Rachel Lee Priday (violin) and Marija Stroke (piano)

On Sunday, October 20th at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY, Inc. presents a recital by celebrated violinist Rachel Lee Priday, accompanied by pianist Marija Stroke. Priday’s wide-ranging repertoire and eclectic programming reflect a deep fascination with literary and cultural narratives. For this program, she will play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in E Minor, K. 304; Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Lachen Verlernt; Canon for Aaron, composed by Leonard Bernstein for his mentor, Aaron Copland; Béla Bartók’s Six Romanian Folk Dances; and César Franck’s Sonata in A Major. Priday began her violin studies at the age of four in Chicago. Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York to study with Dorothy DeLay and continued her studies at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division with Itzhak Perlman.

The Horszowski Trio

On Saturday, October 19th at 7PM, the West Kortright Centre welcomes The Horszowski Trio—Jesse Mills (violin), Raman Ramakrishnan (cello), and Rieko Aizawa (piano). The musical bonds of these exceptional players have been strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world–including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival–resulting in deep trust and exhilarating expressive freedom. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan (founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet) when they were children. They later met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993) at the Curtis Institute.

Celebrating 100 Years of a Musical Work and Premiering a New One

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents the next concert of its Musicians’ Choice Series, as a septet organized by violinist Avner Finberg performs Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Tale’. He tells us about that work, as well as about the premiere of his composition ‘The Miracle of Hanukkah’ coming up on December 9.  

Photo credit: Grasya Orbon