News Release: Chamber Music on the Hill presents “Music for a Summer Night” on July 12

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June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Performance takes place in conjunction with the McDaniel College String Orchestra, Chamber Music and Piano Studies Camp on Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents “Music for a Summer Night” featuring Colin Sorgi on violin and viola and David Smith on horn, as well as pianist Choo Choo Hu. The performance takes place in conjunction with the McDaniel College String Orchestra, Chamber Music and Piano Studies Camp on Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military members and veterans, and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at

Works being performed include Franz Schubert’s Rondo in B Minor for Violin and Piano, D. 895; Sergei Prokofiev’s (arr. Vadim Borisovsky) Romeo and Juliet–Suite for Viola and Piano; Aaron Copland’s Two Pieces for Violin and Piano (1926); and Johannes Brahms’ mighty Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40.

The McDaniel College String Orchestra, Chamber Music and Piano Studies Camp is open to musicians in grades 7–12 who seek advanced performance training and experience. The camp is annually held at McDaniel. For more information, visit

For more information about Chamber Music on the Hill, call 410-857-2599 or visit

About the Performers: 

Colin Sorgi is a violinist and violist. He has served as the concertmaster of the National Philharmonic and of Hopkins Symphony. He is also the director of the National Philharmonic Chamber Players. He has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. An advocate for community engagement and arts education, Sorgi is a devoted faculty member for the National Philharmonic’s yearly Summer String Institute and is the publications and media coordinator for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program.

Horn player David Smith holds The Iris and Alvin Bernstein Chair as principal horn of the Florida Orchestra. He also plays with the National Philharmonic at The Music Center at Strathmore.

Pianist Choo Choo Hu has performed across the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist. Recent performances include collaborations with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Prince George’s Philharmonic, York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the JHU Choral Society, the Poulenc Trio and appearances at the Strathmore Mansion and the Kennedy Center. A proponent of contemporary music, she is a member of the SONAR New Music Ensemble, a Baltimore-based group dedicated to promoting music written within the last century and premiering works by up-and coming young composers.


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Additional information:  Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.