Benefit Concert Features St. Michael Alumni

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On Saturday, October 8, beginning at 4pm, enjoy classical music brought to life by the fabulous piano-violin-voice performances of St. Michael's Episcopal School alumni Nathalie Schweikert, violin; Ian Scarfe, piano; and Melissa Shell Hronek, mezzo-soprano. Works by Beethoven, Copland, Rachmaninoff and Brahms will be performed in the school chapel. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling (979) 822-2715 or at the door. Saint Michael's is located at 2500 South College Avenue in Bryan.

Schweikert attended St. Michael's for 12 years, graduating in 1993. She began her violin studies at the age of three, and as a student performed with numerous ensembles including the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. During summers she studied and performed at the Bowdoin, Musicorda, and Encore music festivals, and for two summers participated in the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. Schweikert earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

On Saturday, October 8, beginning at 4pm, enjoy classical music brought to life by the fabulous piano-violin-voice performances of St. Michael’s Episcopal School alumni Nathalie Schweikert, violin; Ian Scarfe, piano; and Melissa Shell Hronek, mezzo-soprano. Works by Beethoven, Copland, Rachmaninoff and Brahms will be performed in the school chapel. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling (979) 822-2715 or at the door. Saint Michael’s is located at 2500 South College Avenue in Bryan.

Schweikert attended St. Michael’s for 12 years, graduating in 1993. She began her violin studies at the age of three, and as a student performed with numerous ensembles including the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. During summers she studied and performed at the Bowdoin, Musicorda, and Encore music festivals, and for two summers participated in the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. Schweikert earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

Ian Scarfe attended St. Michael’s for 10 years, graduating in 2001. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Willamette University and a Masters Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with pianist Paul Hersh. He is a founding member of the Oak Street Trio, and the chamber group Nonsemble Six, having toured in the Northwest, the Midwest, and appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Melissa Shell Hronek attended St. Michael’s for 10 years and currently teaches voice in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. She received both a bachelor of music degree and a master of music degree in vocal performance from Baylor University. During her graduate work at Baylor she received the honor of most outstanding graduate student in voice. 

For more information about the concert or St. Michael’s or the benefit concert, visit STMES.net.