2013-09-12 / News

Piano association schedules first performance

Members of the Musica Dolce orchestra will open the 2013-14 Jamestown Community Piano Association season on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. with Paul Rosenbloom at the piano. The concert at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is the first of six in the association’s 13th season.

Rosenbloom will open the concert with Mozart’s “Fantasia” in C minor. He will be joined by Rob Hayden on clarinet and Ted Mook on cello for Debussy’s “Valse Romantique” and three pieces by Brahms. Rosenbloom transcribed the pieces, originally composed for piano, for the trio. Alexey Shabalin on violin will join Mook and Rosenbloom for a piano trio in B minor composed by Rosenbloom in 1976. The program will conclude with three piano pieces by Debussy, transcribed for piano, violin and cello by Rosenbloom.

Musica Dolce is an ensemble of Rhode Island and Connecticut musicians organized in 1992. Rosenbloom, principal pianist with the Rhode Island Philharmoic, is the founder and associate director of Musica Dolce.

Shabalin has been artist-director of the Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic Orchestras since 2003. He is also the assistant conductor and strings coach of the MIT Symphony, chamber music coach at Brown University, and conductor of the symphony orchestra at Providence College.

Hayden has performed with the U.S. Air Force Band, and the Georgetown, Annapolis and Baltimore symphonies and spent six years touring the United States and Canada while leading his own five piece musical ensemble.

Mook is an active proponent of new music as well as an enthusiastic performer on period instruments.

A reception in the church hall will follow the concert. For details, call 423-0515. All performances are free.

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