2017 Sartori Fall Concert Series


Joseph Sartori Concert Series


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An Evening of the Classics
Joseph Sartori Concert Series
Presented by the Plymouth Arts Center

The Plymouth Arts Center proudly presents another evening of fine classical performances in the semi-annual Joseph Sartori Concert Series, “An Evening of the Classics,” Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  The featured repertoire includes music from Dvorak, Pejacevic, Debussy, Chopin, Heritte-Viardot, Quilter, Granados, Foster, Carole Bayer-Sager, and others. Tickets for the concert in advance or at the door are $13 Adults (tax incl.) and $7 (tax incl.) Students, children five and under are free.  Please visit the Plymouth Arts Center at 520 E. Mill Street, downtown Plymouth, WI; call: (920)892-8409; email: info@plymoutharts.org; or purchase online: www.plymoutharts.org.

The performers for “An Evening of the Classics” are from Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Milwaukee Counties and include: The Riso Quartet: Megan Buschkopf, violin, Rachael Charles, viola, Alicia Storin, cello, and Johanna Schilling, piano; Tricia Marton, pianist; Barb Zirwes-Nysse, soprano, and Zachary Eric Glaeser, tenor, accompanied by Margaret Brack.

The Riso Quartet: Megan Buschkopf, Rachael Charles, Alicia Storin, and Johanna Schilling comprise the Riso Quartet. This group of classically trained musicians appears under the guises of piano quartet, string trio, string duo, and any other imaginable combination. The four musicians are graduates of the Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music at The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts and met in 2011. All four members became fast friends, and upon finishing school with many performances under their belts, decided to create music together for the long haul.

Megan Buschkopf began her violin studies at the String Academy of Wisconsin as a student of Susan Dominguez and Elizabeth Pabon. She continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning a Bachelor’s degree in 2009 in Violin Performance under the guidance of Dr. Myron Kartman and Dr. Bernard Zinck. Megan recently graduated with Master’s degrees in String Pedagogy and Chamber Music Performance. During her time as a graduate student, she performed extensively as a member of the Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music, receiving coaching and instruction from the faculty of the Peck School of the Arts. During this time, Ms. Buschkopf was also given the opportunity to work with the esteemed Arianna String Quartet. Megan currently serves as a faculty member of the Waukesha String Academié, and Wisconsin String Studio.


Rachael Charles began her studies on the viola at age 9 in her hometown of St. Charles, MO.  She received her Bachelor of Music in viola performance at the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2011, and her Master of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014.  Her previous teachers include Lewis Rosove, Joanna Mendoza, and Robert Meyer. While at UW-Milwaukee Rachael served as a member of the Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music and also soloed with the UW-Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Rachael is currently the principal violist of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and teaches private violin and viola lessons.
Alicia Storin began playing cello at the age of 10 with the public school music program in her hometown of Mequon, WI, and continued her studies through high school with Greg Mathews of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Alicia earned a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and her Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2007, where she studied with Stephen Geber. Upon her return to Milwaukee, Alicia served as cellist in the Leonard Sorkin International Institute of Chamber Music at UW - Milwaukee, where she graduated with a performance certificate under Stefan Kartman in 2013. As a founding member of local ensemble Cadance Collective, Alicia works with musicians and dancers to create collaborative performance pieces using innovative musical scores and original choreography. She has also performed at both the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and American Players Theatre as the cellist/Muse in 'An Iliad' opposite Wisconsin favorite, actor James DeVita. Alicia teaches as part of the faculty at both the Waukesha String Academie and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.
A Wisconsin native, Johanna Schilling graduated with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Houghton College in western New York in 2010. She received her Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, where she studied with Judit Jaimes and Elena Abend. Since graduation, Johanna has worked as a company accompanist for the Milwaukee Ballet, piano faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and currently as an Associate Lecturer in Piano at UWM. She is also the accompanist for the Lakeshore Chorale in Sheboygan and teaches piano privately and at St. Robert School in Shorewood. When not teaching, practicing, rehearsing, or performing music, she enjoys the outdoors, preferably on her motorcycle.

Tricia Marton began studying piano at age 5 and hasn’t stopped.  She received a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is pursuing her Dalcroze certificate through Carnegie Mellon University. She attends conferences and workshops related to teaching piano, Piano ‘en plein air’ at the Dalcroze Convention in Fort Collins, CO, Music Teachers National Association conventions. She currently teaches private piano in her south side Sheboygan studio as well as Music, Movement & More through Sheboygan’s Community Recreation Department. The arts are her passion, and she considers herself a music coach for students and their parents, guiding the entire family through the joys of music study. She takes a leadership role with the local Michibago Music Teachers Association (MMTA). Through MMTA she chairs the Young Musical Stars concert, a one-day celebration of 100+ talented youth in Sheboygan County as well as MMTA’s awards program which annually grants over $1,000 in awards. Announcing the Young Musical Stars concert. In 2011 and 2014 she was voted MMTA’s teacher of the year. She is thrilled to use her business, performing, and teaching skills to keep music alive and vibrant in the Sheboygan community.

Barb Zirwes-Nysse graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a comprehensive degree in Music Education.  Her early years of teaching took her to Rosendale-Brandon District Schools and St. Mary's and St. Clement's Catholic Schools in Sheboygan Falls and Sheboygan.  She taught vocal music, K-12 for 26 years in the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District and retired in 2012.  Barb volunteers as the Plymouth Arts Center’s Performing Arts Coordinator and organizes the Sartori Concert Series among other performing art events. She has been a member of the Plymouth Arts Center Singers for most of the 17 years the group has been organized and has been directing the group since 2015 for their annual spring and Christmas concerts. She also performs as a solo artist in area churches.

Zachary Eric Glaeser was born in Manitowoc, WI and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Although not from the Plymouth area, you may recognize him, as he has been an ensemble member of the Plymouth Arts Center’s Summer Musical Series, "Mill Street Live" for three summers and he performed in the PAC Singer’s Spring Concert this year. Zachary, a lover of Musical Theatre and Opera, spends most of his free time performing in community theatres throughout the region, and is a member of the Sheboygan County Chamber Choir.

The Joseph Sartori Concert Series was initiated at the Plymouth Arts Center as a tribute to the late Joseph Sartori in honor of his musical talent and in appreciation of the Sartori Family’s generous contribution to the Plymouth Arts Center. This concert is graciously underwritten by the Sartori Company.


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