Tracey Jasas-Hardel

240 Strings will hold its 4th livestream of the season.

Tracey Jasas-Hardel, of the Portland Piano Trio, will play some solo violin music by two cutting-edge composers on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

About the program, Jasas-Hardel said, “The pandemic gave us so much extra time to think and explore. Sourdough baking and knitting were fun to explore, but I also had lots of time to consider violin music. I worked to find pieces that included non-traditional styles and techniques and I’m excited to share them with you!” The two works featured will be “Until Next Time” by Kenji Bunch and “Tooth and Nail” by Missy Mazzoli. Both Bunch and Mazzoli are considered top composers of our day.

Tracey Jasas-Hardel has been studying, performing and teaching violin for 35 years. Her passion for the instrument is notable and has led to numerous awards, performances, recordings, and teaching positions. She is a co-founder of 240 Strings, a nonprofit that provides private music lessons to economically-challenged children in Portland. She regularly performs with the Portland Piano Trio in Maine and throughout New England, and with the Midwest Mozart Festival during
the summer.

A former Fulbright scholar, Tracey is an alumna of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Peabody Institute, the Hochschüle der Musik in Berlin, and the U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra, with whom she often performed in the White House. She has played with the National Symphony Orchestra, The National Gallery Orchestra, The National Chamber Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, as both concertmaster and principal second violin.

Check the 240 Strings Facebook page or visit http://www.240strings.org/events for the link to the concert.

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