Music by the Romantic Era master
On Sunday, Oct. 19, The Chapel Restoration will host a 4 p.m. concert, free and open to all. Violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Judith Olson will be joined by soprano Jeanne Ommerlé. The program of music by Robert Schumann will include the Adagio and Allegro, Märchenbilder, and the song cycle, Frauenliebe und Leben.
Schulte began playing the violin at age 5 under his father’s tutelage, made his orchestral debut at 14 with the Philharmonia Hungarica in Cologne, and came to the United States to study with Ivan Galamian at The Curtis Institute of Music. He has performed throughout Europe and America.
From 1999-2001 Schulte held a residency at Harvard University and in 2012 joined the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he teaches violin and chamber music. Schulte performs on a 1780 violin made by Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona.
Pianist Olson, a graduate of The Juilliard School, made her New York debut with Alexander Schneider conducting, and has since toured throughout the world as soloist and in collaboration with leading instrumentalists. She has appeared at major halls including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Soprano Ommerlé has received warm international acclaim. Her opera and concert performances include the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, and the Newport Music Festival among many others.
The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St., Cold Spring. This concert is made possible, in part, through Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature, and funds from Putnam County. Contributions are welcome.