Program will feature Bach, Bruch and Khachaturian
A classical trio, with clarinet for an interesting change, will feature a program of Bach, Bruch and Khachaturian at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Chapel Restoration. This Sunday Music Series concert is free.
Rachel Evans is a versatile violinist and violist who performs opera, contemporary music, medieval music on period instruments and jazz. Among groups she has performed with are Santa Fe Opera, Continuum, Meridian Quartet, and the medieval ensembles Sequentia and La Stravaganza Köln. She has appeared at Carmel Bach Festival for more than a decade and at the Boston, Berkeley and Utrecht early music festivals, and Australia’s Victoria Festival. A recipient of the Coleman Chamber Music Award, Ms. Evans holds bachelor and master’s degrees in music from The Juilliard School.
Pianist Cynthia Peterson also performs works from a broad solo, chamber and contemporary repertoire, with among others, the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester, the Virginia Beach Pops Orchestra, and as soloist with Yonkers Civic Orchestra and Westchester Youth Symphony. Among venues she has appeared in are the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and Garden State Center for the Arts. Ms. Peterson has won several concerto competitions.
Allen Smith’s career on the clarinet has come full circle. After graduating from Juilliard, with a major in bass clarinet, he spent several years as a musician and also worked with a number of rock and roll bands as sound engineer, road manager and artist manager. The pop music business phase of his life ended with retirement as a senior vice president of Sony Music, after which he went back to playing the clarinet and further study at Juilliard, with Ayako Oshima, and at Mannes School of Music.
The chapel is located at 45 Market St., Cold Spring, across from the Metro-North station. Visit chapelrestoration.org.