Sherman Cham­ber Ensem­ble to give 2nd per­for­mance of Sum­mer se­ries

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - FRONT PAGE -

SHERMAN, KENT — Fol­low­ing on the heels of July’s sold-out sea­sonopen­ing per­for­mance, the Sherman Cham­ber Ensem­ble, un­der the artis­tic di­rec­tion of Eliot Bailen, will present the sec­ond con­cert of its Sum­mer Mas­ter­piece Se­ries, fea­tur­ing works by Lud­wig von Beethoven, Shu­lamit Ran and Franz Joseph Hay­den. Concerts con­tinue Satur­day at 8 p.m. The first coc­n­ert was held Friday.

The pro­grams in­clude: Eye­glass duo for vi­ola and cello, Lud­wig van Beethoven; East Wind — flute solo, Shu­lamit Ran; Quar­tet arr. For flute and strings, Op. 77, No. 1, Franz Joseph Haydn; and String Quar­tet, Op. 132, Lud­wig van Beethoven.

Satur­day’s con­cert will be ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of Mary Rind­fleisch, long­time Sherman Cham­ber Ensem­ble vol­un­teer and ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor.

Su­san Rotholz (flute), Jill Levy (vi­o­lin), Doori Na (vi­o­lin), Michael Roth (vi­ola) and Eliot Bailen (cello) will per­form.

Ac­cord­ing to Bailen, “The String Quar­tet, Op. 132 stands out as one of Beethoven’s deep­est and most com­plex com­po­si­tions.”

The ensem­ble will present a free spe­cial open re­hearsal, “An in­side Look at Beethoven’s Opus 132,” at 2 p.m. on Satur­day at the Sherman Li­brary.

“This spe­cial dis­cus­sion and open re­hearsal will help the au­di­ence to gain a richer un­der­stand­ing that will en­hance their en­joy­ment of this piece,” Bailen said.

The pro­gram is sponsored by the Sherman Li­brary and the Sherman Cham­ber Ensem­ble’s Kemp Man­dev­ille Ed­u­ca­tion Fund.

On Satur­day, the ensem­ble will per­form at 8 p.m. at the Lake Mauwee­hoo Club in Sherman. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. A meet and greet the artists re­cep­tion will fol­low the performances.

Tick­ets are $30, $25 for se­niors and stu­dents, free for age 15 and un­der when ac­com­pa­nied by an adult pur­chas­ing a ticket. Lawn seat­ing tick­ets at the Sherman con­cert are $10 at the door; bring a chair or blan­ket. For tick­ets, go to Sher­manCham­berEnsem­ble.org or call 860-355-5930. Tick­ets may also be pur­chased at the door sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.

The ensem­ble’s sum­mer sea­son ends on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, when Is­raeli­born pi­anist Ben­jamin Hochman joins the ensem­ble for “Ode to Bern­stein with a Dvo­rak Night­cap.” . He’ll be joined by Su­san Rotholz (flute), Jill Levy (vi­o­lin), Doori Na (vi­o­lin), Michael Roth (vi­ola) and Eliot Bailen (cello).

The pro­gram in­cludes: Piano Trio (Bern­stein), Duo for Flute and Piano (Co­p­land), West Side Story Med­ley Arr. Moss (Bern­stein) and Piano Quar­tet No. 2 in Eb Ma­jor, Op. 87, (Dvo­rak).

Also on La­bor Day week­end, the SCE Blue Grass Band will present its an­nual free Blue­grass Jam­boree fea­tur­ing Paul Wood­iel (fid­dle) and Gary DiGio­vanni (banjo) on Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Lake Mauwee­hoo Club­house, Sherman, and on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Kent Vil­lage Barns.

Sherman Cham­ber Ensem­ble / Con­trib­uted photo

From left are Sherman Cham­ber Artis­tic Direc­tor Eliot Bailen, Su­san Rotholz and Doori Na are among those per­form­ing on Friday and Satur­day in Kent and Sherman.

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