Music School To Host Music Masters, Jan 23

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Faculty members Matt Lavanish and Jessica Hoffman perform at the Master's Concert Series at the Music School of Delaware.
Faculty members Matt Lavanish and Jessica Hoffman perform at the Master’s Concert Series at the Music School of Delaware.

The Music School of Delaware in downtown Milford will be hosting their annual Music Masters performance on Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm. This unique concert will feature chamber music and solo performances by the Music School’s talented faculty artists and guest musicians. A faculty of nearly 100 expert artists and educators, the Masters Music series this year will feature guitarists Christopher Braddock and Douglas Seth; violinists Eliezer Gutman, Jessica Hoffmanand Julianne Murphy; and pianists Lotus, Cheng, Liliya Maslov and Dr. Oleg Maslov.

The Music School of Delaware has been part of downtown Milford for several years and is the only statewide, accredited, community music school in Delaware. With its main campus located on Walnut Street in Milford, and 4 satellite campuses in Kent and Sussex Counties including Dover, Felton, Lewes and Georgetown, the Music School of Delaware continues to partner with local band and choir directors to assist and develop their students through music education.

As the art of music continues its influence into the world of pop culture, Director of the Milford Branch Layne Thompson-Payne, believes that the classical education of music must continue to be the foundation from which musicians evolve. The Music Masters series is an opportunity for the Music School to showcase the caliber of their professors and display how classical education can shape incredible performers.

“A classical education is critical for any individual that wants to pursue a career in music,” commented Mrs. Thompson-Payne. “The Music Masters series allows us to show the Milford community the several talented and creative professionals teaching here, teaching a gift that will allow students to do great things with music for the rest of their lives.”

Well known for performing in the Milford area at venues including the Mispillion Art League, The Bowman-Braddock Duo will be performing at the January Music Masters event. Composed of Flutist Melinda Bowman and guitarist Christopher Braddock, The Bowman-Braddock Duo perform an assortment of compositions including arrangements by Celso Machado, George Frideric Handel, Napoleon Coste, Robert Beaser and original arrangement by the duo themselves. The pair have played together continuously since 1998 and perform music from a variety of backgrounds including pieces from five centuries of classical music, Celtic, ragtime, jazz and various types of Mediterranean folk music.

The performance on Wednesday, January 23 will include pieces composed by Shostakovich, Liszt, Brahms, William Kroll and Mosiac String Duo. Admission for the event will be $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. The Music School offers programs at branch locations in Wilmington and Milford and at over 25 satellite and outreach locations in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties.  For more information, individuals are encouraged to call the Milford Branch at 302-422-2043 or visit www.musicschoolofdelaware.org.