Classical violinist to return to Darlington

Classical violinist Sylvia Ahramjian will return to Darlington Arts Center to perform alongside pianist Vincent Craig as part of the Coffee House Concert Series.

Sylvia Ahramjian

Sylvia Ahramjian

The concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, is BYOB and begins with an open microphone at 7:30 p.m., followed by Ahramjian at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for general admission, and $40 for a four-show pack. Tickets include free coffee, tea, and desserts. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by calling 610-358-3632 or ordering online at www.darlingtonarts.org, according to a Darlington press release.

Ahramjian brings her varied and unique background to every one of her performances. A former Darlington Arts Center teaching artist, Ahramjian has served on the faculty of West Chester University for more than 37 years, teaching violin and viola. Whether she is performing chamber, orchestral or baroque music, Ahramjian brings her energy and commitment to the style of music being played, the release said.

She has performed throughout the region as a soloist with the Delaware, Newark, Kennett, Dover, and Lancaster symphonies and abroad at the Bucharest Sinfonia. Additionally, she has performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Ploiesti Philharmonic in Romania, and has returned many times to appear with the orchestras of Bacau, Ploiesti, and Rimnicu-Vilcea, the release said.

In 2008, Ahramjian performed “Romanza” by acclaimed Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield, with the orchestra in Ploisti Romania. Other international performances have included a tour of Sicily with the Magie Barocche International Festival in Italy.

Darlington’s Coffee House Concert series showcases professional musicians from a wide variety of genres in an intimate, candlelight atmosphere. Upcoming Coffee House Concerts in the 2016-2017 Series at Darlington Arts Center include Heidi Hayes (cabaret) on Jan. 7, Four Prophet String Band (bluegrass) on Feb. 4, Belfast Connection (Irish folk) on March 4, and Under The Oak (folk) on April 29.

Darlington Arts Center is located at 977 Shavertown Road in Garnet Valley. For more information, visit www.darlingtonarts.org or call 610-358-3632.

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