Music for a Sunday Afternoon with "The Aryaloka String Quartet"

Arts Wayland in association with
First Parish in Wayland presents

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

"The Aryaloka String Quartet"

Sunday, April 30th at 3 pm

at First Parish in Wayland
225 Boston Post Road, Wayland MA

Tickets for the concert are $15.
Tickets available at the door as well.


The music of the Aryaloka String Quartet will feature music by Black composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Jessie Montgomery. Immerse yourself in this diverse and beautiful music, which will include jazz, spirituals, and European styles.
Thank you to the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund and the First Parish in Wayland for generously co-sponsoring this event.

Mark Latham (violin) studied violin at the Guildhall School (London), the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Brooklyn College Conservatory, and the University of Michigan, where he earned his Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting.

He was a member of the Atlantic String Quartet for 6 years, in Canada, and played with Emmanuel Music in Boston, and with the New Hampshire, Delaware and New Haven Symphonies.

He has given numerous world premieres and his own works have been performed in Canada, the UK and the US, including at the 92nd St. Y in New York.

He is a member in absentia of the Canadian contemporary improv ensemble The Black Auks, with whom he made several recordings.

Latham currently is Music Director of the New Hampshire Philharmonic and directs the University Orchestra at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he is also adjunct professor of conducting, violin and viola.

Sandi-Jo Malmon (cello) is an active chamber music and orchestral performer. She made her Lincoln Center debut in 1991 with the Boston Quartet. She has concertized with a variety of ensembles in the UK and Europe. As a member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble, she performs extensively throughout New England and the Midwest. She has been a member of the Lake George Opera Festival since 1997.

She currently serves on the adjunct cello faculty at Northeastern University and the faculty of the Winchester Community School. She has served on the faculties of the International Composers' Conference at Wellesley College, the International String Conference in Pennsylvania, and has led master classes at the Longy School. She is the Librarian for Collection Development at the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University.

Ms. Malmon has recorded for numerous documentaries including The String Theory, a NOVA program on PBS. She can be heard on Blue Hill, North Star and Lakewest Records as well as Pamet River Recordings.

She received degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, the New England Conservatory and the Longy School. She was a student of Richard Kapuscinski, Paul Tobias, Eugene Lehner and Robert Koff.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Noralee Walker (viola) holds a Master of Music Degree in Viola Performance from the Yale School of Music and a Performer's Certificate from the former HARID Conservatory of Music (now Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL).

She has played with a variety of ensembles, including the New England String Orchestra, Emmanuel Music, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Secession, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.

In the summers, when she's not touring with the Vermont Symphony, she has performed at such festivals as Yellow Barn, Aspen, Tanglewood, Music on the Hill (RI), and the Vermont Mozart Festival.

As a chamber musician, she has collaborated as a guest artist with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Players, South Coast Chamber Music Society, and the acclaimed Musicians of the Old Post Road.

Beth Welty (violin) received her Bachelor and Master's degrees in violin performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Yuval Yaron.

She has performed with numerous groups in the Boston area, including the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.

Beth is the assistant principal second violinist with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra, and serves as concertmaster of both the Nashua Chamber Orchestra and the Waltham Symphony Orchestra.

She has performed abroad with various organizations, touring Italy with the Chorus of Westerly and South Africa with the London Chamber Players. She toured Spain twice as concertmaster of the Massachusetts Symphony. In 2014, she traveled to Switzerland to perform a solo recital, and in 2015 did a five concert tour of England with the Aryaloka String Quartet.

An avid chamber musician, Beth is a founding member of both the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble and the Aryaloka String Quartet.

In 1991 she made her Lincoln Center debut with the Boston Quartet, of which she was also a founding member.

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