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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, the Trio Menil. The trio consists of Jeongwon Claire An, violin, David Dietz, cello, and Jonathan Mak, Piano. 

Based in Houston, Texas, Trio Menil is a versatile ensemble at home in both the concert hall and classroom. The trio has performed in venues around North America, and has received the Grand Prize and Odyssey Chamber Music Series Award at the 2023 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Trio Menil is part of DACAMERA’s Young Artist Program, where they present concerts in collaboration with art exhibitions, and teach music-integrative workshops in Houston public and private schools. This initiative has taken them everywhere from kindergarten classrooms to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Formed at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the trio has worked with James Dunham, Paul Kantor, Jon Kimura Parker, Virginia Weckstrom, and Kathleen Winkler. Upcoming highlights include appearances at the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, Aperio Houston and MD Anderson Concerts in the Park. During the 2024-2025 season Trio Menil will premiere a new work by Houston-based composer Nicky Sohn, funded by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance. The trio is named after the Menil Collection, a museum and neighborhood of art in the heart of Houston, and shares the same mission to attract, educate, and inspire diverse audiences through art.

Sponsored by Wade Mayberry

Melivia Raharjo is a visiting academic specialist in collaborative piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Born in Indonesia, she is an avid collaborative pianist and has appeared in chamber performances with renowned artists such as the Takács Quartet, Mark Kosower, and Richard Weiss.

Previously, she worked as a staff pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Anita Pontremoli for her master’s degree and artist diploma in collaborative piano. Raharjo discovered her passion in collaborating with other musicians while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, studying with Albert Tiu. Performing with other musicians who are passionate about music brings so much joy to her life she hopes that their performances inspire others to play more chamber music in the future.

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.

Sponsored by Jim Kelly

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

Jim Kelly

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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