The College of Arts and Architecture

Nardo Poy, chamber music and viola

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:30pm
128 Music Buildng II

Free admission

The American Symphony Orchesra's principal violist, Nardo Poy, presents a guest chamber music masterclass for Penn State string players. This masterclass will be followed by a masterclass for violists in 122 Music Building II at 3:30 which is also open to the public.


Nardo Poy has been a member of the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1978 and has been featured as soloist in the United States, Europe and Japan with Orpheus, the North Carolina Symphony, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and the KansasNardo Poy City Camerata. Other groups with which Mr. Poy performs are the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Perspectives Ensemble, and the Lighthouse Chamber Players, among many others.

Poy’s recordings include over 70 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as well as numerous chamber music recordings with the Perspectives Ensemble, the Harmonie Ensemble, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, the Lighthouse Chamber Players, and colleagues from the Bard Music Festival. Among his many chamber music performances have been collaborations with Isaac Stern, Elmar Oliveira, Bernard Greenhouse, Aaron Rosand, and Dawn Upshaw. He has held the principal viola position with the Lake George Opera Company, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Santa Fe Opera, L’Opera Francais de New York, the Gotham Chamber Opera, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra. Mr. Poy has also been an Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music with the Carnegie String Quartet. He also presently is the principal violist with the American Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2002.

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