Sunday Music Series
Jazz, Pop, Classical and Holiday Music
Sunday, December 2 nd
On Sunday, December 2, The Chapel Restoration will present Fedora, a group that was formed by four individually acclaimed musicians who love to play together and who are comfortable playing in a number of styles. Alan Kay, clarinet, Jesse Mills, violin, Gregg August, bass and Alon Yavnai, piano, will perform a program of dance-inspired music with a nod to the holidays at the historic landmark on the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring. The concert at 4:00 is free and open to all but donations are suggested.
Fedora’s eclectic program encompasses music from Straus waltzes to the Stravinsky dances of “L’histoire”,from American Shimmy to Calypso to Klezmer and a few holiday favorites to kick off the season.
Alan Kay praised by the New York Times for his “spellbinding” performances and “infectious enthusiasm and panache,” is Principal Clarinetist and former Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as well as Principal Clarinet of New York’s Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the American Symphony Orchestra.. He is a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music, Stony Brook University and The Julliard School.
Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills performs music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as his own compositions of improvised music. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 2001 and studied with Dorothy DeLay, Robert Mann and Itzhak Perlman. Mr. Mills lives in New York City, and he is on the faculty at Longy School of Music and Bard College.
Bassist Gregg Augustspans the jazz, Latin jazz, classical and avant-garde scenes. A sought-after composer and arranger, celebrated for his versatility, breadth and intelligence, Gregg has been an active member of the New York music scene for over ten years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The Eastman School of Music and his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School. He is Assistant Principal bass with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Alon Yavani, a noted Israel-born jazz pianist came to the US in 1993 and in 1996, won the first prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. He attended and was a member of Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to NY in 2001 where he started playing piano regularly with saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera and recorded and performed his own music. Alon has performed worldwide with such artists as Freddie Hubbard, Yo-Yo Ma, Nancy Wilson, Rosa Passos, Tom Harrell, Regina Carter and Joe Lovano among others.
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 Grant Program with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and with public funds from Putnam County and contributions from the public.
This series is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature with public funds from Putnam County. We rely on your support to present music of this quality in our community. Contributions payable to the Chapel Music Fund may be sent to The Chapel Restoration Inc. Box 43 ~ Cold Spring, New York.