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Spring Concert Series

Ruthmere's  SPRING Concert Series is back! Due to the popularity of our Fall Concert Series, Ruthmere's Concert Committee has developed an all-new series of concerts to keep the music flowing all year long. 

The 2024 Spring Concert series will consist of four concerts: two in May and two in June. These concerts, each performed by acclaimed musicians, help Ruthmere to reach its mission in supporting fine art and culture in Elkhart. 

For Spring Concert Season tickets and Sponsorship opportunities, click HERE.

2024 Spring Concerts

The Fischoff is the nation’s largest chamber music competition, bringing together young musicians from across the country and around the world.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Ruthmere Fischoff Soirée brings this celebration of great music to Elkhart and will feature a performance by one the competition's finalists.

Sponsored by Wade Mayberry

A Steinway Artist, John Blacklow graduated from The Juilliard School and Harvard University, studying with John Browning, Leonard Shure, Bella Davidovich, and Tatiana Yampolsky. He currently serves as Professor of Piano at the University of Notre Dame and has recorded for Universal Music, Ltd., Bridge, Albany, and DG-iTunes.

Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Stumpf's tenure in Los Angeles followed 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His professional orchestral career began at the age of 16 when he joined the cello section of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He received a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an Artist's Diploma from the New England Conservatory.

Sponsored by Janet Evanega-Rieckhoff & James Rieckhoff

Hailed for his "mastery, precision, and passion", Dominic Muzzi maintains a flourishing career as a concert pianist, having attained over a dozen top prizes and gold medals in domestic and international competitions. A rising star on the concert circuit, he has performed from Florida to New York City, receiving rave reviews for his poise, flair, and maturity. As of 2023, Dominic has relocated to the nation's capital, where he serves as a keyboard musician in the United States Marine Band.

June 20

Daniel Maltz

Daniel Adam Maltz is a fortepianist based in Vienna, Austria. He debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 22 and is a sought-after soloist, Lieder accompanist, and clinician. He studied fortepiano performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He refined his command of historical practices through private study with Andreas Staier and Ingomar Rainer.

Sponsored by Marie Smith

2024 Spring Concert Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Ray & Mary Pat Mathis

Individual Concert Sponsors

Wade Mayberry
Janet Evanega Rieckhoff & Jim Rieckhoff

Marie Smith

2024 Concert Receptions Sponsor
Jon Smoker

2024 Annual Season Sponsors

Dale & Shelly Seely

Spring Series Sponsors

Janet Evanega Rieckhoff & Jim Rieckhoff
Nicholas Roth & Joe Freund
Brenda & Michael Tudor



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