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Friday, June 15, 2018

 St. John’s 
Summer Noontime Concerts 2018
Chamber music 
in a sacred space
Mondays in July and August
Free concerts at noon 

July 2:        Andrew King, piano; Emily Kalish, violin; James Bergin, viola;
 Perri Morris, cello
July 9:        Emily Kalish, violin; Kyle Walker, piano
July 16:      Akiko Kobayashi, violin                          
July 23:      Gef Fisher, guitar        
July 30:      Gerald Lanoue, bassoon        
August 6:   Scott Bailey, Jane Jenkins, duo piansts
August 13: Michael Strauss, James Bergin, violas  
August 20: Paul Green, clarinet; Doris Stevenson, piano
The 15th annual Summer Noontime concert series begins with a program of chamber music performed by Andrew King, piano; Emily Kalish, violin; James Bergin, viola; Perri Morris, cello.  

The one-hour program includes Brahms: Violin Sonata in G and Schumann Piano Quartet. 

Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch; the church will provide drinks and cookies. An intimate setting with wonderful acoustics. 

Admission is free; donations are welcome. 

Concerts continue weekly through August 20.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Free chamber music concert - Sunday, May 13 at 4 pm

Free concert performed by Williams College students.

Program includes:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, op. 78
Piazolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (piano trio)

Come enjoy a delightful hour of music!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

FutureCIAO! and Kids 4 Harmony in concert, Monday, May 7 at 7:00 pm

Monday, May 7
7:00 pm

 FutureCIAO! and Kids 4 Harmony (North Adams) will perform a joint concert at St. John's at 7 pm.  The two ensembles met last week to rehearse together and are very excited about this new collaboration.  

FutureCIAO! (founded by Jimmy Bergin) is a string orchestra open to students in grades 4 through 8.  

Kids 4 Harmony is a string program sponsored by Berkshire Children and Families in Pittsfield. 

The 30-minute concert will be followed by a reception in the lower room.  

Admission is free and open to the public; families and children welcome!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Stephen Ai in concert 
Saturday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m.
Music of J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, 
Ludwig van Beethoven
Free and open to the public.

Stephen Ai '18 is a senior at Williams College pursuing a double major in mathematics and music. He is currently studying with Ms. Doris Stevenson. As a soloist, he has received many awards for his musicianship, including the Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition, American Protégé Talent Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, San Diego Symphony Hot Shot Young Artists Award, and California Bach Festival Complete Works Audition Awards, and has appeared in concert with the Berkshire Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Los Angeles Bach Festival Orchestra. 

In masterclasses, he has performed for and received guidance from eminent artists, including Angela Hewitt, Stephen Hough, Andre-Michel Schub, Vitaly Margulis and Ruth Slenczynska, among others. Past teachers include Ms. Anna Stal, Ms. Judy Huang of the Orange County School of the Arts, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Irina Tseitlin of the California Institute of Music. 

Next year, he will attend the University of Cambridge to complete an MPhil in Music. On May 6th at 7:00PM at Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at Williams College, he will give a senior recital presenting the works of Bach, Beethoven and Messiaen. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Misty Blues in concert - Friday, April 13

Misty Blues, headed by Gina Coleman, in concert -
Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Free piano recital - Sunday, January 21 at 3 pm

Andrew King
Sunday, January 21 at 3 pm
Hartford-based pianist Andrew King (son of Mary King) will perform music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Barber on Sunday, January 21 at 3 pm. 

Free and open to the public.

An increasingly established pianist in the greater Hartford area, Andrew King was winning regional competitions by the age of 17. 

After studying at the Hartt School Community Division, Mr. King attended Bowdoin College where he earned a BA in Music.  He returned to Hartt as the recipient of the WM Vincent Scholarship to complete his MM in Piano Performance.  

His principal teachers include Robert Durso (New York), David Westfall, Margreet Francis, and Gerald Stofsky (Vienna).  Mr. King has competed internationally and performed in masterclasses for leading pianists, including Ilya Itin, Paul Roberts, Yael Weiss, and Robert Wyatt.  

After having served on the faculty of the Hartt School Community Division for many years, Mr. King now devotes his energies to performing, teaching privately at his home studio in Bloomfield, and working towards certification as an Instructor of the Taubman Approach with the Golandsky Institute, based in New York City.  For more information, please visit his website, andrewkingpianist.com.  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Piano dedication concert - free

Pianist Igor Lovchinsky
Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm

Join us in a special concert to celebrate the dedication of our Knabe grand piano. 

This piano, whose sound regularly enriches our worship, was a gift from Dorothy Reinke’s daughter Diana Stugger. The piano will be dedicated to Diana’s paternal and maternal grandparents: Gladys and Charles Wilson and Florence and Robert Sprague. Both Charles and Robert were vestry members at St. John’s. 

Many parishioners no doubt remember Igor’s previous visits to Williamstown, when he awed us with his virtuosity and charmed us with his personality. Igor will be playing Schumann: Kinderszene; selected short works of Chopin;  Bach/Busoni: Num Komm der Heiden Heiland; and Gershwin/Wild: Grande Fantasie of Themes from Porgy and Bess.

The concert is free and open to the public.