Our Concert program for February 12, 2023 and about our musicians
Mozart Flute Quartet K 285b in C Major
Andantino con Variazioni
My Funny Valentine
Mozart Flute Quartet K 285 in D Major
Can’t Help Falling In Love
George David Weiss
All You Need Is Love
Lennon and McCartney
Flute: Dr. Frederick Geiersbach directs the instrumental music program at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE. In addition to directing the school’s orchestra and jazz programs he coaches chamber music, teaches music theory, and teaches lessons on all of the string, woodwind, and brass instruments at St. Andrew’s. He is a flutist who has studied with Louis Moyse, Sue Ann Kahn, and Gregory Zeitlin and was an undergraduate double-major in English and Music at Williams College before earning his masters and doctorate in music and music education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Fred has performed with many orchestras throughout his career and is much in demand as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. Fred is honored to play a Brannen Cooper flute handed down to him from his first great private teacher, Gregory Zeitlin
Violin: Dr Elizabeth McGrady is a Buffalo, New York native, Elizabeth McGrady began studying the violin at the age of three with the Suzuki method. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at SUNY Fredonia School of Music, where she studied with the renowned violinist and teacher, Janet Sung. Liz has performed with many orchestras, chamber ensembles, string quartets, and festivals throughout the country, including the Western New York Chamber ensemble, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Southern Tier Symphony, Presto String Quartet, Shrewsbury String Quartet, Shakespeare in the park, and the Hot Springs Music festival in Arkansas. In between musical adventures, she is working as a pharmacist and spending time with Mac, her one year old son.
Cello: Tony Gizzi has managed and been the cellist of the Shrewsbury String Quartet for over 20 years. He studied cello with many teachers including Jeffrey Solow of Temple University Joel Dallow of the Atlanta symphony and Bob Cafaro of the Philadelphia orchestra. He has played with many orchestras, chamber groups and string quartets, including Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Independence Sinfonia, Olney Symphony, Dover Symphony, Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, Ambler Symphony, String Poets, South Jersey Youth Orchestra, the Shrewsbury String Quartet and Shrewsbury Piano Trio.
Viola: Diane Neutzling recently retired from Capital School District where she served as the Strings Specialist. Previously, she taught general music, Band, Chorus, Strings, and musical theatre at Campus Community Charter school. Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Ms. Neutzling studied Viola and Voice at West Virginia University under the Presser music scholarship. Following college, she performed as a soprano soloist with three choral groups in the Annapolis area, and she was a paid church soloist as well. After moving to Delaware, Ms. Neutzling received a Master of Education from Wilmington University. During her teaching career she maintained a private studio, performed in several local choral ensembles and a church choir, served as Viola section leader for almost 20 years for Dover Symphony, and she performed freelance and pit orchestra work for countless ceremonies, concerts, and theatrical productions.
Ms. Neutzling is currently on the faculty of the Music School of Delaware as a Violin/Viola instructor. She is proud to play with Sodelo, and the Shrewsbury String Quartet, and she continues to perform as much as possible. Ms. Neutzling enjoys traveling and attending concerts, theatre, and festivals with her husband Kurt, and their children.