Akiko Kobayashi, Violinist, Accompanied by Pianist Eric Siepkes
Sunday, August 18th
Violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes will offer a summer afternoon program of Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky in the serene (and cool!) Chapel Restoration on the banks of the Hudson, Cold Spring, Sunday, August 18. The concert is at 4 and free to all, audience contributions welcome. The duo began performing together a decade ago, delighting audiences ever since.
Kobayashi performs frequently throughout the Northeast and elsewhere.Chamber music concerts include the Mozart Festival at the Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, as well as an exploration of Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Klavier, sponsored by the Islip, New York, Arts Council. She has been a soloist with Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, West Islip Symphony and Yonkers Philharmonic and has appeared in the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the InterHarmony International Music Festival in the Berkshires and the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Festival in Bavaria.
The Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and the Saugerties Pro Musica Foundation Concert Series in the Hudson Valley are among her other concert appearances. Recitals have been in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Cathedral of St. John the Devine.A native of New York, Kobayashi is a graduate of Yale and has a Master of Music in Classical Violin from Manhattan School of Music. She has won First Prize in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and the Richmond County Orchestra Concerto Competition.
Pianist Eric Siepkes performs solo and with chamber music groups. Recital appearances have been in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, New York’s Baruch Center of Performing Arts, Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts and the Chicago Cultural Center. He has performed in master classes for Richard Goode and Natalya Antonova, and in chamber music master classes for London Baroque, the Avalon String Quartet and the Eroica Trio. He has participated in Chautauqua Institution Summer School of Fine Arts and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Soesterberg, the Netherlands. He studied at Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music.
The Chapel Restoration, 45 Market Street, Cold Spring, is across from Metro-North Train Station, parking free on Sundays. This concert is made possible, in part, through Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature, and a contribution from Marcelline Thomson, Chapel Restoration board member.
Jazz at the Chapel Features The New World Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, August 24th
The Chapel Restoration is pleased to welcome the New World Jazz Orchestra to Jazz at the Chapel on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm for an enjoyable evening of music as the sun sets over the Hudson River. Admission is $20. Order online at Eventbrite, https://tinyurl.com/yxjzxflg.
The New World Jazz Orchestra started out as a rehearsal band of friends who had played together professionally for many years, and who all eventually settled in the Hudson Valley. After a few rehearsals, they performed at the Music on Market music series in Ellenville NY, thrilling the audience. They reunite at the Chapel and will play selections that span the development of jazz from the beginning to the modern sounds of today, and offer a fresh look at tunes from Scott Joplin to Chick Corea.
The musicians have played with a virtual Who’s Who of world-renowned jazz orchestras, includingthose of Maria Schneider, Vanguard Jazz, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis Alumni,Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestras and the Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band.
The historic Chapel, a nonprofit 501c3 organization is not religiously affiliated. It is located at 45 Market Street, Cold Spring, NY across from the Metro-North train station. Parking is free on weekends.
Restoration Roadhouse Presents: Sarah Potenza
Thursday, September 5th
(All proceeds benefit The Chapel Restoration)
Filled with messages of self-worth, determination, and drive, Sarah Potenza’s newest album Road to Rome shines new light on a songwriter whose career already includes multiple albums as front-woman of Sarah and the Tall Boys, a game-changing appearance on The Voice, and an acclaimed solo debut titled Monster. Released one year after she sang in front of 12 million people during The Voice‘s eighth season, 2016’s Monster prompted Rolling Stone to gush, “Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound.” Three years later, that sound deepens and intensifies with Road to Rome, an album that shows the full scope of Potenza’s aims and ambitions.
Check out Sarah's Bio Here: https://sarahpotenza.net/bio/