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Sherman Chamber Ensemble Free Zoom Concert

Saturday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble invites the public to a free live zoom concert on Saturday May 1 at 5:30 p.m. Access to the concert, which can be viewed on any device, will be through a link on the Ensemble’s home page. Just go to www.SCEmusic.org beginning at 5:15 and click on the “Come Together Concert” box.

Bailen said, “We are proud of the way in which the Ensemble forged ahead last year during the pandemic to present a full array of live concerts – and a few virtual – and we have our supporters and friends to thank for their enthusiastic support for music when it was most needed.

Our “Come Together” virtual concert is both a thank-you as well as a needed ‘communing.’ In the spirit of our first virtual concert which we dubbed an “Open Door Concert” we invite you again to be with us at our home and ours for a ‘live’ concert.”

Ensemble Executive Director Liba Furhman said the virtual event will be both intimate and communal, with audience member being able to see each other as they share in the music.

Work by Bach, Coleman, Piazzolla, Moszkowski and Faure will be performed. There will also be a preview of the summer’s upcoming series.

The concert features Artistic Director Eliot Bailen (cello), Susan Rotholz (flute), and Oren Fader (guitar).

A New York City native, Oren Fader is highly regarded as a performer of classical and electric guitar repertoire, from Bach to Babbitt. For the last 30 years, he has performed around the globe to critical acclaim, both as soloist and chamber musician.

In addition to performing as a soloist, Mr. Fader is much in demand as a New York City chamber musician. He has performed hundreds of concerts with a wide range of classical and new music groups, including the Met Chamber Ensemble (directed by James Levine), New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, and many others.

The live streaming concert is free. It will be also available for streaming beginning May 3 at the Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s YouTube page and at www.SCEmusic.org.


Concerts are possible due to generous support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and supporters, local businesses and donors.

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble was founded in 1982 to bring world-class live classical music performance to Western Connecticut and nearby New York State. It has been described in The New York Times as “about as close as it gets to the Platonic ideal of a chamber music concert.”