved to be an excellent vehicle for her songwriting, while not getting in the way of her endearing vocals and seemingly simple, but rather smart songs. Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox now lives in Baltimore, MD.
Katie Chambers, based in Washington DC, first picked up at cello at the age of twelve. While still at Annapolis High School Katie was invited to play with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and was 4th chair on the Maryland All State Orchestra. At the University of Maryland, College Park, Katie studied with Evelyn Esling, professor of Chamber Music, Kenneth Slowick of the Smithsonian Early Music Program and David Soyer and Peter Wiley of Guarneri String Quartet. Katie played in the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra and she received a scholarship to The San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she was principal cellist of the opera for Cendrillon and The Last Five Years. There she studied under the teaching Jean Michel Fonteneau and Mark Sokol of the Concord String Quartet. She continues to perform as well as teach cello, piano, violin and viola with her company Kinship Music Studios.
The Washington College Riverfront Concert Series includes three Thursday evening summer concerts on the Custom House Lawn at the corner of Water and High Streets. Each family style concert begins at 6:30 P.M. and includes free lemonade and cookies. Folks are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets. These concerts are free and open to the public. Please help spread the word and bring a few friends!
For more information visit: www.starrcenter.washcoll.edu