Mikko Taylor Portrays Shostakovich at Chapel on Nov. 23

 1-man drama with piano works

On Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m., composer, pianist and former Cold Spring shopkeeper Mikko Taylor will present his stage piece Visiting with Shostakovich at the Chapel Restoration. There is a suggested donation of $15, or $10 for students and seniors.

In this performance, Taylor steps away from his primary musical work, offering this stage piece on Dmitri Shostakovich and merging the formats of concert-lecture and one-man play. In Visiting with Shostakovich are solo renditions of various works by the Russian master, recreating oft-mentioned (but not recorded) episodes of his at-home music making.

A lifelong Putnam County resident, the 30-year-old Taylor holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a composer from Mannes College of Music; he has been playing the piano since age 4. He has performed as a pianist in New York, Toronto, Prague, St. Petersburg and other major cities. Works composed by Taylor have been performed throughout the United States (including Lincoln Center), as well as in Finland and the Czech Republic.

The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring. Parking at the Metro-North lot across the street is free on weekends. Visit chapelrestoration.org.


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