Washington Adventist University

01/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/12/2018 20:52

Renowned Violinist and Legendary Instructor Charles Castleman to Headline WAU Concert

Takoma Park, Md. (January 12, 2018)Charles Castleman, one of the world's most active violin performer-pedagogues, will headline the next Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series performance at the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center on the campus of Washington Adventist University (WAU) on Saturday, February 3 at 8 p.m. He will also lead a master class at the center for WAU music students on Sunday, February 4 at noon.

A soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Brisbane, Chicago, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai, Castleman's recitals are known to NPR, the BBC and Australian Broadcasting Company audiences, as well as to those of outlets in Berlin and Paris. The day following the concert, Castleman, Professor of Violin at The Frost Music School, University of Miami, will conduct a master class for WAU students.

Inaugurated last year, the Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series commemorates the life of a remarkable woman whose great passions were music and education. Anna Wang devoted her life to service, both in nursing and health care administration, and was recently honored posthumously at the university's annual Visionaries Gala for her Excellence in Benevolent Service to Humanity. Ticket sales for the performances will contribute to the building of the new concert hall, which will complete Phase II of the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center.

'We are deeply indebted to the family of Anna Wang for making it possible for our school to present these preeminent artists to our neighbors in the Washington-area community,' said WAU President Dr. Weymouth Spence. 'We are particularly excited about Mr. Castleman's masterclass, and the instructional opportunity he will afford our students.'

Castleman will perform with Magdalena Adamek, Assistant Professor in Collaborative Piano at Virginia Commonwealth University. Adamek leads an active performing career giving solo and chamber music performances of classical and contemporary music across Poland, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, France, China, USA, and Canada. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious scholarly and performing awards.

For more information about the Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series, or to learn more about how to contribute to the new concert hall, please contact Executive Director of Development Tanya R. Sweeney at [email protected] or 301-576-0105.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County's only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation's capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university's nine graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

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