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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Free Piano Recital - Monday, July 29 at NOON

Pianist Andrew King (son of Steve and Mary King) returns to St. John's on Monday, July 29 in a program of music by Faure, Schubert, and Brahms.  The concert will begin at noon and last 45 minutes.  Admission is free; donations to help offset expenses are welcome.  Audience members are invited to bring a lunch to eat during the concert; St. John's will provide drinks and cookies.

Pianist Andrew King earned his BA in Music from Bowdoin College and MM in Piano Performance from the Hartt School of Music, where he was the recipient of the WM Vincent Scholarship.  His principal teachers include Robert Durso (New York), David Westfall, Gerald Stofsky (Vienna), and Margreet Francis.  Andrew has competed internationally and performed in masterclasses for leading pianists, including Paul Roberts, Dorian Leljak, Robert Wyatt, Edna Golandsky, and Yael Weiss.  Active as both teacher and performer in the greater Hartford area, Andrew maintains a private studio at his home in Bloomfield and is on the faculty of the Community Division of the Hartt School.  Additionally, Andrew serves as the pianist for the Enfield American Baptist Church, a position he has held since 2008. Continuing his studies of the Taubman Approach with Robert Durso, Andrew is nearing certification as an Instructor of the Taubman Approach for the Golandsky Institute, based in New York City. For more information, please visit his website, andrewkingpianist.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Emily Kalish violin recital - Monday, July 22 at noon

New York-based violinist Emily Kalish performs music for solo violin on Monday, July 22 at noon.

The program includes the Bach Chaconne, the Sonata for Violin Solo, Sz.117 of Bela Bartok, and Fiddling Alon(g/e), a new work by Larry Wallach, head of the music program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

In addition to solo recitals, Emily has played under the baton of conductors Kurt Masur, JoAnn Faletta, Gerard Schwartz, and Robert Franz, and currently holds a position in the Binghamton Philharmonic.  A dedicated teacher, she is on the faculty of the Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art.

The concert begins at noon and lasts 45 minutes.  Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome. Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the concert - St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies.  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Flute recital, Monday, July 15 at noon!

Don't miss New York-based flutist Nicole Schoeder and pianist Scott Bailey in recital this coming Monday, July 15 at noon.  Audience members are invited to eat during the 45-minute concert; the church will provide cookies and lemonade.

In addition to the Duo for Flute and Piano of Aaron Copland, and the Cantabile et Presto of Georges Enesco, Nicole and Scott will be joined by violinist Emily Kalish in the Trio Sonata 1 of G.F. Handel.

The concert is FREE - bring a friend!

Nicole Schroeder is a freelance flutist in New York City and Pennsylvania who performs a wide range of musical styles on flute, piccolo, alto flute, and bamboo flute. She is principal flutist of the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra and also performs with Aerie Winds, the Branchfield/Schroeder Duo, The SymphoNYChorus, and the symphonic rock band Symfinity.  An avid musical theatre fan, Nicole has played in numerous pit orchestras at theatres in New York and Pennsylvania. 

Nicole received an Masters of Music in Flute Performance from New York University, where she studied with Bradley Garner. In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Nicole enjoys teaching her own private students.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Free concert this Monday, July 8 at noon

Williamstown soprano Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe and pianist Robin Kibler open the first concert of our 10th annual summer series on Monday, July 8 in a program of music by Bach, Johnson, Mahler, Faure, Rodgers&Hammerstein, and Gershwin. 

The concert begins at noon and lasts for 45 minutes. Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch to eat during the concert. St. John's will provide drinks and cookies. Admission is free; donations to help offset expenses are welcome.