Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series

First Reformed Church of New Brunswick – Wednesdays, 12:15 pm

A free lunch follows each free recital. Barrier-free entrance at 9 Bayard St.

Spring 2014 Featured Artists:

March 12 Two Sopranos – Katie Spadora-Stebbins, soprano and
Kristin Vienneau, mezzo-soprano
The “Two Sopranos” will offer a simmering recital of some of opera’s and Broadway’s most beloved “guilty pleasures.” The duo will serenade the audience as characters ranging from Carmen to Cinderella.

March 26 Trio Allegro Picante – Ann Marie Pocklembo, violin,
Katrina Kormanski, cello, and Tim Brown, piano

Trio Allegro Picante will present works by Claude Debussy and Ohio composer Rick Sowash: the first movement of Debussy’s Premier Trio en Sol and Sowash’s Four Seasons in Belville. The trio are active educators and freelance musicians.

April 9 April in Paris” featuring Katherine McClure, flute, and
Kathy Shanklin, piano

Time-travel musically through the City of Lights. Enjoy the rich elegance of Le XVIIIe siècle, the dreamy impressionism of the early 20th century, and the cool jazz of modern times. Both McClure and Shanklin perform widely in the area, and both are faculty members at the Westminster Conservatory of Rider University.

April 30 Gavin Black, harpsichord
The founder and Director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center, Black is also an active recitalist on harpsichord, clavichord, organ, and continuo. His program will be selections from J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, played on a double-manual harpsichord in the German style by Keith Hill.

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