Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Cannon Classical Music Series

logo Concert schedule 2022

All performances are followed by a Q&A segment. Tickets are $25 Member, $28 Non Member, $8 Student.

Vega Quartet Student Showcase
Sunday, May 22, 2022 • 4:00pm
in the Center Theater

Vega Quartet Student Showcase

The Emory Youth Chamber Program (EYCP) provides intensive small ensemble training to young Atlanta-area pianists and string players. Students are generally 10-18 years old and are placed in groups of two to five musicians. Over the course of the semester groups receive eight coaching sessions from members of the Vega Quartet and participate in masterclasses with the Quartet as well as with guest artists.

Vega Quartet
The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement. The New York Times raved that "[the Quartet's] playing had a kind of clean intoxication to it, pulling the listener along… the musicians took real risks in their music making" and the L.A. Times praised their "triumphant L.A. debut." They concertize both nationally and internationally, most recently in Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Sacramento, Berlin, San Miguel, and the Brahmssaal in Vienna's Musikverein.

Duo Catanza
Sunday, August 14, 2022 • 4:00pm
in the Center Theatre

Duo Catanza

Local, classical guitarists Scott Plato and Matthias Young perform for the Cannon Classical Music Series.

Scott Plato received his Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from Georgia State University under the instruction of John Sutherland, a protegé of Andres Segovia. Scott then completed a Master of Music degree from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. In 1995 Scott founded the guitar department at Gainesville College in Gainesville Georgia and was the Head of Guitar Studies there until 2000.

Matthias Young is the Director of Music and Worship Production at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. His skills as both a classical and rock guitarist have allowed him to build a strong music program incorporating elements of both traditional and contemporary music in worship. Also a student of John Sutherland, Matthias studied at Berry College, Georgia State University, and Boston University. He currently teaches guitar at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, GA.

Student Group TBA
Franklin Pond Chamber Music

Sunday, September 11, 2022 • 4:00pm
in the Center Theater

Franklin Pond Chamber Music

Franklin Pond Chamber Music is a year-round chamber music program for young string students in grades 6 through 12. Through the study of chamber music, students develop their artistic and interpretive talents as well as strengthen their leadership, expression, and communication skills. Students have regular coachings with faculty members from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, masterclasses with guest artists from all over the nation, special classes such as career development, eurhythmics, Alexander Technique, and multiple opportunities to perform in public.

Hiroya Tsukamoto, Guitarist and composer
Sunday, October 23, 2022 • 4:00pm
in the Center Theater

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S.

Tsukamoto's instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience thru a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions.

Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally including Blue Note in NYC, United Nations and Japanese National Television. Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship in 2018.