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Music at the Mansion with Julia Choi, Violin & Mika Sasaki, Piano

July 28

Julia Choi, Violin & Mika Sasaki, Piano
performing works by Charles Ives, Amy Beach, John Corigliano, Alex Weiser and Reena Esmail

Music at the Mansion is an arts and cultural collaboration with the intent of offering chamber music of the highest artistic quality accessibly, while sharing the history and beauty of one of Ridgefield’s most treasured landmarks.  Additional 2024 summer performances will take place on Sunday, August 18.

Doors open at 4:00 PM for wine & cheese

Concert begins at 4:45 PM

Tickets: $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $10 for students

Purchase tickets here.

Julia Choi:  Violinist Julia Choi joined the First Violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2019.  Prior to her appointment with the MET, she has performed with various ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Montclair Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as Guest Assistant Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Choi has also served as the Concertmaster, Principal Second, and other leadership positions for the Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard Opera, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Music Academy Festival Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia.

A versatile and well-rounded musician, Ms. Choi enjoys a varied musical career of solo, chamber, and orchestral appearances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Choi has been praised for her “narrative sweep and involving performance” (NY Times), and “delightful idiosyncrasy” (The Classical Source).  Ms. Choi has spent her summers performing at the Verbier Festival, Artosphere Festival, Charles Ives Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Spoleto Festival USA, Great Mountains Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music. She is also a prizewinner of competitions including the LISMA International, NJ ASTA, Music Academy Concerto, and Caprio Young Artists Competitions.

A third-generation educator, Ms. Choi is on faculty at Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-College Division, and is part of the Artist-Faculty with Charles Ives Music Festival in Ridgefield, CT.  Ms. Choi also teaches violin privately, enjoying a teaching experience of over a decade, with student accomplishments including regional competitions, orchestral auditions, and acceptance to Pre-College programs throughout NYC.  For full bio: juliachoiviolinist.com


July 28


Lounsbury House & Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra


Lounsbury House
316 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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