By Susan Rogers
Producer, PAC Classical Series
Riderwood welcomes the Cleveland Chandler Trio to perform at its upcoming Classical Music Series concert on April 8. Cleveland Chandler, Jr. was a violinist in the U.S. Air Force Strings for more than twenty years and has performed in festivals and ensembles around the world. Holding degrees from Peabody Institute and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Chandler currently teaches at the Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS program.
Joining Mr. Chandler in this concert are Janice Wood (piano) and Robin Fay Massie (viola). Ms. Wood, who received her Master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Maryland and is now a doctoral candidate at Catholic University, performs regularly throughout the Washington area. She is currently the piano instructor/accompanist at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD. Ms. Massie is a professional violist in the Baltimore/DC area. Having studied at the University of Maryland, the New England Conservatory, and the Peabody Institute, she has performed as Assistant Principal Viola with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Viola with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia. She serves as Executive Director of Musicians of Mercy, a collective that produces benefit concerts to raise funds for humanitarian causes.
Mr. Chandler and Ms. Massie were first-place winners of the inaugural Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition in 2014.
The concert will take place in the Chapel on April 8 at 7:30 p.m. (doors will not open before 7:00). Entrance is by subscription to the PAC Classical Concert Series or $5 ticket at the door, space permitting.