Serenade Quartet Concert to Benefit St. Mary’s

Gordon Stewart series continues in May and June

Chamber music returns to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. May 17, in the second of three concerts posthumously sponsored by Gordon Stewart, Philipstown.info founder, to assist the Cold Spring parish.

The program features the Serenade Quartet: Krista Bennion Feeney and Keats Dieffenbach, violins; David Cerutti, viola; and John Feeney, bass; with special guest Rachel Evans, viola. All four musicians of the Serenade Quartet are leading artists in New York City and abroad in both historical and contemporary music. They perform together in the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Classical Orchestra and numerous other ensembles.

The Serenade Quartet

The Serenade Quartet

The program includes Mozart’s Salzburg Divertimento in D major, K. 136; Haydn’s String Quartet No. 4 for two violins, viola and bass in D minor, Op. 9, and the Adagio from the Divertimento for Nine Instruments; Schubert’s Galopp and his rarely played Overture in C minor, D. 8A, for two violins, viola and bass; Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor; and Lanner’s Die Romantiker Waltzes.

The third program on June 14 will feature solo string music by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Bennion Feeney on violin and Evans on viola, with Feeney on bass joining in for a trio.

General admission tickets are $20 and are available at brownpapertickets.com. Student tickets are $5, while children under 18 are welcome free of charge. Supporter tickets at $100 and sponsor tickets at $250 include preferred seating and acknowledgement in the program, and can be purchased by mailing a check to St. Mary’s, 1 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY 10516.

For more information, call 845-265-2539 or visit stmaryscoldspring.org.


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