American Chamber Orchestra -Fall Concert

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   Saturday, November 3rd
at 8 PM
. The American Chamber Orchestra welcomes its tenth year under Music
Director Christopher James Hisey with its Fall Concert on Saturday, November 3rd
at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield at 8:00 PM. The Fall Concert is
Part I of the Trilogy Tribute commemorating musical high points over the past
ten years. The program features Beethoven’s ever
popular Violin Concerto with Olivier Fluchaire along
with Leonore Overture No. 3, Smetana’s Moldau from MaVlast, and Dvorak’s
Symphonic Variations.    


        Music Director and co-founder of the American
Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Hisey is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and
Bowling Green University in conducting and made his international debut with
the Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria in January 2001. He returned to
Bulgaria to conduct the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2002 and was
immediately engaged for March 2002 for the American Music Festival in Sofia at
the end of 2003. He has also appeared with the St. Petersburg Klassika
Symphony, formerly the Leningrad State Philharmonic.

Hisey currently serves as the Music Director and Conductor for the Civic
Orchestra of New Haven (Connecticut), the Greater Bridgeport Youth Symphony
which just returned from a concert tour to Vienna, Salzburg and Munich, is the
Associate Conductor for the Greater Bridgeport Symphony where he stepped in on
very short notice for Gustav Meier for the Symphony’s May concert and has
subsequently been engaged to conduct their Holiday Pops Concert this coming
December.  He has also served as Music
Director/Conductor for the Troupers Light Opera Company (Gilbert &
Sullivan), the Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra and is on the strings
faculty of Greens Farms Academy, Westport, Connecticut.  He is the current strings teacher at the
Westport School of Music and the former
professor of conducting and orchestra and music director of the orchestra at
Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.


          Hailed by the New York press as “a spectacular
virtuoso, [playing] with effortless brilliance, unbridled passion, and a
remarkable flair,” violinist Olivier
Fluchaire has established himself as one of today’s most exciting new

         Performing extensively as featured
soloist and chamber musician, he has been concertizing throughout the United
States, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, South Korea, Lithuania, Russia, and
his native France. Mr. Fluchaire was invited to solo with the Camerata Lysy
Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, Hunter Symphony, New York Repertory Orchestra,
Manhattanville College Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Bronx, The French
Philharmonia Orchestra, Bachanalia Orchestra, Arctic Chamber Orchestra,
University of Alaska-Anchorage Sinfonia Orchestra and the Affetti Chamber
Orchestra. His most recent concerto tour, performing the Mendelssohn violin
concerto throughout Alaska, was reviewed as “a world-class performance […] technical
and artistic perfection.

         Olivier Fluchaire was fortunate to
perform on many occasions alongside his mentor, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, notably in
J.S. Bach’s concerto for two violins and with members of the Guarneri,
American, and Emerson string quartets. He has recorded for VOX label and his
performances were broadcasted on France 3 Television, Bronxnet Television, the
BBC Television, National Educational Television, Radio France, MDR Leipzig,
“The Listening Room with Robert Sherman” WQXR-FM and National Public Radio.   

         Highlights for Mr. Fluchaire’s 2012-13
season include performances of the Sibelius, Mendelssohn and Beethoven violin
concerti as well as Bill Whelan’s double concerto for violin and fiddle. He
will also perform chamber music on numerous concert series and record for MSR
Classics label.

         As an avid teacher, Olivier Fluchaire
serves on the violin, viola and chamber music faculty at Hunter College, CUNY
(New York, NY), Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) and the College of Staten
Island, CUNY (Staten Island, NY). During the summer, he teaches and performs at
Summit Music Festival (Purchase, NY) and the Affetti Festival (Anchorage, AK)
where he also serves as Associate Music Director.

         Olivier Fluchaire studied with Daniel
Phillips, Patinka Kopec, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Guen En Shen and Jacques
Ghesthem. He is graduate of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in London UK,
completed his Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees, on a merit scholarship, at the
Manhattan School of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree, as a recipient
of a New York Times Fellowship, at the City University of New York’s Graduate

         Olivier Fluchaire performs on a rare
violin by Andreas Gisalberti made in 1720 in Parma, Italy.        


         Founded in 2003, the American Chamber
Orchestra is comprised of serious musicians and music educators from throughout
Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester counties. The mission of the orchestra is
to bring high quality music to the community while promoting local
artists.  The orchestra has toured
Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Scotland.

       The First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield is
one half mile south of the Merritt Parkway Exit 46 on Easton Turnpike. The
concert begins at 8 PM. Suggested contribution is $15 for adults and $10 for
students. Call 203-255-7661 for information or please visit www.americanchamberorchestra.org.


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