Classical advice for Delaware Valley musicians

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:31

WESTFALL - Last Friday, students of the Delaware Valley High School orchestra were given the opportunity to attend a workshop conducted by the world renowned virtuoso instrumentalists, the Antares Quartet. Antares is comprised of musicians Vesselin Gellev, Rebecca Patterson, Garrick Zoeter, and Eric Huebner. The workshop allowed for individual instruction and coaching of the eager students. The group of four musicians split the orchestra into three parts, with each section concentrating on a certain instrument. Following the workshops, the four musicians gave a performance for all music students of the high school and middle school. Following their performance, orchestra teacher David Swineheart commented to his students that the quartet was the most intense group of musicians to perform for the school in recent history. Dingman Delaware Middle School also had the opportunity to listen to the group perform earlier that day. Antares’ accomplishments include first prize in the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and an award for Adventurous Programming in 1999 and 2004 from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers/Chamber Music America. Antares performs across the nation and overseas in countries such a Brazil. The Kindred Spirits Arts program sponsored Antares appearances at Grey Towers and Wallenpaupack High School in addition to their Westfall performance. For more on Antares, visit