Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960


Joni Roos, violin
Jim Leda, violin
Michael De Jesus, viola
Daniel Cortes, viola
Paul Fleury, cello
Kacee Sorden, french horn
Amanda Moskowitz, french horn

Join musicians from your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra as they present a FREE concert featuring three stunning chamber works of Cambini, Ravel, and Beethoven.  Beethoven's Sextet in E-flat Major, Op.81b is a passionate piece for two virtuoso horns and string quartet.  This rousing chamber concerto is full of rousing hunting calls and fanfares.   Maurice Ravel’s incredible String Quartet in F Major seems all the more impressive when one considers that Ravel was only twenty-seven when he wrote it. Even this early work embodies the careful craftsmanship and ability to infuse a broad palette of colors into perfectly assembled forms for which Ravel is remembered. Ravel's string quartet-dedicated "to my dear master Gabriel Fauré" is modeled on Debussy's celebrated Quatuor from 1893.  However, Ravel displays a sense of color and melody that is all his own.   Melody, harmony and rhythm are usually thought of as the most important ingredients of music. Ravel's string quartet added a fourth element, sound, as a factor of equal importance.  The alternation of playing techniques (pizzicato, con sordino, arpeggio, bow on the fingerboard) is as crucial to the unfolding of the piece as the alternation of themes. Their succession, especially in the second and third movements, creates a musical form of its own, entirely non-traditional this time.   The program is rounded out by Giuseppe Cambini's String Quintet No. 84 in D Major.

Artist Information

Paul is a hybrid cellist, highly skilled in classical, jazz improvisation, rock, and Blues/R&B. He has performed with many orchestras worldwide; touring, recording and performing with them. He makes his home in Orlando, FL and currently sits principal cellist with five orchestras, as well as performing with many others in the area. He includes the internationally-acclaimed Mantovani Orchestra in this list; touring in Asia, with several other tours planned in the coming year. He has performed in venues that range from Carnegie Hall to jam sessions throughout the world, and is highly respected in the musical community for his versatility.  He has had his professional career stretch for 30 years, and did his first concerto with the Florida Symphony Orchestra at age 12. By the age of 14, he was being hired by professional contractors locally, further advancing his career before beginning high school. His Broadway touring credits include Aida, Sound of Music, Les Miserables,  Lion King and others as principal cellist.

In addition to his classical career, his mainstream career started promptly after college when he was offered an international tour with the Mantovani Orchestra, an orchestra for which he still sits principal chair. His discography now includes such names as Shinedown, Gloria Gaynor, Wayne Gratz, Matchbox20, Primary Colorz, Creed, Irene Cara, and Rod Stewart, to name a few.

Paul continues to tour as principal cellist with such names as Rod Stewart, Page & Plant (Led Zepplin), Natalie Cole, Moody Blues, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Shirley Jones, Robert Goulet, TSO, Donna Summer, Dennis DeYoung (STYXX), Chicago, Led Zepplin Live, Johhny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson, including solo duets on stage with Peter Cetera, Clay Aiken, Bernadette Peters, and others. Upcoming tours this year bridge the gap into Latin, Fusion, and Funk with several top names in the industry.

With over 200 compositions in his library, and close to 300 arrangements, he continues to push the limit with mainstream and pop music, bringing it into the libraries of classical musicians. His compositions have been used on television, radio, independent movies, government public relations, military commercials, and the Olympics.  In 2006, he began to author and publish literature for cello technique, releasing his Scale Book for cello, Exotic Scale books for cello, violin and viola, as well as a Dexterity Manual for left-hand technique as a means of maintaining the traditions of classical music and ensuring greater accessibility to instructional material.

Paul also has extensive experience teaching private students and groups, conducting, competition preparation, and general instrumental teaching. He teaches a limited studio of private students focusing primarily on competition preparation. For the past 14 years, he has been teaching and conducting large groups, small groups, and ensemble classes. For the last ten consecutive years, Mr. Fleury’s students have won 146 of 178 first place trophies for National Federation of Musicians State competitions. His students continue to dominate All-State Orchestras, youth, and school orchestras alike.

Michael De Jesus has become one of the Southeast's most in demand musicians.   De Jesus received his formal training at the Sculich School of Music, the Crane School of Music, and graduate studies at Florida State University where he received his Masters of Performance in viola.   After his graduate work at Florida State, Michael was appointed the violist artist in residence in Midland, Texas, of the critically acclaimed Thouvenel String Quartet.

Michael has performed with orchestras throughout the United States.  De Jesus was principal violist of the Midland Symphony, Big Spring Symphony, Abelene Philharmonic, Ashlawn Summer Festival Opera Orchestra, and Opera festival di Roma orchestra.   In Florida, Michael has performed with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Florida Lakes Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, Space Coast Pops, Villages Orchestra, and Florida West Coast Symphony.   Michael has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist performing in the United Kingdom, Canada, Africa, Japan, and France.

Joni Roos is in great demand as a teacher, performer, and clinician in the Central Florida area. As the Strings Artist-in-Residence at Rollins College, she is in charge of the string program at the Music Department. She teaches applied violin and viola, string methods, orchestral literature.  She also coaches the Instrumental Chamber Ensemble, directs the Rollins String Ensemble and assists in directing the Rollins Orchestra. Her previous employment includes teaching positions at Seminole State College. Shehas also taught and performed at numerous festivals, including the Bay View Music Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Interlachen Summer Music Camp and the Moravian Music Festival. Ms. Roos currently teaches for the Rollins College Community School of Music. A student of Maja Vukovic, she has also studied with Paul Makanowitzky, Ronald Copes, and Jacob Krachmalnick at the University of Michigan.

As a soloist, Joni Roos has made numerous appearances with the Chamber Orchestra of Florida, the Space Coast Pops, the Melbourne Community Orchestra, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Festival Orchestra. Her solo appearances with the Bach Festival Orchestra include a performance of the Mozart Adagio at theGalway Cathedral in Ireland. She currently performs with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and is the Principal 2nd of the Bach Festival Orchestra.