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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clarinet and piano recital - Monday, August 20 at noon

























Join us for the final concert of our 2018 Summer Noontime Concert Series.

Clarinettist Paul Green and pianist Doris Stevenson perform music by Debussy, Brahms, and Poulenc.


The concert is free - free will donations are welcome.

Paul Green has an active musical career both in Western Massachusetts and South Florida. He is the First Clarinetist of the Broad Street Symphony in Kinderhook, NY and the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown and has performed with the Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, Salisbury Sinfonietta and Springfield Symphony Orchestras. 
He is a faculty member of Skidmore College, Williams College, and the Berkshire Music School, and will be joining the faculty of Schenectady Community College in the Fall of 2018.


Doris Stevenson has won lavish praise from critics and public alike in performances around the world.  She has soloed with the Boston Pops, played at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Wahington D.C., Salle Pleyel in Paris, Sala de Musica Arango in Bogota, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.  Her acute sensitivity and musicianship have made her a sought-after partner with some of the leading lights in string playing.  She has performed with Gregor Piatigorsky, Ruggiero Ricci and Paul Tortelier, great players of the past.  Early in her career she was invited by Heifetz and Piatigorsky to perform with them in their chamber concerts.  She was pianist for the cello master classes of Piatigorsky, who described her as “an artist of the highest order." 


Viola duo recital - Monday, August 13 at noon


Monday, August 6, 2018

Free piano concert - Saturday Aug 11 at 4:30


Julia Choi 
in concert


Julia Choi performs music by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Liszt, Bartók, Chopin, and Kapustin on Saturday, August 11 at 4:30.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Yeojin “Julia” Choi is a rising junior at Williams College. She was born and raised in South Korea until she moved to California at the age of 10. She has always loved music and was able to share her passion for music with her mother, who is a professional pianist. 

Julia has won numerous awards and recognitions in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, Music Teachers’ Association of California’s Certificate of Merit Program, and Lansum International Music Festival. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Piano 4-hands concert Monday, August 6 at noon


The 15th annual Summer Noontime concert series continues with a performance by duo pianists Scott Bailey and Jane Jenkins

The one-hour program includes music by Brahms, Schubert, and Dvorak. 

Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch; the church will provide drinks and cookies. 

Admission is free; donations are welcome. 

Concerts continue weekly through August 20.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

free bassoon recital Monday, July 30 at noon

The 15th annual Summer Noontime concert series continues with a performance by Gerald Lanoue and William Safford, bassoons, with pianist Michael Clement.

The one-hour program features lyrical works by Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Elgar, Massenet, Rossini, and Bernstein. 

Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch; the church will provide drinks and cookies.

Admission is free; donations are welcome. Concerts continue weekly through August 20.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Free solo guitar recital this Monday, July 23 at noon


























The 15th annual Summer Noontime concert series continues with a performance by guitarist Gef Fisher. 

The one-hour program includes music by Isaac Albeniz, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and John Dowland. Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch; the church will provide drinks and cookies. 

Admission is free; donations are welcome. 
Concerts continue weekly through August 20.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


























The 15th annual Summer Noontime concert series continues with a performance by violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Claudia Kobayashi. The one-hour program includes music by Bach, Grieg, and Piazzolla.

Click here to listen to samples of Akiko's playing.. 

Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch; the church will provide drinks and cookies. 


Admission is free; donations are welcome. An intimate setting with wonderful acoustics. 


Concerts continue weekly through August 20.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Schumann Piano Quartet video


Click here for complete performance of 
Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47

Andrew King piano
Emily Kalish, violin
James Bergin, viola
Perri Morris, cello

This was the first concert in the 2018 Summer Noontime Concert series, held on Mondays at noon through August 20 - free!


Thursday, July 5, 2018


























The 15th annual Summer Noontime concert series continues with a performance by pianist Kyle Walker and violinist Emily Kalish. 

The one-hour program includes music by African-American composer GeorgeWalker and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner Vijay Iyer

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.

Video clips from July 2 concert

Listen to excerpts from July 2 Summer Noontime Concert series performance by Andrew King, piano; Emily Kalish, violin; James Bergin, viola; Perri Morris, cello.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Free chamber music series begins Monday, July 2 at noon


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. 

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.

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
FREE
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.