Summer Music Series presents Alexander Beyer, Emily Ondracek-Peterson, and Rebecca Gilmore

 Chrysler Museum of Art in the Kaufman Theater

Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 2 p.m.

Admission: Free


Stay for a little… or stay for a while!


Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3

I. Allegro
II. Tempo di minuetto ma molto moderato e grazioso
III. Allegro vivace

Popper: Gavotte

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Opus 49

I. Molto allegro agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

* Program expected to run about an hour.  Program subject to change.

Alexander Beyer, piano

Alexander Beyer has received warm praise for his performances nationally and internationally. In 2016, he received Third Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and was named one of five finalists of the American Pianists Association Awards. He has been a guest soloist with major orchestras in the United States and Europe, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia, and the Irish National Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. He received Sixth Prize at the 2015 US Chopin Competition, and Third Prize at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition. Beyer was a 2012 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts.  Beyer has performed in benefit concerts for local arts initiatives in his hometown of Fairfield, CT. An aviator with the US Navy, he has lived in Norfolk, VA since 2021.

Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin

Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson is a native of Chicago and began playing the violin at the age of 4. When sixteen she gave her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos.

Dr. Ondracek is the Executive Director of the Diehn School of Music at Old Dominion University. Previous positions include director of string studies and full-time professor of violin at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a member of the violin faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ondracek has held residencies at Dartmouth College, the University of Leeds (UK), University of Virginia, and others. Dr. Ondracek received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. At Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Ondracek received her doctorate in Music and Music Education. Most recently, Dr. Ondracek received an MBA from the University of Colorado with specializations in Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy and Leadership.

Rebecca Gilmore, cello

Rebecca Gilmore is Assistant Principal Cellist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra where she has been a featured soloist in operas, chamber music, in an NPR broadcast featuring Schubert’s Guitar Quartet with JoAnn Falletta, and as cello soloist, in the epic Beethoven Triple Concerto. Through the Virginia Arts Festival, both Ms. Gilmore and her group, Ambrosia Quartet, have been featured along with internationally acclaimed pianist, Olga Kern.  Making her mark with the universities, Ms. Gilmore recently collaborated as soloist in Schumann’s poetic Cello Concerto with the Old Dominion University Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore. With performance degrees from Indiana and Rice Universities, Ms. Gilmore continues to seek the highest quality collaborations.  As a cello pedagogue, Ms. Gilmore shares her entrepreneurial spirit, her vision as a cello artist, and her drive with students from ages four through college.

The Feldman Chamber Music Society

The Feldman Chamber Music Society is south Hampton Roads’ premier presenter of chamber music for the enjoyment, education, and enrichment of our community.  Each year we bring the world’s finest string quartets and piano trios to Norfolk to perform a series of six concerts held on Monday nights from September to April at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s lovely Kaufman Theater. Season tickets are $150 ($75 student) and $30 ($15 student) and are available online.  Please join us for a concert!

2023-2024 Concert Season