Special museum concert to feature Erica MacArthur

Special museum concert to feature Erica MacArthurThe 2012-2013 Maturango Museum’s concert series continues with Erica Anne MacArthur, violin, on Sunday, Oct. 7. The matinee concert will be performed in the Sylvia Winslow Exhibit Gallery at 3 p.m.

This is the final event of the museum’s 50th Anniversary weekend and the only event that needs tickets. Seats are limited to 60, so avoid disappointment and get your tickets now in the museum store. The ticket price is $10 per adult and $5 per child 12 or younger.

Erica Anne MacArthur and Catherine Douglas will present “Fantasia,” an exploration of four centuries of fantasy in music, from Purcell to Pärt. They will be joined by Fran Rogers, cello; Tom Foggia, guitar; and Debra Veit, flute.

Erica, who has amazed and delighted museum concert-goers with the virtuosity of her playing, began studying the violin at age three. She has been awarded numerous awards and prizes for her violin playing and has performed widely in her communities – California, Northern Virginia, Connecticut and Colorado – in addition to giving concerts in Canada, Morocco and Bolivia.

While studying at the Hart School in Hartford, Conn., with Anthea Kreston, Erica was drawn to the clarity and freedom of early music, and began her study of Baroque violin and historical performance at age 14.

She has performed extensively, playing music from the Renaissance to the High Baroque, in addition to more recent repertoire.

From 2010-2011, she studied with harpsichordist Elizabeth Farr and violinist Lina Bahn at the University of Colorado at Boulder, presenting a concert of the complete “Mystery Sonatas” of Heinrich Biber.

In 2012 Erica founded Ensemble Forlana to bring early music to the high-desert community. She lives and teaches in Ridgecrest.

Story First Published: 2012-09-26