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Spring Concert Series

Ruthmere's  SPRING Concert Series is back! Due to the popularity of our Fall Concert Series, Ruthmere's Concert Committee has developed an all-new series of concerts to keep the music flowing all year long. 

The 2023 Spring Concert series will consist of four concerts: two in May and two in June. These concerts, each performed by acclaimed musicians, help Ruthmere to reach its mission in supporting fine art and culture in Elkhart. 

For Spring Concert Season tickets and Sponsorship opportunities, click HERE.

2023 Spring Concerts

May 11 - The Fischoff Soiree - The Alpenglow Piano Trio

The Fischoff is the nation’s largest chamber music competition, bringing together young musicians from across the country and around the world. The 50th Annual Fischoff Competition will take place on May 12-14 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.

On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the Ruthmere Fischoff SoirĂ©e brings this celebration of great music to Elkhart and will feature a performance by one the competition's finalists: The Alpenglow Piano Trio from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, Toronto, Canada. Their members are: Jennifer Armor (violin), Kuan Yu Huang (cello), and Eunyoung Chung (piano).  The Alpenglow Piano Trio will be competing in the Senior String Division of the Fischoff Competition. 
Sponsor Marie Smith

Joel Schoenhals is Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University and Foreign Expert at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, China. He holds a Master of Music, Doctoral of Musical Arts, and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He earned his undergraduate degree in piano performance at Vanderbilt University.  From 1998-2010, he was a faculty member of the Summer Piano Program at the Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, New York.
Sponsor Ruthmere Concert Fund

The Lute Song Trio is a subset of The Baltimore Consort, a musical ensemble that performs a wide variety of early music, Renaissance music and music from later periods. They began in 1980 as a group specializing in music of the Elizabethan period, but soon expanded their repertoire to include Scottish music, broadside ballads, and Italian, French, and other European music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Their music bridges the genres of classical and folk music. The Lute Song Trio subset consists of Ronn McFarlane (lute), Mary Anne Ballard (viola da gamba), and Danielle Svonavec (soprano vocals).

Sponsor James Rieckhoff

Jeremy Kahn: "Born near Chicago, I am a proud holder of a B.M. (yuk!) from Boston's New England Conservatory. I lived in New York City for twelve action-packed years, and now my family and I live near Chicago, in Oak Park, Illinois. Although I am mainly a jazz pianist, having played in jazz-type venues around the world, I also play on recordings that motivate you to consume your favorite products, and I also play in pit orchestras for some of your favorite theatrical extravaganzas.

"I've played with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Joni Mitchell, Phil Woods, Teramasu Hino, Charlie Haden, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Cook, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and everyone in between. You will doubtlessly want to spend much of your copious free time exploring All Things Me. Thanks for your interest, and please tell your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and enemies."

2023 Spring Concert Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Ray and Mary Pat Mathis

Individual Concert Sponsors
Marie Smith

James Rieckhoff

2023 Concert Receptions Sponsor
Jon Smoker

2023 Annual Season Sponsors
Dale & Shelly Seely

Spring Series Sponsors
Janet Evanega Rieckhoff
Brenda & Michael Tudor
Gordon & Phyllis Hostetler



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