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For several years, Market Square Concerts has been offering summer concerts at the bucolic setting of the Glen Allen Mill on the banks of the Yellow Breeches. But the series has proven so popular that it has outgrown the location. This year, the Summermusic Concerts will be held at the Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg and at The Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC.
The goal is to present music which is difficult to bring in during the regular season. While there are many performing string quartet and piano trio ensembles available, there are fewer groups which offer combinations of piano, oboe and bassoon for example. So to perform chamber works with more unusual instrumentation, musicians from different groups are brought together to rehearse and perform a series of three concerts.
The concerts are Friday, July 20 at 8 pm at Market Square Church, Sunday July 22 at 4 pm at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center, and Wednesday at 6 pm at Market Square Church. Performers will include Stuart Malina, pianist and Artistic Director of the Harrisburg Symphony, pianist Ya-Ting Chang and violinist Peter Sirotin, directors of Market Square Concerts, Fiona Thompson, principal cellist of the HSO, violist Michael Stepniak, Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory, Gerard Reuter, oboist of the renowned Dorian Wind Quintet, clarinetist Christopher Grymes, who is familiar to the Harrisburg audiences from his appearances with Concertante, bassoonist Peter Kolkay, winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and Geoffrey Pilkington, French horn, winner of the International Horn Competition of America.
At the final concert, witf’s Cary Burkett will appear as a narrator of Sonata, a poem by Lucy Miller Murray, which will be performed in conjunction with movements from Beethoven string trios.
The full list of music performed is available at the Market Square Concerts website. For tickets call 717 214-ARTS; information is available at 717 221-9599.
Below you can listen to our interview with Peter Sirotin, Artistic Director of Market Square Concerts.
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