Duo Scorpio : Music for Dual Harps
Sunday, September 22nd
“Katie Andrews and Kristi Shade take the harp duo to the next level,”(Harp Column)
Lauded for their musical sensitivity and technical excellence, harpists Kathryn Andrews and Kristi Shade are versatile players in classical, contemporary, opera, and theater genres. At the historic Chapel on the banks of the Hudson in Cold Spring Duo Scorpio will perform contemporary music for two harps, including two Duo Scorpio commissions from composer Nico Muhly through a grant from Chamber Music America and Robert Paterson through a grant from The American Harp Society. The concert at 4:00 pm is free and open to all. Donations are suggested and greatly appreciated.
Kathryn Andrews has achieved accolades as an orchestral harpist, chamber musician and soloist. An avid promoter of new music, she is a founding member of Duo Scorpio and Trio Kavak, both New York City based new music ensembles performing and commissioning contemporary classical works. She has performed with The Bronx Opera, The Queens Symphony, The Manhattan Camerata, The West Point Band, and The Chelsea Symphony, where she was a featured soloist in their 2009 and 2012 seasons. On Broadway, Ms. Andrews was the principal harpist for the 2018 production of Rogers + Hammerstein’s Carousel starring Renée Fleming, and has performed in Hello, Dolly!, Wicked, Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Fantasticks, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She has performed with Florence + The Machine, Warren Haynes, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Marvin Hamlisch, The Irish Tenors, Frank Patterson, Jane Monheit and Joe Lovano, among others, and can be heard on multiple classical, theater music and jazz recordings. Ms. Andrews holds a Master Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in Orchestral Performance and a Master Degree from the Mannes College of Music in Classical Harp. A passionate teacher, she maintains a private harp studio in New York and New Jersey and is the Co-Director of the Prep Division of the Young Artists Harp Seminar.
Kristi Shade began playing the harp at the age of two and is today considered one of the preeminent emerging harpists in the field. Ms. Shade is Principal Harpist with The Chamber Orchestra of New York, with which she has recorded three albums, and is a member of the flute-viola-harp trio, Hat Trick, and the harp duo, Duo Scorpio. She has performed a guest artist with The Baltimore Symphony, The Florida Philharmonic, The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra and The Brooklyn Repertory Orchestra. Her solo engagements have included performances of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with The Miami Symphonyand Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, with which she toured Mexico and North America as Principal Harpist. Her work on Broadway has included Carousel, Hello Dolly, Dr. Zhivago, Cinderella, Wicked, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, and The Apple Tree, starring Kristin Chenoweth. She has made numerous television appearances and has performed with musicians including Florence + The Machine, The All-American Rejects, The Killers, John Legend, Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, Sean Lennon and Itzhak Perlman. Ms. Shade received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami, and her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She has been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division since 2007 and served as the Vice President of Metroharp, the New York Chapter of the American Harp Society, from 2010-2015.
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 a contribution from Marcelline Thomson, Chapel Restoration board member.
Lyon-Sasaki Duo : Landscapes - Music for a Changing Climate
Saturday, September 28th
The Lyon-Sasaki Duo, with cellist Mitchell Lyon and pianist Mika Sasaki, will launch the “Landscapes: Music for a Changing Climate” project on Saturday, September 28 at the historic Chapel Restoration located on the banks of the Hudson in Cold Spring. The sunset concert is at 7 pm. Tickets are $20.
“Landscapes” aims to raise awareness of the threat of climate change and its potential impact on communities and individuals. Music inspired by the power of nature and its relationship with humanity creates a musical space in which audience members find an emotional connection to our natural environment and the specter of climate change. The program will include works by Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Adés and Britten along with the world premiere of a work by Andrew Hsu,an award-winning pianist and composer. Hsu (b. 1994) was commissioned by the duowith the support of the Julliard Career Advancement Fellowship grant, to offer a contemporary perspective to the challenge of climate change.
Mitchell Lyon and Mika Sasaki met in 2017 at the Charles Ives Chamber Music Intensive in Danbury, C.T., where they both taught and performed as Artist Faculty. They found themselves equally passionate about chamber music, community engagement, and education, and have since become close collaborators on a variety of projects, from chamber music performances of traditional, contemporary, and original repertoire for cello and piano, to educational workshops.
Both alumni of The Juilliard School, Mitchell and Mika have performed in a variety of concert halls and intimate spaces around the world, and have worked regularly with students and community members of all ages in New York City as teaching artists for the New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, respectively, and Juilliard.
As individuals, they have established themselves as active and versatile performers and educators in the city and beyond. Mitchell performs regularly in Lincoln Center and is a founding member of Empire Wild, a crossover trio of two cellos and voice/piano/percussion. His festival appearances include the Woodlands, Norfolk, Fontainebleau, Meadowmount, and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, among others. Mika recently completed her doctoral degree at Juilliard, where she teaches keyboard studies and piano in the College and Evening Divisions, respectively, and tours frequently as a member of Ensemble Mélange. Her summer festival appearances include the Nord Anglia Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard, pianoSonoma, Music@Menlo, Chigiana, Tanglewood, Taos, Yellow Barn, and Aspen.
The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market Street, Cold Spring, across from Metro-North Train Station, where parking is free on weekends.
Chamber Music Society of New Paltz presents:
Tesla String Quartet:
“MUTED GESTURES: A CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT”
Saturday, October 5th
GESUALDO Suite of Madrigals (arr. Ross Snyder)
ZARETSKY Muted Gestures for string quartet and piano four hands
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 “Razumovsky”
With Inessa Zaretsky and Lenore Davis, piano
Chamber Music Society of New Paltz presents:
Nicholas Tamagna, Medina, Inessa Zaretsky: "AUTUMN SONGS"
MUSIC FOR COUNTERTENOR CLARINET AND PIANO
Saturday, November 2nd
Automne (Hahn, Faure, Ropartz)
Before and After Summer (Finzi)