Ayako Yone­tani at the Polasek: Exclu­sive Cham­ber Con­cert Series

The Museum’s 9th annual three-concert music series fea­tures inter­na­tion­ally acclaimed violin/viola player Ayako Yone­tani and a vari­ety of guest instru­men­tal­ists. Held in the ele­gant salon of the Polasek res­i­dence, concert-goers expe­ri­ence acoustic per­fec­tion in an inti­mate setting.

Lim­ited to 50 seats, the per­for­mance is fol­lowed by a pri­vate reception.

Dr. Ayako Yone­tani, a world renowned vio­lin­ist, began play­ing at the age of five and made her solo debut at the age of ten. Later, she made her United States debut as a con­cert­mas­ter with the New York String Orches­tra at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Yone­tani received her Bach­e­lor, Mas­ters, and Doc­toral degrees from the Juil­liard School. Cur­rently, she is a Pro­fes­sor of Violin/Viola at the Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Florida and trav­els the world as a guest soloist. She is a mem­ber of Japan’s pre­mier cham­ber ensem­ble in Tokyo.

Dr. Kimi­nobu Sug­aya is Chair of the Neu­ro­science Con­sor­tium and also with the Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Florida Col­lege of Med­i­cine. Dr. Sug­aya is an inter­na­tion­ally award-winning adult stem cell sci­en­tist. Along­side Dr. Yone­tani, he has been con­duct­ing research on the impact of music on the brain. Using the lat­est in Tech­nol­ogy, Dr. Sug­aya pro­vides inno­v­a­tive musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment for every concert.

SOLD OUT Sun­day, Novem­ber 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Guest artist,Dr. Mauri­cio Ces­pedes, Viola, Viola Prin­ci­pal of the Orlando Phil­har­monic, and Mr. Scott Kluks­dahl, cello, USF’s Theodore and Ven­nette Askounes-Ashford Dis­tin­guished Scholar.

Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Guest artist, Mr. Lyman Brodie, Vice Provost of UCF, and also prin­ci­pal trum­pet of the Orlando Philharmonic.

Sun­day, March 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Guest artist, Vasily Yurin, the win­ner of the per­for­mance excel­lence award, UCF gui­tar stu­dent.  The pro­gram includes Paganini , Rodrigo, and Korngold.


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