Andalusia will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

An Evening of Exquisite Chamber Music

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2024, 6:00-7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of chamber music featuring the extraordinary talents of violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen and guitarist John Marcel Williams as they perform works by Paganini, de Falla, Giuliani, and Piazzolla.

This special concert will take place in the intimate library of the Big House. Fully restored in 2008 with museum-quality climate control, the library is home to some of Andalusia’s most treasured collections of rare books, sculptures, and paintings.

The Andalusia gates will be open 5:00-8:00pm for anyone wishing to explore the historic house and gardens before or after the performance.

Ticket Information:

  • $40 General Admission.
  • Capacity is extremely limited.

This program is generously supported by John J. Medveckis.

Elissa Lee Koljonen and John Marcel Williams appear by arrangement with Curtis Artist Management at the Curtis Institute of Music.

The Performers

Elissa Lee Koljonen

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Elissa Lee Koljonen

Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation, Elissa Lee Koljonen has thrilled audiences and critics in more than one hundred cities worldwide. Ms. Koljonen received international acclaim when she first received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award and was the silver medalist of the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition. Her playing has been hailed by the Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki) as “sparkling, sensual, and personal,” and the Chicago Tribune has said she displays “boundless technique and musicianship.” An avid chamber musician, Ms. Koljonen attends festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

John Marcel Williams

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John Marcel Williams

John Marcel Williams is an emerging talent in the classical guitar world, establishing a career as a soloist and a chamber musician. Winner of numerous awards, his refined technique and musical artistry have brought him to audiences nationwide and abroad. Recent engagements include appearances for the Chamber Music Society of Virginia, and Princeton University with the Curtis Institute Guitar Quartet, premiering Paul Lansky’s “Four’s Company.” Other highlights include multiple tours of Panama as a guest artist for the Panama Guitar Festival and solo recitals at Oberlin Conservatory, Moravian College, and the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. In 2019, John debuted with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro John Devlin, performing Elmer Bernstein’s Guitar Concerto. Mr. Williams currently resides in Philadelphia where he maintains a private teaching studio. He holds a faculty position at Rowan University and is a guitar instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. Williams received his BM and MM in Guitar Performance at the Peabody Institute of Music studying with Manuel Barrueco. In 2021, he graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma under the direction of David Starobin and Grammy Award–winning artist Jason Vieaux.

STEP INSIDE THE

Historic House

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Enter the Grandeur Of

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See the Beauty of The

Arboretum

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