Sunday, March 17 — Hill Country Winds Octet and Cat Mountain String Quartet
On Sunday, March 17, two classical ensembles will share the stage for the library’s monthly live music event. Playing from 2-3 p.m., the Hill Country Winds Octet will entertain with a light classical program. The members of the octet, Andy Ross and Mary Jackson on oboe, Carolyn Ahrens and Karen Kachelmeier on clarinet, Andrea Camacho and Amy Crandell on bassoon, and Leslie Poer and Mike Lacour on horn, have been playing together since 2006. They are a diverse group when they’re not performing together– two band directors, a grant writer for a non-profit, a private music teacher, an ophthalmologist, a surgeon, a business analyst, and a software tester – but they share a life- long dedication to performing beautiful music. The settings in which they perform are equally diverse, from the Georgetown Symphony Society and the Texas Community Music Festival, to casual venues like the library and area retirement communities.
The Cat Mountain Quartet will take over from 3-4 p.m., The members of this group–violinists Melissa Ruof and Catherine van Zanten, violist Judy Trejo, and cellist, Craig Casper–came together, too, because of their love of music and because they wanted to explore the standard music literature for the string quartet. Their performance venues are often house concerts or events that support the work of the community. On Sunday they’ll play some Bach, Mozart, and several other light classical pieces.
The live music events are casual, come-and-go affairs that take place in the lobby of the library, but seating is available if you want to stay for a while. The performances, which are a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, are free and open to all