Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
Cannon Classical Music Series

Cannon Classical Music Series


Concerts 2020

All performances begin at 4:00.
'Tune Me In' tickets for the Virtual Center Stage are $20.

Kazanetti String Quartet
Sunday, September 20, 2020 • tune in 4:00pm - midnight
in the Virtual Center Stage
Kazanetti String Quartet
Kazanetti String Quartet

The Kazanetti String Quartet is an award-winning group that has distinguished itself across the country through its diverse programming and its commitment to excellence. Newly-appointed Artists-in-Residence at Georgia College, Kazanetti’s mission statement - to serve, to enrich, and to educate through the voice of music - embodies its desire to make music available to everyone.

Recently, Kazanetti returned from France as one of the selected quartets to perform at the Debussy Conference in Paris and has expanded its classical programs through collaboration with many artists and other professionals including the internationally-acclaimed Manhattan String Quartet, Academy Award nominee Mary Badham (To Kill a Mockingbird), world guitarist Pierre Bensusan, and renowned visual artist Ken Procter.

In addition to its new appointment at Georgia College, Kazanetti maintains its Artist Residency at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, GA which began in 2008. The ensemble further distinguishes itself by its active role in education and continues to make a huge impact with its highly successful and innovative concert series, kazanetti4kids. This original programming combines music, reading & literacy, and the core academic curriculum.

Kazanetti is strongly committed to connect with the community. Through surprising partnerships, including the Chattahoochee Nature Center and the Atlanta History Center, Kazanetti challenges itself to find new ways to engage audiences of all ages.


The Abraxas Duo
Sunday, October 11, 2020 • tune in 4:00pm - midnight
in the Virtual Center Stage
The Abraxas Duo, Evan Kahn and Robert Howard, cellists
The Abraxas Duo

The Abraxas Duo braves the highest highs and deepest depths of the cello duo repertoire. Named after "The God Abraxas" from Hermann Hesse's Demian - a being that symbolizes the interdependence of good and evil - the Abraxas Duo delivers devilish technique and heavenly tones at every outing. After receiving great acclaim for their Bay Area performances of John Zorn's "Ouroboros" for two cellos and optional drumset, the duo has been concertizing up and down the California coast, and will begin touring nationally this coming season.

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Rebecca Testerman, Oboe, Harp, Flute
Sunday, November 8, 2020 • 4:00pm in the Center Theater
Rebecca Testerman, Oboe, Harp, Flute
Rebecca Testerman

Rebecca Testerman holds a Bachelor's Degree in oboe performance from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Master's Degree in oboe performance from the Mannes School in New York City. She plays in several regional orchestras and is the Principal Oboe and Personnel Manager of the DeKalb Symphony.

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Julie Koenig, Harp
Julie Koenig

Julie Koenig is professional harpist in Atlanta with a repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary pop music.

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Candace Keach, Flute
Candace Keach

Candace Keach, flutist, originally from Athens, Georgia has been principal flutist with the Macon Symphony for over 20 years.

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Revien, Guitar, Cello
Sunday, December 13, 2020 • 4:00pm in the Center Theater
Revien, Guitar, Cello
Revien

Revien is a contemporary chamber ensemble consisting of three members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet, with Phil Snyder on cello, Kyle Dawkins on guitars and electronics, and Brian Smith on guitars and electronics. All graduates of the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the trio embraces the classical repertoire and draws from the energy of rock and pop music as well incorporated into their programs.

Playing in a collection of Athens bands throughout their seventeen years together, the trio is equally at home in rock and chamber music lineups, and creates a compelling program for audiences, incorporating modern tech and prepared enhancements on their instruments - you might hear guitars and cello used as percussion, or guitar strings fitted with found objects to sound more like a sitar or an Indonesian gamelan, for instance.

The trio is regularly featured on NPR's Performance Today. Their most recent album, Dama, consists of all original compositions by the members.