Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8pm
Preston Hawes, Artistic Director, New England Symphonic Ensemble
Canadian violinist Preston Hawes is the protégé of the late Dr. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse. Named an associate performer of the Royal Conservatory at the age of 16, and after studies at the Mannes College of Music, Mr. Hawes was designated a Stephen Hendel scholar at Yale University where he earned a master of music degree and the coveted artist diploma. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Institute of Music. Additional to maintaining a busy concert schedule, he is the head of strings and director of orchestral studies at the Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse Institute of Music at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD.