Rohe Series Concert to Feature Local Student Artists

Rohe Series Concert to feature local student artists:

HCYO’s Animato Quartet will appear along with Esther Kim and Friends

In a cooperative venture bringing together international-class musicians and local talent, the upcoming concert by Esther Kim and Friends at the Cailloux Theater will feature an opening number by four members of the Hill Country Youth Orchestra.  Students will also take part in a Master Class and Open Rehearsal provided by members of the Kim trio the day before the concert.

“The Animato Quartet” includes violinists Eric Bowser, and Christopher Bowser, violist Kristoffer McElhaney , and cellist McKinley Glasser.  The four are long-time members of the Hill Country Youth Orchestra and have been playing together for about two years, performing in various special events throughout the Hill Country.

These four students will receive a special critique and practice session with internationally renowned violinist Esther Kim and the other members of her trio, national prize-winning cellist Joseph Kaizer and pianist Dr. Charles Webb, Dean Emeritus of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  This Master Class, and the trio’s dress rehearsal for the Friday concert, will be seen by invited members of the Youth Orchestra.

On the night of the performance, The Animato Quartet will be featured in their performance of the first movement of the Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18, No. 1, “Allegro con Brio,” before the balance of the evening’s concert featuring music by Haydn, Bach, Massenet, Mozart and more.

“Esther Kim and Friends” is presented in a single performance at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets range from $10 to $25, and are available at the Cailloux Theater Box Office, by phone at (830) 896-9393, or online at

The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts – The Cailloux Theater –  is located at 910 Main Street in Downtown Kerrville, Texas, and is managed by Playhouse 2000, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

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