Sunday Music Series
Cellist Julia Bruskin and Pianist Aaron Wunsch
Music by 19th and 20th Century French Composers
May 28, 4 p.m.
Julia Bruskin, cello and Aaron Wunsch, piano, return to the Chapel for a concert of music by four French masters on Sunday May 28 at 4:00 pm. The virtuosic duo will perform Nadia Boulanger’s Three Pieces for Cello and Piano; Claude Debussy’s Three Pieces for Piano; Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano; and Francis Poulenc’s Cello Sonata. The concert at the historic Cold Spring landmark on the banks of the Hudson is free. Donations are deeply appreciated.
Since her concert debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, cellist Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She has performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall and as soloist with the Nashville Symphony, Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Pacific Symphony among others. Her recent CD of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dohnanyi was praised by Fanfare Magazine for its “exquisite beauty of sound and expression”. A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Ms. Bruskin tours extensively with the group, including concerts this year at the Library of Congress, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Ms. Bruskin also plays solo recitals with her husband, Aaron Wunsch, is a frequent guest at summer music festivals, and plays with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Pianist Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, presenter, and educator. He has performed on concert stages throughout the US, Europe and Asia, including Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Duke’s Hall in London. Lauded for his “masterful” chamber music performances (Hartford Courant), he has appeared at numerous chamber music festivals with leading musicians, and has worked closely with many renowned composers, including Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, and Kaija Saariaho. Mr. Wunsch is currently a full-time faculty member at the Juilliard School, where he teaches chamber music and graduate studies and directs Juilliard PianoScope, the Piano Department’s performance series. He is Artistic Director of both the acclaimed Music Mondays concert series in New York City and Co-Artistic Director of the Skaneateles Festival, in the Finger Lakes.
The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market Street, directly across from the Metro-North Train Station, where parking is free on Sundays. This concert is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Program, with public funds from the NY State Council on the Arts and with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature. We rely on your support to present music of this quality in our community.