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SAM Brings Free Violin Concert to New Buffalo Sunday, November 1

The School of American Music (SAM) will present “Return of Fiddlers Two,” featuring well-known violinists Zofia Glashauser and Nicolas Orbovich, at a free concert on Sunday, November 1, 1:30pm Eastern, at the Converge Community Church in New Buffalo, Mich. The concert, part of SAM’s Free Family Concert Series, will feature an evening of duos by classical French and Hungarian composers.

Glashauser has been concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. She is currently a violinist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and has performed for many years with the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival (MCCMF). A much-sought-after performer, Glashauser’s style displays “fiery passion and crystalline technique.”

Orbovich, co-founder and artistic director of MCCMF, is a Grammy-nominated and Gramophone magazine award winner. He is also former concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary, The Sound of Dreams. A prolific performer, he is known not only for his classical repertoire, but also for his adventurous exploration of “pop” music. He has also been on the faculties of several universities.

Although the concert is free, tickets are recommended. Tickets are available at SAM’s website.  Converge Community Church is located at 601 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo. The church has socially distanced seating and limited capacity, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. Attendees are asked to wear face masks.

SAM’s Free Family Concerts are paid for by a grant from the Pokagon Fund. Now in its eighth year, SAM offers private, one-on-one lessons in musical instruments and voice at its studios and Arts & Education Center in Three Oaks, Mich., and online via various meeting platforms. It also operates outreach programs at local schools and sponsors the Harbor Country Singers, a community chorus.

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