Program scheduled for Oct. 18
Mezzo soprano Christine Antenbring, pianist Mikhail Hallak and violist Rachel Evans will present a medley of beautiful songs from Argentina, Iceland and Ukraine, along with several by Brahms, at The Chapel Restoration at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
Antenbring has won the Grand Prize at the Bellini International Voice Competition, First Prize at the Joy in Singing Competition and was a finalist in the Met National Council Auditions. She has performed in Europe, most recently as a champion of Icelandic Art Song in Reykjavik, and has appeared at the U.S. at the Caramoor, Marlboro and Ravinia music festivals.
Hallak, a native of Belgium, studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he received the Premier Prix de Piano and Premier Prix de Musique de Chambre and was both a Fulbright and a Rotary scholar. In 2001, he joined the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program after an extensive schedule as a recital and orchestral soloist.
Evans has played with some of the country’s top Baroque ensembles, as well as at the Boston and Berkeley early music festivals and with the Santa Fe Opera. A graduate of The Julliard School of Music, she has also performed jazz and contemporary music in a variety of ensembles and is a recipient of the Coleman Chamber Music Award.
The Chapel Restoration is at 45 Market St., Cold Spring, across from the Metro-North station, where free parking is available on weekends. This concert is made possible, in part, through grants from the Putnam Arts Council and the New York State Council on the Arts.