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Thursday Night Live: Monique Pinelli on Violin & Ivan Seng on Piano

Thursday, November 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

Enjoy an evening of live music in the Museum’s Windgate Foundation Atrium featuring Monique Pinelli on violin and Ivan Seng on piano. Pinelli and Seng will be performing classical music featured in popular dance and film. They will be playing selections from composers Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy, Kreisler, and Dvorak, as well as selections from contemporary composers Mamoru Fujisawa and Arturo Cardelu. Dance forms such as the Siciliene, waltz, tango and rhumba will be musically explored as the musicians draw connections between classical music, dance and film.


Monique Pinelli earned her Bachelor of Music from University of Iowa School of Music and her Master of Music from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has performed with the Tri-Cities, Greensboro, Salt Lake, Hendersonville and Asheville Symphonies, Brevard Philharmonic, and Asheville Lyric Opera. Pinelli is one of the founding members of Café String Quartet, playing for for weddings, events and programs within the Western North Carolina region since 2006. In 2018, Monique toured the eastern part of China and Inner Mongolia with the South Shore Orchestra. In addition, Monique has also enjoyed teaching from her Suzuki Method of Talent Education Studio in West Asheville for the past 20 years.

Ivan Seng has been playing the piano and composing since the age of five. He received his bachelor degree in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and his master degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Since then, he has been teaching and performing regularly in Winston-Salem and Asheville. He enjoys experimental electronic composition using his laptop and can be found performing his own works at various venues in Asheville. He currently teaches piano at the Asheville Music School.

Thursday Night Live

On select Thursdays, local musicians enliven our spaces with music to complement your visit. As you stroll the galleries, a variety of tunes adds new dimensions to your viewing experience.

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