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August 20th, at 4 PM: Rorianne Schrade plays Rachmaninoff 150th anniversary concert
Rachmaninoff said “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” – and so true of his own music! Honoring the 150th birthday of the great pianist and composer, the season’s final program will consist of all Rachmaninov, plus Rachmaninoff transcriptions of Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Moussorgsky, and Kreisler – and one final “kiss” from Leyetchkiss (a virtuoso transcription from Rachmaninoff’s Two Piano Suite Op. 17)! The pianist will be Rorianne Schrade, Steinway Artist and winner of over a score of musical awards (from Concert Artists Guild, Washington International, National Arts Club, Artists International, etc). American Record Guide stated that Rorianne’s playing of Rachmaninoff “ranks right up there with Bolet, Rodriguez, Wild, and Shelley at the top of the list,” and revered critic Harris Goldsmith (following one of her many recitals at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall) praised her Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 for “delectable flair…a communicativeness that I do not remember having heard…a sensual quality I would not have thought possible…nuance and flexibility that had this listener thinking of Rachmaninoff’s own recordings.”
Admission is by suggested donation (suggested $20 per person), by cash or check at the door. No tickets or reservations are required or accepted. Complimentary refreshments are offered at intermission. All music lovers welcome, though we ask that children (and adults) be able to sit quietly so as not to disturb others. Note: No cellphones or recording devices are to be turned on at concerts, out of respect to performers’ rights and in the spirit of live music. We look forward to seeing you!
Concerts are held at the Academy, South Ireland Street and Rte. 112, South Worthington, MA 01098. We recommend Mapquest to help find the Sevenars Academy, 15 Ireland Street in Worthington.
“One of the best small music festivals in the USA” (Time Magazine)