Northeast Texas Community College’s own Dr. Andrew Daniel will be joined by two members of his family for an instrumental trio performance on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. Daniel, NTCC Professor of Music, will play guitar while his son, André Daniel, performs the violin, and his mother, Sherry Daniel, accompanies on piano.
The concert will feature solo music for classical guitar, Astor Piazzolla’s History of the Tango (violin and guitar) as well as Ernst’s Otello Fantasy (violin and piano). Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online at www.whatleycenter.com or by calling the box office at 903-434-8181. Proceeds from the concert will benefit NTCC music scholarships.
“This concert is special for me because I get to perform with my son, André Daniel, who is a sophomore in the String Quartet Program at UNT. It has been such a pleasure to witness his growth as a musician and to be inspired by his dedication to his craft." Andrew Daniel, said.
Andrew Daniel, Professor of Music at Northeast Texas Community College, has been hailed by the press as a “gifted musician of the highest order.” Before his return to Texas in 2001, he toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. After completing his Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California in 1992, he was offered a European tour under the auspices of the Andres Segovia Institute. He settled in Germany in 1992 and founded Duo Grazioso with Axel Jacobsen. Andrew has appeared as a guest soloist in numerous festivals and with many orchestras, including The Dallas Symphony, The Rome Opera, Musica Vitae and The Valencia Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his concert stage performances, he has appeared on several live radio programs, including his Eastern European debut aired over Polish radio. Since 2001 Andrew has been on the faculty of NTCC and been active with enhancing music in our community through a partnership with Mount Vernon Music. He received his Doctorate from The University of North Texas and is currently working on a publication of new arrangements of Baroque music for guitar.
André Daniel, a sophomore at UNT in the prestigious String Quartet Program, has earned many accolades over the last decade that include participation at The Interlochen Arts Academy as well as an invitation to perform with the National Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall as part of the Weill Music Institute.
After a career as a Pathology Laboratory supervisor, Sherry returned to school and completed her Bachelor of Music degree at UT Arlington. While at UTA, she studied piano with Dr. Larry Wiley and voice with Dr. Burr Cochran Phillips. In addition, she pursued independent piano studies with Jo Boatright of Dallas. Sherry has served on many non-profit boards, including Dallas Chamber Music Society and Walden Chamber Music Society. She is currently a board member of Mount Vernon Music Association and is active in educational outreach as the narrator of musical storytales such as Benedikt Brydern’s, The Town Musicians, Beagles Day Out, and Midnight Adventures. She maintains a private piano studio and teaches continuing education at Northeast Texas Community College. Sherry and her husband, Clif, have retired from the metroplex and live on a cattle ranch in Titus County where they enjoy playing with grandchildren, training their Bernese Mountain Dogs, reading, and of course, music!