The program features music for solo stringed instruments and trio selections by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Krista Bennion Feeney, violin, Rachel Evans, viola, and bassist John Feeney. All three musicians are leading artists in New York City and abroad in both historical and contemporary musical settings.|
This program includes Bach's Partita in E Major for solo violin, the exuberant G Major cello suite rarely heard in concert on viola, Trio Sonata V in C Major (Trio Sonata for organ, BWV 529) played by violin, viola and bass, in addition to other trio selections.
Bach's works for solo strings are interesting because of his investigation of counterpoint on instruments that, unlike a keyboard, cannot sustain widely separated pitches. Without giving up his deep exploration of harmony he maximizes the use of his innate narrative ability, transforming the standard dance forms into conversational, intimate and soulful movements.
Krista Bennion Feeney is concertmaster of the Orchestra of St. Luke's. The New York Times praised Krista's playing on May 15, 2014: "There was a tender exuberance in both tumbles of notes and sustained phrases. Her deep notes were rich and melancholy." John Feeney, noted by the New York Times as, "the agile and charismatic double bass," is principal double bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Rachel Evans, an internationally renowned violinist and violist, studied baroque violin and viola in Germany from 1995- 96 and has played with many of the leading Baroque ensembles in the US and Europe.
An informal reception will follow the performance, open to all attendees.
All proceeds benefit St. Mary-in-the-Highlands. Friend and Sponsor tickets, $100 and $250 respectively, include preferred seating and acknowledgement in the program, and can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets or by mailing a check to St. Mary's, 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 // 845.265.2539, stmaryscoldspring.org.
St. Mary-in-the-Highlands Church (View)
1 Chestnut Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|