Come and enjoy live classical and jazz music being performed on the East End. In the upcoming weeks there are five different series that will be presenting concerts spread throughout the Hamptons. They include the Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum, Spring Classical Concert Series at the Montauk Library, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, a Parlor Jazz Concert at the Bridgehampton Museum, and Rising Stars Piano Series at the Southampton Cultural Center.
Salon Series Begins at the Parrish Art Museum
Friday, April 17, 6pm: Tim Fain, Violinist
Friday, April 24, 6pm: Kimball Gallagher, Pianist
Friday, May 1, 6pm: Daria Rabotkina, Pianist, with the Wasmuth String Quartet
Friday, May 8, 6pm: Yoonie Han, Pianist
Concerts by young, award-winning classical musicians performing in an intimate setting will be featured in the Parrish Art Museum’s Spring 2015 Salon Series on four consecutive Fridays beginning April 17 at 6pm. This is the Museum’s fifth Salon Series, where performers offer insightful information about their program, and attendees have the opportunity to meet and socialize with the musicians.
Starting the Salon Series off on Friday, April 17, Tim Fain who plays a violin made by Francesco Gobetti, Venice will perform works by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Philip Glass, Felix Mendelssohn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Pablo de Sarasate at the Parrish. Pianist Tanya Gabrielian will accompany him. On Friday, April 24 the pianist Kimball Gallagher will be performing. He launched his international 88-Concert Tour to revive salon culture through 88 performances in intimate venues. To date, he has played more than 300 concerts in 30 countries on the tour, which has raised nearly $78,000 for charities.
Russian pianist Daria Rabotkina returns to Salon Series performing with the Wasmuth String Quarteton on Friday, May 1. Her program at the Parrish will begin with solo piano works, and close with a work by Robert Schuman and the Wasmuth String Quartet. The Spring Salon Series comes to a close on May 8 with South Korean pianist Yoonie Han, whose program includes George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and piano arrangements of three Gershwin songs.
Tickets for Salon Series, which include Museum admission, are $20; $10 for Parrish Members.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
Spring Classical Concert Series at the Montauk Library
Sunday, April 19, 3:30pm to 4:30pm: Jonathan Howe, Pianist
On Sunday, April 19, 3:30pm at the Montauk Library in the Suzanne Koch Gosman Room, classical pianist Jonathan Howe will perform a concert of works composed for the piano by Bach, Chopin, Villa-Lobos and Prokoviev as well as a recent piece by contemporary American composer, Hubert S. Howe. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 25, 12:30 pm
Met Opera Live in HD at Guild Hall. Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Two one-act operas with an intermission. $15 payable to The Montauk Library, the deadline to purchase tickets is Monday April 20.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm: Jazz Series, Dance Band/Jazz
The Pat DeRosa Ensemble, Pat DeRosa, saxophonist, Patricia De Rosa Padden, voice & piano, and Nicole DeRosa Padden, voice & flute.
Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm: Jazz Series
Gil Gutiérrez Trio, Gil Gutiérrez jazz guitar, Bob Stern, jazz violin, and Peter Martin Weiss, bass.
Celebrated Mexican jazz guitarist Guitierrez will be joined by East End jazz artists, Stern and Weiss in an informal concert of works by Mexican and Latin American composers including originals by Gil himself.
The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.
Miró Quartet Performs as Part of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, April 26, 5:00 pm
Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church
The Miro Quartet will be performing a thrilling program of Haydn, Copland and Schubert. The Miró Quartet stand out for their vibrant playing style and deeply musical interpretations. Their program opens with Haydn’s famous “Fifths” quartet, whose masterly invention is as alive today as when it was written in 1796. Copland’s charming Rondino is a miniature study in counterpoint and jazzy rhythms, while Schubert’s monumental G major quartet is one of the most majestic statements ever to be penned for four voices.
Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is located at 2429 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bcmf.org.
The Bridgehampton Museum & Art of Song Present a Parlor Jazz Concert
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 pm
Journeys featuring: Darcey, vocalist, Morris Goldberg, saxophonist/clarinetist, Jane Hastay, pianist, and Peter Martin Weiss, bassist.
The Archive Bldg. 2539-A Montauk Hwy. Bridgehampton, east of the monument
$25/15. Tickets available for purchase online at bhmuseum.org
Darcey is your swinging tour guide to destinations near and far in her new show Journeys. She will be joined by veteran saxophonist/clarinetist Morris Goldberg, whose South African roots and stints with Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, Hugh Masakela and the Rosie O’Donnell Show band helped craft his chameleon-like playing. Pianist Jane Hastay and bassist Peter Martin Weiss are your congenial hosts; at this ideal Hamptons jazz spot, an intimate, resonant venue with a well-tuned baby grand.
The Bridgehampton Museum's Archive Building is located at 2539-A Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org.
Rising Stars Piano Series presents Tomer Gewirtzman at the Southampton Cultural Center
The Rising Stars’ 2015 Spring Season will return some of Pianofest’s most successful pianists and our audiences’ favorites:
Saturday, April 18, 7 pm: Tomer Gewirtzman
Tomer Gewirtzman performed last season in Rising Stars Piano Series and is back this Spring by popular demand with works by Couperin, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. First- Gewirtzman is the prize Winner of the 2014 Wideman International Competition in Shreveport, LA and the winner of the 2013 America - Israel Cultural Foundation's Aviv Competition’s Piano and Audience Prizes.
Saturday, May 16, 7 pm: FeiFei Dong
FeiFei Dong will perform works by Chopin, one of her favorite composer and Liszt Mozart. Dong was a 2013 Finalist of the Van Cliburn International Competitions in Texas and recipient of the prestigious Juilliard's William Petschek Award.
Saturday, May 23, 7pm: Orion Weiss
Orion Weiss will perform Beethoven Sonata Op.101 and a selection of American works in honor of Memorial Day.
Tickets: $15 general admission; free for students under 21. Available in advance at www.scc-arts.org or at the door on the night of the performance. (631) 287-4377
The Levitas Center for the Arts at Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.
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