Scintillating music returns for all to enjoy at the Southfield Church in New Marlborough each Saturday evening in June at 7:00 pm with a final performance given the last Saturday in July at 4:00 pm.
Our season kicks off June 2nd with the return of Paul Çelebi at the piano, presenting a program of Brahms, Ives, Villa-Lobos, Corigliano and Hisaishi. A Pittsfield native and Berkshire Music School alum, Paul is now a senior at the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and pianist with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
The Zolla Boys’ much anticipated return is June 9th and promises to be another exciting evening of Bluegrass Brother Harmony. The Boys’ banjo player will be joining them this year, ensuring they’ll ratchet the night up a notch or two.
YeeJin Yuk, piano, will make his Southfield Church debut on June 16th with a program of Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, Liszt, and Rochberg. A Berkshire Musical School alum, YeeJin is now a junior at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Sarah Cunningham, world-renowned viola da gambist, will make her Southfield Church performance debut June 23rd. Last fall, Sarah, accompanied by Richard Egar, harpsichordist, made a recording of works by J.S. Bach, due to be released later this year. Sarah has performed around the world, is now on the faculty of The Juilliard School's newly created Historical Performance Department, and will be performing with the Aston Magna festival this summer.
The Russet Trio, featuring Aldo Lavaggi (fiddle), Peter Madsen (guitar) and Stuart Kenney (upright bass), debut June 30th with a broad range of original and traditional tunes with Celtic and Appalachian roots played with generous swing, high energy and groove.
The Vera Quartet, Norfolk Music Festival Fellows, will end our season on Saturday, July 28th at 4:00 pm. The Vera Quartet is the Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Winners of the Grand Prize at the most recent Plowman Chamber Music Competition, First Prize at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and Second Prize at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition 2017.
Admission to all the concerts is free, (a collection to support the artists is taken after each performance), followed by a reception on the front lawn, weather permitting. Music lovers of all ages are welcome and encouraged. The Southfield Church is located at 234 Norfolk Road in the Village of Southfield, New Marlborough, MA.