Sherman Chamber Ensemble Kicks Off 2023 Season
“Best of Baroque” Concerts Feature Bach’s Triple Concerto
March 18 in Pawling and Washington, March 19 in Kent
The Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s “Best of Baroque” concerts have been praised as “stunning performances … inspiring and uplifting.” This year promises more of the same.
Audiences will be treated to works by masters of the Baroque era played by the best of today’s chamber music artists. The program will include music for piano, flute and strings by Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi. It concludes with one of the most beloved works of the Baroque repertoire – Bach’s Triple Concerto, BWV 1044.
Returning this year is Yamaha Artist and pianist Evan Shinners, a graduate of the Juilliard School and now a mentor at the institution. Since 2010, he has devoted himself almost exclusively to the study and performance of the works of J.S. Bach.
Shinners has received widespread acclaim for his innovative and daring artistry. He has toured the world professionally delighting audiences with his stories, humor, original music, and Bach-playing. He has revolutionized the way audiences experience the music of Bach, through concerts in unlikely venues like empty storefronts, and spontaneous pop-ups where superb artists surprise and delight with joyful performances.
Other performers are SCE Artistic Director and cellist Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz (flute), Michael Roth (violin), Doori Na (violin), Jane Chung (violin), and Sarah Adams (viola).
The Ensemble will present concerts on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, 17 Church Road, in Pawling, NY and at 7:30 pm at the Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road in Washington. On Sunday, March 19 they will perform at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 1 North Main Street, in Kent, CT. Concerts are dedicated to Bill McGoldrick, remembered for his commitment to the Sherman Chamber Ensemble.
General Admission tickets are $25, and children ages 15 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.SCEmusic.org or at the door. For information or reservations call 860-355-5930 or email info@SCEmusic.org.
ABOUT THE SHERMAN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
World Class Music, Close to Home
Founded in 1982 by cellist Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director, and flutist Susan Rotholz, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble offers a year-round schedule of performances for all ages at venues in Connecticut and New York.
Guided by its mission to bring world class musicians to our communities and schools to perform a diverse range of music with an approach that is intimate and inclusive, the SCE has been described by The New York Times as “about as close as it gets to the Platonic ideal of a chamber music concert.”
SCE’s music spans from Baroque to contemporary classics, including a summer chamber music series, educational activities and a year-round slate of musical events showcasing the best of live musical performance, from classical to bluegrass to jazz – plus children’s and family concerts, school residencies and pop/rock coffeehouses.
In addition to concert subscription and ticket sales, support comes from private foundations, local businesses and many generous individual donors as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Community and Economic Development Office of the Arts and from CT Humanities.