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Performances (see my calendar for details)
On Sunday, October 25, at 6:00 pm, CROSS ISLAND - my duo with pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas - will be joined by clarinetist Sandy Tepper in our first appearance on the Music from Good Shepherd Concert Series at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church: 1950 Batchelder Street in Brooklyn. The program will be our usual mix of beloved favorites and new discoveries, spanning centuries and styles. There will be music by Felix Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke, Edward MacDowell, George Gershwin, James Grant, Clara Schumann, Ludwig von Beethoven, Paul Juon, and Max Bruch. Admission is free.
On Sunday, November 15, at 3:00 pm, CROSS ISLAND & Friends - our quartet with violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma and Sandy Tepper - will be perforign at one of our favorite Long Island venues, the Rogers Memorial Library: 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. The program will comprise duets, trios, and quartets by Peter Schickele (Not PDQ Bach), Rebecca Clarke, Edward MacDowell, Gabriel Faure, Max Bruch, Frederic Chopin, Reinhold Gliere, Arkadie Kouguell, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Paul Juon, and John Williams.
Wednesday, December 2, at 12:00 pm, CAMBIATA - My trio with flutist Pamela Sklar and guitarist Mark McCarron - will be appearing on the lunchtime concert series at Grace Episcopal Church: 33 Church Street, White Plains NY. The program will include music by George Frideric Handel, Nick Drake, Jethro Tull, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hoagy Carmichael, Thomas Walsh, and Pamela and Mark.
I NEED YOUR HELP to Save the West Porch Beech Tree Concert Series
In 2003, I started a concert series at Old Westbury Gardens - one of Long Island's most beautiful places. Every summer, I am joined on five Sunday afternoons in July and August under a majestic beech tree by talented colleagues in presenting an eclectic series of classical, jazz, and folk music enjoyed by audiences of up to three hundred listeners. The series has developed a loyal following - people who will come to hear novel programs in an intimate relaxed setting, even when inclement weather prevents their enjoying the glorious grounds.
Recently, I was informed that Old Westbury Gardens can no longer afford to pay for this series after this summer. Costs are modest - $2,500 would pay for a full summer - and I'm hoping that people will step up to help save the series that brings such pleasure to so many and provides work to musicians.
If you can can help, with even a small gift please either make a donation to Old Westbury Gardens, telling them that it's earmarked for the West Porch Beech Tree Concert Series, or go to http://www.gofundme.com/.
Even if you can't contribute financially, if you've ever attended these concerts, please either e-mail Old Westbury Gardens or call them at 516/333-0048, ext. 307 to let know that you value these concerts and would hate to see them stop.
Banner and CROSS ISLAND photo by Tiffany Thomas