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Simon Mulligan at The Sembrich. Photo credit: YM Photography

“A Wide Range of String Playing at The Sembrich”

“A Wide Range of String Playing at The Sembrich”

—Chamber Music and World Music Events —

BOLTON LANDING, NY —  A wide range of string playing will be featured at The Sembrich in a trio of upcoming events.

On Saturday, July 22nd at 7:30, the musicians from Meadowmount School of Music present a concert of classical masterworks.  Tickets are $25.  As seating is limited, reservations are highly recommended.

The Meadowmount School of Music, founded in 1944, is a 7-weeklong summer training program for accomplished young string and keyboard players preparing for professional careers in music.

Featured works on the concert are Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano and Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat major.  Music of Fritz Kreisler will also be highlighted.

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The Silver Bay Quartet follows on Wednesday, July 26th at 1:30 with an afternoon of chamber music.  Tickets are $15.

The centerpiece of the program is Dvorak’s Quintet for Strings and Piano, Op. 81 in A Major, featuring pianist Olga Guerevich, an exciting work that offers a glimpse into the world of Dvorak’s Bohemia with its soaring melodies and lively folk rhythms.

Also included on the program are a transcription of Dvorak’s “Songs My Mother Taught Me” (a work popularized by Sembrich on her song recitals) and Puccini’s beautiful elegy “Chrysanthemums.”

The Silver Bay String Quartet was originally founded in 1939 and serves in residence each summer at the nearby Silver Bay Association.  The members of the ensemble include Meredith Arksey and Padua Canty, violins, Susan Bengtson, viola and Andrea Chandler, cello.

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Scottish champion fiddler Mari Black rounds out the cycle with an appearance as a part of The Sembrich’s World Music Wednesday series on August 2nd at 1:30. Tickets are $20.

In a program entitled “Fiddling Around the World,” Mari Black and her trio perform an innovative blend of Celtic, American and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works and more.

Called “particularly impressive” by the Boston Globe and “One of the brightest young fiddlers around today” by WBGH radio’s Brian O’Donovan, Mari is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation.