Concert: Four Seasons I
Summer turns to fall at the Brown Derby.
Vivaldi’s classic paired with a fabulous contemporary rendition of the same piece, both performed by Iowa’s finest violinists. The Brown Derby Ballroom is the perfect setting for an intimate encounter with sounds of the seasons.This is the 8:30pm performance.
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons: Summer & Fall with Ross Winter (Summer) and Anita Tucker (Fall), solo violins
Max Richter – The Four Seasons Recomposed: Summer& Fall with Ross Winter (Summer) and Anita Tucker (Fall)
Venue details and guest artist bios are below. If you have any questions regarding the venue please email us using our contact page or to office [at] wcfsymphony [dot] org.
The Brown Derby is located at 616 Sycamore St., downtown Waterloo between 4th and 5th Streets (next to The Thai Bowl and just down the street from Newton’s Paradise Café). There is free parking on the street and in the parking garage located directly behind the Brown Derby, accessible from 4th and 5th Streets. The main entrance is on Sycamore St. and the second is through an enclosed walkway entrance on Level E of the parking garage. Patron drop off is available in front of the building and in the parking garage at the walkway entrance on level E.
Seating for this concert is in the round and is general admission. Will call will be available at the venue approximately one hour prior to the performance. The concert will be approximately an hour and 15 minutes with a brief pause. Due to the nature of the event space, patrons arriving more than 5 minutes late will need to use the Sycamore Street entrance.
Anita Tucker // A native of Iowa City, Anita Tucker began playing the violin at a young age, studying first with Doris Preucil, and then graduating with a BMus in performance from Indiana University where she studied with Franco Gulli. Anita then spent time in Switzerland at the Conservatorium Luzern, earning a Soloist Diploma, touring as a member of the Festival Strings of Luzern, and playing in various Swiss orchestras.
After returning to the United States, Anita joined the Louisville Orchestra for a number of years before earning a degree in paralegal studies and returning to Iowa to spend time with family. Anita began playing with the Cedar Rapids Symphony while pursuing her second career as a litigation paralegal with a Cedar Rapids law firm, and fortuitously, met her husband, Alan Lawrence, principal timpanist with Orchestra Iowa and wcfsymphony. Anita currently serves as concertmaster of wcfsymphony, Associate Concertmaster of Orchestra Iowa and plays regularly with other orchestras around Iowa.
Ross Monroe Winter // Violinist Ross Monroe Winter's career spans multiple genres in the orchestral, chamber music, and solo fields, as well as work in film and television.
Currently a member of the Richmond Symphony (VA) and the IRIS Orchestra (TN), in January 2016 Winter was appointed Associate Concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (IA/IL). He has previously been a member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic, and has performed with the Baltimore, Milwaukee, National (DC), and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras, as well as the orchestras of Alabama, Albany, Rhode Island, Roanoke, and South Florida.
A sought after teacher, Winter is the violin professor at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music. During the summers he serves as Academy Director of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy, as well as performing as Principal Second Violin of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. Equally devoted to chamber music, Winter is a founding member of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, which is ensemble-in-residence at WCVE Public Radio and formerly at the Lake George Music Festival.
Winter holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, State University of New York Purchase College-Conservatory of Music, and The Catholic University of America. His principal teachers have included Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Malcolm Lowe, Laurie Smukler, Sylvia Rosenberg, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet.