Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
Cannon Classical Music Series

Cannon Classical Music Series

Concerts 2020

All performances begin at 4:00 in Center Theater and are followed by an artist meet-and-greet reception.
Tickets are $23 Members, $26 Non Members, $12 Student per performance.

Kazanetti String Quartet
Sunday, September 20, 2020 • 4:00pm in the Center Theater
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.

University Singers, Choral
Sunday, October 11, 2020 • 4:00pm in the Center Theater
University Singers
Deanna Joseph, Director
Deanna Joseph

Dr. Deanna Joseph is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the Georgia State University School of Music where she conducts the University Singers and leads the master's program in choral conducting. In 2015, she was the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences' Outstanding Teacher Award at Georgia State, where she was selected out of a pool of over 800 faculty.

In May of 2017, the University Singers under Dr. Joseph's leadership won first place in the renowned Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition while on a concert tour of Austria and Bavaria. In May of 2013, the University Singers competed in La Florilège Vocal de Tours where the choir placed second overall in the mixed choir category and Dr. Joseph was honored with the Prix du chef de choer (conducting prize). The Georgia State University Singers have been invited to perform at two Southern Division conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and at two conventions of the Georgia Music Educator's Association during Dr. Joseph's tenure at GSU.

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

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.

Rebecca has an online business, Oxford Reeds, which supplies oboists throughout the world with fine quality oboe reeds and cane. She lives in the mountains of North Georgia with her two mastiffs, Rex and Carlo and enjoys horseback riding and hiking.

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

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.