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Sevenars Music Festival
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Sevenars Music Festival, est. 1968

Selected one of only six "best small music festivals in the USA."; (Time Magazine), has been featured in films, radio, TV, and the press. Founded and directed by pianists Robert and Rolande Schrade and their family of celebrated pianists, the Sevenars Guest artists include the Noble/Sparkman jazz duo, the Kende Trio (with Lynelle James), and the New England Winds, the Woodwind Quintet of the US Air Force Band of Liberty (with Robelyn Schrade).

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2004 Schedule

Friday, July 9th, 7:00 p.m. (opening night)
Sunday, July 11th, 4:00 p.m. (encore concert)

The Schrade/James family (Robert, Rolande, Rorianne, Randolph, Robelyn Schrade with husband David James, and children Lynelle and Christopher), has been widely acclaimed individually and collectively. They unite each season, from their separate careers, to perform together for the Sevenars Music Festival. Celebrated as soloists, with orchestras, chamber ensembles, national and international conpetitions, radio and TV performances, they have won enthusiastic praise for their performances together at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. "No doubt about it — this was a heart-warming occasion" (Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review)
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Friday, July 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Improvisation
Jerry Noble, piano/Bob Sparkman, clarinet

The music you'll hear at this concert will make you smile...happy improvisations and favorites from their winning CDs, "Good Talks," "Still Talking," and "Sweet Talk" and sure to incite toe-tapping and finger-snapping. Jerry's background is mainly classical, byt his love and knowledge of jazz sparkles through the wonderful tunes. Bon is a jazz player exclisively. His love of music dates from hearing early recordings by Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Condon in the 1940s. This is an evening not to miss!
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Sunday, July 18th, 4:00 p.m.
Robelyn Schrade and Friends

Robelyn Schrade and friends features four distinguished artists in veried instrumental works. Tara Goozée, violin and Tom Verehot, trumpet, are gifted musicians from New York with whom Robelyn shares an exciting musical life during the academic year at the Allen-Stevenson School. She will be performing with these two instrumentalists. Also featured are two distinguished artists from the outstanding music department of Smith College, Clifton J. Noble, composer-pianist (a.k.a. Jerry Noble) and Joel Pitchon, violin, both widely known in the area.
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Sunday, July 25th, 4:00 p.m.
Rorianne Schrade, pianist, is a multiple prize winner, including Artists International which presented her in repeated Carnegie-Weill Hall recitals, Concert Artists Guild, Washington International, Chopin Foundation Council, Kosciuszko National Chopin Competition, and numerous others. "A whirlwind unleashed" (Gannet Newspapers) she was praised by distinguished critic Harris Goldsmith, of NY Concert Review, who compared her playing to that of Rachmaninoff. Her Centaur CD of Balakirev's piano works, praised as "stunning" by Classical Disc Digest, is still in demand.
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Sunday, August 1st, 4:00 p.m.
The Colorado Quartet is recognized on four continents as one of the finet quartetes on the international scene, and has been featured in concert halls, radio and TV worldwide, winning praise for their "extraordinary and impassionaed sound" (Chicago Sun-Times). Three members, Julie Rosenfeld, violin, Marka Gustavsson, viola, and Diane Chaplin, cello, will join Robelyn Schrade, piano, in the Brahms piano quartet in G minor. She has won praise for "the feeling of inevitability and naturalness one hears only from the born musician" (NY Times).
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Sunday, August 8th, 4:00 p.m.
Robert Schrade, pianist, wins a devoted following wherever he performs, and has been acclaimed one of the most important pianists of our time. Ths year he celebrated the 55th anniversary of his 1949 concert debut in New York's Town Hall. "Technique to burn, temperament to spare," (Musical America) "A skillful and serious pianist," (Schonberg, NY Times) he is known for his titled programs, chronicled in Kehler's reference book "The Piano in Concert," performed throughout the USA and repeated in music centers around the world. "Schrade shows 'em how." (caption, NY Post)
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Refreshments served
General Door Donation: $20pp
Seniors/Student: $15pp

Bonus Admission
A teenage student accompanied by
an adult paying full admission will be admitted FREE.

Sevenars Concerts Inc.

30 East End Ave.
(Suite 3A)
New York, NY 10028
212-288-4261

Summer Residence:
Worthington, MA 01098
413-238-5854

 


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