The program features cellist Peter Wiley, violinist Nikki Chooi and ballerinas Dona Wiley and Claire Mazza as they pair chamber music with original choreography in a salon style concert.
Peter Wiley, Curtis Institute of Music professor of cello and former member of the Guarneri Quartet and Beaux Arts Trio, is the co-founder of Opus One and an international performer. Dona Wiley works with the Manhattan-based contemporary ballet company Ballet Inc. and is the daughter of Peter Wiley.
Nikki Chooi, 2013 winner of the Michael Hill International Violin competition, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. Claire Mazza trained at the School of American Ballet and has danced with Brooklyn Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Connecticut Ballet among others.
Dona Wiley grew up in a family with passions for music and dance. She first learned to play the cello. When her focus turned to dance, she and her father collaborated on presenting professional shows together.
“We do the concerts simply because we enjoy them and we enjoy each other,” says Dona. “It’s the type of project where the musician’s interpretation of a piece can be just as important as the choreographer’s.”
The Wiley family founded CelloPointe in 2010 to further collaborations between musicians and dancers. From classical to modern, they work with other musicians, dancers and choreographers to create programs that attract both music and dance audiences.
Adult tickets $25 include a wine reception with the artists following the performance. Students tickets $10 with ID. TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822 http://tca.ticketforce.com/ www.haydensferrychambermusicseries.org