I am happy to let you know that I will be collaborating with Emily Kalish in an afternoon of music-making that is sure to be fun, both for you and for us. We are doing a program of American music for violin and piano, some brand-new, and some American by virtue of style and place of composition.
We will play serious works by Dvorak (but made in America!) and Charles Ives (including “In the Barn”), along with a new piece I composed for Emily called “Fiddling Alon(g/e)” (read that any way you like). There will also be some piano ragtime by Lamb and Bolcom, arranged for our two instruments.
Emily is a former student who has blossomed into a wonderful professional violinist with a lively imagination and a knack for putting together great programs. She comes from the Berkshires and is returning home to share her talents with us.
We perform on Sunday afternoon, October 27, at 4 pm in the Stockbridge Congregational Church next to the Town Offices.
Come and enjoy Indian summer, fiddle music, ragtime, and Charles Ives in the church where he heard the choir sing and was inspired to compose one of his Three Places in New England, “The Housatonic at Stockbridge!”
See you then,