2017-2018 Season Schedule
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3pm
Sephardic Journey is a fascinating story by the Cavatina Duo as they uncovered their individual Jewish roots in Spain and in Bosnia resulting centuries ago from the Spanish Jewish expulsion in 1492. They recently commissioned contemporary composers to write their own works based on original Sephardic melodies. Violin and cello are incorporated into 2 of these 3 works performed today. The 2nd half of the concert continues with delightful music by Piazzolla and Turina’s Quartet for piano and strings.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3pm
The Kontras Quartet, recently performing around the world, is returning to our stage after having been chosen as Quartet in Residence for Fall 2017 in a new position created at radio station WFMT. The Kontras programs tread the line between classical music and American folk as this program reveals with music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and the well-known American violinist, jazz and country style composer and performer, Grammy Award winner Mark O’Connor. The New York Times wrote of a recent concert of Mark O’Connor’s, “One of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music.” Definitely a concert to look forward to and enjoy.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3pm
This program contains a wide variety of Bernstein’s works which illustrate his exceptional musical talents. An American genius.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3pm
FREE Exciting Concert performed by exceptionally talented, prize-winning young musicians performing solo and chamber music, an audience favorite.
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1pm
Please note the concert time is 1pm.
The Pilgrim Chamber Players is presenting a concert of mostly Baroque music for the first time. We are very excited to present the artistry of Jory Vinikour, harpsichordist along with wonderful musicians who are Baroque specialists performing Bach’s great Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and a Trio Sonata by Bach. Jory Vinikour will present a mini recital of harpsichord solos by the French composer Jean Philippe Rameau. We are also including in this program a lovely 20th century work for harpsichord and strings by the English composer Walter Leigh whose career and life was cut short in World War II.