Sunday Music Series
Soprano Coralie Gallet, Pianist José Garcia-León
Music of France and Spain
Sunday, June 23rd
Lyric soprano Coralie Gallet and Pianist José Garcia- León, from France and Spain, respectively, will fill The Chapel Restoration with the wondrous music of their native countries on Sunday, June 23. Featuring works of Albéñiz, Boulanger, Debussy, deFalla and Ravel, the concert is at 4 and free to all.Contributions are suggested and greatly appreciated.
Ms. Gallet, widely recognized for her versatility and interpretative skills,has sung leading roles in operas of Mozart (The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro), Bizet, Handel and Richard Strauss, among others, as well as contemporary works, including the New York premiere of Eccuba and more recentlythe Nightingalein The Emperor and the Nightingale. Her solo and chamber performances encompass a wide repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary. After graduating with honors from the University of Nantes, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Manhattan School of Music and Master of Music at Brooklyn College. Vocal studies have been with Patricia Misslin, Teresa Berganza and Monica Harte.
Pianist José García-León has performed extensively as soloist, most notably in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall; the Great Hall of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory; Saint Petersburg Music Festival; Soulahti Summer Festival, Finland; Marienbad International Festival, Czech Republic; and concert venues in Europe, Asia and Latin America. First prize winner of national and international competitions, including the Artist International Competition of New York, he has also performed with the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and has recorded for national television and radio in Spain, the United States and Southeast Asia. Born in Seville, Dr. García-León graduated with highest honors from the Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla and completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music. He is currently Dean of Academic Affairs at The Juilliard School.
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.
Rainbow Girls and
The Oshima Brothers
Friday, June 21st
Here's your chance to hear two great touring bands in The Chapel's intimate setting, both of these groups are making big waves on the contemporary folk and pop music scenes. Get there early and enjoy the Chapel's spectacular view of the Hudson River while noshing on delicious Mediterranean food by Pappi's and imbibing in Industrial Arts beer, some of the best local beer available.
Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north of California's Bay Area. Comprised of three unique musical talents - Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey - they seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into an unusually beautiful sonic tapestry. Pairing their voices with an ever-changing amalgamation of acoustic and slide guitar, keys, upright bass, voice, harmonica, and an array of more unexpected vocal techniques like beat-boxing and mouth trumpet, they create engaging and emotionally moving live performances.
Their music delves deeply into themes of the human experience: hopeful love, honest self-reflection, and pursuits of social justice. Their latest album, "American Dream,” crystallizes these ideas in acoustic amber, encapsulating a beautiful new direction for their evolving sound.
OSHIMA BROTHERS’ MAGNETIC SIBLING SOUND AND CONTAGIOUS JOY RESULT FROM A LIFETIME OF MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER.
Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, "Oshima Brothers," released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie. The brothers live in Maine but are often on the road performing, producing music videos, and dancing.