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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Plans Concert in Bronxville

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Photo Credit: Facebook (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Photo Credit: Facebook ( Alisa Weilerstein)

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. --  The world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform at The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Friday, March 17, in the church's Sanctuary.

The concert is dedicated to the memory of Emily McKnight Corry, a passionate lover of classical music, who was a member of The Reformed Church for 51 years until her death on May 21, 2016, and taught eighth-grade church school.

The Reformed Church is grateful for Corry's legacy, as well as her husband John A. Corry (also a longtime church member, who died on December 26, 2016), both of whom were great supporters of the arts, according to a release from the church.

"We are delighted to host the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra," said Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music at The Reformed Church. "It is one of the premier chamber ensembles in the world, and their mission of providing the highest caliber of music to the public fits with our own dedication to serving the community with almost a dozen concerts each year—all free to the community."

The concert will feature Felix Mendelssohn's Nocturno for Winds; Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 5; Anton Webern's Five Movements for Strings and Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto, performed with American cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

Weilerstein, who recently recorded her fifth album on Decca Classics, made her major orchestral debut in 1995 at age 13 with the Cleveland Orchestra, and a year later her Carnegie Flail debut with the New York Youth Symphony.

Since then, she has appeared with every major orchestra in the United States and Europe, and has appeared at festivals ranging from Aspen and Edinburgh to Salzburg and Tanglewood. In 2011, she was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.

The performance is free to all. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted, so patrons should arrive early; the Sanctuary holds approximately 600.

For more information, visit www.reformedchurch.org, or call The Reformed Church office at (914) 337-6776.

The Reformed Church of Bronxville is at 180 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville.

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