Nancy Allen Trio to Perform Sept. 15

Les Amies – a musical trio of Nancy Allen, harpist, Cynthia Phelps, viola, and Carol Wincenc, flute – will perform under the auspices of Arts on the Lake’s Friends of Classical Music in the Lodge at Tilly Foster Farm at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Allen is known to area residents as a graduate of Carmel High School where her mother was a long-time music teacher. She is now Principal Harpist with the New York Philharmonic as well as heading the harp departments of The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Les Amies, from left, Nancy Allen, Cynthia Phelps and Carol Wincenc (Photo courtesy of Arts on the Lake)

Les Amies, from left, Nancy Allen, Cynthia Phelps and Carol Wincenc (Photo courtesy of Arts on the Lake)

She is joined in this concert by international flute soloist Carol Wincenc and Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic Cynthia Phelps. All three stand at the top of their fields, winning first prizes in prestigious competitions as well as performing with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, New York, London, St. Louis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Minnesota and Hong Kong.

The program, titled Mostly French, will include works by J. S. Bach, Jacques Ibert, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy’s Trio Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.

The concert, originally scheduled for the date of the early snowstorm in October 2011, was rescheduled by Midhat Serbagi, Director of the Friends of Classical Music at Arts on the Lake.

Formed in 2010, the Friends of Classical Music brings concerts of internationally known musicians to the area at popular prices.

The Friends are scheduled to present the Alexander String Quartet on Nov. 16.

General admission for this performance is $30. Arts on the Lake members receive a $15 discount. Tickets can be purchased in advance at, or reservations may be made by leaving a message at 845-228-2685.

The Lodge at Tilly Foster Farm is located at 100 Route 312, Brewster.

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