Grafton – Apple Tree Arts and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (CHSO) present the extraordinary Concertmaster Angel Valchinov on violin in “Family Affair” with his sister Deyana Valchinova on piano and his mother Margaritka on violin Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall, One Grafton Common in Grafton. Students of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies chamber ensembles will perform at 7 p.m.
Valchinov’s mother and sister are also members of the CHSO. Margaritka Valchinova has served as the principal second violin since 2018. Deyana Valchinova, a pianist performed as a soloist with the orchestra in this season. She received her master’s degree at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and her doctorate in piano performance at the University of Miami.
Angel immigrated to the United States to study at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international well-known residential arts high school. His sister later came to the U.S. to study music. Mrs. Valchinova and her husband Iliya Valchinov, the patriarch of the family emigrated too and joined their children in the Boston area. He is bassoonist who plays frequently with the CHSO.
“I wanted a chamber music concert in this series to be dedicated to the virtuosity of this amazing family who have been soloists at Claflin Hill so that we may all have the opportunity to hear them as family,” said Paul Surapine, founder, executive and artistic director of Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra based in Milford, and longtime faculty member of Apple Tree Arts.
The concert features the violin sonatas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Jean-Marie Leclair.
The chamber music concert series is made possible with grants and sponsorships from Homefield Credit Union, CSR Financial Services, Koopman Lumber and Hardware, The Brigham Hill Foundation and the Grafton Cultural Council.
Tickets cost $19 for adults and $15 for students and seniors for this final concert of the three-part series. Tickets are on sale at www.claflinhill.org or call Apple Tree Arts at 508-839-4286. Light appetizers will be served. A cash and credit bar will be available with beer, wine and soft drinks for sale.
The CHSO’s 2018-19 season has a climactic finish Saturday, April 27, with the “Touchstone For Humanity” concert featuring music of Bach, Vaughan-Williams and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Town Hall, 52 Main St. The New World Chorale will join the CHSO on the Beethoven selection with featured soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor and bass soloists.
For more information, visit www.appletreearts.org