Gordon Stewart Concert Series Closes Sept. 20

Bach concert to benefit St. Mary’s in Cold Spring

The third and final concert in the series of chamber music concerts sponsored posthumously by Gordon Stewart, the late founder of Philipstown.info and The Paper, to benefit the Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands, will be presented on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. The concert features music for solo stringed instruments and trio selections by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Krista Bennion Feeney (violin), Rachel Evans (viola) and John Feeney (bass).

Rachel Evans (photo by Russ Corsair)

Rachel Evans (photo by Russ Corsair)

It was Stewart’s wish to continue to bring the highest level of musicianship to his own community, and these concerts are the culmination of this desire. The musicians who will be performing in this concert also played in Stewart’s recent concerts of Handel’s Messiah.

The program includes Bach’s Partita in E Major for solo violin, the G Major cello suite rarely heard in concert on viola, and Trio Sonata no. 5 in C Major (Trio Sonata for organ, BWV 529) played on violin, viola and bass, in addition to other trio selections.

John Feeney (photo by Ross Corsair)

John Feeney (photo by Ross Corsair)

Krista Bennion Feeney is concertmaster of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. John Feeney is principal double bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Evans, a violinist and violist, has played with many of the leading Baroque ensembles in the U.S. and Europe.

General admission tickets, $20, are available at brownpapertickets.com. Student tickets are $5, and 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 information, call 845-265-2539 or visit stmaryscoldspring.org.


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